Plant Needles

Leaves that are slender, narrow, and do not have a leaf blade are called needles.

Sooty Mold Plant Disease

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 of a plant in just a few weeks. The fungus itself doesn’t really harm … Read more

Whiteflies Plant Pest

Learn how to identify and treat the plant pest Whiteflies at https://www.houseplant411.com/glossary/whiteflies how to identify and treat

Yellow Sticky Cards for Plant Pests

Yellow Sticky Insect Cards are used to trap thrips, whiteflies winged aphids, and fungus gnats. Place little pieces of the card inside the pot of the infested plant and near doors, vents, and windows. Stir the soil to encourage the pests to fly around and land on the cards. Change the sticky cards as their … Read more

Thrip Plant Pests

Thrip are tiny winged brown insects that feed on the surfaces of plant leaves, flowers, and buds. They leave silver spots around their feeding areas and dark dots of excrement. Thrip not only weaken plant growth and distort buds and flowers, they transmit viruses from plant to plant as they fly around. The Green Solution, … Read more

Poisonous House Plant Toxicity Levels

These are general guidelines that describe different poisonous plant toxicity levels. It’s possible for an allergic reaction to occur from contact with any houseplant, toxic or non-toxic. If there is ever a concern, call: Poison Control Center: ******1-800-222-1222****** Level #1: Houseplants with low toxicity, may be mildly irritating, especially the sap of the plant. Level#2: … Read more

Poisonous Houseplant Information

Plants are a great addition to homes and offices, but it’s important to know whether your plants are dangerous to children, pets, or even adults. Some plants contain chemicals such as oxalates, solanine, glycosides, or alkaloid lycorine that may cause vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, swelling and redness of the mouth, throat, and lips, and trouble breathing. … Read more

Poison Center Emergency Number

American Ass. of Poison Control Centers 1-800-222-1222 WHEN SHOULD YOU CALL POISON CONTROL? *If you suspect a child has ingested a questionable plant remove any plant parts from his mouth. If the victim is choking or cannot breathe call 911, otherwise call the Poison Control Center: ***1-800-222-1222. If advised to go to an emergency room … Read more

Bonsai Plants

Green Bonsai Plant

Learn how to grow bonsai plants, and which plants make the best bonsai plants at Houseplant411.com

Houseplant Bulbs

Learn about houseplant bulbs and how to grow and plant them at Houseplant 411.com.