I love house plants. The only problem is that I have a hard time keeping them alive. My sister does a great job with house plants. I on the other hand really struggle.
What gives? I even choose plants that don't need much water or light (this is great for going out of town). The plants I own right now consist of bamboo and jade plants. Somehow I even manage to kill the hardiest of plants (see below).
Funny story about that yellow bamboo plant... The other day Dennen was brushing his teeth when he decided to yank out the last remaining yellow stalk. When he did, thousands of little pebbles that were holding the plant in spilled all over our counter and sink.
Me: What happend, did you break something?
Dennen: No, just come in here.
Me: That's okay, it was dead anyway. We should probably just make sure none of those little pebbles go down the sink.
Dennen then proceeded to spit the toothpaste in his mouth into the sink which covered all of the little pebbles in gooey toothpaste spit. It was pretty funny, especially when he looked at me in a defeated way and commented, "that will probably be a lot harder to clean up now."
Back to my plant problem. Doesn't a yellow plant mean it's getting too much water? But wait, I thought you could never over-water a bamboo plant. Apparently I did (unless someone has another explanation).
If anyone has any tips on keeping plants alive (i.e. watering, sunlight, etc.) let me in on your secrets. Also, I want to try and branch out to different types of plants that are easy to keep alive. What types of plants do you have that are easy?