🚰 Water

  • Overwatering is the most common cause for a dead plant.
  • In general, tropical/foliage plants should be watered when the soil is almost dry. For succulents and cactus the soil should be fully dry before watering.
  • You can tell the plant is dry when the soil begins to contract and pull inwards away from the edges of the planter.
  • Watering should be reduced in winter when the plant is not actively growing.

Check our article about watering houseplants for more details.

⛅ Light

  • Place your plant near a window or an opening that receives at least five hours of indirect sunlight a day.
  • Keep your houseplants out of the direct rays of the sun.
  • Good air circulation helps keeps your plant free of fungus and disease.


🌡️ Temperature

  • Keep your plants away from drafty windows, doors, and heat vents.
  • Extreme temperature changes are not good for houseplants.

Other tips

  • Some plants are toxic if ingested, so keep these types of plants away from children and pets (Check pet-friendly plants).
  • Give your plants a space to grow.
  • Too much care can lead to overwatering.
  • Place your plants where you will enjoy and not forget about them!

Generally, houseplants don’t like change. They can be cranky for a few days or even a few weeks after they arrive at your home, or after a move to a new location within your home. Give your plant some time and it will likely recover by itself if all other care requirements are being met.