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Just because I have training, and many years of running nurseries it doesn't mean that I know everything about plants.

The field of horticulture is one that has endless opportunities to test your skills. The learning is never over...

With a lot of failures under my belt, I'm eminently qualified to attempt to steer your horticultural endeavors in the right direction.

Someone once told me, until you've killed off at least a couple of hundred plants, you'll never be a gardener.

I must be a master gardener by now; the death toll is huge and growing.

Luckily, even dead plants can still be useful; not only do they teach you how to deal with disappointment, they make good compost too.

Part of successfully growing plants is learning from your mistakes, and believe me, I've made plenty.

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Sea Soil 
We have a greenhouse that has Sea Soil in the beds, but it did not do too well this year. What can I add to the Sea Soil to make it richer?

Paddle plant. Kalanchoe lucaie or thyrsiflora?  
I’ve read conflicting comments about paddle plants, I live in zone 8b/9a and have read in some places that paddle plants can stay outside as low as 30 …

Is this going to flower? 
Hi Jacki. I have had this crassula perforata Thunb. for over five years and it has never flowered. I live in south east England and have just put all my …

Sick Aeonium :'( 
Dear Jacki, I hope you can help my friend. I have what I believe to be a sick aeonium. I think it may have a fungus on the leaves? There are brown spots …

Black spots on my summer beauty’s leaves  
Hi I have two summer beauty’s in my front yard north facing and both get plenary of sun. They are about 8 years old, one grows faster than the other due …

Should Be worried about my jade plant? 
I have had my jade plant for about 5-6 months now and I recently repotted it. Is there anything I should be worried about with my jade plant? specifically …

Is my succulent dying?? What is wrong with it? 
Hello. I noticed recently that something was going on with the stem of my succulent plant. It started to look weird and started turning a more yellowish …

Is my crassula dying? 
The bottom of the stems on my Crassula mucosa have turned brown. Is this normal or do I have a problem, please? Should I start taking cuttings from the …

Begonia problem 
My begonias did very well; then those on one side of my porch started dying while the other side continued to do well. Here are pictures.

Dying Lisa Plant  
Hi My Lisa Plant seems to be dying and I'm not sure why. I water it once a week when the soil dries out and with filtered water. Any help appreciated! …

What’s happening to my ZZ plant 
My ZZ is turning yellow and the stock is looking withered. I use a meter to measure moisture so it’s not over watered.

Dying Dracaena? 
My Dracaena Draco plant is losing its leaves but I am not sure why? I will leave the plant until the top soil is dry about an inch deep. Please help, is …

Echeveria repotting 
Hello, my name is Nadia. I live in Southern California USA. I believe my growing zone is nine. I have echeveria that grows in the pot in my backyard. I …

Giant succulent that blooms white flowers 
Hello, I have no idea what this succulent is as it was given to me from someone who didn't know the name of it either lol. All I see when I look at it …

Can I trim this and make new plants? 
Can I trim and make new plants?

Orange critters on my Mandevilla. 
Can someone tell me what these are and how to get rid of them?

MUST I repot my Jade? 
I was given many large pieces from a monster Jade that fell off after it was moved. Unknowingly, I potted them in a giant glazed pot using succulent soil …

Starnge things growing on my spider plant! 
I noticed a strange growth on one of the leaves on my spider plant. I have never seen anything like this on any plant. It's very uniformed, and very deleciate. …

Alien plant 
We found this plant growing in our front yard in Sierra Vista, Arizona. It's the southeastern part of Arizona. We have no idea what it could be! Please …

Mandevilla Problem 
I have 3 Mendevilla plants growing on a Trellis on my deck that the older leaves are yellowing with brown spots, quickly. Need help on how to treat this. …

bougainvillea suddenly dying 
I have a couple bougainvillea plants, which are about 14 yrs old, and which were thriving up until a few days ago. It has been unusually wet here in Southern …

Sick Magnolia 
I live in Zone 7, on the east coast. This is a magnolia tree planted just this past spring outside in a very sunny area. It was planted with 50% soil and …

Help ID my Squash.  
Hello, I've been growing this type of Squash for several years, but I still don't know the name of it. The closest I have found are called "Striped …

Anaphylaxis from Hydrangea?  
Question: Have you heard of anyone having an anaphylaxic reaction to a "Pinky Winky" Hydrangea.. AKA Hydrangea paniculata.. or what I believe is more likely, …

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Large African Milk Plant 
Hello, I have a large African milk plant that I have just trimmed and washed each leaf because it had black dots all over it, Can I cut through the large …

My Flapjack isn’t happy 
Hello, I am from the northeast and have recently have really gotten into place the past couple months. I bought a good looking flapjack succulent …

Strange yellow 'wasp nest' feature on string of pearls plant. 
Hello I have just noticed a strange yellow lump on one of my string of pearls plants. It looks like a yellow wasps nest but it's sitting on the pearls …

Air circulation and watering 
Hi Jackie I live in Deal, in South East England and have over 60 succulents, many of them brought with me when I returned five years ago from living in …

Propagate ceropegia woodii? 
My ceropegia woodii is about to flower, and with summer coming to an end in a month, the length of this plant is getting out of control so I would like …

Help with my jade plant  
Hello, I have a jade plant in a pot with a couple Of other succulents. It has always done well, but in the last couple of weeks it very quickly developed …

HELP with Pothos cuttings 
Hi, I have two houseplants with issues, both with the same problem. Both of these plants were from cuttings that were originally rooted in water. …

My Anthurium is not doing well 
I've been growing two anthurium plants ...they started drying up so I changed the soil composition to cocopeat, soil and cow dung ...but still I don't …

Help with Struggling Succulent 
I have this plant that started out very small. Now look at it. I don’t know what to do. Should I trim off the long scraggly pieces and see what happens? …

My spider plant is wilting and seems lifeless  
My spider plant has dramatically wilted within a day , i water it every 3-4 days and that too just to moist the soil , i repotted it last night and its …

New Pilea 
I’ve done so much research in my new Pilea plant I got. I watered it on the bottom and it flourished. it’s grown so much. It even has new little buds growing …

Help with cherry laurel 
Dear Jacki, I require assistance with my cherry laurel. We purchased four plants in March and wanted to make a small hedge of them on our balcony. The …

My lotus plant leaves torn in rain 
I germinated a lotus plant from seeds..their leaves were torn in rain ..will it affect the plant?

Linden suckers 
I have a Linden that has a problem with suckers. I am thinking about digging down cutting, backfilling, putting down a thick rubber tree mat, and filling …

Mystery plant! Haworthia? 
Hi! I recently picked this little guy up at the hardware store and of course there was no label other than “succulent”. I *think* it could be a haworthia …

Sad paddle plant 
I have had this paddle plant for a few years. It had been doing really well right next to my sink in a north facing window (one of my sunniest windows). …

My poor tomato plants  
Hello, I am in need of some help. I think all of my tomato plants that are in individual pots have caught something or at least something is happening …

Zebra plant 
My plant lost all the leaves in winter. what am i doing wrong? the stem has become brown but it starts to grow leaves on the top.

My Hindu rope hoya has spots 
My hoya has sticky white web like spots. They get deep into the curled leaves and difficult to remove.

Weird comfrey flowers  
Have you ever seen comfrey with unusual flower growth? My comfrey spot has plants that are a handful of years old. Last year, some had weird flowers. …

fill in the gaps 
Hi, I have a long straight row of mature 22 year old Monterey cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) that creates a nice visual barrier near a property line. …

Mushrooms! 
Hi I recently transplanted my crown of thorns plant from pure mud.....I live in Wisconsin...to 1/2 mud on bottom of planter to potting soil on top layer.....I …

Bad idea for indoor plant 
Would you recommend Nerium oleander as an indoor plant?

Wound on peach tree 
Help! I noticed a gash at the bottom of the trunk of my peach tree. It looks like ants are inside it now and the peaches have stopped growing. Some …

New Rose Grower 
Hi I have new Rose Bushes I have Planted. They are the Knockout Roses. They all of a sudden are shooting up like this. Way past the Rose Bush itself. And …

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Bishop Weed troubles 
My garden is overrun with Bishop's weed. I've been digging it up for years and it still returns. This year it returned with a vengeance. I know an herbicide …

Money tree plant 
My money tree has sap. I didn't know they did that. Is it normal? Rose-Marie

Pruning my Holly 
Hi, I live in Oklahoma City. Last winter in February Oklahoma suffered a polar vortex, and on the first day of the week long event the temperature went …

String of hearts 
My string of hearts have been doing well, as you can see in one pot but the other has the white bulbs showing. I have pulled some out but haven’t had …

Potential Foraging Problem 
Please help asap! The boys i babysit (very intelligent boys) informed me they had wild onions in the woods behind their house. After ensuring their parents …

30-year old Jade in need 
Jade came from very old home. Lived in a north facing room so struggled for light. Would like to save it. What do you recommend?

Propagation idea 
I have this string of pearls (Senecio rowleyanus) inside of a glass bauble and I wanted to cut in between each rooted node to spawn new shoots off each …

plant help me identify this plant 
Hi there, I bought this succulent from a local garden center and forgot its name. can you please help me identify? I'm attaching a photo of it.

Dying or dead succulents?! 
I discovered these at my moms recently, I believe they were originally green! I’ve been told they are possibly a haworthia succulent? Is there any way …

Curling sempervivum leaves 
The bottom leaves have curled under. I removed it from the dirt to dry and am wondering if the bottom leaves will recover or should they be removed from …

Please help !! Dieffenbachia plant has drooped since being repotted 
A few days ago I repotted my dieffenbachia plant from a 8inch pot with succulent soil into a 10 inch pot with indoor plant soil and started to notice the …

How do I propagate string of hearts leaves? 
I bought these variegated string of hearts leaves from a seller on Etsy and I cannot find anywhere a way to propagate them. This seller says she´s done …

Help save my mother 
My Mother of Thousands developed thin white spots on the leaves that would dry and flake. Thinking it was a pest I sprayed my pretty with neem oil and …

How can I look after this plant best? 
I have a succulent that’s growing upwards and can’t support itself, the bottom leaves are dropping off as well. Can you help me all? Do you know how I …

SOH: Save Our Hibiscus 
I inherited this tree from my grandparents. I was told it is a Chinese Hibiscus/Chinese Rose Bush. It was down in a basement for years near a window …

Succulent turning white  
My agaves are turning white and dying. What is it and how do I fix it? Thanks

Coppertina 9 bark 
1) When you first plant them, how often do you water them ? 2) When do you consider them Established ? 3) we are in zone 5, Wisconsin

Monstera deliciosa brown leaves 
Hi! My beautiful monstera has been developing these brown areas in 4 of their leaves. I recall noticing that they were like this when they arrived, but …

"scarring" on bird of paradise leaf 
Hello, Do you have any idea what might be going on with my bird of paradise? It looks healthy (is giant, and always growing new leaves), but the appearance …

Peace lily not Growing new Leaves 
Its been 3 months my peace lily is not growing new leaves, even after giving adequate sunlight and water. I changed the soil 10 days ago and still don't …

Over Reaching Succulent 
Hi Jacki, I have a small Lilac Mist on my desk at work and she has began to grow up and now leaning. Is this normal? How do I keep her from leaning …

Sad Succulent 
Hi Jacki Please see attached photos.. this is exposed to a grow light from sunrise to sunset but it seems to be dying Any advice? Thanks Lou …

Growing Wildflowers 
Lots of people in Eastern Ontario have started growing wildflowers. I was thinking of doing the same as I figured that if they can survive in the wild, …

Avocado tree is losing its leaves 
I am new to South West Florida and know that plants are different here. My boyfriend has an avocado tree that is quite old and very tall, over 15 feet. …

Flowers for gravesite.  
I was wondering if you could give me some advice about what I could plant on my mom and dad's grave that doesn't get real high of say about four to six …

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Perl von Nuremberg 
Sprayed with alcohol solution for mites now it's shiny and edges are burgundy color. Did I hurt it? Location southern ca zone 10 plant outside in sun …

crossandra 
I live in Des Moines Iowa and I have a firecracker plant that I keep indoors. All of a sudden after almost 4 years of having it the leaves are falling …

Stem Propagation 
Hey Jacki, Here it is ... my natural light west facing succulent stem propagation attempt. Wish me luck and let me know what I should be looking …

propagation-of-a-succulent 
Hi Jacki, I am planning on propagating the succulent piece in the photo below by placing the piece on a bed of potting mix soil below. I have grow …

That’s not where roots are meant to be! 
Hi! I have this beautiful 2m tall fiddle leave fig in my bedroom. It’s been here for approx 3 months after purchasing second hand. It sits in the …

Duped by FB Marketplace sellers :(  
Hi Jacki! My boyfriend picked up these Yucca Cane plants from a facebook marketplace seller two days ago for a GREAT price - we were so pumped to get …

Growing point raphidophora tetrasperma  
I accidentally gently scratched with my nail the growing point of my rhaphidophora tetrasperma cutting and now I’m scared it might never branch! Help!! …

Scindapsus aureus 
Hi! I have a old scindapsus aureus. However, after some time where parts of the plant were kept away from sunlight, leaves started to turn yellow and …

How to change rootball soil 
Good morning, I have a pothos in this small pot and I want to change the soil for a more aerated one. Can I just remove the soil from the roots and change …

Rice husk or burnt rice hull? 
Hello! I want to repot some of my aroids in the next days and I want to provide the best soil possible. I’ve been making my research online and I have …

Paddle plant spots 
I’m in Oceanside California. My paddle plant is about 2 yrs old. It seems to be developing spots and I have no idea why. Can you take a look and tell me …

Why are my paddle plant's leaves curling inward? Please help! 
I live in San Francisco, zone 10. I have 2 problems. I have 2 paddle plants which I placed indoor south facing. They were doing great, then one with leaves …

Variegated string of turtles  
Hi there !!!! I would love to know if variegated string of turtles exist? And if so, are they albo? Or pink and white?

Scindapsus pictus 
Hi! a couple of months ago I got this scindapsus pictus (satin pothos) and I was obsessed with it. So beautiful and lush. But a couple of weeks (2 …

Aloe Vera dead  
Hi there, I woke up to my aloe Vera plant being wilted and having red-ish fluids. This is her state now, can I propagate these leaves in any way?

