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Houseplants prefer temperatures ranging from 55 to 75 F. Most plants adore south- and west-facing windows for the extended light exposure in the winter, but be sure to keep plants from touching the windows, and keep them away from hot or cold drafts.

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Deb Babcock: Common plant problems in Steamboat

All of a sudden, your lush, beautiful houseplant is looking like the shriveled, cobwebbed cake from Miss Haversham's wedding dinner. Is its decrepit appearance caused by lack of grooming, a forgotten sustenance or something more sinister?

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