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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Deep plant saucers that collect excess water are necessary to prevent water from ruining carpets, floors, and furniture. Saucers can be placed either inside a decorative pot or basket or on the outside under the entire plant arran... Read More
Brown Scale on plant stem
Soft Brown Scale plant pests are  the most common scale that attack indoor houseplants, especially ficus tress, various ivy varieties, spider plants, ferns, aralia, and schefflera. The scale plant pests appear as small, bumpy... Read More
Black Mold disease on plant leaf
Sooty Mold is a form of fungus that grows on the sugary honeydew secreted by aphids, scales, the whitefly, and other insects that suck the sap from plants. Sooty Mold is an unsightly black powder that can quickly coat the leaves o... Read More
Learn how to identify and treat Spider Mites, a tiny sucking plant pest.
Spider mites, plant pests that are members of the Acari family, are very, very tiny insects about 1 mm in size. The most common indoor mite is the Red Spider Mite. These pests lay their eggs on the back surface of  plant leaves a... Read More
Gray and white tiny Springtail plant pests
Springtails are tiny (about 1/16 inch long), slender white or gray insects. You can see them in the soil or in the drip saucer underneath your houseplant. Since they don’t like being disturbed, they’re particularly visible rig... Read More
Succulent plants have thick leaves and stems that store water
Succulent plants, native to very dry areas of the tropics and subtropics, adapted to a limited availability of water by developing thick roots, leaves, and stems. These roots, stems, and leaves collect and store water in order to ... Read More
Superthrive combines vitamins and hormones to encourage plant growth both above and below the soil line. It's not a plant food so it needs to be used in addition to your regular plant food; the two can be used at the same time. Ju... Read More
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