Orchid plant is wilting  
Hello, I bought an orchid plant around two months ago, and now the petals are all wilting! It’s placed in a 10 cm diameter plastic container that has …

Pine Needles Growing Out of my Oak Tree 
There is a cluster of what appear to be pine needles growing from the side of my mother’s oak tree. They live in the western Piedmont region of NC. …

Avocado Bonsai 
I’ve been growing this avocado for months (yes, months, the B**** is slow). And now it has these 2 dramatic roots growing in this direction. Should I wait …

Age of Bonsai 
Hello! I am trying to find out what the age of my Ficus microcarpa Bonsai is. I have checked multiple websites that say that I have to use the growth factor …

Illinois perinials.  
I want to plant bulbs ONCE. I'm looking for a list of no effort flowers for me. I want some bulbs/flowers that each bloom in March, April, May, June, …

Dying Easter plant needs drastic help 
I have an Easter plant that is almost a hundred years old.. It bloomed beautifully up until about a year ago. I have been to a few garden centers and followed …

Outdoor succulent advice in NY 
Hello, I live in Buffalo NY (zone 6a) and I wanted to know if you can recommend some perennial succulents that can be left outside during the winter months. …

Chinese Evergreen 
Hello, Recently, I’ve taken an interest in plants. I bought a Chinese evergreen on Kijiji two days ago. When I got home and inspected it, I noticed …

Will this ever grow into a full plant? 
So I found these two leaves of monstera on the street. It has a thick root but the plant seems very thin? Do you think it will grow into a full plant? …

Flowering gum in distress 
Hi, My partner has never had any luck with flowering gums. We planted one a couple of months ago and noticed the leaves were starting to droop - it …

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Crying giant 
I just got a beautiful philodendron gigantum. I brought it home, watered it cause it was dry, have medium humidity 50%. There is so much water leaking …

Choosing A Plant to Grow for An Experiment 
Hello! I need to grow a plant for an experiment biology, I actually need to grow multiple of them in multiple trials. My experiment is How does pH …

Money Tree struggling  
I just bought a Money Tree at Costco. They were such a great deal and so green and full. I live in Alberta, Canada so needless to say it’s pretty dang …

Droopy pilea leaves 
I bought a pilea 2 weeks ago and after opening the parcel I found the leaves are droopy but the soil is dry. There is some white substance on the stem. …

Crazy idea?? 
My hall has 0 natural light, but I have a string of LED Christmas lights hanging off the ceiling and I really really really want to make a vine trail around …

cycad going brown 
every cycad we have gets brown leaves about 2 weeks after they shoot new leaves. We had them in the ground which was too wet in winter. Now we have put …

Hibiscus 911 
I live in San Antonio, Texas. I have a potted hibiscus. It is normally out on my patio. As we entered Fall, there were less and less blooms, and then …

Limelight Hydrangea pruning 
Good evening, I have 124 Limelight Hydrangeas in my yard (it's a big yard)...they are 8 years old and I've pruned them every winter...they bloom profusely …

THE RIGHT PLANTS FOR YOUR GROW ZONE 
Hello I'm very new to air plants but very interested in them - just bought over the holidays and I feel that I have made a error on what type don't want …

Use live sphagnum Moss for Venus flytrap  
So I bought some sphagnum moss off eBay and it happens to be waaaay to much. I saw this video https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSvokWcP/ and I thought it’d be cool …

How to replant? 
This beast is growing fast and well, but his pot is getting very enclosed. I have never replanted anything of this sort and I don't want to cause any damage. …

Buddleia advice. 
I live in Bunbury W.A. and want to plant 2 or 3 Buddleias. Bunbury soil is ancient tired sand which can be improved. I'd like to plant a white, …

Is it bad to plant desert museum Palo verde tree in the winter? 
I just bought a 10 gallon desert museum Palo verde tree from Home Depot. I’ve started digging the hole in a sunny area of my back yard, but then I read …

pruning this plant 
How do I safely prune this plant? It has grown out of control while I had left with someone else and I want to get it back to health and attractive Also, …

Winter hardy Sempervivum 
I brought some Hens and chicks inside for winter and they're not happy. Basically they are shriveling up. Do they need to go dormant? I'm in Zone 5. I …

Jade outgrowing pot? 
Hi, I'm wondering if I need to repot my jade plant. I recently moved from Las Vegas to Hot Springs, Arkansas and my jade plant seems to be loving its new …

Jade flowers  
I have a beautiful healthy jade for many years the original plant flowers each December at my neighbors home mine has never flowered. I have added additional …

Vines in the shade, reaching for the sun 
Hello! I was just curious...I have a vine along my back fence. It is mostly shaded and it has these darling little shoots that have reached up and grabbed …

problem on my aglaonema 
yellow spots on aglaonema. im using cocopeat,soil,compost mix. sad about this. whattodo??

trinette schefflera arboricola bacterial leaf spots 
Hi there, Through my research about the symptoms of my beautiful and poor schefflera, I knew that it got infected with a bacterial disease as it shown …

Mystery Succulent/Cactus 
Hello! I bought this plant from a local nursery a month or so ago. It didn't have any labels on it, and no matter where I search, I can't seem to find …

Madagascar Jewel - over-watered and re-potted 
Good afternoon! I would have a question please - Im desperately trying to save my Madagascar Jewel and I would appreciate your help very much! As its …

HELP! What are these?  
I noticed these yellow curled worms on the top layer of my plants soil last night. I sprayed the soil with neem oil and none of them moved which confirmed …

zz plant propagation 
A month and a half ago (or even more) I got this little cutting of Zamioculca zamiifolia and since it’s been in water to root. But no root has appeared …

Gangly indoor herbs, please help 
I am at a loss for what to do for my poor little herbs. I've now killed multiple generations of nearly every herb imaginable (incl basil, parsley, many …

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Baby rubber plant  
I have these peperomia obtusifolia leaves that were partially buried under the mother plant’s soil and sprouted some roots so I decided to snap the leaves …

Silver Dollar Eucalyptus 
Hi I have a Silver Dollar Eucalyptus tree, it is about 12 ft tall but the trunk is only about 10in in diam. We need to move it. Can I take a cutting of …

Buying Nursery stock 
Hello Jacki, I have just purchased your Selling Succulents course book. I live in Kelowna and am attempting to establish a Sedum and Succulent micro …

Deflated/drooping Kalanchoe thyrsiflora 
I am in Bend Oregon, zone 6b. We grew this Kalanchoe thyrsiflora outside all summer and it did really well, grew a lot. We had an unexpected cold snap …

What’s wrong with my cactus? 
Hi! Both of these cacti live outside, south facing, 6 hours a day of direct sun, and have been doing fine, but recently both started becoming discolored. …

grafting stock tree/plant 
what is the type/name of root stock to graft a tamarind seedling in/onto. thanks graeme. i live in brisbane qld

Deer repellent  
Dear Sir, Do you feel that deer are bothered by the smell of domestic cat waste? I’ve heard some say they use used kitty litter to repel deer? I also …

Bugs on Leaf 
Are these Bugs Thrips? What’s the best way to kill them. Thank you

Monstera deliciosa 
I purchased this Monstera deliciosa recently and the pot looks like this! Roots hanging out and they look awful! She’s gorgeous but the pot ruins it, …

UPO - Unidentified Plant Object!  
Idk what type of plet this is. Bought it from a garage sale because it was pretty. HELP!

Holes in Flapjack 
Two leaves on my flapjack Kalanchoe are getting holes in them. They are drying up from the inside it looks like, or something is eating it. These leaves …

My basil plant isn’t happy 
My Basil plant has these weird textured looking projections on its stems. The leaves are still fine though it seems like it’s only attracted to the stems. …

Which tree/plant/ fruit is this 
I have planted this tree but not aware which tree is this. Now j can these fruits in this. Pls help me know whaf is this tree and fruit

What would cause this 
We live in Becket MA in Sherwood forest, we noticed driving into the forest it looked like some one had put aluminum in the trees. Or spray painted a reflective …

Pups growing off main stalk + dying lower leaves. What’s next??? 
My flapjack is over two years old and is in a large pot outside under covered porch facing east. It’s been lush and green but stretching (because my …

Virus on Zamorano dragon fruit?  
Hello! I purchased 2 rooted cuttings of a Zamorano dragon fruit about 5 weeks ago. The plants are healthy, although they have not grown at all. …

Chili plant 
So in March, when the quarantine started, I decided to plant some chili seeds I had leftover and this beautiful plant sprouted and grew through the months. …

American persimmon tree 
I received an American Persimmon tree seedling (I believe that’s what they’re called) from my township a few months back and I’m wondering when it should …

Ligustrum Hedge - Curled/Wilted Leaves On New Growth 
I recently noticed that new growth on two of my many ligustrum plants have curled up/wilted leaves. Any idea what this could be from or how to address? …

Weed Turns into Tree 
Can you tell me what type of tree this is? It started as a small plant. I thought it was a weed. I grew to this height within 2 years. Thank you.

Avocado seed 
So, like a lot of people, during quarantine I tried to germinate an avocado seed and now I have this beautiful, 22cm tall avocado plant. I know it’s a …

Prickly Pear Cactus 
I live in Las Vegas and harvest the wild Prickly pears every year. THIS YEAR the pears are just getting ripe & some others are still green. Usually …

Overpruned outdoor Jade Plant  
Hi, we have a giant outdoor Jade Plant that was wide and over 6ft tall. I’ve just come home to find it has been pruned back extensively, over 50% easily …

Roses in winter? 
I live in Canada where it's freezing in winter -30 degrees Celsius. I have a hybrid rugosa rose plant in a large pot and a white drift rose Bush in a pot. …

What do I do with this 1 year old citron tree 
I planted a citron seeds a little less than a year ago. I'm unsure what I need to do in terms of pruning or anything else for that matter. I've attached …

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Corn Plant leaves dying 
Hello, my corn plants leaves keep turning yellow and falling off at bottom of branch. Please help. It's still growing but tips are turning yellow more …

exposed 'bone structure' 
what could cause this? it looks like the skeletal structure of the echeveria leaf is showing and the flesh has been eaten. this is an echeveria perle …

Yoshino cherry has small white flowers in late summer 
I have a yoshino cherry tree that I planted two springs ago as a sapling. This spring it actually had a few blossom clusters that were beautiful. Just …

Berries on Ligustrum Privet 
Will trimming off the flowers or subsequent berries on my Ligustrum Privet limit the growth of the plants? My ultimate goal is get these privets as tall …

Topping an immature arborvitae 
I planted Emerald Green arborvitae 2 years ago and this year they were about 6' high. The landscaper topped them back maybe 1', and that meant cutting …

Fickle fiddle 
I have purchased a fiddle leaf from the nursery and I think it has developed root rot. What is the best way to rectify it?

Elephant ear seed pods  
I have several large elephant ear plants that I planted every year and dig up in the fall some of my bulbs are ginormous now. This year I have gotten …

Another Africian Milk Tree Question 
I have an Africian Milk Tree and it is growing really well. I have had it for a couple of years. It is now almost 3 feet tall. When I planted it, I …

Is this normal? Or mold? 
I am new in getting plants. I have bought two succulent plants that are doing great and just recent bought this Sansevieria Cylindrica. I bought it …

I sprayed my new plant with ant killer..... 
Ant, Roach & Fly Multi-Insect Trigger Spray safe to spray on plants? I just got a new plant and sprayed it with this because my old plant in the same pot …

Mushrooms  
Mushrooms are growing all over my yard and in my garden. I’ve tried everything to get rid of them but they keep popping up. How do I get rid of them?

Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana watering 
I have bought a new kalanchoe blossfeldiana plant. But i might have to go for an important trip for over a month. Will my plant survive or should i keep …

What is this? 
This plant started growing in our yard. Is it a weed or?

Fern 
What’s wrong with my fern? She doesn’t seem very happy (she’s inside a terrarium)

Black nightshade volunteer plant in my Porch pot of petunias 
It’s a very long story but I was able to identify the black nightshade plant has it finally developed the berries but it nearly got the best of me. I must’ve …

Introduction to Horticulture Course Paper -- I have 6 questions  
I am taking an Introduction to Horticulture Course that requires me to ask a professional the below 6 questions. I would do it in person but I am staying …

sudden black leaves 
My name is Christie and I live in Thomasville GA which I believe is zone 8b. A few months ago I planted Sassy grass sisyrinchium in my flower bed and …

Saskatoon Berry Fungus on Leaves? 
South of Calgary (3a-4a). I noticed yesterday that the leaves on my Saskatoon berries were yellowing. I flipped over the leaves and found ugly bumps. …

Light Green Leaves vs Dark Green Leaves 
I'm not tech savy so couldn't figure out how to upload a picture. I have 3 chaste trees with beautiful dark leaves and lots of new growh. I have 1 chaste …

Sapling for Alstonia Scholaris from its leaf. 
Madam I am eager to develop Alstonia scholaris tree sapling from its leaf.Can you offer your guidance on processing a sapling from Alstonia Scholaris leave. …

Hydragea Tree 
Hello, My husband bought a Strawberry Vanilla Hydrangea tree and it was looking beautiful with green leaves and blossoms started to bloom He thought …

What plant is this 
I was given to believe that I was growing a lemon tree but ...........

Attach moss to wood.  
Hi! We did a terrarium a couple of days ago and we were wondering how to establish moss on top of wood. We just laid it on top of the stick, and spritzed …

Weeping mulberry chaparral  
Hello, I want to know if I can grow the weeping mulberry chaparral from scions from a weeping mulberry chaparral? Or must they be grafted from a root stock …

what is wrong with my cantaloupe 
Hello sir/mam Looks like i have two different diseases affecting my Cantaloupe plants. Could you please help me Identify them Thank You Regards Chris …

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What’s wrong with my Plumaria plant? 
I have something growing on my Plumeria plants, and I want to know what it is and how to treat it. May I send a picture and how do I do that?

Larvae Living in Soil?? 
I have a Garden Croton plant. I put it in the rain one day during the summer for a few hours. When I lifted up the pot I noticed there was larvae in …

Tasty Geraniums 
Hey, I bought some beautiful red-budded geraiums the other day. I come across them after a few days and the buds are eaten CLEAN off, and the leaves are …

My Flappjack are wilting? 
Hi, I just got those beautiful flapjacks 2 weeks ago. I water them once a week. At first the leaves were upright but now they look almost flaccid! …

Rootbound plant 
So I have this new plant (which btw, I don’t know what species it is) that has this entangled root system where new offspring have started growing. I’m …

Brown holes are tips of rubber tree plant!  
Hi there! My rubber tree plant has these browned tips with holes in them?? I just bought it about 3 weeks ago and it’s still in its original pot and soil. …

Columnar Aspen, Invasive Roots? 
Hi, I have these trees planted next to my driveway, and have been told their roots can damage utility lines and sidewalks, is this true? Should I be concerned …

Damaged Paddle plant leaves 
I live in FL andI recently repotted my paddle plants and changed their location. They were previously located where they get bright light in the morning …

[Those humbling mistake] 
Hi Your website is honest and humbling about learning from your mistakes. Inspiring too. I've wanted to see what it's like working for a family-owned …

Dying White bird of paradise! 
Hi, I live in Bradenton, FL and all 3 of my white bird of paradise I bought recently died. I went ahead and bought 5 more...now slowly 3 of those are …

Chives  
My chives look: horrible. My dear son decided it was a good idea to cut them in half (because they were growing disproportionately) 3 weeks ago to see …

Could these plants conceivably be planted in the same garden? 
Is it possible for hibiscus, valerian root, skullcap and hops be planted in the same garden? ALSO could ephedra be planted there too? I am asking because …

Birds nest anthurium  
I have a bird nest anthurium with a new plant growing out of bottom side . Main trunk is about 13 inches tall and 6 inches wide . I would like to know …

Arborvitae Help! 
Last year we removed over grown 20 year old Leylands. They were blocking the sun completely from our back yard. Had the soil tested and it was fine. …

mock orange bush buds but will not bloom 
I have a mock orange bush that I planted last year. It starts out absolutely covered in buds, but just as you expect it to burst into full bloom the buds …

My Poor Euphorbia 
Euphorbia. A term I just learned thanks to some app my wife found for identifying plants. I pruned a limb once that looked sick. Wondered about the …

Unknown Succulent , What is it? 
Hi, My sister gave me this plant a few days ago. She got it at Lowes. It was not in the sun for the few weeks she had it. During that time most of the …

My Poor Kal! 
Hi! This is my first Kalanchoe plant and it was nice and full and beautiful when I bought it a couple of months ago. I've only watered it twice, and about …

Spots on leaves 
We have black spots on leaves

Where should I replant these flowers or should I leave them in the planter? 
I planted butterfly and wildflower mix & hummingbird and wildflower mix in this planter (top shelf in the picture). As you can see they are beautiful …

Moss terrarium  
We have this moss terrarium inside a maple syrup bottle that has been showing significant growth in the past days. Is this normal? As you can see, they …

What happened to my moon cactus? 
Why my cactus is looking like this

Pilea Concern 
I purchased this little pilea a week ago. Since then, the leaves have started to drop. The leaves, and all but 2 of the stems are still firm, but they …

Baby Rubber plant 
This is my peperomia obtusifolia, she’s like 3 years old (or more idk) and hasn’t been doing her best recently: she fell on her side, and one of the branches …

Trouble growing Zuckinni and Cucumbers 
I live in Cleveland Ohio.. Having trouble growing Zuckinni and cucumbers in my home garden. Plant start out OK then when they start to produce the leaves …

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New Juniper Owner Help! 
I just purchased this juniper from a friend 2 days ago. I have no idea how to care for it, but my gut tells me something is wrong. I was told to water …

cactus terrarium 
I just got this terrarium with cacti and i was wondering what species the highlighted cacti are? C looks very interesting, A & B look similar but no idea. …

Sick Veggies 
I have had a very successful container garden for the past few years. I built garden beds and this year my plants seem to be sick. The photos are, in …

Blood orange seedling 
I planted a seed I got on a blood orange like 3 months ago and not only it is this small (like 2 inches tall) but also it has this amorphous leaf. What …

Epsom Salt?  
Is Epsom Salt good for tomato and pepper plants?

