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  • So since being in quarantine and locked down again, I've become a lot more obsessed with plants.

  • Maybe it's the fact that I haven't seen a single soul in months.

  • Or maybe it's the fact that I'm over 30 and suddenly somehow enjoy doing chores.

  • This is literally what I do in my spare time.

  • Now for fun.

  • Here's the thing.

  • I am incredibly bad at taking care of plants.

  • Surely every plant you've ever seen in one of our videos is taken care of by Greg, because I'm just scared of putting in the wrong spot.

  • Overwatering, neglecting it, completely, forgetting about it, can you tell?

  • I have anxiety, So I wanted to create an experiment where I would test which plants last the longest in zero light because I need something low maintenance.

  • But first, let's talk about the plants that we're actually gonna be testing.

  • I reached out to one of my favorite plant, YouTubers, Nick Pileggi, who has almost 500 house plants in his home.

  • The which plants are facing off in our challenge is easy.

  • Plant.

  • Chinese evergreens are ugly.

  • Name is are probably the best foliage houseplants for lower light corners.

  • Josina pathos is a great option for a hanging basket.

  • Spider plants peacefully or spot.

  • The phylum is another great option for a four plant that's large, the satin pathos of the synapses.

  • It's just a wonderful houseplants.

  • Snake plant burns are a great option for low light prayer plants, or Maranto are a much more showy house plant.

  • The fish bone prayer plant is a tenancy.

  • It's very closely related to Maranto.

  • However, I think in my experience, they're much easier to care for.

  • Nick, be honest.

  • Is this sack religious that I'm intentionally taking light away from the plants?

  • I'm actually very curious to see how this would go.

  • Maybe on my end, people might look at me and think That's not okay, but for science, I think it's fantastic.

  • Dear plants, this is your last few moments of light.

  • Do you have anything to say?

  • Anything to say Good luck and don't fuck it up.

  • We thought we funded.

  • Name them.

  • This is Beyonce, Beyonce, this'd Shakira, Lady Gaga.

  • This is gonna be Viola Davis Charlie Xcx because she's like alternative hallelu.

  • This is schedule A, I said that's so bad.

  • Like hallelu into the dungeon story.

  • All right, This room has zero windows.

  • Look around.

  • We're in the basement.

  • They're just going to stay down here by sweeties.

  • If any advice ahead of time for this experiment Stuff I should be aware of or look out for.

  • Honestly, it just to be mindful with watering.

  • I think a heavy hand is really going to be the death sentence of this experiment.

  • So when in doubt, just do not water your plants until you think they absolutely need it.

  • Of course, not much happened in the first week, but around the 10 day mark, the first signs of trouble showed up.

  • Okay, plants stay 10.

  • Time to see where we're at.

  • Hey, what kind of the same?

  • Which is a good thing.

  • I have been coming in here every few days checking the moisture levels, watering as needed, Zelda.

  • So I feel like this one is may be suffering the most.

  • Oh, so most of the tips are starting to kind of go.

  • I'll keep an eye on this every day and see if they're still a solid.

  • Yeah, No, we won't let her get to sick.

  • Another 10 days and the first casualties started falling Day 20.

  • Well, we're gonna take a look at how the plants for 20 days.

  • They're mostly looking pretty good, don't you think?

  • I'm really impressed.

  • She, Angela is not looking bad, but you can start to see some of them are yellowing and I've noticed.

  • Looks pretty bad, Do you think?

  • I mean, but I feel like it's still okay.

  • There's still lots of greenery on this thes two.

  • I haven't watered a single time.

  • Look fully wet.

  • It's all those are really suffering.

  • All the leaves are like crusty.

  • I could wait.

  • We should say I think we should literally It's all the always has to be saved.

  • Don't know.

  • Day 20 Bad Bunny.

  • Do you think that's okay to take it out way?

  • Have to save bad bunny, Zelda.

  • Bad bunny.

  • You're out of the competition, okay?

  • It's all the time to go to our little plant sanctuary over by the window.

  • Hope you'll do better.

  • You too.

  • Bad bunny.

  • Come on, let's go by the window.

  • You go around 30 days in and a few more.

  • We're ready to come back to the light.

  • Keith.

  • Oh, no.

  • You did good.

  • San Djula.

  • you don't really wanna plant so look like this.

  • And this is one of the ones that I think it's really pretty you wanna keep.

  • So she Angela, I'm going to save you now.

  • Okay, girl, you can come over here with these ones now that we're slowly collecting these injured plants.

  • I thought it would be prudent to have a segment I like to call.

  • How do we have your dying plants after you completely neglected them for days or weeks or months?

  • Even.

  • What is the best way to rehab a plant that's dying or has parts of it that are dying first and foremost, I would say, to increase the lighting, of course, I wouldn't necessarily just throw it in a bright south facing window in the Northern Hemisphere because that's gonna have a lot of direct sunlight that's just gonna burn your plant.

  • But if you have, like, say, north or east facing window, that's gonna be much more dappled.

  • Light, of course.

  • Trim up your plant.

  • Remove any brown edges or yellowing or browning leaves.

  • You could actually just kind of like lightly pulled off with your fingers.

  • But if you want to be more careful.

  • You could just use some shears and make sure that you're being the best plant parent you probably could after taking care of my wounded little angels.

  • Something happened, or rather, something didn't happen.

