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I recently bought a house and the previous owners left some plant behind. Because I have cats and children, I am afraid to misidentify these plants as I know some plants are poisonous. Could you help please?Read More
My hoya (hota carnosa compacts) plant has white and brown spots on most of the leaves. It's been like this for a while and is still growing new leaves and even flowered while it was like this, but it looks pretty unhappy. Is this a fungus/disease or a care issue? Thanks!Read More
Hi. This beautiful plant is thriving, but needs some taming or repotting. Should I split the plant up or repot?Read More
I have a pair of d.fragrans (I think) and both of them have very thin and delicate stems/leaf stalks? How can I propagate and get thicker more stable stems??Read More
Hello Judy, I just got this from a farmers market and no one knew what this house plant was. Do you know?Read More
Hi I just got this plant but can’t figure out what it is. If you could help me, that would be fantastic! Thanks!Read More
Hello, I bought this plant a couple years ago and I can't figure out what it is! It seems to be too small to be a Yucca plant (which is what some have suggested ) but it doesn't seem like a Dracaena to me either? It's leaves turn brown at the tips. I'd like to figure out what I'm doing wrong and how to take care of it better! Thank you!Read More
Hi! My dieffenbachia has 2 flowers. I found your site while researching whether or not I could cut the flowers off. From everything I’ve read, I’m ready to follow your advice and cut these unremarkable flowers off so the beautiful leaves can prosper. (Plus the smell of the flowers is driving me crazy.) But I’m new to plant care and I have no idea how or where to make the necessary cuts. Can you advise me?Read More
Hi, Someone gave me this plant and I just love it but I have no idea what it is and thus, can not find any tips on proper care. Can you help? Thanks, Ivy LoverRead More
This plant is losing leaves like crazy. They are drying up, turning black and falling off. I don't know what plant is called. How do I restore it to healthRead More
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