I am not very good at taking care of indoor houseplants. While I have a pretty good green thumb for outdoor gardening, my indoor garden skills are practically non-existent. Even keeping Christmas poinsettias is a major feat for me. However this year I think I have finally figured out what I have been doing wrong — loving them to death. Apparently the number one way to kill a houseplant is to over water it. Yep, I can attest to that. I found a great resource that identifies watering needs for different types of houseplants. A quick review and it recommends that a poinsettia be allowed to dry out completely between waterings and as such may only need to be watered every 1 to 2 weeks. More proof that at twice a week I was loving my indoor plants to death. Here’s hoping I do better this year.
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