Here's Why You Can't Keep Your Plants Alive

Updated 04/13/19

Is there anything better than heading to your local nursery on the weekend, picking up some happy plants, and then finding their perfect home in your space? It’s pretty much the best. But that simple, undeniable joy makes their inevitable wilting and eventual downfall all the more heartbreaking. Yep, another plant bites the dust. There goes that ficus, too. So what’s to blame for your big bad black thumb? We spoke with horticulture expert and owner of one of Los Angeles’s top nurseries, Mickey of Mickey Hargitay Plants, to get the scoop and help you keep your plants thriving.

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Tactile Matter Hanging Geo Planter $62
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Tactile Matter Hanging Geo Planter ($62)

Terrain Stainless Watering Can $38
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Terrain Stainless Watering Can ($38)

Kevin Wilcoxson Pinched & Glazed Planter with Tray $60
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Kevin Wilcoxson Pinched & Glazed Planter with Tray ($60)

Poketo Sky Planter $25
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Poketo Sky Planter ($25)

Poketo Watering Can $67
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Poketo Watering Can ($67)

Woolly Pocket Living Wall Planter $60
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