Plants can turn your home into a stress-free sanctuary but what happens when your thumb isn't so green?
Nursery tradesperson Kat Radford said indoor plants could die for several reasons.
"Lack of water or too much water is a big culprit. The best way to test if you need to water the plant is to put your finger into the soil and see if it feel moist or not," Ms Radford said.
"Another reason is due to indoor heating during the winter. You are best to keep plants away from heater outlets and fireplaces, as this will dry out the plants and overheat them.
"Keep out of direct sunlight coming through windows as this can scorch the leaves."
However if your plant does not get enough light, it may also suffer.
Ms Radford said maintaining indoor plants shouldn't require too much effort if they're positioned in the right spot.
"Aside from watering the plant enough, they will require fertilizer from time to time," she said.
"The easiest and most effective way of doing this is to use a water soluble fertilizer at half strength once a fortnight."
Do you want a low-maintenance indoor plant? Here are Ms Radford's six picks:
- Peace lily (Spathiphyllum): "Very hardy to low light conditions. Requires very little maintenance in regards to fertiliser and water and light."
- Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra): "As the name implies these are tough plants and hard to kill."
- Mother-in-law's Tongue (Sansevieria): "Very little water is required due to it's thick water holding leaves."
- Devil's Ivy (Epipremnum): "A climber and very tough. Grow up a totem from the pot or grow as a hanging plant."
- Philodendron (Philodendron): "Many varieties available but all are tough."
- Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica): "Another tough one with big leathery leaves."
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