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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.

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.


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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2015-05-20 Coral Cactus:

Hi CarmelAnn,    You have not provided any information about your Coral Cactus (plant size, pot size, available light, etc.) that would allow me to tell you how you should water. However, it is normal

2015-05-20 dracena marginata:

Dax  Pictures of what you are doing would help to see what you are doing wrong...  It should double sprout (or more) after you make an angled cut just above a growth nodule on a stem...Only do one stem

2015-05-18 Ficus tree:

Hi Alma,    Stickiness on Ficus trees is caused by either scale insects or mealybugs. Scale insects appear as tan colored, slightly raised bumps about the size of match heads on the undersides of leaves

2015-05-17 seperating pothos vines:

James,    This is a plant that does much better if it is root bound. If you separate them put them in plants about 1/4th the size of the basket it is in now. Another option you have is taking cuttings

2015-05-14 White Bird of Paradise:

Hi Gail,    Without more detail about what your watering routine is and whether your White Bird was repotted, it is hard for me to advise you about watering. The curved leaves and brown spots could be

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