Neem Oil to Prevent Lethal Bronzing on Cabbage Palms? 
HI I live in Tampa and four of my sixteen palms have lethal bronzing. Will Neem Oil protect my healthy palms from the mites that transmit this? Can I …

Ceropegia Wodii 
Hi there, My string of hearts was growing new parts until I decided to move her to a bigger pot (she was in a veeeery small pot) and now these new …

root rot in pine seedlings ! 
So I planted these seeds of pine trees (Pinus roxburghii) around 100 plants. 75 of them grew out okay its been almost a month ..now.. but they have started …

Update on cotinus coggygria cuttings 
Hi there! I just wanted to give an update on my cuttings, which are 2 weeks and 2 days old and are already showing new growth. Two of the cuttings …

What kind of tree is this? 
I live in Northern Colorado and found this tree growing in my yard but, did not plant it. What is it? Thank you!

Norway spruce 
I recieved a norway spruce starter seedling from the arbor foundation which was about 9" tall. Well I planted it and now is 2 ft tall with about 10 stems. …

Air Conditioning?? 
In one of your posts about succulents and things they don't like is air conditioning in a draft. Could you explain, most of mine will be in my office that …

Seedlings keep dying after 3 weeks 
I live in Las Vegas and can only grow Kale & Spinach with any success. Lately I have experienced my seedlings starting off like gangbusters and they get …

Can a rooted stem grow without leaves? 
So I have this bonsai project with three cotinus coggygria softwood cuttings. 1 of them is slightly shorter than the others, and they have to be the same …

Fruit Cocktail Trees  
Dwarf Fruit Cocktail Tree Prunus - Purple & Red Plum, Yellow & Red Nectarine, Apricot, Peach Pick 6 delicious varieties from this unusual tree! Plant …

Barren rose bush 
Central Virginia plant is approximately seven years old has never blossomed or filled out just grows long and leggy

Root rot in avocado seed  
Hi there. I’ve been growing an avocado seed for 3 months almost. First, it was in water until it got some roots (it only got a fat root, and 3 less …

Sweet Viburnum disease or deficiency 
Hi, Thanks for looking into this issue. I live in Australia in NSW in Cobbitty. We are into Winter now and over the last couple of weeks in Autumn,My …

Golden raintree 
Hello, I have a golden raintree that is dropping the small pollen-like flowers on my vegetable garden. Is this poisonous or will the flower be toxic to …

3 sad looking & droopy boxwoods 
I live in NE Wisconsin, zone 5a. The green leaves of the 3 boxwoods look healthy but the branches are noticeably drooping or limp. The shrubs are mostly …

Ash border to keep animals out? 
Can you deter animals from a plant in the ground using a wood ash border around it?

What can I do with this crazy plants root ball 
What can I do with this crazy plants root ball?

White spots on my WV Rose tomato plant 
Don’t know what this is.

Palm turning yellow and brown 
Hi! So I purchased this palm 1 month ago. It is located on a upstairs balcony. I did bring it inside for a few days and forgot to water it. When I …

How do I prune this rhodehedron 
I want this to look fuller but I’m looking at all the new growth and have no idea where to make cuts.

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Small soft spikes on succulent? 
I got this little guy at my work because I thought he looked really different. I have tried looking up what species but I cannot find anything on him. …

Watering Cacti Seedlings and Humidity 
Hello, I recently bought a "Cacti Mix" pack of seeds and just put them into a 10.5 by 21 inch seed starter pan that's about 2.5 inches deep, it also has …

Revive my jade plant after 2 months of confinement  
Hello, after 2 months of confinement I was finally allowed to go back briefly to my office this morning. Most of my plants have died, but my jade plant …

Cultivating Creosote Curiosity 
Hey hey! I live in Seattle, in hardiness zone 8b from what I'm told. I have two creosote bushes coming and am curious what kind of soil to get for the …

Two plants one pot 
Hello! I am wondering if I would be safe to plant two plants in one pot together. I have an Aloe Plant and a Hawaiian Ti plant. I live in zone 5a, but …

Purple fountain Beech 
We just purchased this beech. The leader appears missing. Should I plant this tree?

What's the name of this "tree plant"... 
What is the name of this plant? Somebody gave this to me as a gift when I lived in Santa Monica, CA. When I drove cross-country back to Massachusetts, …

Growing Flowering Plants from Seed 
Twice I have attempted to grow Floss Flower from seed. Now this is the first year I've done this, so I have no experience. I also tried Marigolds and …

I loathe grasshoppers 
I hate saying that, but I do. Any tips on getting rid of them? And while you are at it, ground squirrels. They may be worse than grasshoppers!

Pest Repellent for indoor plants 
My cat is always interested in my plants. I recently bought two Dracaena plants and used Cayenne Pepper as a repellent. It has worked but now I am seeing …

How can I save my beloved flower tree from dying?  
Hello, I hope you can help me to save my tree. I have enjoyed its beautiful flowers and shade in my garden for about 20 years until this year. Normally, …

Mothers day gift mystery succulent 
My daughter got me a succulent for mothers day.it had a care stake in it but no name. The leaves are puffy and it has a purple tinted. Please help me identify. …

Plant suggestions 
I live in Kansas City. Our house has a sloped back yard toward the house. We have very rocky soil and lots of shade. We would like suggestions on what …

Was this a HUGE mistake? 
Hi Jacki, I live in Orlando, FL, USA (looks like zone 9B to me) and a landscaper planted these plants just outside my house a couple of years ago. They …

Is this plant healthy? 
There's white sticky stuff in the middle of my succulent normal?

French Marigolds? Maybe. 
The seeds from which these three plants germinated were in a seed packet which was labelled “French Marigolds”. All the other resultant plants were clearly …

what is wrong with my kalanchoe 
Please see the attached photo. The leaves have holes in them, could something be eating away at the plant? Thanks

Help! Whats wrong with my Kalanchoe Paddle? 
Hi, please help me understand whats going on with this Kalanchoe Paddle. The leaves have some dark colored spots and any new leaves on top seem to be rotting …

Identify something that was attached to a tree 
These things were attached to a tree like an epiphyte they were relatively easy to flick off. Do you know what they are and should I be worried about …

Scarring/Tracking on my succulents  
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read my question. I live in the midwest, just outside of Chicago Illinois. Right now my succs are still inside …

Sweet potatoes from vines? 
I know to use slips started from a potato but I let one get really long then cut it and the sections have started rooting. But will the sections of cut …

Dwarf Alberta Spruce Root system 
I have a concrete patio that I would like to plant some Dwarf Albert Spruce trees around for privacy. My concern is as they get bigger will their roots …

Struggling to keep my rubber tree plant growing. 
I've had a rubber tree plant for about 18 months and after over watering, not enough sunlight at times and lack of fertilizer I am wondering if there is …

Landscaping in sand  
We r building a vacation home in northern Michigan on Lake Michigan. The property is 100% sand. Was hoping u had recommendations for plantings, including …

easter hydrangeas 
Can you plant Easter Hydrangeas outside ? Any care tips for this type of plant? Thanks Keyta Nacy

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What am I doing wrong with my rubber tree? 
I have had this ficas elastica for about 3 years and it has been a battle keeping it alive. I’ve gone through everything from possibly over watering to …

Flowering bamboo 
My potted bamboo has flowered and produced loads of seeds. What do I do with them?

What are these and are they worth keeping? 
Bought a house- these are in front by the street. What are they, how do I trim them to make them look decent. I do need to keep them to block street …

kalanchoe rotten 
My kalanchoe is seriously rotten. I have it inside. I already cut all rotten flowers and leaves but it is like this for some days now. I dont water it …

Is this poisonous? 
I have Berries falling from a tree/bush that my dogs are eating. I am new to CA and need to know if they are dangerous to them. I have received conflicting …

Is it invasive  
Hi there! I live in a woodland area in Nelson county VA and want to be mindful of not planting invasive around the house that could escape to the forest. …

An unhappy fiddle 
I have had a fiddle tree for the last 5 months, lately it’s been a little unhappy, some leaves around the bottom have turned yellow and have fallen off. …

Neighbor Says She Planted It...I think it’s a weed... 
Is this something that someone would plant or is this just a naturally occurring “weed”; like a dandelion?

Plant on your website? 
This image of a plant is on your website. I have two and would like to know what it is. I been told it might be a Senecio but im not sure. I got one from …

Paddle plant drooping help 
Hi, What should I do with it? I live in Finland, the plant has been on south window and I try not to over water, but the lower leaves are kind of mushy. …

Snake plant roots 
I was propagating a snake plant and its roots were white a month go however now its roots he turned red and im concerned i planted it back into the soil …

Blue muffin vibernum 
Can I cut the witches brooms of of my viburnum plants? They are out of control.I am try not to reduce the height of the bushes too much.These are blocking …

Is something eating my plant baby? 
I have had these brownish-red spots of my succulent for the past couple of weeks. I am wondering if it is either some sort of pest or maybe a soil or nutrient …

rat tail cactus 
Hello, Well, this is a cactus, but I think they are a type of a succulent. I started this cactus from a very small cutting and was very very pleased …

Help! Why am I dying 
I can not make this plant happy and do not know what I am doing wrong

My succulent is out of control 
Hi There, I purchased this plant back in the spring and it was lovely and compact.Now it seems to be stretching or putting out shoots. I'd like help …

Traumatized succulents  
Hello, I bought a small garden wheelbarrow today with around 20 small succulents . Unfortunately on my way home the wheelbarrow fell over in the car and …

Will my succulent absorb toxins from plastic pot with cancer warning label  
Hi,I've bought an aloe vera succulent, and it came in a small black plastic pot, which had a cancer warning label. Is there a chance my succulent absorbed …

Greenhouse roof shading 
Hi, I have a 4 meter x 5 meter greenhouse on a cement slab. The roof is milky corrugated polycarbonate and the 4 walls are clear corrugated polycarbonate. …

🌲 
Hi, Home Depot is practically giving away the trees they have left. They are all outdoors. Do you think they are still alive if I plant them now will …

What to do with crunchy, brown leaves at base of plant? 
I inherited this plant at my office from someone who was not doing a good job at remembering to water it. The leaves at the base of the plant are crispy/crunchy …

Freak Cherry Tree? 
About 35 years ago we planted a Montmorency cherry tree in our back yard in a suburb of Montreal. It has grown to about 40 ft, and yesterday a wind storm …

Master gardener uplimbed my cedar and magnolia trees. Want to cry  
We just had some work done in our backyard by a Master Gardener and her team (my husband found this company on greenpal to mow our lawn a few times and …

Growing and dormant times 
I have lots of succulents but still confused with growing and dormant times. Since most are from different countries do we follow that countries growing …

Columar Spruce Loosing Bark 
My Columar Spruce is loosing bark at the base of the tree. This started happening two years ago. Is my spruce doomed? We live Colorado in Zone 5a.

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How do I grow white Agapathus from seed? They seem to always grow blue! 
How do I grow White Agapathus from seed? They seem to always grow blue!

Too much or too little watering?  
The leaves on my avocado seedling are turning black, curling and getting dry and brittle on the edges. I keep the soil moist and it gets light, indirect …

Help! It's wilting.  
My hairy opuntia is wilting and I don’t know why. It gets lots of sunlight and little water. Will it recover or should I cut off the wilty parts?

Peace and Loud 
Hello, I've been thinking about getting a plant for my bedroom, but I play loud music(drums) there, and I've seen people on the internet state that some …

Problem crabapple tree 
My 5 year old crabapple tree is not blooming on most branches - only a couple still get leaves. It was like this now for 2 seasons. The bark looks like …

Melting agaves? 
My agaves were beautiful a year ago, and now they look like they are melting. I moved them about 20 feet from last year. They still get full sun through …

scheffleara 
i have a schefflera that has been in the same pot for 15 years and the roots are coiled up and coming to the surface of the pot..roots probable 5 feet …

Need help says my plants !! 
Hi, of late my Lantana and Rangoon creeper are suffering from unknown diseases. Grey spots on the upper surface of Lantana leaves and brownish powdery …

Fungus on sunflowers  
I recently got around to treating my fungus infected sunflowers too late. Should I uproot them or cut them at the base?

Soggy leaves 
Good morning thank you for your response . I purchased this plant about 3 weeks ago and the leaves were thick and plump. Some of the leaves are wilted …

Help with my cactus 
Hi! I have a cactus that did excellent last year and this year is brown and yellow. The cactus is located in the same spot as last year. I can’t tell the …

Help! What are these? 
Hi, I have two succulents that I have no idea what they are. I would appreciate any assistance you may be able to provide. The first is the green bushy …

Indian climate for succulents 
I'm from middle India. In summers it's around 45° celsius or 113° Fahrenheit. 90% of my succulents died. They were quite easy to grow species but still …

Vine growing on fence 
I’m in East Tennessee and there is a vine growing on my fence and producing big green bulbs with seeds in them, what are they?

Flower or Leaf? 
Can you give the name of this flower?

Yellow/brown spots on dwarf Myer lemon tree 
Help! I discovered yellow/orangish spots on my dwarf Myer Lemon tree on the top of the leaves and branches. Could you please identify the disease/insect/fungus …

Vinca Major problem 
Here in Dallas, my vinca major has gone from healthy to looking like it's been sprayed with weed killer. Someone mentioned leaf rollers but I don't see …

Converting a tiled water fountain to an above ground flower garden 
I am converting an 8x8x1’ ceramic tile lined water fountain to an above ground flower garden. I live in Greeley co which is in hardiness zone 5b, and is …

Is it really dead? 
Zone 5 My yard always floods a little but this spring was brutal! Cool/cold, cloudy, rainy all March, April, May and even into June. 3, burgundy star …

Male Mulberry tree with fruit 
We have a huge male mulberry tree. This year for the first time that I have noticed, there are a few branches on it loaded with mulberries. My neighbour …

What is this plant? 
Hello! I bought this succulent/cactus at Marshall’s and no matter how much I google I can’t figure out what it is. An aloe? Haworthia? I’m just looking …

Brown balls 
I found brown balls in my outdoor plant that are hard and when I busted them they let out powder. When I wet them they let off smoke. Can you tell me what …

What are these plants?  
Hello: This is my 3rd try... can you please identify the plants in this photo? I know the one in the back is a jade but what are the two in the foreground? …

leaves 
What trees do these leaves belong to?

Crepe Myrtle tree 
We live in Delaware and one of our Crepe Myrtle trees has issues with the trunk as evidenced by various photos. Our landscaping department in our community …

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half of my burning bush is dying 
What would cause my burning bush (fire bush) to suddenly die on just one side, in less than a week? (It's approximately 10 years old).

My Cactus Is REALLY Growing 
Hi there! We got our cactus about 6 months ago and since then it's REALLY been growing. The top of the cactus is mushrooming out, and it's starting to …

Mother's Day 
Good morning from Ohio. My 1 year old grandson(so my son and daughter-in-law) got this for me for Mother's Day this year. I've never had a succulent …

What seed did I buy 
Hi,I bought pyracantha seeds and these are what are growing. Are they pyracantha?

I done F-ed up. Help please? 
Hello I think I made a huge mistake and I’d like help please. I planted three cypress trees about a foot apart, because they’re gorgeous and fill the …

When can my Mother of Millions go Outside 
I have some newly potted Mother of Millions plants. How warm do warm do temperatures need to be for me to leave them outside day and night?

