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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.

Experience in the area

I have over 35 years of professional indoor landscaping experience caring for plants in homes, offices, building lobbies, stores, restaurants, and other adverse environments. I have written extensively on the care of indoor plants, including a 260 page book. My specialties include Ficus trees, low light plants, repotting, pest control, and re-blooming holiday plants. Be sure to check my ratings and nominations to learn why I am the top-rated indoor plant expert. I am the only House Plant expert consistently ranked in the AllExperts Top 20.

Education/Credentials

BA, Amherst College

What do you like about this subject?

I like the challenge of getting live plants to grow in less than ideal conditions in the home and office. It is always better to ask your questions before you act on your assumptions. No questions are too foolish or too dumb. CHECK MY RATINGS TO SEE WHY I AM RANKED NO.1 IN THIS EXPERT CATEGORY and my website at www.HorticulturalHelp.com

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I have learned many professional plant care secrets over the years and I enjoy sharing those secrets with others. I am writing a book that reveals many of these secrets.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Matching an indoor plant to the available light is the single most important element in indoor plant care. Unnecessary repotting is the single most common cause of plant problems. The "common sense" advice dispensed elsewhere is often out-dated and inappropriate for the home environment.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Interior landscapers are the true indoor plant care experts. The techniques of indoor plant care are very different than those used by outdoor master gardeners and by greenhouse growers. Beware of outdoor gardening experts posing as experts in the care of houseplants. My experience and knowledge is based on plant care in offices and homes, like yours.


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Recent Answers from Will Creed

2017-02-16 What is this plant?:

Hi Colin,    Your plant is a Ctenanthe. It needs lots of bright but indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight falling on its leaves will cause leaf burn. Keep it tightly potted and it will reward you with lots

2017-02-12 Fid The Fiddle Leaf:

Hi Angela,    Your Ficus lyrata is very healthy and has been well cared for by you. I don't recommend that you change much of anything.    The lower leaf yellowing is normal. New growth leaves get added

2017-02-09 Single Leaf Dying at a Time:

Hi Melissa,    Your plant is a Dracaena Warneckei 'Lemon-lime.'    It is quite normal for plants to lose an occasional lower leaf as new leaves are added on top. Over an extended period of time, your plant

2017-01-30 Dolphin Vine Plant!:

Hi Marilyn,    Dolphin Vine is not a precise term that refers to a specific plant. People use it to refer to several different plant species. However, most people use it to refer to plants in the Columnea

2017-01-25 Dieffenbachia:

Hi there,    Tip yellowing and browning on Dieffenbachia leaf tips is a generic reaction to improper light or watering.    Dieffenbachias prefer lots of bright, but indirect sun light. If yours is right

 

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