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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..

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.


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.~

Will Creed

I am the only expert in this category with professional hands-on experience and knowledge of all indoor plants. I can answer questions regarding light, water, fertilizer, repotting, pruning and humidity and temperature requirements. I can identify plant pests and provide information on safe, effective treatments. My answers are based on 35 years of professional experience and scientific research and are clear and easy to understand. I do NOT use search engines to find answers to your questions. If you read my previous posts here, you will get a good idea as to how thorough and professional my answers are.

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2015-03-26 rubber plant:

Hi Anita,    It is a normal part of the aging process for lower stems to develop bark as they age. Newer stems are green but will also develop bark over time. Nothing to worry about.    However, your decision

2015-03-24 oxygen emmiting house plants:

Hi Douglas,    Virtually all plants emit oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide that we exhale. That is why animals and plants have an essential symbiotic relationship on this planet.    There are no plant species

2015-03-21 Gnats in Plants:

Hi Ruby,    Flying adult fungus gnats only live for about a week before dying of old age. However, the larvae or eggs live in the top layers of the soil where they develop wings and eventually fly out

2015-03-20 angle wings:

jerry,  You do know that angel wing begonias do naturally have white spots on them (leaves and stems)...?  If so,  then you could also have white looking mealy bugs on your plants. Rub the white area with

2015-03-19 Aechmea 'Primera":

Hi Denise,    Your Aechmea is a member of the Bromeliad family of plants. It is not listed as toxic to cats on the ASPCA website, so I think your cat is safe.    Do not repot your Aechmea as it does best

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