More challenging houseplants

As you learn the basic requirements of maintaining plants in good condition, you may want to try your hand at growing more challenging plants. These sometimes have specific needs to keep in good condition and will be intolerant of less than ideal conditions. Researching and understanding the conditions the plant encounters in its natural habitat is important to try to emulate these in the home.

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