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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..

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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2014-09-18 diffenbachia:

Hi Connie,    I don't know just how much water you are seeing. If it is a lot of water, then it may be coming from somewhere else, such as someone putting too much water in the soil or spilling water on

2014-09-17 Fiddle fig tree:

Hi Holly,    Both high temps above 90 degrees F. and too much direct sunlight can cause the symptoms you described. During those conditions it is also very important to keep the tree very well hydrated

2014-09-17 Balcony Plant Identification:

Marcus  It looks like a Nasturtium.   It's hard to tell without flowers...Flowering plants are identified by the structure of their flowers...Look at pictures on the internet by putting Nasturtium in the

2014-09-16 artificial light for hibiscus:

Hi Kimberly,    Hibiscus are not good indoor houseplants because they require lots of natural light, fresh air and cool winter temperatures. They can be kept alive indoors during the winter, but need to

2014-09-13 bug removal:

Hi Virginia,    There is no foolproof answer to your question about removing pests from houseplants kept outside in summer. Every local region has different varieties of insect pests and there is no single

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