Is my plant dead? ☠️

Q: I think my plant is dead, what did I do wrong? 

A: I’m sorry about your plant! Learning how to care for plants takes a little time and (unfortunately) a couple of failures for most of us. 

House plants need a balance of light, nutrients and water. What the right balance is varies between species, but you can gain a lot of insights from understanding the plants natural habitat. Because yes, our houseplants exist in nature too!   

For example, desert plants have different needs than rainforest plants. The first comes from a dry, sunny habitat where the temperature can vary greatly between day and night. The other comes from a humid, often shaded and warm habitat.

Ask yourself how you took care of the plant, and try to figure out how well that matches the needs and habitat of that specific plant to gain insights!