Multi message 
Location: Indoors, London, UK Light: Lots of light Temperature: 15-25°C 1.Aloe vera with pups. How much water does it need? Could I get it to flower? …

Climate Adjustment 
I live in Michigan, but I like tropical plants. Is there a way, even if it is over years or something, to adapt tropical plants to growing outside in …

Spider mites or Fungi 
Does my Avocado plant have Fungus or mites? I am terrified to loose him. He is almost 1yr old. about 8 months. I am new to growing and know I have a lot …

Crepe Myrtle: Witches Broom 
I am located in Atlanta GA. I have a 6 ft Crepe Myrtle total consumed with Witches Broom disease. A Cyprus was previously removed and replaced with this …

Blue Shade Ruellia 
My blue shade reullia suddenly turned brown and apparently died this spring. What acauses this? WE had lots of rain this spring. Could that be the cause? …

Supposed to grow in length?? 
Hi, my name is Roz and I have a co-worker who has this succulent. I think it is part of the Hawthorn, Gasteria, Aloe family but I could be way off. …

what the heck is this thing...? 
Hello! I have had this plant for quite some time now and although it seems to be growing web-bier, it doesn’t look great. It may have come out of a potted …

Devil's backbone loosing all its leaves 
My plant was at my school doing great. I brought it home and put it in same spot it has been in for past 4 years for summer. But it has lost almost all …

Green Beans on a Tacoma Yellow Bell??!! 
live in zone 9a & b near Phoenix. Planted Tacoma Yellow bell shrubs 8 weeks ago, 15 gal. size. Landscaper planted with all the correct things. They …

Please don't let my 35yr old gardenia die! 
I have a 30+ yr old gardenia plant. Purchased at a nursery over 30yrs ago for mother's Day. I inherited the plant from my mum. She was able to propagate …

An you grow Blueberries from planting them? 
Can you start Blueberries from planting them??My grand babies asked me that and we live in Zone 9

Identify my tree 
Is this an Ornamental Peach or Cherry Blossom? It sure looks like a Japanese Cherry Blossom with the single layer of petals, but the neighbor who gave …

Japanese stonecrop leaves falling off 
I have a Japanese stonecrop plant. The leaves are falling off sooner than expected. Been putting it in sunlight all day and still nothing has improved. …

Mealy bugs 
Do you have a solution for dealing with mealy bugs? They seem to only be on my jade plants. Most of what I read is wipe down every leaf with a Qtip. …

My new plant is drooping 
I have got this Jade plant as a gift. Its with me for a month now. I have followed the instructions; (1) water 10ml twice a week (2)sunlight 2hrs …

White flies from cotton plants are eating my lantana? 
Last spring I planted colorful lantana outside my back wall. Usually pest resistant in other areas I lived in, but I now live near cotton fields. And …

Angel trumpet growth problem 
Every autumn I cut back my angel trumpet and bring it indoors. Around mid-May when all danger of frost has passed and it´s reached the ceiling I take it …

When to Repot Sticks on Fire 
I have a Sticks on Fire (Euphorbia tirucalli) that is 10 years old and 2 1/2 ft tall. Spends winters in side and outside when warms up in zone 5. My question …

Echeveria Jackie Care 
Hello. I received an Echeveria Jackie plant last year and this year it bloomed flowers on a long stem. Once the flowers have died, do I need to prune the …

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Possibly an Australian shrub  
Hi, I would appreciate if you’re able to help. I have two questions. 1. We have a shrub in our garden (South Devon) and have been told it’s native to …

Over watered Sansevieria 
When I bought a Sansevieria a few weeks ago I noticed that the soil was wet. A couple of weeks later one of the leaves fell off. Although I haven´t …

My philodendron is not growing well 
Well, that was the heading.... I spent 30+ minutes figuring out what to write and typing it as well as taking and uploading 4 photos (additional time). …

Photos of Troubled Flapjack Plant 
Hey. I posted about brown spots on my flapjack. I've attached some photos this time. I havent had him very long. He didnt have any spots when I bought …

Plant name changes  
Hi i am studying for a qualification in horticulture. I wondering how to define why plants change name and maybe some examples of recent name changes …

Can I plant shrubs in January? 
I bought a bunch of shrubs in pots at a winter discount sale. I live in zone 8a.

Why does my avocado plant look like this? 
I’m a complete beginner when it comes to gardening. I’ve managed to grow an avocado plant (1yo now) from seed and I feel like I’ve done something wrong …

Sprouting calla lilies 
I always take my calla lilies indoors in autumn and the following spring I check them regularly to see if they´ve begun to sprout so that I can put them …

Help me to identify this fancy flower 
Hi Jacki, Greeting from Indonesia. Im dying getting know what kind of name of this flower, i couldnt sleep for several days cause of it you know. I found …

Is it okay to trim a succulent? 
I have had these two gems for a while. The shorter one I believe to be an Aloe nobilis that has suddenly grown tall leaves. I've had that one about a year. …

Oh really over watered outside succulent plants in pots due to heavy rains 
I live in Northern California and we've had plenty of rain for the past 3 days. I'm new to actually really taking care of my succulent plants and I …

Mexican petunias  
We live in central Texas. Should the Mexican Petunias be in a green house during the freezing temps and snow or will they be fine left out in the yard? …

Wood Sorrel 
We have many potted wood sorrel plants and bring them in the house in the winter. Is it possible to just dig up and store the tubers over the winter instead …

Elephant Ears with seed Pods 
I have grown elephant ears for years and have loved them. This spring I bought about 5 more and planted them and I have seed pods galore. I would like …

weeds 
where does cutleaf ground cherry come from? Do deer like it?

Would you separate these trees? 
A few years back family members gave us several Hibiscus trees which we planted in a row. One had several branches right off the base but we thought nothing …

Bradford Pears 
I live in eastern SC and the Bradford Pear trees are blooming. Not sure why, but I think it's because it was unusually warm all September and continues …

Echeveria Laui lost its coating 
Hello! I have just started to cultivate succulents and I think I have already made my first mistake. My laui got mealy bugs, so I went at my local gardening …

A new home. 
Hello, I hope you are doing well. I am in a bit of a pickle here. I want to propagate my Pothos to water. Their new home. However, they are too …

Coconut trees 
I am in Sanibel Island florida. My question :is it rare for three coconuts to grow out of one coconut. My son planted the seed and we were amazed to …

The quest for the mysterious vanishing paintings.  
Snappy enough for you? OK here is your buddy Frankie chocolate. And that's a pretty snappy name too. I have a question for you O great master of …

Lawn progect gone awry 
Hello I’m in the process of slopping my back yard away from my house for better drainage. I had a contractor come and added 40 tons of clay for the base …

Hidden Ginger in container w/ Vinca? 
Hi! I am a newbie! Trying to start a container garden here in NC! My question is I purchased just some "pretty flowers" and put them in a pot together. …

I think my Elephant ear is pregnant. 
I purchased a small Alocasia at a yard sale 3 months ago. The pot size was about 1 gallon, with 1 full leaf showing. It has grown by a foot since I …

Christmas cactus  
I’m from Ottawa Ontario. I have put my Christmas cactus out on my balcony for the summer facing south. The leaves on my cactus are turning red what is …

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Short tree with beetles 
We moved in to a home in the country in East Tennessee, near the Great Smoky Mountains. On our property is a very short tree with narrow leaves, about …

Safe for Rabbit? 
Hi Can you tell me if Crassula plants are safe for Rabbits. I have an indoor rabbit and also two huge Crassula plants. so far we have managed to keep …

dead branches on grapevine 
I have an old (perhaps 50 years) grapevine (concord, I think) attached to my house. This year, for the first time, there is no growth on about half the …

Fuscias 
Hi, my fuscias keep dying. It is 30 degrees Celsius and dry. I live in Rhodes, Greece. I water it every three days and feed it with a phosphate which was …

Peony 
We bought a house 3 yrs ago that had 3 well established peonies that had been blooming profusely. Last year, however, one of them came up in spring …

What is he holding in his hands ? 
I can't tell what these succulents are . My "bf" says it's male and female succulents but I don't think so . Definitely succulents tho .

Weed? Or Plant? 
Hi, We have this growing in an area we are clearing that had old azaleas that were mostly dead and have no idea what else. We have sprayed it with round-up …

I need help with my Schefflera 
I have a shefflerria plant that came from my dad's funeral nine years ago. For this reason I would really like to keep it and have it do well. It is …

Is it dying? 
I found this succulent on the ground last summer and it has not grown much since, though it survived a tough winter here in Denver. I know succulents …

Fescue Planting 
I live in western west Virginia, just on the Ohio , Kentucky Border. In the last couple years I cleared some ground on my property that is very steep. …

Plagued by Fungus Gnats 
I have what I think are fungus gnats on my houseplants and have read that using diluted hydrogen peroxide is an effective way to get rid of them and is …

Yellowing leaves on buddleia 
Last year the leaves on my buddleia started to turn yellow. This didn´t prevent it from blooming profusely but I still thought it might be lacking nutrients. …

White Spots Under Leaves Of Ficus Elastica/ Dropping Leaves  
Hello I have more than 1 question: I just bought my first ficus elastica black burgundy. I've only had it for a week and it has started to drop leaves. …

Seedpod?? 
Hi, This plant has flowered and seems to have developed a green 'thingy' at the top of it's stem. The plant itself seems to be dying. Is this a seedpod …

Dymondia seeds 
Hello, I am looking for Dymondia seed. I'm told by vendors that they've only seen flats. But they all started with seeds! So can you please tell me where …

Sodium 
We have had our soil analysis and it was determined that it is very high in sodium. Need to know if we can correct this by putting anything in the soil. …

haworthia plant rotting 
I got this two months ago, and it just recently started rotting and loosing the white colored stripes. I put it in a terrarium with other succulents about …

white spots on gollum 
I recently installed a water softener and now notice white spots on my gollum but not other succulents.They are not scale or dust mites. I read somewhere …

Purple ends on african milk tree 
Hi Jacki, My African milk tree has been growing and doing really well. However, lately I've noticed it is getting purple at the ends, just on the inside …

Privacy plants in smaller volume planters 
Hi, I've made some planters to sit on top a block wall to obscure the junk my new neighbors keep in their front yard. The planters are made of composite …

How much salt is too much? 
I am doing an experiment for my science project. I am determining what effects potassium will have on the growth of garden spinach (potassium is used in …

What weed is this? 
I live in North Central KS (mid March) and our yard is starting to bloom this type of plant/weed. What is it? We have just freshly thatched, mulched, bagged …

Buttonbush 
What can I use to overspray newly planted button bush to control weeds, that won't harm the plant?

Holly bush 
My daughter has a holly bush which she wants to move, it's quite large and we were wondering how and when would be the best time to move it? What prep …

How much bags of fertilizer do I need? 
I have a 1000 sq ft garden. I got my soil samples back and it calls for 5-10-10 per 1000 sq ft. How many 40 lbs bags should I use?

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Succulent Death 
My poor succulent plant is on the brink of collapse. I think at one time it was over watered, before I got it. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. …

Fast Growing Shrubs for Privacy 
Neighbors. Who needs them? I just moved to a new house last summer, and even though it's in my dream location, the neighbors leave a lot to be desired. …

What Soil Do You Use 
What soil do you use to grow succulents? I've seen lots of guidelines that say 'well drained' but what exactly is that?

Take Care of Succulent seedlings 
Okay, so they germinated. Now what? They don't seem to be doing anything at all. I thought I had done it right, and they would be happy, but they …

Growing Hens and Chicks 
I've had a few hens and chicks given to me over the years but they always seem to die. My soil is mostly clay and I know that it's recommended to have …

Ann Magnolia 
I live in the Memphis Tn area and I just recently received by mail a Ann Magnolia tree. It was delivered to my home and is in its original packaging around …

What do I do with my succulent now? 
Hi, I live in Seville, Spain and have been addicted to succulents for about 7 years. This plant has up to now produced 11 flower spikes!! I didn't …

My baby succulents aren't growing but they look healthy! 
I have a variety of baby succulents that I started growing all at one time. Most of them have grown to about an inch high and have been that way for almost …

Landscaper Can't Figure these out 
I'm a landscaper and there are some plant problems that I haven't been able to solve. I understand you guys must get requests all the time. I want to be …

Dried areas on leaves  
Hi, thank you so much for this website! It has been a great guide in my foray unto succulents! A succulent I bought has a dry patch on a leaf. I didn't …

My Strange California Tree Succulent in Iowa..... 
Hello! Just a few weeks back I found this plant in a quaint little store in California and I just HAD to HAVE IT. There was only one problem... I live …

Orostachsys Hrybrid Not Happy in the Land of Oz 
This used to be the healthiest Gnome Dome plant as part of my succulent family. I brought the herd of them inside as usual when it started getting …

Old growth underneath hens and chicks 
Hello There, I have 3 hens and chicks and they all do the same thing. As they grow, each plant seems to keep a large amount of dead "undergrowth"(my term). …

Blue string of pearls 
Hi Jacki, I live in Australia and someone here is selling seeds for blue string of pearls. I have only heard of the green and the variegated variety, …

What is the correct size pot?  
Hi Jacki, I have a tall African Milk Tree (Euphorbia Trigona). I have had it for almost 3 years now, and it is in its original pot (see photo). …

Should I be concerned about my cactus turning brown? 
Hi, I have a cactus (and please correct me if that is not the proper term for what it is called) that is around 25 to 30 years old. It has been turning …

Growing/making new plant from leaf 
Hi, I have finally been able to buy a couple of Senecio radicans glauca - fish hooks. I noticed that one of the leaves rather than be the classic fish …

Senecio pendulans propagation  
Hi Jacki, Great website! I have a Senecio pendulans purchased at a small nursery about 6 months ago. There were three plants in a 4” pot, one of them …

losing color 
Hi Jacki, I bought this succulent 3 years ago, and it's been doing really well. It has also been growing really fast! However, it has started to lose …

Full winter sun but deep summer shade?! 
I've spent the last three years studying about my garden zone (6a), native species of plants, and about what not to plant and where. I would love to add …

Is my palm tree dying? 
We have a 'baby' palm tree in our front yard, the bottom leaves are always brown, drooped, and dead. We have only lived here about 7 months, and we do …

Propagation 
I propagated a bunch of black prince leaves because it had a root rot. most of them started growing but a lot doesn't have roots. They have many (pups?) …

caterpillar and spider plants 
I came back from vacation of 2 weeks and the beautiful spider plant in my office was dead, there was round dirt all over the window sill and beyond. Then …

White marks with brown spots? 
Hello, a few months ago I bought this succulent from a supermarket (unlabelled). It has developed white marks with brown spots. They're only on one …

HUGE Hibiscus 
So I got a tiny Hibiscus seedling at a Horticulture show last January. It's in a pretty big pot on a lanai - good sun etc..etc.. I water it almost everyday …

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We are having a contest and I need help 
My group is having a contest (its okay to ask for help with ID) and this plant looks like it would be a succulent but I have not seen it before. The prize …

White Specs/Crystals on Hens and Chicks - Wont go away - Aphids? 
Hello There, Thank you for the help in advance. I have two hens and chicks plants that I believe have been infected by aphids. I learned this based …

Flowering Sansevieria 
I have a Mother-in-law plant that bloomed last year and again this year. I took pics. I browsed online because everyone told me theirs never bloomed. …

Brown black prince 
Hello, my black prince is getting soft and brown. It used to be really pretty and sturdy. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. It may be because of too much …

help id this sick looking plant and cactus 
This plant needs help but what is it and what care does it need? Older cactus was repotted and now seems to be dying. brown and splitting.

too tall succulent? 
It seems this succulent is reaching but it has just started this and I'm not sure it should be so tall. Bottom leaves have brown tips.

