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Common 'mistake' could cause houseplants to 'die' in summer – one job can save your plant


According to Katherine Allison, an expert at Independent Advisor Windows, a “common mistake” causing houseplants to “die” is placing them in the wrong levels of sunlight.

This includes placing plants on windowsills or near windows which may be beneficial in the winter months, but sometimes it can be too warm for them in the spring and summer.

To help avoid houseplants dying this week, the pro has compiled a list of houseplants you “must” move away from windows now.

This includes a snake plant, known for their resilience and ability to tolerate low-light conditions.

Their striking upright leaves with gorgeous patterns require minimal maintenance, making them perfect for beginners or busy people. 

Too much sunlight, especially direct sunlight, can cause snake plants to die so make sure they are placed appropriately in the home.

The expert explained: “Peace lilies are popular houseplants known for their graceful white flowers and are quite happy in low-light conditions. 

“They prefer evenly moist soil and can even tolerate occasional periods of drought. Peace lilies also help improve indoor air quality by filtering out harmful toxins.”

Make sure to keep their delicate leaves and flowers away from direct sunlight, opting for a shelf in the bathroom or kitchen.

Believed to bring good luck and prosperity, lucky bamboo houseplants love low light conditions, meaning the windowsill is not an ideal location.

It’s often grown in water and requires minimal care, even less than a snake plant so make sure to not give this plant too much attention.

Another plant which needs to be kept away from windows and in low to moderate lighting is the heart life philodendron.

They are easy to care for as long as they are positioned correctly and are great as trailing plants on shelves.

The expert continued: “Having houseplants near windows is a great way to bring the outdoors inside and add life to your home. 

“However, keeping them alive can be a struggle for even the greenest thumbs. 

“Having your plants directly next to a window often feels like the safest way to ensure they receive the sunlight they need to stay healthy and grow, but every plant has different needs.”

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