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One of the most common mistakes people make when caring for houseplants is overwatering or underwatering. The amount of water your plant needs depends on the type of plant, its size, and the conditions in your home. Generally, you should water your plant when the top inch of soil is dry to the touch. Be sure to use a pot with drainage holes, so excess water can drain away.
Succulents love bright light and need it to thrive. However, they can get sunburned if they are exposed to too much direct sunlight, especially during the summer months. Place your succulent in a spot that gets plenty of bright, indirect sunlight, such as near a south-facing window. If you want to take it outside, it would be best to do so in the Spring season and start in the shade for a week or two before transitioning to direct sunlight.
Most houseplants prefer temperatures between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. However, some plants, such as succulents, prefer warmer temperatures, while others, such as peace lilies, prefer cooler temperatures. Keep your plant away from drafts and extreme temperature changes, which can damage it.
Houseplants need nutrients to thrive, so it's a good idea to fertilize them every month or so during the spring and summer growing months. Choose a fertilizer specifically designed for houseplants, and follow the instructions carefully. Over fertilizing can harm your plant, so be sure not to use too much.
Pruning your plant can help it grow fuller and healthier. Remove any dead or damaged leaves, and trim back any overgrown branches. If your plant is getting too big for its pot, it may be time to repot it.