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Is it safe to decorate with branches from holly plants? I have 2 small children and 2 cats I am concerned about.Read More
Are there any orchid plants that also have a really nice scent to go with their gorgeous flowers?Read More
What plant is this and can it grow underwater in a fresh water aquariumRead More
What kind of plant is this, and how do I take care of it? The leaves are starting to fall off.Read More
Hi Judy I purchased a Cat Palm tree over a month ago and it's been giving me the sheer flukes dealing with its pritzy, arrogant behaviors. I'll tell you this tree has a mind of it's own. She's like a little delicate princess with all the spoiled behaviors. When I first brought it, it was green and thriving in an small pot with the roots emerging from the bottom, so I repotted with a much larger pot after a couple of weeks.,I made potting soil mix with a 8 inch layer of rocks at the bottom of the pot because it had no drainage holes. Then I mixed in a bag of sand with 2 bags of soil and 1 bag of peat moss. I found this mixture also on a Cat Palm tree web site. Then the first problem I had with it she developed a case of Spider mites and I made a homemade organic insecticide recipe I found on one of the plant web sites, it worked like a charm. Not to mention she only likes distilled water. Now she is growing but they are now turning brown. I water the plant every two weeks with distilled water. Weather conditions for her are between 60 to 75 degrees. She also has an excellent source of filtered light. Can you diagnose, recommend, help me with saving this Cat Palm Tree.Read More
Can you tell me if this is a real fern or if the fronds have been treated to be that color?Read More
Dear Judy,I recently bought 2 plants at my local flower shop, unfortunately the seller was unable to tell me exactly what species are they. I was wondering if you could help me to identify them ; I know that the first one is probably some kind of a fern, the second one however remains a mystery to me :) Kind regards, AgaRead More
I got a flowering plant present. The card said Daisy Orchid. It looks just like a daisy flower. Is it really an orchid??Read More
Judy - My plant is happy but now has hit the ceiling. I moved it to my center hall 2 story ceiling but it is a bit overtaking. Any thoughts? I am not sure if I top it what will happen? Thanks - JimRead More
What is a Tassel fern and is it hard to care for?Read More
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