Can't identify this weed/plant 
Not sure what this is, but I don't want to treat it as a weed if it isn't. Doesn't seem to match any of the known weeds I've searched for. I live in Northern …

Are my succulents healthy??? 
My echeveria perle von nurnberg and kalanchoe thyrsiflora are stretching out (which I know is due to a lacking of sunlight) but I was wondering if they …

Edith Bogue Letting me Down! 
We have a 10' magnolia that is a year old. It has yet to produce blooms. I purchased phosphate but I'm reluctant to treat it now knowing the right …

Hydrangeas infected 
I live in NE Florida, zone 8b. Recently transferred 3 year old hydrangeas to new home. They were doing great, but I've noticed leaves dying fast, holes …

Getting the tops of willows to mature 
Hi. I live in southern Wisconsin. I grow willow plants and I want the tops of the plants to stop growing and mature by early in October. I use these …

To propagate or to not propagate 
I'm a beginner plant enthusiast and I decided to start with the "simple and easy" succulent. I've bought a succulent at a local super market and didn't …

Unidentified 
Hi Jacki, thanks for helping with my previous post. I have some succs that mabe you can help me with. Living in South Africa and not sure what these cuties …

Deadly Nightshade? 
I´ve found several suspect plants apparently camouflaging themselves among my tomato plants. Since the blossoms are similar, I assume that, like tomatoes …

Queries about rosemary seedlings 
I have several queries about the 3 rosemary seedlings which I´ve had since early spring, 2 in one small pot and 2 together. They´re growing well but …

SPOOKY ! 
SOMEONE GAVE ME A SEMPERVIVUM PLANT. OUT OF THE CENTER OF THE MANY HENS AND CHICKS IN THIS POT IS A 2-FOOT GIANT STALK WITH LITTLE SPIKY FLOWERS??? GROWING …

Brown Leaves on Trees 
I live in Northeastern South Dakota, 30 miles North east of Watertown SD. Zip code is 57265. I had the county plant trees for me a year ago. We were …

What Can I do to Save This Plant? 
My lovely healthy and happy Chocolate Soldier plant is not doing very well, and I think I may have killed it with kindness. What will save it, and how …

Can Succulents Recover if Roots are Waterlogged? 
I've got a succulent plant that got watered too much when I went away (note to self; don't get a non-gardening neighbor to take care of your plants). …

Nothing grows here!  
I live in the panhandle of Texas Zone 7 . Very dry low humidity and clay soil. I can go out on the prairie and count on one hand the number of trees …

spider webs on gasteria 
Many of my succulents have been outside on my covered porch with no problems, but one Gasteria has continually been full of fine spider webs. I've …

What Tree to Plant after another died from fungus 
After my beautiful Japanese Maple died from Verbicillium Wilt I was told not to plant another Japanese maple in the spot as it would die also. And not …

How hot is too hot? 
I live just east of Phoenix. Today we are at 108 headed to around 120 on Tuesday. Night time temps in the 90's. I'm trying to grow sedums/ succulents …

geraniums 
My geraniums have huge amounts of foliage but don't want to bloom. How do I make them bloom?

Is this a Plant or a large weed? 
I am trying to find out if the attached picture is a plant or a weed.. I just moved in to my home and i am doing some grooming to my landscaping... please …

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Dragon's Backbone Browning 
I saw another comment from someone about their Dragon's Backbone turning brown on 1 side of a stem, and mine is doing the same. Is it too much sun, too …

Inquiry into whether Yellow Oleander can be grown in a container  
Hi, I belong to the northern part of India, and I reside in an apartment complex. I wanted to know if it'll be suitable to grow a Yellow Oleander tree …

My ghost plant has weird colored patches 
Hello! Well a few months ago I got a Graptopetalum paraguayense wich was growing outside in a garden, since then I keep it indoors but I try to put it …

Massonia's leaves 
The leaves on a massonia plant are usually full of small green or purple swellings that help it do something. is there a use for it; it seems like an important …

climbing hydrangea 
I have an OLD climbing hydrangea that has done well climbing, spreading, and surviving. It has NEVER had the first bloom until this year. The vine is nearly …

Name of plant 
Hi, Greetings, We have a plant in our vicinity here in Calgary. And we don't know the name of this plant. Could you give us any information about …

feed rhubarb plants? 
Is it too late in the season to feed my rhubarb plants?

First time succulent mommy. Paranoid!  
Hi! It's my first time working with succulents and I found some things on my crassula that I'm a little worried about. They seem rather healthy, but I …

Propagation Turned Brown 
I recently tried propagating a succulent and I don't know if something went wrong or not. The 2/3 callouses on my leaves just turned hard and brown, …

Deflated Cactus 
My golden barrel cactus looks as if it's deflated, I tried looking into this but I got varying answers, too much water, not enough water, not engough sunlight, …

Dieffenbachia 
I have a very mature large Dieffenbachia that has brown snakelike (roots?) growing from the stem. Do you know what these are and will I harm the plant …

What should I do with my succulent crafts in winter 
The winter care for tender succulents is a no-brainer; take them indoors. But what do I do with hardy wreaths and other crafts? They don't like going …

Is salt safe for succulents? 
I made some colored "sand" with salt and chalk shavings. I am pretty sure the chalk is ok, but is the salt ok? I just want to use the "sand" for decorating …

What fungus grows on trees and which can be produced in agar nutrients? 
Hi I am looking for advice on what fungus grows on trees and from that list which fungus can be produced and grown on agar plates . I am doing an experiment …

too much light? 
I'm in a Facebook group where someone posted 2 pix of their sempervivum royanum five weeks apart. She said she uses a grow light. The 1st pic shows a …

Beautiful Kalanchoe Flapjack dying fast 
Hi, I'm sure hoping you can help me save my lovely kalanchoe. It has developed raised black spots all over every one of its leaves and the stem has taken …

planting fountaingrass 
I live in central North Carolina. Just recently had 15 large pine trees cut down in front of my house; the stumps are still there. I would like to …

Growing Salvia farinacea indoors 
I am currently growing and germinating several flats of Salvia (Blue Mealy) in my indoor greenhouse...the study. My question is: I have 20- 2 1/2" …

How do I draw and Illistrate the three Cutting types ?  
So Basically I have to draw three drawings Semi Ripe Soft Stem Hardwood Could someone show what they should look like and what notes need to …

Question on Rooting Medium  
I have this question on my work sheet and the words just throw me State Three Characteristics of a rooting medium in cuttings

leaf cuttings of echeveria black knight 
Hi I am an unqualified gardener & been gardening for nearly 45yrs. I live in Australia at a place called the Riverland which has hot dry summers average …

Zone 8-9 Succulents 
Hi Are there any succulents that can grow outdoors in West Florida? We have hot humid summers, but winters can drop to 20 degrees. Also, the we have …

What did I do right? Also, to pot or not? 
I´ve got two questions. One is about the cactus in the foreground. I´ve got literally dozens of these cacti, all from the one plant I got too many …

Stephanotis 
All of a sudden my Stephanotis plant has sticky leaves???

Yellow Jackets attracted to my flame willows 
I live the n WI, Zone 5. This year yellow jackets are swarming the ground and branches on my flame willows that are 3 years old. There is no nest I …

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fruit and leaf image attached 
Can you tell me what plant this is? I obtained the fruit and leaf from a green shrubbery growing on a neighbour's railings, with the fruit hanging off …

Sunshine and Succulents 
What succulents do not require day-long direct sunshine?

Latest time to plant 
Zone 6- Massachusets. I live in a town where we are presently allowed to hand water from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. -ban will be over October 31. Is November …

can I save it?? 
I've managed to identify this plant from your pages, so thank you for that! And I also saw a similar question asked from someone else, but it wasn't exactly …

Barren 17 ×1 in need of facelift 
I live in the okanagan, of British Columbia Canada, just outside of Vernon. The area is a zone 3-5. I would like to bring a 17×1 foot barren garden …

Ailing Echeveria Imbricata! 
Hi, I live in Phoenix, Arizona and it's August. So we get really HOT, dry weather here (except for the recent monsoons and haboobs). I think we're in …

really winter hardy cacti and succulents 
In Ottawa, temps dip to -30. I have some Opuntia that survive under a foot of snow but Lobivias and some Echinocereus rotted in the wet spring. Looking …

I'm sorry I'm not short and snappy- well, I am short 
I have some kind of damage going on with some of my plants, my jades in particular, but a hindu rope plant as well. Seems like it might be the same …

Please help identify & save my plant. 
Hi, Can you please help me identify my succulent? It was a wedding favour. When I first got it 2 weeks ago, all the leaves are green. A few leaves …

Xmas cactus leaves are pale green and lifeless after soil watered but still rock hard 
We were away for 2 weeks & my plant dried out. When we got home I gave it water & water just ran out of bottom of pot. I watered it again and same problem. …

It looks like chemical drift but... 
this strange phenomena has been going on all spring and summer. Tomatoes, marigolds, petunias, potatoes, cosmos, impatiens etc. all have some degree of …

sad, leggy succulents begging for help!!  
Don't laugh. OK, go ahead and laugh. These 2 are definitely desperate cases at this point. I guess this is testament to the doggedness of succulent …

Stems  
Hi how to a make my succulents stronger, ive seen on the Internet the same succulents with strong wood types stems but mine aren't like that.

Badly treated Euphorbia Lactea 
Hi Jacki, While I was away for 3 weeks I left my plants to the apparently not-so-tender care of my neighbour with strict instructions about watering...or …

Watering 
I have a variety of succulents and cactus .. I am just still a bit stumped on the watering patterns because some are outside and some are inside depending …

Black walnut tree 
I'm having a problem with vegetables growing near a black walnut tree and was wondering if it was something the tree was shedding or is it the roots taking …

Cleaning Sempervivum 
I got some soil in my cob web sempervivum. Any tips on removing the soil without ruining the web? I tried a thin paint brush but the webs keep coming apart. …

Duranta Tree 
I have a small Duranta tree and it seems to be losing its flowers and leaving bare branches where there once was beautiful purple flowers. The bumblebees …

BUGS! what are they? 
I live in NYC and have some chicks & hens growing on my windowsill. Lately I've noticed some of the leaves turning brown and today I spotted some teeny …

Need replacement for a Mohican Viburnum 
I am from a suburb of Milwaukee Wisconsin. Zone 5. I had a Mohican Viburnum that developed root rot after a good 10 years of problem free growth. …

Pruning My Succulent Plants 
Hey! Quick question here - I was browsing your site and came across your "Pruning Succulent Plants" page, and recognized the plant you have on the title …

help for my succulents 
what to do with sun scorched succulents

What's needed to grow succulents in clay soil? 
I have clay soil and I want a succulent garden in my front yard. What do I need to do to prepare the soil?

Using Grey Water to Irrigate Plants 
Grey water is water that you've already used in everyday household operations - laundry, showers, or washing the floor. Sometimes, this will contain soap …

Planting Thyme Plugs 
"I am very new to gardening, and I have been trying to use plants that don't need much water. I love elfin thyme. Just wondering what the proper way to …

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Repot or not? 
I bought a group of Lithops from a Dutch garden centre last week hoping to be able to transplant them into a large shallow pot along with various other …

Succulents not looking as good 
I got these succulents for my birthday from a friend and since December they have been doing very well. But recently they have started to not look …

Beheading successful...now what? 
Hi Jacki, I cut the head off my echeveria (I think that's what it is, had very long stems with lovely yellow blooms) which had bloomed nicely but turned …

Wrinkly leaves 
I am pretty sure I have a Aeonium kiwi. I had baby plants growing from the stem and gently pulled them off. I let them dry and then planted them. …

Help! Dying because i dont know how to save ! 
Brought at the local hard ware from the indoor plant section and have lost the i/d label and cannot remember name or care instructions hence the plant …

Mahic Bells plant 
I was given a cutting of a Magic Bells and was told it is soooo easy to grow. No instructions on how to root it came with it, it was in water and is …

European fan palm 
I've had this European fan Palm tree for over four years. Within the last 4-6 months the bottom leaves have been dying off. I still have new growth …

Egyptian Onions 
As you are into succulents, I have been growing some "pregnant onions" from an old plant my sister was given many years ago. I think they are beautiful. …

Grafting 
Does a grafted branch produce the fruit of the tree it is grafted into?

Large container garden getting drenched in Northern California 
Hi Jacki, Thanks for this great site. I live 30 miles south of San Francisco and have hundreds of succulents in containers on my patio. We are getting …

Odd white coloring 
Hello, I was wondering why my succulent has this odd white color on it. It didn't when I first got it. Normally it would sit in sunlight in my window, …

Falling over! 
Long, smooth leaves. Plant is falling over and I'm scared it's going to break. Already moved it to a bigger pot.

Graptoveria leaves bruising and empty of water!  
Hello! I'm very new to succulent care. I started growing my graptoveria last June. It was just a tiny thing , and now I think it might need its own pot! …

Flapjack plant about to bloom? 
Dear Jacki, Thank you very much for your super fast reply regarding the drooping of the lowest leaves of my flapjack. Hovewer, what I learned left …

Lower leaves of flapjack plant drooping 
Dear Jacki, I got a gorgeous Kalanchoe thyrsiflora plant from a friend of mine two weeks ago. I live in Budapest, Hungary, the plant lives in front …

Dwarf Alberta Spruce 
I live in Nebraska, Zone 5a and I am wondering if I plant a Darwf Alberta Spruce on the east side of my house, about 3.5 feet from the house with it being …

Unknown succulent with sunburn? 
This succulent has been in a bowl (with no drainage) with 3 other succulents. I've been modestly watering them when the soil gets dry, however, I was …

research 
Hi, I am a college student doing an assignment on horticulture. I was hoping you could answer a few questions. Thank you in advance. • What advice would …

Outdoor succulents 
I have a large bowl planted with various succulents…most have sent up long shoots over a foot in length - are you supposed the cut these shoots back? …

Mystery succulent growing quickly and dying at the same time 
Hi! I got this succulent for my birthday in early July and I really love it. It was from a small garden shop and didn't come with a label to identify …

Echeveria plant gone wild 
I have an echeveria plant (not sure specifically what kind) with a insanely tall flower or growth -not sure which. The growth is 14" tall! The flower …

Drying Succulents for Shipping 
I have a question about drying succulents for shipping. I understand the packaging, using a few layers of newspapers, and also using the heavy boxes …

Wondering what specific Echeverias these are. 
I've been searching through very many online databases to find specific names for each of these Echeverias but as a very un-educated "apartment horticulturist" …

Shedding Tree 
I have a tree that is shedding (not sure what kind of tree), it also has holes in its leaves as well as spiky-like balls hanging from it? Not sure if …

How do you ship your succulents? 
I am thinking of starting a succulents business as I have been propagating them for years. How do you ship them? Do you ever ship arrangements in pots? …

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Questions Concerning Grafting 
I would appreciate your expertise in answering some questions concerning grafting. I think that I erroneously believed that if you graft a branch from …

Pinching Evergreen Clematis 
Hello, I'm in the process of trying to grow back a few evergreen clematis vines after a hard pruning (it was top heavy & becoming a tangled mess). …

In reply to white berry plant (White Baneberry) 
Hello Jacki ! This is in reply to a post from a little while ago for a plant that someone was asking about I have accidentally come across it, here …

Advice on Vikane-d agaves 
Hi - I had my house fumigated for termites last week with Vikane gas, and my two outdoor octopus agaves started turning brown a couple of days later. I'm …

Hen and Chicken Plant 
What do you do to the tall stalk that grows out of a hen and chicken plant? Hi Dave, that tall stalk is actually the flower. Once the flowers fade, …

No one knows 
This picture was posted on 365 days of natures, but no one can ID it. sorry, I don't know any more about it. It's nothing like we've seen here in the North …

Green house 2 
Jacki What signs to look for to unzip tha bag and let them breath, Secondly , does this this work with succulents? Amjad There are a couple of …

PET DETERENT 
Is there a commercial grass seed that will prevent neighbor's pets from utilizing my grass as their personal latrine? My rationale for asking is animals …

Miniature geenhouse 
Hi Jacki I was advised to propagate hydrangea from Stem cutting , and put it in a watered and Drained soil in a small pot then put it in a Zip lock …

Stone Face plant 
My stone face succulent is shriveling up.... WHY?????!!!!!!! Judging from the way your succulents are leaning, I am going to go out on a limb and …

Mystery plant and growth? 
Hello, I think this is some type of dieffenbachia, but I don't know. If you can, please identify? Also, can you tell me whether or not the taupe/tan …

Magnolia as promised 
Hello again Jacki, as i promised you in July ,to let you know of my magnolia tree decision: 1. i have just received M. Denudata seeds from Hong Kong,of …

arabian jasmine help please!! 
Hi there! i recently got an Arabian jasmine, and its outside. its in a corner where it gets very little direct sunlight, if any. i live in el paso, tx …

Should I behead it?  
Just got tihis aeonium arboreum variegata last week. I immediately planted it but today I saw this disaster! I only gave it a sip of water since it's …

Shrivelled Kumquat Nagami fruit 
Hi, We have four 6-10 year old Kumquat Marami and Kumquat Nagami trees. The Marami trees have small fruit shrivelling up on the tree and many dropping …

How am I killing the unkillable Sedum? 
I apologize about the pond picture before… I’ve attached the actual pictures this time. My sedum leaves are turning yellow and red and falling off, did …

rose plant wilting... 
3 weeks ago I bought a rose plant(double pink knock out).I transplanted from the pot to ground.All the leaves turned yellow and fell off.after 10 days …

My Jade is Woe 
Hello once again! I've been known to propagate a Jade or two... currently I think I have about 11 or so Jade plants growing. My first Jade that I …

