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Updated on Oct 30, 2018. Posted on Oct 3, 2018

If You Can Get 6/8 In This Quiz, You're A Houseplant Expert

How close are you to creating the indoor jungle of your dreams?

  1. What does "propagation" mean?

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    Wrong! 

    Propagation is when you grow another plant from a plant cutting!

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  2. Which of these things is a DEFINITE sign your plant needs to be repotted?

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    Wrong! 

    You definitely need to repot the plant if the roots are sticking out of the bottom of the pot!

    These other things could also be a sign that the plant needs to be repotted, yellowing or browning leaves could be a sign of a myriad of things that repotting could help solve, such as a lack of nutrients in the soil or root rot.

  3. Which of these plants is a philodendron?

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    Wrong! 

    This is a philodendron!

    There are actually 489 species of philodendrons, and this is just one of them.

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  4. Where should you cut a plant in order to take a cutting?

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    Wrong! 

    You should cut just after a node!

    The node is where a leaf attaches to the stem.

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  5. What is aeration?

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    Wrong! 

    Aeration is when you poke holes in the soil of potted plants!

    Over time, watering a plant can lead the compost to compact and results in root suffocation. Aeration allows more air to get into the soil and mimics what worms and other burrowing insects do to soil in nature.

  6. Which of these plants is a Pilea Peperomioides?

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    Wrong! 

    This is a Pilea Peperomioides!

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  7. What's the difference between a cactus and a succulent?

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    Wrong! 

    All cacti are a type of succulent!

  8. Which of these plants is NOT a Monstera Deliciosa?

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    Wrong! 

    This is NOT a Monstera Deliciosa!

    It's a Monstera obliqua, or a Monkey Face Philodendron.

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Answers via How To Raise A Plant And Make It Love You Back by Morgan Doane and Erin Harding, out now on Amazon.

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