Glossary

The Glossary explains the meaning of different terms we use when talking about how to grow and care for plants. You can read information and see pictures about plant pests, diseases, propagation methods, clean air plants, poisonous houseplants, bonsai techniques, and helpful plant products. The Glossary can be accessed from  the link below or you can link to these terms from the plant detail pages. See Entire Glossary
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Plants need fertilizer only when they are actively growing. Slow growing plants in low light require very little plant food. Too much fertilizer is worse than not enough. Most plants prefer a water soluble plant food at 1/2 the re... Read More
Fungicides are chemical compounds used to kill or stop the growth of fungal diseases on plants. Fungus can cause serious damage to your houseplants. The following plant diseases are the result of fungal infections: black spot, bot... Read More
This small dark skinny pest flies and jumps around plants and people driving us all crazy. Fungus gnats develop in moist potting soil, feeding on root hairs and emerging as adults every 30 days. The best way to get rid of fungus g... Read More
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