Involuntary plant-slaughter: It's messy business. We know you've been there, because we have, too. You bought the alleged low-maintenance plant
, watered it on occasion, and made sure the little guy was getting enough sunlight, yet you still managed to unintentionally kill it. Your jade plant got spindly and dry. Your ZZ
started yellowing and dropping leaves. What gives?
Plants are like people: They need all the same basics, but can thrive or languish depending on the details—things like the environment, pot size, and placement. To make sure your next plant purchase doesn't become another waste of money, we've put together some guidelines on how to care for succulents and other house plants, so you don't have to live with the guilt of killing yet another