Indestructible houseplants juggle maximum impact and minimum effort
A mismatch between what habitat niches give and what plants take in terms of drainage, light, moisture, nutrients, and temperature accounts for many a garden’s decline and failure outdoors. Gardeners contrastingly blame the lack of a green thumb on houseplant decline and indoor failure. But problems indoors with growing and sustaining plants oftentimes can be traced to the same maladjustments as outdoors:
• inaccurate temperature ranges;
• inadequate nutrient levels;
• inappropriate watering schedules;
• incorrect soil pH;
• insufficient light intensity.
Maladaptation more than malpractice therefore describes more typically the reason why plants fare poorly as vegetation for a house’s interior, not exterior, spaces.
Resolution indeed expects savvy selections of stunningly strong houseplants whose survival does not demand that caregivers hover.