- Avoid any plants displayed on cold pavements or in drafty locations.
- You want the soil mix to feel slightly moist to touch, not bone dry or water-logged.
- Inspect the plant for any signs of pest infestation, or poor growing practices.
- Large gaps between leaves suggest the plant was held too long in inadequate light.
There are some 40 or so ideas on how to keep a plant healthy and living for as long as possible. There are tips on bringing them back next season as well.