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| by Farida Abdel Malek

Home Plants Guide for Dummies: How to Stop Killing Them

Having greenery in your home is one of the best things you can do for your home, decor wise and for yourself mentally. However, taking care of plants can get hectic and confusing. You buy a succulent, which is considered easy, and it dies, why? You just need to understand the difference between plants and what each needs to stay as healthy as possible. You can check out these plants that are hard to kill here and in the meantime, check out our watering and care guide below to help you with the information you need about our 8 plant picks.


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Cactus
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Cactus
Maintenance level: Easy. Most cacti require water around once a week. Add water to the soil enough for it to soak it up. Keep adding until the water starts dripping from the bottom drainage holes.
Succulent
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Succulent
Maintenance level: Easy. If you live in a dry environment, water it every 3 or 4 days. If it's humid, not more than once a week. Before watering make sure the soil is dry completely. You can check dryness through the drainage holes, if it's still cool or damp then it's not dry yet. Soak with a watering can, do not use a spritzer. concentrate the water on the soil not the plant itself to avoid rotting. Also use a pot with draining hole for a succulent.
Jade Plant
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Jade Plant
Maintenance level: Easy. This needs watering every 2 or 3 weeks in the summer, and during winter, it would be around once a month by making sure first that the top layer of the soil is dry to the touch before watering. They do, however, need around 4 hours of sunlight everyday.
Snake Plant
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Snake Plant
Maintenance level: Easy. Watering here depends on the temperature at your home and humidity. They usually need to be watered every 2-6 weeks. So, they're good for someone who travels a lot. Also, don't water until the soil is almost fully dry.
Aloe Plants
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Aloe Plants
Maintenance level: Easy. You can water this once a week, leaving space for the soil to dry at least 2 inches below surface. In winter, it can take up to 4 weeks before it needs watering again.
Swiss Cheese Plant or Split Leaf Philodendron
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Swiss Cheese Plant or Split Leaf Philodendron
Maintenance level: Easy. This one needs around 30% of the soil to be dry before you can water it again. The soil should be damp but not soggy. While watering, keep going until the water comes out of the drainage holes. Also, keep it away from direct sunlight.
Weeping Fig
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Weeping Fig
Maintenance Level: Medium. This plant should be kept damp but not sitting in too much water so it doesn't rot. In the winter, the soil should be drier than in warmer months. To make sure the plant is watered correctly, wait until moisture comes out of the bottom of the pot. After it does, stop and wait till the soil dries before watering again. This plant likes to be in a room with brightness and sun. Try to give it some direct sunlight in the morning.
Miniature Roses
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Miniature Roses
Maintenance Level: Hard. These ones to need to be watered possibly daily. Check the soil, if the top two inches are dry, then it need to be watered. Water your roses in the morning or when there is still sun to try to stop any fungus and bacteria from rotting the plant. These also like to have around 5 hours of direct sunlight each day. Don't get the leaves wet during humid weather conditions so they don't get fungus.


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