By Brittany Natale | PopSugar |
I am the queen of going into a plant shop and randomly picking the biggest, brightest plant there is. OK, maybe not the biggest — those are hard to carry on public transportation and can get pretty expensive — but the point is I often do zero homework before purchasing a plant. A small detail could have a huge impact in determining its fate.
Because of this, I have killed more plants than I would like to admit to (I still feel guilty about a succulent I totally forgot about in 2015) and have grown increasingly intimidated by the idea of adopting any new ones into my home. However, after a recent apartment move that gave me more light, more space, and more opportunities to decorate, I found myself thrown back into the world of plants — a world I forgot how much I loved. And apparently I am not the only millennial enamoured by everything botanical. Based on a 2016 US Gardening Survey conducted by Harris Poll, in 2016, roughly 6 million new Americans got into gardening — 5 million of them millennials!
Not wanting to make those same plant mistakes twice and determined to take care of my plants as well as Summer Rayne Oakes, I decided to ask some experts about how I can exercise my green thumb to avoid another dreaded plant casualty.
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