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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.~

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.

Richard Hern

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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..

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2014-12-15 Ficus Tree:

Hi Frank,    I'm glad you thought to mention the water softener because that is almost assuredly the cause of the problem. Water softeners add various chemical salts to counteract the naturally occurring

2014-12-13 pachira aquatica potting mix:

Hi Rickey,    Osmocote is a timed or slow release fertilizer that comes in many different formulations. I am not which you have. However, if you use half the amount recommended on the label and mix it

2014-12-13 insecticide:

Hi there,    The flying insects are called fungus gnats. The larvae (eggs) live in the soil of plants near the surface. As they mature, they develop wings and then fly about. The winged adults live for

2014-12-13 pachira aquatica potting mix:

Hi Rickey,    Soil-less potting mixes are the preferred potting medium now. The 4 parts peat and 1 part perlite make a good all-purpose potting mix for indoor potted plants, including your Money Tree.

2014-12-13 My Ming Arelia:

Hi Katy,    Ming Aralias do not like change and react strongly by suddenly dropping many leaves when they are relocated, their watering changes or they are exposed to temperature changes. I cannot say

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