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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 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.

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2014-04-14 Growing a pineapple:

Hi Nancy,    The roots should be at least an inch or more long. Then, put it into a 4 or 6-inch clay pot using a damp soilless, peat-based potting mix. Water thoroughly whenever the top inch of soil feels

2014-04-13 Norfolk Pine crowding in pot:

Hi Joel,    The individual stems were put together in the same pot when they were seedlings. It was deliberate for two reasons. First, it makes for a fuller plant than a single stem would. Second, if one

2014-04-09 Olive oil poured in plant:

Hi Cathy,    That's a tough one! I am concerned that the oil will coat the fine Cactus roots and prevent them from absorbing water and nutrients. Other foreign substances can usually be flushed out of

2014-04-09 growing tree from a branch:

Hi Gigi,    This is the houseplants forum for tropical species plants that are grown indoors. You should go to the outdoor gardening section to pose your question. However, before you do, you will have

2014-04-07 Drooping jade plant leaves:

Hi Linda,    Judging from the photo, I suspect that your Jade Plant is wilting because the roots have rotted and are no longer able to absorb water for the plant. If the soil was completely dried out that

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