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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.

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.

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2014-10-21 Small Norfolk Island Pine:

Carolina  Keep the plant away from heaters...  Here is the best way to care for plants in pots...  Water by weight. Put a saucer under the pot. Water and let the plant sit in the excess water for 5-10

2014-10-20 Ponytail Palm:

Hi Geri,    The value of plant food for indoor potted plants is vastly over stated. Indoors, plants are growing under less than ideal conditions and use nutrients in very minute quantities. It takes several

2014-10-17 fear of over watering string of pearls!:

Melissa,    You are right to be worried. I would try to propagate the healthy parts and the following website has excellent instructions and a video on how to do it. I would add that you should mix potting

2014-10-13 Madagascar Palm:

Karen,    I consulted a friend of mine who is much more of an expert on that plant. It is best to wait till next June to do any propagating of your large pachypodium.    PROPAGATION: Usually, Pachypodium

2014-10-12 dragon plant:

Hi Tiffany,    For starters, the pot is much too large for this small Dracaena marginata. With all that extra soil that retains water for too long, root rot is the almost inevitable consequence. Gently

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