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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 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.


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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2014-08-21 Indoor Jasmine:

Hi Farah,    It is hard to diagnose from distance as I can't see just how much older foliage you are losing. It is quite normal for some older leaves to die back after new growth has come in. This is not

2014-08-19 Kalanchoe plant:

Hi Gail,    I'm not sure why you put your Kalanchoe in plastic for 3 months last winter. Was that because you were away and not able to water it? In any case, the cooler temps and reduced watering no doubt

2014-08-18 Cats/massagena houseplant:

Lisamarie,    You did not give me a phone # To text to. Yes, that plant is poisonous. I hope you made it to the vet in time and she will be okay. Put the plant in a room where the cat does not have access

2014-08-16 Mandevillia Flowers Dropping:

Paula,     Flower dropping can be caused by the plant being too wet or too dry. If the soil is soggy most of the time you need to drain it better and leave the drain tray out from under it. If it is constantly

2014-08-15 care of African Violet's:

Hi Judy,    You have committed the most common of all plant care mistakes - repotting unnecessarily and incorrectly. Most all potted plants do best when kept moderately potbound, as they are at time of

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