  • Okay, you're not gonna believe it, but it is Day 63 I have not taken any plants out since the last time I went in, which was around day 30.

  • To be honest, I kind of forgot that this challenge was going on because a lot of the plants that are in there right now don't require a lot of watering.

  • So I just left them, and then I just kind of went on with my life, forgot that this was happening.

  • A lot of the plants that are left also haven't really required a lot of water.

  • So that's why I was able to sort of leave them.

  • But there are maybe one or two that I could have taken out a few days before this, so hopefully I'll be able to recover them.

  • But let's go take a look.

  • Okay.

  • There they are.

  • The remaining plants.

  • You could lipstick and stuff.

  • One, probably from the crowd.

  • Suitor.

  • Honestly shocked?

  • How do you look literally the same, ZZ Or what are we calling you?

  • Viola Davis.

  • Is Helling it?

  • Obviously.

  • Snake plant literally feels justice firmas ever also literally in 63 days have not watered these ones.

  • Beyonce really has her hair down.

  • This looks worse than it is because it just hasn't been water.

  • Normally, once I water it after a day or so it pops back up, but definitely lots of dying leaves.

  • I need to say, Beyonce, I'm sorry, babe.

  • We'll take you out.

  • So I'm not gonna take out Lady Gaga yet because even though she's losing leaves, she still looks starting at the top.

  • But you can see a ton of growth trying to find light all popping up all around, So I'm gonna bring her out as well.

  • They'll looks literally the same.

  • So I'm taking Beyonce and we're taking out Charlie Xcx.

  • Let's go home, girls.

  • 63 days.

  • Still pretty reasonable choices if you're looking for a plant that can survive, let alone zero light.

  • So I think I might have loved this one little too long, so I'm taking it out now.

  • It is the satin pathos otherwise known as Shakira.

  • Not looking so good, But I'm hoping I can rehabilitate her and she'll come back.

  • I hope this one doesn't die.

  • All right, Day 82 I think we've got Lady Gaga or the Chinese evergreen.

  • They're gonna take out because there's a ton of leaves that air turning yellow falling off.

  • A lot of these top ones are still green.

  • I technically could have kept it in a little longer, I think.

  • But I didn't really want a plant that was just like a straight up tree.

  • So unfortunately, I'd love to have not any more of it die so I can rehabilitate it.

  • But I will say the parts that are green are very flourishing.

  • And you could really see this new growth coming out presumably in the same way some of the other plants tryingto find light on, which obviously was never going.

  • Thio, did you think Lady Gaga should have one?

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  • Now back to our final three plants.

  • Alright, it's Day 89 my favorite plant is suffering.

  • Almost made it 100 days, but in the last little bit, it just totally fell over started completely curling on so many of the leaves.

  • It was doing that throughout, like sometimes at night or for a few days it would curl, but then they would open back up.

  • But that seems to not be happening now and so I'm just a little worried that it's gone through too much shock.

  • I need to bring it out.

  • I want to bring it back into the light and hopefully rehabilitated because this is my favorite one.

  • I want this one to survive.

  • So it's still amazing that it made it 89 days without light.

  • I think maybe I Onley water.

  • This one's definitely happy with that and hope I can bring it back to life.

  • It's Day 100 I'm honestly so shocked.

  • I did not see any plant making it this far.

  • I didn't even think they'd make it to like Day 30 I thought By day 30 we have a clear winner or two, but we have to plants that have not only made it 100 days with zero light.

  • They've also made it 100 days with zero water.

  • So let's go take a look at them and see where they're at today.

  • Come on.

  • Oh, would you believe that this has not seen like for 100 days has not touched water from 100 days watered it.

  • Not a single drop of water in these two.

  • Probably they need water now because they re drive.

  • This one does have some tiny yellow leaves.

  • But that's now been there for probably over a month.

  • These like dying ones.

  • But these sprouts in this last month have really shot up.

  • So my assumption is that it's starting to be like Okay, this location is not working timeto find something taller, some light.

  • Viola Davis will probably be happy to find some light in the snake.

  • Man feels Justus Robustas, It was with the day I put in here.

  • We've got Severus And why all the day?

  • Wow, They killed it.

  • What an odd pair.

  • Let's get them out of here.

  • Let's get some light through.

  • These are the clear two winners, even though we're a couple others that made it toe 80 90 day point.

  • I had a really fun time doing this experiment.

  • I now know these air my first two little babies that I'm going to take care of.

  • Greg can take care of the rest.

  • Now.

  • I'll practice on these because I could just leave them in a corner and not worry about them.

  • I hope for any other beginners out there, this might inspire you to think that you can do it.

  • You can in neglect a plant and keep it alive.

  • Just don't over water it.

  • As Nick let us know.

  • Sometimes over watering can actually be the problem.

  • I'm amazed also because, like I said, this is something I've never done.

  • I feel like you essentially just put the plants in the closet.

  • All the plants are looking good.

  • They'll find a permanent spot in our home now where they will forever receive at least some light.

  • If you want to hear even Maura about houseplant care, Nick actually came on our podcast, which is on YouTube.

  • Well, then get down description below or somewhere on the screen.

  • He gave us some honestly mind blowing advice about taking care of your house plants.

  • So go check that out.

  • Otherwise, if you have suggestions for experiments or things he wants to do on this channel, let us know.

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