Snowball Tree 
I want to know what I can do for my snowball tree. All the leaves have dried out and it looks as if it is dying. Do I need to feed it and if so what? …

What am I doing wrong??? 
Hi Jacki, I've written before about grow lights and you were very helpful. I now have an urgent situation...! I've been developing a rock and succulent …

How am I killing my Sedum Telephium?! 
My sedum leaves are turning yellow and red and falling off, did I over water them, or did they get too much sun? I live in Minneapolis, MN zone 4, the …

moss rose 
They are turning yellow and falling apart look bad . I think a dog is peeing on them what do you think . I live in florida; please tell me what to do …

Hen and Chicks for the Fairy Garden 
I'm seeing these being used a lot in container gardens for fairies. Very hot topic on Pinterest. I've recently made a page (on Squidoo) about broken …

Hibiscus  
Hello Jacki Any ideas of how can I help my New hibiscus in the garden to survive frost In winter? Thank you Amjad Hi Amjad, without knowing …

lagestromia 
Hello Jacki, what are the chances of getting a hard wood cut from an old lagestromia to root into a healhty tree Thanx Jacki In most cases, older …

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Indian Bulb 
Hello Jacki, 1) I got this plant from a friend claiming that it is an indian bulb and should be treated as we do with bulbs, i have no clue what this …

Blue/Purple plant 
Hello again, I also have this beautiful plant that has outgrown the pot, but I LOVE this plant and the pot and the plant match so beautifully so I would …

Tall succulent 
Hello, How would I repot a tall succelent? It started off very tiny and now it is very "tall." It is so pretty so I hope the answer isn't chopping it! …

my stepelia cactus 
yes my stepelia has just bloomed the most beautiful stinky flower and has more fixing to open. I have people wanting cuttings from other plants just …

Tips of Leaves crispy brown 
HI! I have a little hen and chick in a ceramic container. Recently the tips of the leaves turned crispy brown. Is it sunburned? It's an inside plant - …

Peperomia is enormous 
I've had this plant for a few years now I think and I really like it, it's very pretty with it's big fat leaves. Recently, it has gotten a bit top heavy. …

Mystery Hydrangea 
I bought this Hydrangea from a Lowes about 4 years ago, and I have not been able to find another one like it. It has two rows of petals rather than one …

echeveria extravaganza??? i hope so!!!!! 
I have an echeveria plant that has developed a tall thick center stalk with buds directly on the tip of the stalk, looking like it's going to bloom. will …

white worm pods 
I seem to have a major infestation of white worm like pods on my holly and camellia. on the underside of the leaves but also the branches, twigs and berries. …

Magnolia 
Hello Jacki Sorry if this question is out of smart drought Plants discussion, but I trust your judgment; I am planning to buy a magnolia for my front …

Blue Spruce in Distress 
We live in Yakima, Washington and replanted a young blue spruce three years ago. It has grown approximately 3 feet since. We noticed this year that it …

Flapjack - dividing 
Hi, We have a flapjack that's "having" babies but we don't know how to separate them or when. The "Mommy," who is tall, lost a bunch of lower "leaves" …

Succulent Question 
Hi! Can you tell me what to do with the stalks after the flowers are done blooming? Shall I cut the stems to give the plant more energy? Hi Lisa, …

Unidentified Tall large leaf 'Beanstalk' in Hostas 
Every summer a tall (as tall as our garage), large leafed 'beanstalk' grows mysteriously in my hosta bed. This year there are two of them! My husband …

My Meyers now has 3rd and 4th generation lemons growing... 
But it looks like the Charlie Brown Christmas tree. It has huge thorns, the leaf turn yellow and fall, and split in the middle.....I do not know what to …

Re planted Aloe Vera 
Sorry got mixed up with plants before and put eucalyptus instead of Aloe Vera! It was an Aloe Vera plant that I re potted as it was about 12" tall …

re planted eucalyptus 
I have re planted my eucalyptus which was about 12" tall and had two smaller ones in the pot. The plant was approx 13 years old but since re potting …

inside succulents 
Hello, Are there any succulents that would survive inside for a month or so that could be planted for indoor use in the winter? How long did it take …

Sword Fern 
Are Sword Ferns invasive in Zone 5? Hi Marsha, which is the plant you're referring to as Sword Fern? There are two that go by this name; Nephrolepis, …

Little green worms wrapped in Autumn Joy leaves 
Hello I have discovered an Autumn Joy plant, long established, with some browning on the tips of leaves and a few curled leaves with a small green worm …

wrinkled Gollum 
Hello Jacki, why these gollums are wrinkled ? i water them these days every week until the water passes from the other end, i used to water them once …

slow growing echeveria 
Hello Jacki, i had this baby echeveria from a leaf cutting back in december,now after 6 moths, its not getting big enough are they usually slow growing? …

Is this a geranium? 
Hello Jacki, is this a geranium, and why does it collapse and turn into wood every time i try to propagate one? thanx, Amjad Greetings! That …

Dying Impatiens 
I have two hanging baskets with Impatiens. I live in the Northeast where we just got a plethora of rain in the last week. My hanging baskets are under …

Miracle Grow on Klanchoe 
Can you use Miracle Grow on kalanchoe thyrsiflora plants or any kind of succulent plants?? Just wondering. Ben You're referring to Miracle Grow …

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growing near my hens and chickens -  
I am in Santa Fe, NM and just found a succulent (I think) growing near my hens and chickens. I first thought it was wild but now I think it is not. It …

Echeveria looking scarier 
I'm in phoenix az. Zone 7? I got an Echeveria in April and put it outside in a pot in full sun it was doing well. Got concerned about the heat and brought …

Sedum Mexicanum Problems :( 
Hi Jacki! I'm a microbiology student currently, and I've been growing a single cactus for a few years -- she's big and strong with lots of cute lil offshoots …

Can you tell me what this is? 
Hi, my company's corporate offices have these bushes as part of their landscaping, and I'd like some, too, just don't know what it's called... the guys …

Kalanchoe Thyrsiflora broke off from the base 
My Kalanchoe Thyrsiflora plant just broke off from the base of the plant. Is there any chance I can replant it, in hope it will regrow roots back? …

snails and philodendron selloum 
Will snails be a problem with an outdoor philodendron selloum? Hi Linda, I'm not familiar with this plant, and I have no experience with your climate, …

snowball bush wrinkling leaves  
my snowball bush has wrinkling leaves..tho in full bloom..Is it dieing ? It is about 10 ft tall and8 ft wide. Hi Heidi, without knowing a bit more …

Buddah's temple blues 
My Buddha's temple has collapsed and looks like its dying off at the base, the top is fine with lots of babies. What sort of soil should I plant out the …

My Italian Cypress Tree 
My Italian Cypress is approximately 15 feet tall (just guessing) and has just recently started to bend over, separate and droop at the very top. What …

my snow ball bush 
Was in full bloom last week with full foilage. Came to house this weekend it is dead. Did my neighbor poison it? If this is true can you tell me how I …

Grapes or Figs 
Hi. Is this Grand Central Terminal artwork of grapes or figs? I'm going to go with grapes - although the leaves are very similar in shape, the fruit …

Pleiospilos nelii 
Hello Jacki i had this Pleiospilos nelii for a few months now, i give it water every 2 weeks,never fertilize, it started to welt a few days ago,just …

Christmas Cactus turning pink. 
My Christmas Cactus i noticed that the leaves are turning pinkish. The plant itself seems very healthy otherwise. Is this a problem or is the plant lacking …

What's happening with my Aeonium? 
Hello Jackie. I have trouble in my succulent paradise again. I am getting this black speck of dust or soil like stuff on this aeonium. At first I thought …

sad rose bushes and phlox 
I recently sprayed weed and feed on the ground around my rose bushes and volcanic phlox. Some of the spray got on my rose bushes as well as phlox plant. …

zinnia leaves in distress 
We planted zinnias (from pots) into our garden about three weeks ago, early May. We had two cold nights, but we covered all the zinnias well to prevent …

Sad kalanchoe 
Hi! Okay, so I have a pretty sad kalanchoe thyrsiflora plant and I'm not sure why. It's getting lots of light and I rarely water it. It's in a cactus …

Jade plant roots problem (?) 
Hello, I bought my Jade plant from eBay around 2 months ago. My jade plant was doing really well on my south- west window sill but recently leaves …

Growing BIG and falling!! Help! 
I have managed to keep this plant alive and thriving but as you can see one plant (unidentifiable by me) is falling over. I'm afraid I'm about to lose …

Snail Attack! 
Will my annuals survive after snail attack? Hi Anna, it totally depends what kinds of plants, and how much damage they've done. If you don't deal …

Christmas cactus 
We moved from mi to co n my cactus is slowly dying I only water once a week. But I need help it was my mom s before she passed I need more information! …

my poor bonsai:( Help! 
I've been growing a bonsai tree for about a year. It needed a bigger pot so I transferred it unaware that there weren't any drain holes in the new …

Aloe ,done? 
Hello Jacki whatshall i do with this aloe now, i had it for a couple of years, with the same regime of water and fertilisers, is it done??? thanx …

Kalanchoe plant is leaning forward 
My Kalanchoe plant i have in a pot on my terrace was growing straight when i got it. It is now start to turn forward a lot growing that way. Is …

Lilac/Snowball Tree Illness 
My mother lives on a small island in rural Newfoundland, on the coast, where we've been growing a lilac and snowball tree for many years, probably close …

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Maybe I'm Wrong but... 
I think you have your echeveria and your sempervivum mixed up. I bought a plant that looks exactly like the sempervivum images on your site but it …

The limbs on my Italian Cypress going limp 
I live in Phoenix Arizona and my Cypresses are approximately 13 years old and grow in clay soil. When it starts to get hot here around 90 degrees I notice …

Mealy bugs 
Help Jacki I have mealy bugs on my 6 weeks old Zinnia seedlings What shall I do ? Amjad Hi Amjad, mealy bugs are so pernicious, and spread so …

Echeveria questions 
Okay, my question may get a bit lengthy but here it goes... I just went to Home Depot and got several succulents... One is an echeveria asstd. (echeveria …

Trunk of my wisteria tree is wrinkled 
I have been fussing with a wisteria tree for a time now. I have been trying to bonsai it. I got it as a sapling and it was a bare tree with new buds. …

Jaundiced Agave 
Help! My Agave attenuata(?) is looking a little jaundiced/chlorotic. Leaves have a slight yellowish hue, veins are visible, and leaf tips are drying …

does this grow in zone 11 
Hello Jacki, what is this plant how do i take care of it why leaves do get shredded fast does it even tolerate zone 11,it looks tropical to me??? …

Do you know rose bush issues? 
I have about a dozen rose bushes. It is spring here and the whether is beautiful so of course the roses are taking full advantage and growing lustily. …

fresh flowers 
Can I store strawberries in the refrigerator with fresh flowers (corsage) Hi Asia, I have never come across any information regarding any adverse affects …

fruit trees 
Hi, I live in Northwest ohio. I have 3 pear trees and 3 apple trees to plant they are about 6 feet tall. I purchased them through are local water and soil …

Arabian Jasmine 'Grand Duke of Tuscany' 
Hello - I've had a potted arabian Jasmine 'Grand Duke of Tuscany' for about 15 years. I live in Michigan, so about October, I take the plant inside …

Coral Cactus 
I live in NJ. I have had my coral cactus for about 4 years. Since I bought it, it has not been pink at the ends. What am I doing wrong? I water …

Dying Echeveria FunFare 
Hi. I bought two pots of Echeveria Funfare from one of the box stores. The other pot I transferred to another container with other succulents to make …

hibiscus pruning 
I have a hibiscus and all the growth is at the top. How do I prune it without killing it or pruning it too far back? The branches are long with only …

white patches 
Hello Jacki, I had this cactus(unidentified)for a couple of years, on an east facing window(indoor) a few days ago i started to notice these white patches, …

Watering Living Stones 
Hi there, I have a few of these marvelous little plants, Lithops, and they did fine during the winter with just a couple of drops of water a week. …

my (maybe?) poor succulent  
I have an echeveria, and when I bought it, it was normal. I sometimes go a week and a half to 2 weeks without thorough watering, but I'll mist it and …

Ivy geranium  
Hi Jacki Is it ok to prune and propagate ivy geranium while they are blooming ,I have this lovely one that is blooming right now with lovely colors but …

patio plants 
we have a deck behind our cottage, it gets afternoon sun, I was planting carnations and marigolds and some ferns.. when we leave on the weekend we water …

plant food stakes 
Hi Jacki, Are plant food stakes good for succulents? that is during the growing season ? Thanx Amjad I wouldn't use plant stakes for any kind of …

Worm Castings: Dry or Liquid 
Hello Jacki. I have read in your site the use of worm castings for most succulent questions sent to you. I am new to this organic fertilizer and would …

White rose 
Hello jacki, Any clue why some parts of this lovely white rose tree are getting pale the texture is healthy ,but the color is pale yellow thanx Amjad …

lithops now or later 
Hello jacki, well, it's spring time,so we will be banging questions all day,sorry!!! I have this lithops I brought from germany. It is in this stage, …

Arial roots 
hello jacki, are arial roots signs of thirst??? thanx amjad Hi Amjad, they could be one sign of the plant needing more water - or, the roots could …

Why cant plants grow to full potential when they are bent over? 
I have a science assignment about plants (im in year 8) and I for part of my discussion I have to explain why its important to have a plant with structure …

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Hen is protecting her chicks 
My wife recently got hooked on growing succulents, she harvested some of the chicks from around the hen. The next day, the hen dropped the bottom leaves …

Flap Jacks do well in planter? 
I live in south Florida and wanted to plant Flap Jacks in a large planter on a patio that gets a lot of sun in the summer and gets pretty hot. Will …

Tiger Jaws and Anacampseros Refescens 
I live I north Alabama. I just bought a tiger jaws and a anacampseros rufescens. They are in a very small pot, it says 4oz succulent on the pot. …

Pest Prevention 
Hi. Would you have any organic pesticide prevention method especially for mealy bugs and snails? I have a lot of succulents in my greenhouse and some are …

Beheading 
Hello Jacki is it about time to behead this old Kalanchoe orgyalis; is it even doable? Process advice please, thanx amjad That poor thing! Yes, …

Grow light for succulents? 
Hi there, I've been a long time enthusiast for succulent plants. I live in New York City and during the Winter I don't get the kind of light they …

jane doe 
Hello jacki, its spring already here,is it there yet? jacki,what are these 2 succulents,is it time to propagate them by splitting? thanks Amjad …

Obsessive-Compulsive Question of the week . . .  
Hi! I live in Oregon and have an indoor collection of succulents. Can I dust my topsy turvy without hurting it? I tried dusting one leaf with a very …

my fruit trees 
My boyfriend trimmed our white nectarine, cherry, and plum tee the way this book told us to and then this year only half of the tree is producing blooms …

Hen and Chicks 
Do the rosettes that grow with the big Hen later grow to become a big hen? You betcha! This is the beauty of these great plants. Each hen or …

My Coral Cactus is dying  
Part of it has what looks to be mold on it while other parts are a dark blue or black. The whole thing has shrunk and is drooping. Also, the base …

upper leaves of my purple passion sempervivum wrinkled 
Hi...thank you for this forum, i need help; what happened with my sempervivum? I only sprayed the soil, there are 3 semps in one pot, only one of those …

Is it too humid for my Echeveria? 
I bought an Echeveria from the supermart 3 weeks ago. It had plump waxy leaves, like a multi-tiered rose and planted in a plastic pot. I had it transfered …

Questions About Moss 
Hi, so I'm an architecture student working on a design for a green wall for a house in Tokyo, Japan (zone 8b, I believe). The green wall is going to …

Do I need to behead my Echeveria? 
Hi there, I rescued some echeveria from a wedding and they're not doing too well. When I got them (there are three) they were sitting in milk jars …

Echeveria plant leaves look soft and limp 
Hi!, I live in tropical Singapore where it is hot and humid. I bought a Echeveria, not sure its name, looks like a rose. It is planted in a plastic …

Wrinkly leaves on my echeveria? 
I have a tiny echeveria in a pot in my office and I've noticed some wrinkles on the leaves (the bottoms of some leaves look like a pug's face) as well …

