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  • 1. How to Develop a Green Thumb
  • 2. Common Houseplants--Cactus
  • 3. Common Houseplants—Spider Plant
  • 4. Common Houseplants--Aloe
  • 5. Common Houseplants--Philodendron
  • 6. Common Houseplants—African violet
  • 7. Common Houseplants--Orchid
  • 8. When it comes to keeping plants healthy, it’s all about balance.
  • 9.  
  • 10. Wondering about watering?
    • Know your plant type, dry or wet.
    • Recognize when your plant is thirsty.
    • Know how the plant wants to be watered.
    • REMEMBER  You can always add water, but you can’t take it back.
  • 11. Plant Types
    • Dry Types
    • Cactus
    • Spider plant
    • Aloe
    • Philodendron
    • Wet Types
    • African violet
    • Orchid
  • 12. Watering Tips by Type
    • Dry Types
    • They need little water.
    • Watch for signs of dryness before watering, or water on an infrequent schedule.
    • Water slowly and sparingly.
    • Wet Types
    • They need more water.
    • Water regularly.
    • Watch for signs of overwatering.
      • Leakage from planter
      • Water isn’t absorbed quickly
      • Soil damp for more than a day
      • Presence of fungus gnats
  • 13. Signs of a Parched Plant
    • The plant’s leaves are starting to droop or flop.
    • The soil surrounding the plant is dry and hard.
    • Some leaves are starting to wither or brown.
  • 14. Top-Down Watering
    • Definition: Watering the exposed soil in the
    • planter from the top
    • Good for:
      • Aloe
      • Spider plant
      • Philodendron
      • CAUTION: Water the soil, not wet the plant.
  • 15. Bottom-Up Watering
    • Definition: Allowing the roots to suck up water
    • from a container
    • Good for:
      • Cactus
      • African violet
      • Orchid
      • CAUTION: Discard any water not absorbed in ten minutes. Allow plants to drain thoroughly.
  • 16. The Light of Their Lives
    • Not enough light can lead to the plant’s malnourishment.
      • One sign is very pale leaves.
    • Some plants can get sunburned if placed in direct bright light.
      • Orchids’ roots or leaves will get black burn spots.
  • 17. The Miracle Gro Menu
    • Plant Fertilizer Spikes
    • It is time for a new spike when the old one has dissolved.
    • Good food for:
      • Spider Plant
      • Philodendron
    • African Violet Liquid Fertilizer
    • Use sparingly, perhaps two drops per plant per week
    • Good food for:
      • African Violets
      • Orchids
  • 18. Food for Thought
    • Do NOT fertilize a sick plant.
      • Eliminate pests.
      • Change the watering schedule
      • or lighting.
    • If you fertilize a plant, water it.
      • Otherwise, the fertilizer will burn
      • the plant.
  • 19. Beware of plant pests. They like to hide on leaves or in soil.
  • 20. Prevent Problems
    • Isolate sick plants from healthy plants.
      • You don’t want fungus, blight, or pest infestations to spread.
    • Keep new plants in isolation for a month.
      • Make sure the new plant is healthy and pest-free before exposing your other plants to it.

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