Cilantro Always Dies

I have never been able to keep potted cilantro alive. I don’t have the greenest thumb in the world, but surely I can’t be the only one who kills their cilantro without fail. My wife bought a potted cilantro plant the other day and it’s already basically dead without even cutting any of it off to eat. I watered it and everything!

Is cilantro just like, really hard to keep alive? Does it have suicidal tendencies? Perhaps it sacrifices itself for the greater growth of its fellow thyme and mint.

The basil is in just as poor a condition, to be honest.

Hats off to cilantro farmers – you have a difficult job.