Why do all my plants die?

Why do all my plants die?

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"I love plants, but they all die." Have you ever heard it, right? The truth is that it is very common among people and is frustrating for all those who would like to enter fully into The world of plants. Indoor, outdoor plants or urban gardens are victims of this question to which we will try to curb with some useful advice.

The death of our plants It is a clear indicator that we are doing something wrong and the first thing we need to investigate is knowing what exactly is going wrong.

First, we must be clear if our species are indoor or outdoor. The humidity and temperature conditions are not the same. So when you acquire a species, make sure about its location.

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This question is fundamental, since during the year the temperature conditions are not the same. Of course, our house does not meet the conditions of greenhouses and the direct sun of a window or heating in winter, can harm them. It is important to know the conditions of each one. Ask the specialist before taking it home.

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Another tip, make sure you buy always the freshest. The changes that will suffer between transporting the greenhouse to the store and from the store to your home will be smaller and therefore less traumatic for the plant. Because, remember, they are living beings.

And how to know which one is the freshest? Easy. Those with more closed buds and few open flowers are the last to arrive. That is your plant. Another key: the lower leaves must be tender. Nothing to be dry or cut.


If you don't know the needs of each species, check them through your pot. Simply insert your finger into it. If the edge is already a few centimeters from the earth, it is time to water it. This is not the same in each season and will happen more frequently in summer than in winter.

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Heaters, air conditioners and fans are not good allies just as high exposures or strong winds outside are not. Always look for a balanced location and consider the size of the pot.

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A plant that grows in a small pot will eventually drown and stop growing. Go changing to bigger pots as long as you see that they need it. How to know You will see through the holes in the base that the root starts screaming for a bigger place to settle.

Never leave it in its original container. And better, one of mud than one of plastic with holes suitable for good drainage and maintenance of moisture.

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And one last tip: be careful with the base plate. If the plant is sensitive to moisture, the excess water could cause damage to the root and cause it to die so just use them at the time of irrigation to collect the water that is over and when you see that it no longer comes out, remove them.

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