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Darlene K. Kittle

I have been an Advanced Master Gardener for 24 years and I raise around 300 houseplants and bonsai trees a year including tropicals, succulents, and cacti. I have also been a professional plant care person for businesses in the Fort Wayne, IN area and currently professionally care for bonsai trees for my customers.

Richard Hern

I can answer many common garden center/greenhouse houseplant questions such as , proper care, propagation of, pest problems, identification, growing mediums, construction, etc. & many more..

Will Creed

I am the only expert in this category with professional experience and knowledge of all indoor plants and can answer questions regarding light, water, fertilizer, repotting, and humidity and temperature requirements. I can identify plant pests and provide information on safe, effective treatment. My answers are based on 30 years of professional, hands-on experience and scientific research and are clear and easy to understand. I do NOT use search engines to find answers to your questions.


I have lots professional experience with houseplants.I ran my own online nursery selling plants and a local greenhouse nursery. I designed and sold terrariums, dish gardens, foliage plant arrangements and artificial plant light set ups as well as houseplants.I also do consulting for local businesses, nurseries, botanical gardens and conservatories. I am knowledgeable and experienced in the care of many different kinds of houseplants as well as the pests and diseases common to houseplants. I have had a lot of experience and success with most propagation techniques. I am also knowledgeable and experienced with artificial lighting for plants. I can answer questions about all aspects of 'indoor gardening'. Not only questions about growing foliage plants and starting seeds under artificial plant lighting but also questions about artificial plant light system set up, supplemental artificial lighting and cost. ~ I can help identify plants accurately ONLY if you submit a picture of the plant with your question.~

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2014-11-22 christmas cactus:

Tonya,    I am having a bit of the same problem this year. Holiday cactus need either cool night temperatures (between 55 and 60 degrees for 6 weeks) or extended periods of darkness to set flower buds

2014-11-21 lemon tree growth:

Nathan,    Most lemons that you buy in the grocery are from hybrid lemon trees. Seeds from those will revert to one of the parent plants and always be inferior plants or a plant  that is used as root stock

2014-11-21 Plant ID:

Daniel,    With no leaves it is nearly impossible to tell what kind of plant it is. The Trunk and branches appear to be that of a tropical hibiscus but I could be wrong without seeing leaves. The tiny

2014-11-10 Diseased Pachira Help!:

Hi Marie,    We cannot properly compare your Pachira to your other plants for a couple of reasons. One, different plant species have different light and temperature tolerances. Two, I assume your other

2014-11-08 Ficus Lyrata care:

Hi Sophie,    In the photos your Ficus lyrata looks healthy. However, I am concerned that you said new leaf growth died and fell off. I do expect a few older leaves to die as new growth is added on top

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