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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..

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 am knowledgeable and experienced (professionally) 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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2016-08-24 Indentifing & pruning:

Hi Jay,    Your plant is a type of palm called Chamaedorea and more commonly called Bamboo Palm. Yours is overgrown and should be pruned back. When you prune back a Palm stem it does not produce new growth

2016-07-30 Pachypodium lamerei has black leaves:

Hi Lena,    You do have the correct botanical name. It is more commonly called Madagascar Palm.    The darkening and dying of leaves is a generic symptom with multiple possible causes. In fact, it commonly

2016-07-01 Is this a Chinese evergreen:

Hi Tammie,    Yes, that is an Aglaonema commutatum, more commonly called Chinese evergreen.    I'm afraid you have it in a pot that is too large and that puts it at risk for the soil staying moist for

2016-06-28 False Aralia dropping leaves:

Hi Erin,    Your report that your Aralia is losing its newest leaves first and you are losing entire stems are pretty clear indications of root rot. There are other reasons to believe that is probably

2016-06-27 Rabbits Foot Fern:

Hi Ramona,    Why do you think your Fern needs repotting.    Each Rabbit's Foot Fern is unique in the way it grows in its pot. For me to determine whether yours truly needs repotting and how to instruct

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