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May 14, 2022
After the flowers die, the "boats" on my Moses in the Cradle plant look like they have seeds. Can you start new plants from the boats? And how would you do that? The plant is quite large and I would like to propagate it. Read More
May 11, 2022
My wife got this plant from her mother's funeral (5 yrs ago). It is now in 18" of soil and a 12" wide pot. How do I trim, water, and such?? The top is at the ceiling and need advice on pruning. Read More
May 3, 2022
How do I take cuttings from my Jasmine that's outside so I can propagate it??Read More
April 26, 2022
I've had this beauty for several years, it has been in the spot where I keep her now. I haven't had flowers since she left my office and came to my condo and that's okay but in the past year she doesn't look as strong,, her branches aren't as firm and she's droopy. How do I bring her back to a healthy state? Thanks Judy!Read More
April 18, 2022
I have a devils spine and it was doing fine till I had to set it in the hall outside my apartment because of bed bug treatment. It was a bit chilly but it wasn’t our there long. I had it under lights but something is wrong. I’ve fed it a couple of months before the treatment. So I don’t think it’s the feed. I have several other plants but the devils spine is in bad shape. I thought maybe it was in shock from the chill but none of my other plants are acting like this. I moved the plant out from under the lights and now it’s getting worse. Please help I’m baffled at what’s happening. ThankyouRead More
April 11, 2022
I cannot seem to get rid of fungus gnats. I have repotted my plants with new soil, added a layer of tiny pebbles on the top of the soil but to no avail. Can you help me with my fungus gnat problem? Thanks for your help and advice, Read More
April 9, 2022
Can you please tell me what is the name of the plant and how do I care for it.Read More
April 8, 2022
Please help identify my plants. Both were gifts. I think they need transplanting and would like to know what they are before they go to their new homes. Thank you, DebbieRead More
April 7, 2022
Hi Judy, You helped me identify my Chinese evergreen a few years ago. It has been growing nicely but is very leggy. I recently put it into a new pot and new baby stems are trying to grow but they quickly die. Also older leaves are a mixture of unhappy and and happy. I would appreciate any advice you could give to help save my plant.Read More
March 31, 2022
Are there any palm trees that can be grown and kept inside? Thank you!Read More
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