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This plant has never flowered but Grandma's friend's has the same plant and it has bloomed. Neither one knows what the plant is. Whatis the plant and how do we get it to produce flowers? Thanks for your help!Read More
Can you identify this plant? If so, what should I do with the brown leaves? What should I do to prevent them from turning brown?.Read More
Saw picture of this gorgeous plant. Could you identify it for me and tell me how to care for it? Have a cat, is it poisonous??Read More
Can you identify the problem with my nepthytis. It is a variety with pink/red tones in the leaves. Some of the leaves have turned brownish and the new leaves are brown before opening. I don't see any signs of insects. I have had another variety of this plant that I had for many years and never had a problem with it.Read More
I am hoping you could help identify this plant. I have not seen any flowers on it, but I am thinking it could be a angel wing begonia. What do you think it could be? Thanks.Read More
Hello, We recently purchased these beautiful plants, but I am afraid that we are unsure as to how to properly take care of them. The clerk at OSH said that the plants were slightly burned because of exposure to direct sunlight, so we put them indoors. Our apartment gets very little sunlight (we even have our lights on during the day), so they are under LED indoor lighting. I noticed that the peace lily looked droopy, so I moved it outside to our balcony, where is exposed to indirect sunlight. What is better for these plants, indirect sunlight throughout the day or indoors under LED light? Should I leave the lights on all day? How often should I water and how much water each time? These plants are so beautiful, and I want to make sure that they are healthy!Read More
Hey Judy, Bought this on the sidewalk a couple of days ago, and it's already not doing so great. It's in very light weight, sandy soil that doesn't retain water at all. He seems like he isn't getting enough water, though I've watered the last couple of days. Losing lots of leaves. The yellow top leaves worry me (too much water), but the loss of the bottom leaves (dried up and falling off), makes me think not enough. Worried about repotting since I've only had about a week, but I'm thinking it might prefer some denser, more nutrient rich soil...also I can't find it's name. I see them all the time, but don't know what it's called. It's in a window/ Brooklyn. Decent light but not terribly direct. Thanks!Read More
Can you tell me why my plant is dying. New palm and fed it.Read More
Hey there! I have a few houseplants, I can't figure out what kind they are to properly take care of them. Thanks for the help!Read More
We want to get both my Mother & Mother in Law an African Violet for Mother's Day. Are they hard to care for? What kind of light do they need? Thanks in advance.Read More
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