My poor heart-shaped succulent:( 
Hi! My poor little guy is dying I believe. It is an indoor heart-shaped succulent in Georgia, US. A week or two ago, I noticed a small white spot. …

rooted cutting 
Hello Jackie, i am receiving rooted cuttings from germany next week something like: buddah temple rauhia peruviana monadenun magnificum frithia …

propogating succulent leaves 
OK so I have been trying to propagate succulent leaves such as echeveria, jade, hens and chicks and a few others. I live in cincinnati, ohio. It is …

succulent, top got broken off 
It was about 8 inches tall, I recently dropped it and broke most of it off (hoping it survives); it has really thick leaves, some parts were up to 1/2 …

diseased pancheveria 
Hello Jackie my pancheveria has been showing signs of sickness ever since I bought from a local nursery 8 months ago. Tips of leaves crumble as soon …

Two sad succulents 
I bought 3 little succulents a year or so ago and two of them are having issues... One of them is getting really long and lanky, and the bottom leaves …

Big strong jade again 
This is my Jade plant that I've previously asked for advice about. I chopped off a lot of leaves, re-planted them (which are all growing in their own little …

Easter cactus cuttings 
Hello again! So, I chopped some pieces of this rescued plant off and have put them in some soil. I have not watered them yet (well, I watered half …

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Seedlings 
Hello Jacki, I am starting to grow summer flowers from seeds something like Petunias amongst others. I have a sunny room, can i put the seeds tray …

What happened?! 
Got this variegated echeveria from one of the box stores. I made sure I got the perfect shaped rosette before buying. This was 4 days ago and today, …

Weird growth 
When I bought this sempervivum tectorum, I immediately planned to transfer some of the pups to another pot. I noticed there was one stolon hidden in …

Any green use or healthy use for left over cuttings? 
I have a succulent, common name Gollum, that grows as fast as weed. I have made multiple plotted plants from it and I just don't have room for them anymore …

West Coast Gems dying 
Since the 2011 floods in Echuca, our 92 row of West coast gems have started dying or have become spindly and small leaved with no flowers, some leaves …

New Plants! 
I have recently bought two new succulents and have no idea about them. I was told that they could withstand days without water, but that just sounded …

Scale on Christmas Cactus 
Hello. I have scale on my christmas cactus. I have already treated it once with Bayer Advanced Rose & Flower Care Systemic treatment, plus sprayed …

Sick unknown baby cactus or succulant 
Hi, I got this little plant from a store in Colorado for free because they received it from a local person and had no idea what it is. It is very small, …

Palm Trees 
I was given a couple of well established palm tree in November; I re-planted them and they fell over and it snowed before we could put them back. I …

Haworthia seeds  
Hello! Could you pls help me? I got seeds Haworthia Truncata ex Japan and Haworthia Maughani ex Japan. The seeds were VERY expensive to buy, and …

Soil Sickness? or something more dire? 
I've been growing succulents for a while now, and had a lot of success - I'm in Alberta, so I have to bring them in for the winter (thank you so much for …

My rescued easter cactus? 
A person that I know was going to get rid of this plant, but I figured it is worth saving. I was thinking about breaking some 2-3 segment pieces off and …

Red bark, berries turning blue, what is it? 
Came across this very striking shrub or small tree (this one in the 8-12 foot range) near the Sky Lake swamp, North of Yazoo City, Mississippi. Not IN …

Kalanchoe Thyrsiflora goes limp 
I've grown many many of these and they stayed healthy and vigorous without much effort. This is the first time I've ever seen the leaves go soft and limp.I …

tomatoes and jade plants together? 
I recently transplanted my jade, in some garden soil, and have discovered a tomatoe plant also growing in the same pot. Will the tomatoes be safe to eat, …

twin echeveria and aloe issue 
Dear Jacki, Is it common to have a twin baby echeveria from single leaf cutting; could these be separated when they grow up? And leaves of my out door …

succulant terrarium dying?  
so sad my plants are dying. they are a variety of succulents which was told they are impossible to kill but i have already killed my housewarming gift …

Cactus pear plant  
Hi there, I need your help; I have received a cactus pear plant from a neighbour; the plant is from Italy. It's been about 6 months since I got …

Hanging over the edge of the pot 
My maternity plant is hanging over the edge of the pot like a hanging plant. Is that normal? Or is there a way that you can make them grow up and not just …

Twin echeveria 
Hello Jackie, Is it possible to get twin baby echeveria from rooted cutting,do they grow as this, can we separate them later? regards Amjad Hi …

Hibiscus help 
I Repotted my hibiscus and shook the roots off...the heAvy soil around them. Will they survive? Without seeing pictures of the size of your Hibiscus, …

Promoting growth in a maple tree 
Hi, We planted a lipstick maple tree about 3 years ago and it has hardly grown at all. It's currently about 3.5-3m tall and has probably grown half …

My hanging wall art with succulents keep rotting... 
I recently created a frame in which to house succulents, that can then be hung on the wall. The frame is a box frame with chicken wire over which the succulents …

Sedum's woody stems and falling leaves 
My sedum stems have turned woody and the leaves are dropping off when I touch them. What happened? And how can I save it? The leaves all look good with …

Haworthia Attenuata 
I just purchased a Haworthia Attenuata and it seems to have a spicy smell, almost like jalapeno peppers. I was wondering if this is normal? Hi Julia, …

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Sempervivum Dormancy Period 
Hi Jackie, I was wondering if you can shed light in growing sempervivums. I have read that sempervivums go dormant in winter but can't find information …

my bush christmas tree has brown dry leaves 
why is my bush christmas tree producing brown dry leaves?? Hi Nancy, to answer your question, I would need to know what exactly is this bush Christmas …

Is this a sedum,wild guess 
Hello again Jackie, i had this for x-mass from a friend couldnt find what this is,any clue thanx a million, Amjad Hi Amjad, no this is not a Sedum. …

Bird of Paradise may have left paradise. 
I recently moved to Philadelphia from Florida, and brought my 3-4 yr old bird of paradise. I keep it in the sun room during winter time. I noticed instead …

There is a problem with my Kiwi Aeonium 
I have had my beautiful Kiwi aeonium for about six years now and it's been healthy and thriving. i just moved to my new apartment and there was such a …

Soil Problem??? 
Q-- I know that when the soil is too acidic or basic plants donot grow well. So a farmer generally neutrallises it using suitable acids or bases . But …

what to do with flowering paul bunyon? 
My echeveria paul bunyon has grown fantastically and now has two flower stems that have shot up to about a foot above the base, i have not been able to …

outdoor succulents  
I would like to plan outdoor living walls for my west and east side house walls. I would like to use succulents as I love their colors and textures. …

barrelhead cacti 
how many days can it go without water? Hi Jim, cacti generally can withstand a considerable time without water - in some cases, years. They have to …

Pruning a fallen pencil cypress 
About 18 months ago one of our pencil cypress trees started leaning and is now at an angle of 45 degrees ( I know, we should have dealt with it before). …

echeveria stem cutting 
hi there,i recently got a stem cutting of echeveria plant. it was wrapped in a plastic cover and no soil. some leaves had dried completely but the plant …

small pox like craters 
Hello jackie, i check my succulents each tuesday as it was cold and rainy last week i skipped that tuesday,But to my surprise,and astonishment when …

Black fat short"Ants" 
Hello Jackie, more questions to you,you have been extremely helpful, i have on my chrysanthemums ,and on my dracenea compacta, on the foliage,very tiny,fat …

Is my Poinsettia Dying? 
I got a poinsettia for Christmas, and it looks like it is dying. However, everyone I've asked about it has told me it's just going through a drying period, …

Crassula ovata cuttings 
Hi! Could you pls help me? Friend give me rooted cuttings of crassula ovata. Cutting is 25cm tall and thin, I am worried that it will fall over. Can I …

Grafting results 
If I have an apple tree and I graft an orange tree limb to it, what kind of fruit will the orange limb produce? A. oranges B. Apples C.half orange/half …

Drowned Spider plant 
I accidently left my beautiful spider plants outside overnight in the cold and it rained...:{ they are drooped an limp. How do I revive them back to good …

variegated jade problem 
hi. could you help me with variegated jade? plant arrived to my home about 2 weeks ago, i am worried about this black margins and spots. maybe is sun burn? …

tulips and ranuculus 
Hello Jackie, a couple of ranunculi i planted late in october(zone 11) are starting to grow leaves,i keep them outside lots of light with no direct …

Lava Fines 
Can I grow Semps in just lava fines? I found a store that sales black lava fines and its consistency was very much like sandy soil. Hi Tony, I've …

Salvage or toss it 
Hi Jackie. Bought these aeonium canariense from ebay. Was promised a healthy plant but packaging was done poorly, leaves are scarred (they're saying that …

Brown pod-like growths on jade 
I noticed brown little seed/pod-like growths on some of the stems of my Jade. They seem to be fairly brittle and burst when i poke them. I can't really …

Intense Mildew Smell in soil  
Thank you so much for responding to my question. My wife and I have a flower bed just outside our bedroom door that during any watering the soil reeks …

Mail Order Crassula 
hi . 2 weeks ago It comes by post to my home small crassula argentea variegata , plant was posted without pot. plant arrived in one day in good condition. …

Tiniest ants make big problem. 
This is an ant and tomato bush in a pot question. I recently had to dig out a shrub because it was sick. I noticed the soil in that part of the garden …

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little fast moving look like knats white in outside potted plants 
Im about to have a heart attack.I just went outside to check on my plumaria with the seed pod on it and I saw fast moving knat looking bugs that seem to …

leaf cuts on my echeveria 
Hi Jackie, Need your help again. My echeveria gets these leaf cuts starting from the 2nd or 3rd layer. I thought I was over watering it and specifically …

Plant bleeding? AHHHHHHHH 
I have a Pothos plant and the desk and the wall by it keep getting these little red tiny droplets that can wipe away like dried blood. It happens over …

Hoya and things 
Hello again Jackie, Your replies are pushing me fast forward, I like your simplicity in explaining things. Here are some more inquiries for you, if you …

Repotting a succulent plug in a teacup 
Hi!! I have learned so much from your site! Thank you! My question is - I purchase little succulent plugs (1-2 inches across) and put them in teacups …

New Addict 
Hello again Jacki, you just have to bear with my flux of questions since i'm a new "addict" to succulents , they are really addictive....... thank …

health of an indoor colorado blue spruce 
I have purchased a potted blue spruce and need to keep it alive over the winter till spring when ground thaws. need help. thinking i've overwatered as …

I am worried about my maple 
My baby maple trees' leaves are brown and not falling off. What do you think is wrong with them? Without seeing a picture of your plant, and knowing …

Oh my poor ivy 
I recently purchased this plant from a Lowes I think. I was excited because I haven't had an ivy plant before... but now it's unhappy and so am I. …

Swiss cheese is getting moldy 
A while ago you helped me identify my Split Leaf Philodendron. But it's not looking too good. I've had it in a window that gets some decent sun in …

Succulent Fever 
I've grown to love succulents. Can you tell me which succlents can be grown in Newfoundland, Canada? Many thanks, David Hi David - welcome to …

Tropical bare-root Hibiscus 
Do bare-roots of tropical Hibiscus remain viable in a cold stasis? If so, at what temperature and for how long can they be kept? I know of using bare-root …

plant watering 
Hi, I am just starting to look after plants and want to do the right thing so can you please tell me if it is ok to water plants in the afternoon. …

black prince 
i'm propagating black prince from leaf cutting,most of them have a few roots on them after 3 weeks on sand,i put the ones with roots in compost yesterday,when …

eucalyptus sadness 
Why does my eucalyptus drop it's leaves as soon as I bring it in for the winter? Without knowing a bit more about your growing conditions and how …

Aloe vera plant 
I have had this plant for about a year. It is now starting to flop. The branches are losing the support of the plant and are starting to flop over …

Echeveria Princess Blue - does it produce offsprings? 
I tried to research on this echeveria but can hardly find anything especially on propagating. Do they produce offsprings? My 8 inch E. Princess blue rosette …

Bradford Pear thorns 
I have a couple Bradford Pear trees that were 10 years old when damaged by a wind storm four years ago. They were cut off a couple inches above the ground …

Plant identification 
Got this plant as a gift but I do not know its name. Can you identify it? I'm pretty sure this is a type of Rhipsalis . Without a close up of the …

recyling soil and potting mix 
Hi, I don't want to waste my soil and potting mix can I put it in my compost bin instead of grass clippings and such, still using food scraps and such? …

Rose Question 
How do you grow flowers of different colors on a single plant of rose Hi Nishtha, there are some varieties of roses that do have different colors on …

Succelent Dislikes its Pot...Or something 
I have a succulent that looks a lot like Hen and Chicks, but it has never produced the little offshoot "chicks." Instead, It has grown in a most bizarre …

My jade plant needs help desperately! 
There is some kind of black stuff on my jade's leaves that looks like tar. Also many leaves are yellowing, and some look brown and almost burnt...what's …

Rescued Cactus & Succulents (I hope) 
Hello Jackie. Our neighbor just sold their house and during the renovation for the new owners, the workers removed a huge cactus tree and trampled on a …

Science project peril 
My 6th grader is doing a science fair project about which fertilizer is best for plant growth. We bought 2" mums to use, half were red and half were white. …

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How do I choose the right succulents for a small pot? 
I've thoroughly enjoyed looking through your site and was hoping you could advise me as to which succulent species stay small and manageable. I'm asking …

Dwarf bean leaves thin and limp 
I'm currently growing dwarf beans in a pot. The plant leaves are growing a lighter coloured green than they should be, and are thin and limp. They are …

bringing in succlents for the winter 
I do this and they get stringy, reaching for the light. You should sign up for my Winterizing Succulents E-Course - it's free! If you're in a hurry, …

Pruning 9 month old Kalanchoe thyrsiflora 
I have a row of 10 Kalanchoe thrysiflora that have stalks about 2 1/2 feet high, some have outgrowths at the bottom. Can the stalks be cut now? How much …

Bird of Paradise plant 
We live in Massachusetts. I had a BOP plant growing outside. Can I dig up the rootball and save the rhizomes over the winter to plant them in the Spring? …

Pizzazz plant puzzler 
I purchased this plant at a drugstore last spring and have it in the window of my home decor shop. Customers ask what it is -- and I would like to know, …

How to keep a jasmine plant 
I have a jasmine plant outside but it never flowers. How can i look after it so that it flowers? Hi Deniz, without knowing exactly which kind of jasmine …

Long stringy pathos 
I have some pathos plants that are starting to look limp and stringy and the leaves are starting to curl. I read that I should prune these plants regularly …

What to do with the chicks? 
Hello Jackie. I have this Aeonium (I believe it's called Aeonium Tahoe) and have been trying to research on care for this type but to no avail. The …

Perfectly round holes  
Something is making perfectly round holes in my Wisteria leaves, my crape myrtle leaves and my pansy petals. I've seen small brown moths around the areas …

Colourful bush 
Ii would like to identify a shrub I have seen in osoyoos. It has a spectacular display of fall colors ranging from a deep green to yellow gold as well …

out aloe vera tree in a pot 
i have a large out door aloe tree that seems to have white fuzzy deposits on the branches and to the touch it is sticky what is it? should i do something? …

My cactus 
My cactus is dieing and i don't know why, it might be because i give it too much water. The cactus is all squishy and bits are falling off, though i can't …

My wedding succulents 
Hello, My name is Abby. My wedding is December 1st in Michigan, and I was planning on making succulent arrangements. You mentioned in your post about …

yellowing of bamboo 
have had a good luck bamboo plant for 10 years or more, its leaves are turning yellow????? haven't done anything different to its care. Thank you …

my fiancé broke my coral cactus 
I have had a very cute coral cactus for a while now. I bought it and it was doing great! Until my fiancé dropped it while we were moving. It broke almost …

Leaves on hen and chicks folding under 
I have several hen & chicks that I have had to bring indoors because of our cold winters. Since they have been indoors the leaves seem to be curling under …

Horticulture Question 
After planting lotus rhizomes how many days after it gets flowers Hi Neha, I'm not very familiar with lotus, which are known botanically as Nelumbo, …

Succulent Garden Soil Issues 
I need help with my Succulent Garden. My soil appears to have a lot of clay. I think I may need to add Gypsum... Hi Peter, generally, clay soil is …

