Low Maintenance Plants Are The Worst For Beginners

June 19, 2019

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As odd as it sounds, it is highly likely you will kill low maintenance plants if you are new to gardening. Succulents and cacti are great beginner plants in theory because they can survive a little neglect. But that’s actually what makes them terrible for brown thumbs. The best beginner plants are the ones that train you to check on them daily. She recommends pothos because it grows quickly, and is easy to keep alive if you actually pay attention to it. Pothos communicates its needs very well, so you’ll get in the habit of checking/watering/trimming it. If you make a mistake, it bounces back and can be revived easily! That may not make it the easiest plant to grow, but it will be fun and rewarding. Other plants fulfill some of these criteria, but pothos sounds like a great beginner choice to start with. It's why pothos are sometimes referred to as devil's vine or devil's ivy because it is almost impossible to kill and it stays green even when kept in the dark.

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SOURCE: Lifehacker

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