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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..


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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2015-04-25 Peace Lily care:

Hi Mary,    It is hard to avoid a limited amount of leaf edge and tip browning on Peace Lilies. It is best to use sharp scissors to trim off the discolored edges and tips while maintaining the original

2015-04-24 Arrow Plant:

Karen,    Your plant loves as much sun as possible. Mine hangs in a south window with no curtains or other window treatments so it gets full sun all the time. I would cut off all the damaged leaves or

2015-04-24 Jade Plant:

Hi Goh,    Leaf drop and wilting are indicators that there is a problem with the roots. If you are waiting too long to water, then that will cause these symptoms. On the other hand, if you are watering

2015-04-24 Pony Tail Palm:

Hi Jerry,    I recommend that you cut back the tallest stem about halfway to a height of 10-12 inches.    Please let me know if any of this is unclear or if you have any additional questions.    If this

2015-04-23 indoor plants/ flowers:

James,      A kalanchoe would fit your requirements. Go to a garden center and ask for the manager. You want one they have just gotten in that has just started blooming. You do not want onethat has been

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