I’m a gardening expert – the popular houseplant you should never buy as it's a breeding ground for spiders

I’m a gardening expert – the popular houseplant you should never buy as it's a breeding ground for spiders

HOUSEPLANTS make an excellent addition to your decor, but if you're not careful, they can bring a ton of bugs to your home.

One popular plant, loved for its cheap price and big leaves, is more bug-ridden than you may realize.


A gardening expert named Tanner Mitchell shared why you should never buy a plant called a majesty palm.

In a video, Mitchell was at the gardening section in what appears to be Home Depot or Lowes.

He said: "This is your reminder to never buy majesty palms, especially not from here."

"They are spider mite magnets… and they don't do well indoors, not long-term."

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In the comment section, Mitchell explained that the palm in the video didn't specifically have any mites, but it was covered in eggs.

If you insist on keeping majesty palms, Mitchell advised not to keep them indoors.

"They do fine outdoors! This video was in reference to having them indoors full time. Most homes don’t have what it takes," Mitchell wrote in the comments.

He also suggested snake plants, kentia, or parlor palms as good alternatives to majesty palms.

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People in the comment section expressed their frustration over the common houseplant, proving it's not a great choice for indoors.

One person wrote: "I’ve never had one that lived over a month in my house. They die so quick!"

Another added: "I needed to see this last summer. Would have saved me so much frustration lol. Never again!"

"Lol lesson learned. I bought those from Walmart and they died shortly after," a third comment read.

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In other gardening tips, one expert suggested playing music to help your houseplants grow.

Additionally, there's an $8 pet product that could help keep your houseplants alive by stopping them from drying out.


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