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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.~

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.

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..

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2016-10-16 Type of water to use:

Jose,  Well water comes out of the ground with no pre-treatment before you drink it or use it for other purposes. It can contain many chemicals both good and bad (beneficial minerals, toxic chemicals,

2016-10-13 Pacchira Aquatica:

Hi Cleopatra,    Thank you for your kind words. I hope I can live up to them!    I don't see anything in the photos that suggest a serious problem with your Pachira. However, I cannot clearly see the entire

2016-09-17 Elephant Yucca:

Kara  Periodically cut some of the lower leaves off from the plant using scissors or garden snips. Eventually a trunk will form where the leaves have been removed. Keep cutting the leaves off over a period

2016-09-15 Kangaroo fern:

Buy an 8 or 10 inch new pot from your local garden center. Add potting soil to the bottom of the new pot so your plant will be at the appropriate level when finished. Take your plant out of its pot and

2016-09-12 Plant dying:

Hi Darci,    The stickiness is a sign of either scale insects or mealybugs. The former appear as slightly raised bumps usually along the vein on the undersides of leaves. Mealybugs appear as tiny bits

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