I killed one other one. As I scrubbed my newest victimâ€™s stays from the edges of its terra cotta pot, I mirrored on how my thumb, lined in dirt and circled by gnats, was not turning out to be the inexperienced thumb Iâ€™d hoped it could be. Rattlesnake plants, peacock plants and spider plants – I managed to kill all of them. I drowned some and scorched others. I discovered fungus and rot taking over over the roots of a few. I reflected on how my thumb, covered in dirt and circled by gnats, was not turning out to be the green thumb Iâ€™d hoped it could be. It wasnâ€™t for lack of effort. To keep my leafy mates alive, Iâ€™d subscribed to an app that makes use of my telephone camera to scan plants and diagnose ailments. I additionally watched hours of YouTube houseplant tutorials. After delving into the plant care suggestions I purchased insect and anti-fungal spray, powder vitamins and liquid meals.