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Top 10 ways to kill a houseplant

Thanks to the University of Maryland / Maryland Grows this informative article about how to kill a houseplant.

Top 10 ways to kill a houseplant like this phalaenopsis orchid.
Image: Maryland Grows Blog

It’s easy to kill a houseplant.

No matter how green his or her thumb, every gardener has a sad tale about the orchid that expired, the pothos that went to pot, or the weeping fig that dropped every blessed leaf.

You can gnash your teeth, rend your garments and fume. Or you can get busy and figure out what went wrong.

Houseplants fail for a handful of reasons.  Here are my top ten:


The number one killer of houseplants is overwatering. Roots need both water and air to thrive.  Waterlogged soil chokes roots.

Most plants like to dry out between each watering.  Stick your finger in the soil...

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