Picking out new plants, whether for the garden or to grow indoors, is fun for many people. They enjoy perusing through the rows and rows of gorgeous seedlings at the nursery or garden center. There’s no doubt that it is fun, but there also needs to be a serious side to it to ensure you pick the highest-quality plants to purchase.
Take a good look at the plant overall. Does it look healthy? Are the leaf colors standard for the plant type, and vibrant?
Beyond that, take time to look for the following issues, and avoid picking plants with any of these problems. While the situation itself may be easy to fix, you can’t undo any damage that has already occurred. The damage may not be clearly visible now but can show up later as reduced growth or lowered yield.