Nothing inspires dread or defines maturity quicker than being entrusted with the care and nurturing of a living thing. It hardly matters if it’s a pet, your brother, or your grandmother’s houseplants—when you are the one who’s in charge, you are RESPONSIBLE. How hard can it be, you ask, keeping something green alive. It’s not exactly brain surgery. The problem is no one actually bothers to sit down and teach you how to take care of plants.