Pink fuzzy stems 
I have a plant that has pink fuzzy stems that have random flowers that stay for only a day or two. The flowers that bloom are always different colors. …

will chicken and hen succulents grow under a blue spruce 
Will chicken and hen succulents grow under a blue spruce? Good question! In my experience there are two things that hens and chicks (Sempervivum) …

Neighbors' unusual plant 
Can you help my neighbor and I to identify a plant/ bush she has. It has large green leaves about 7 - 8 inches on pink/ dark pinky- red stems with clusters …

Weird outside plant 
The plant is a green plant that is round shape. It has a long stem that goes from the ground to the round shape plant.From the round shape that is a size …

bird of paradise 
5 year old plant that all of a sudden leaves are turning brown on ends and half of the leaves are turning yellow, help Without more information, and …

Too much dirt! 
We recently had to dig up the side of our house for repairs and I'm left with a pile of dirt in my backyard, about a foot high. I don't have a very big …

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Christmas Cactus 
I have a very old Christmas cactus (50 years old). It is in a very small pot. It has lots of blooms several times a year. My question is: I have noticed …

From a Maple sapling to a tree 
We lived in Sonoma County, Ca and had a 7 foot maple in a large outdoor pot. Near it was a small house pot. We only surmise that a maple seed fell into …

Black Shadow of Death on My Black Bamboo?  
I'm quite anxious about this bamboo plant. I have two and they are both receiving roughly the same care, but this plant has limp leaves and two dead (nearly …

Alberta Spruce Trees 
Are Alberta Spruce Trees incompatible with other species of trees? What problems are associated with growing this particular tree in Colorado. Thank you. …

My Stapelia seems to be dying 
It has flowered 3 times this year! It's not a store bought plant. I started it from one piece of plant that a co-worker gave me and it's been doing so …

Am I doing something wrong? 
About 1 1/2 years ago I had cataracts done. The clinic gave me a plant each time I had an eye done. The plants were flowered and in a small plastic …

Golf course fruit 
My parents live on a golf course where a pear tree thrives. I'm curious, is it safe to eat the fruit? They already have been and I just had a piece that …

help with propagation of my crassula 
I have a nice crassula buddha's temple. However the main branch has "broken off" cause it became too top heavy. I want to root this stem and create a …

Indoor Cactus/Succulent Garden 
How many cactus & succulents could I safely plant in a container that measures 15"? The container is round. Oh, boy, here's a loaded question! Without …

Help, my miniature lilacs are dying! 
I was away on vacation and came back to find one of my miniature lilac bushes totally dead - the other has brownish, copper colored spots on the backs …

I can almost touch it 
Spring is almost here! I can almost touch it! Newly planted in this winter. My Dwarf peach all flowering, she's happy. Hi Farouk, glad to hear …

red thyme? 
my english thyme is turning red...can I still eat it? Without seeing a picture of it, I can't tell for sure, but quite often, in the fall, even plants …

Italian Cypress Bending 
We planted 5 Italian Cypress tree about 2 months ago. We took the stakes that were along side the trunk out, because they were visibly impeding on the …

Peperomia dolabriformis help? 
I have been looking all over (and even asked in a forum) how to propogate Peperomia dolabriformis. At this point I have nothing. I am not even 100% sure …

Echevaria not doing to well... 
I have a couple of types of echevaria, and they are both looking kind of sad lately. One of them is what I have always been told is a "hen and chicks" …

Lenas Question about Christmas Cactus 
Please tell Me why my stems, leaves are flopy looks as it is about to die. I have done all I know please help me. Its so pretty at christmas. thank you …

Maple tree growin thru my deck 
There is a sort of lichen ( I guess) growing on our maple tree in the center of our deck. It's over 40 years old. And it may not be getting enough water …

Watering requirements are a bit unclear! 
Recently I lost my Split Rock from over-watering. (I only watered it twice in a month's time, but didn't know summer was a bad time to do that.) I have …

Overcooked or overwatered or what? 
Hi... I am a sad little gardener with an admitted non-green thumb. My mom and grandmother have always had hens and chicks potted in various containers …

Silver maple 
There is a silver maple in the backyard of the house where I am living and someone told me that I need to get that out of there as the roots will buckle …

Aloe Pups 
I have had my aloe plant for a couple years now and it wont grow pups. I am looking to get another one going but nothing else seems to pop up. Right now …

My Christmas cactus is turning yellow & dropping leaves.  
It was doing great in the tinted window sill since Christmas. A table spoon of water in the morning & it was flourishing all these months with new pink …

Sedum eating bug. 
Lightning bug shape and size. Black on top and orange on sides. Eating Sedum plants. Larvae are small and grayish in color. Sorry, no picture. Hope you …

Senecios that look like brains or underwater corals 
What are the senecios that look like something from the sea. They are succulents and are strangely beautiful. I don't know of any Senecio that are …

Small but SPECIAL 
Hi. I'm 10 & just got a succulent from English Gardens in Michigan. It's very small, has very pointy leaves that are mostly green at the bases and …

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small succulent  
I was wondering if you could identify this little plant. My friend received it as a gift and wanted to know how to care for it. Hi Andrew, based …

Dioeciousness 
I have a couple of Operculicarya decaryi. They have not yet flowered. I am also getting sme Fockea edulis crispa. Is there any reliable way to visually …

What to do with the tall one (rooster?) that grows out of my hens and chicks? 
I have had hens and chicks for many years they are beautiful and very easy to grow. My question is the tall ones (8 to 10 inches) tall that grows out …

Identify sedum. 
Hi Horticulturist, How are you? My name is Anh. I live in Hill District of Sydney, Australia. Yersterday, i gone to week-end farmers market and …

Succulent Invaders 
Something is making holes in the stem/trunk of my succulent, and is now making holes in an offshoot. When I stick my fingers in the dark hole, it feels …

plant identification question 
I have a plant that looks very much like an aloe but has smooth edges on its dark green hard leaves - grew in a menorah shape for several years but now …

Mystery plant 
I have been trying to identify a plant my girlfriend received and have been unable to with my internet searches. I can provide pictures as my description …

My coral Aloe is dying! 
why did my newly planted coral aloe go limp and shrivel? Hi Ruthann, nothing is more disheartening than buying and planting a new plant only to have …

chicks and hens 
after having my chicks and hens for many years they seem to be dying this year. it has been very dry here, could that be the problem? Without knowing …

sempervivum vegettive propogation 
can sempervivum rosettes be rooted as we do with rebutias if they are not on a stolon? Hi Charles, I've done a few experiments with my ever growing …

Changing white bird of paradise trunk 
Why has my white bird of paradise started to turn slightly to the right, and the trunk appears rounder (and more compact) than before. Is this normal …

Limp agave leaves. 
My agave has black tar like substance in the center of the plant and one of the leaves has suddenly become limp. This symptom worries me - this is …

drought damage 
I planted a Blaauws Pink Azalea last May, watered it everyday until I went away for a week and then forgot all about it. I do have a sprinkler system …

dying polka dot plant? 
I'm afraid I know the answer, but thought I'd ask anyway. I had a beautiful and extremely sentimental polka dot plant. The leaves got brown on the …

Holy big leaves 
Here is another cutting I got tonight from a friend, no clue what it is. The plant that he had was very tall, and had latched to the wall to grow about …

Colorful pothos-like 
I was having dinner with some friends tonight and saw some plants that I loved at this house. I was given a few cuttings, without names. Currently, …

my stem on my plant is bent over 
My tomato plant has not long germinated and I took it out while we had some sun and it looks like it's snapped in the middle and bent over to one side. …

Haworthia Fasciata growing mushrooms, turning yellow, falling over, and falling apart 
I bought this beautiful little plant in Arizona, around the middle of May, and brought him home to California. I was unable to plant it until June. …

Grape tomato shortage 
I have two potted grape tomato plants which appear healthy and are about 3 feet tall. Each plant, however, has yielded only three grapes. Am I doing something …

loofahs turning  
I'm growing loofahs and the leaves are turning rusty with squiggly tubes what is it and what is the corrective solution Boy this is a tough one - …

Mother In Law's Tongue 
Hello there! The office that my wife works in has a fairly large Mother In Law's Tongue plant. Some of the pieces were falling over a lot and today …

flowering cactus 
What can i do to make my cactus bloom? I have had it for about 9 years. it had 1 cactus in a very small pot when it was given to me. It now has 19 cactus …

My first Sempervivum 
So, recently I was at the local farmer's market and since my friend had killed my newest container of propagating polka-dot plants, he bought me a new …

Squishy Cactus 
Hi, I just stumbled into the world of succulents/cacti. I'm still very new and learning by trial and error. Funny, I was told I couldn't kill these …

Growing and mantainance for Crassula 
I have a Crassula Buddhas Temple succulent which when I bought it was straight but as its grown it is leaning over and doesnt stand up without sticks for …

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Ugly dead Aeonium bloom 
How do I cut back this ugly dead aeonium bloom without having an ugly stump? Thank you Susan Hi Susan, without a picture, it's difficult to give …

Night time bug is bugging me. 
Something is eating my indoor thyme plant at night and leaving little tiny pillets on the counter. What kind of insect does that indoors? No sign of …

Insect Repelling properties? 
Just doing some research. If a plant is said to have insect repelling properties, how would you go about testing this? And what would be the environmental …

Kalmia latifolia, Calico Bush 
Any idea what this flower is called?? Drought Smart Plants reply: off the top of my head, I have only one potential suspect. Depending on the …

baby toe succulents; matter of life or death 
Hello, I bought baby toes for my succulent window box about a month ago and they died after about a week. I adored them so I promptly went and bought a …

tomato that winter over 
There was a discussion of tomatoes today on NPR. i wasn't able to ask a question so i am sending it to you. i potted a tomato from last summer and it …

Propagating Jackfruit 
Hi Jacki! I am back for another question.. I wanted to plant a Jackfruit from seed, do you know how long it will take for it to fruit for the first …

dragonfruit growing problem 
Hi, I have a dragonfruit plant but sadly I only have one because the others died. This dragonfruit plant was grown from seed but it stopped growing …

house plants and trees 
Can you please tell me what kind of plant this is and how I can take better care of it? Drought Smart Plants reply: Hi Shannon, this poor thing looks …

Powdery Soft Cactus Flapjack  
Hi, I have a cactus flapjack that I purchased last summer. I'm concerned about the bottom leaves, they have become soft and limp. The plant also has …

Do I need to water this lithops anymore? 
I have had this lithops (I believe it's karasmontana) for a little over a month now. I have been scared to water it. Two weeks ago, I noticed that …

I've declared war on deer, and I don't mean my husband!! 
The four legged animals known as deer ate the top off my green pepper plant! Only has three leaves left. Will it survive and produce peppers? Or should …

Dog dug up tree and broke it in half  
Can a Chinese maple tree be saved. My dog dug up the tree this morning and also broke it in half. Can you make this tree root or survive. Drought …

Name that plant! 
I'm looking for the name of a white plant used in hanging baskets whose small flowers seem to hover over the other plants. Drought Smart Plants reply: …

hen and chicks 
My hen and chick leafs are turning red;at least I thing it red, and some of the red one look like there rioting. What is wrong with it? Drought Smart …

Root Mats on Garden Tile Sedum 
I bought two Garden Tiles of sedum for the first time. As I was ctting them into squares for placment, the plastic netting came off the bottom of …

The blisters are gone! 
I adopted my Paul Bunyan echiveria last summer. It had big fat blisters which I loved. Now all of the new growth has no blisters at all. What am I doing …

Jaboticaba or Brazilian Grape Tree 
Hi, what can you tell me about this plant? Other then it's a very slow growing fruit tree, I brought one recently awaiting delivery soon & need advice …

What are Succulent Plants? 
Why is it called a succulent plant? Drought Smart Plants reply: Succulent plants are called that due to their ability to store moisture, making the …

Aeonium Seeds 
can i get seeds from the blossom of the aeonium plant? Drought Smart Plants reply: Apparently, yes! It will depend on if there are enough other plants …

Candle succulent 
I want to buy one but don't know alot about it. Where can I get info? Drought Smart Plants reply: Hi Ashley, I tried to lighten the image that you …

To prune or not to prune?  
Hello there. I inherited a small Haworthia attenuata (I only know that thanks to your wonderful site (: ) a few years ago. It spent a year or so forgotten …

Could you suggest a full sun climbing plant 
I live in the NorthEast and the front of my house has FULL sun from about noon on throughout the afternoon. It is very hard for me to grow anything …

Plants for low light locations 
I need a suggestion for a planting bed in SW Florida that is located in an area with little or no sunlight. It has plenty of light but little direct sun. …

Mystery Office Plant 
My co-worker has a plant that we cannot identify. She's had it for a few years. The plant has survived a couple of mishaps - overwatering, lack of …

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Yellow Button Squash 
To whom it may concern. I have a problem relating with my squash plants. I am growing yellow button squash and are spraying them with chemicals and feeding …

Will my Thyme plants survive? 
Hi Jacki, What a great site on drought tolerant plants. It seems anything and everything you would want to know is here! I am hoping you can help me …

sprouted lilium and late spring snow 
my lilies are about 5 inches tall in late april (4/22/12) due to a very mild winter and spring. Weather predictions are for heavy wet snow. Do I need to …

What's the best/quickest/cheapest way.... 
to build/grow one of those cool looking "living wall" things, made of different types of succulents. They are amazing, but which plants should I start …

strange growth on succulent 
Hi, We recently purchased this succulent, which I assume is an aloe of some kind? But I am now noticing a strange growth on the leaves, and I was hoping …

blooming succulents 
can i cut the blooming succulent flower and replant it? Drought Smart Plants reply: you can, but it won't grow, if that's what you want. In some cases, …

how can i save or regrow flap jack 
I bought a flapjack in march along with 2 other succulants and potted them together. all have done well except for the flapjack. All of the leaves on the …

Irish Strawberry tree - AKA Arbutis Enedo 
Hi I have an Irish Strawberry tree - AKA Arbutis Enedo. I have had it for a couple of years now, I have it planted in the ground quite healthy soil, I …

My Kalanchoe Thyrsiflora is ill. Can you help me? 
Hi there! First I'd like to thank you VERY, VERY much for this website, it is great! Well, now to my problem. I have a Kalanchoe Thyrsiflora, Which …

topsy turvy plant  
How can I save my topsy turvy plant from dying? Drought Smart Plants reply: Hi Amy, without knowing a bit more about your plant and why you are …

Kalanchoe flapjacks flopped 
I have some flap Jack Kalanchoe and they have produced a large stem in the centre and now it has produced some flowers but due to the weight it has flopped …

college environmental student 
I am currently working on a white paper for my environmental science class, and my topic is green roofs. I would love an idea of sedums we can use in …

Can I Save My Echeveria? 
Hello - I made an amateur mistake and over-watered my echeveria plant that I got from Portugal last May. It had one central head and 4 smaller heads …

Haworthia emelyae 
Working on a project for school where one of the requirements is to put a common name for the above but I cannot find one. The only thing I have come up …

Large spikey succulent 
I have what I think is a succulent tree with spikes on the trunk about 7 feet tall with leaves at the top and the leaves grow right out of the trunk also …

My Aruba Flower 
I was in Aruba this past Jan. 2012 and saw one unique flower. Upon returning home, I researched that the plant was a Stapelia Carrion. I ordered seeds …

painted succulents 
Will spray painting succulents for my wedding kill them? Drought Smart Plants reply: Some of the risk of spray painting succulents is that the propellent …

Best sedum and succulents for Chinook country 
Hi Im looking for the hardiest sedum and succulents to plant in chinook country. We are 30 kms north of Calgary and just in the foothills west. We continually …

i have a plant that i have no idea what it could be  
i have a little shrub that has a thick bamboo like stalk and short round thick waxy leaves with little pink flowers that look a little like a tiny rose …

sedum ID 
Hi Jackie, Can you ID this Sedum for me? It came in your donation for the xeriscape garden in 2010. Thanks Gwen Drought Smart Plants reply: Hi …

Hanging baskets 
Hi I have 4 hanging baskets and I am having trouble keeping what ever I put in them alive. I have been putting flowers, but I would like to try succulents …

no bird in paridise 
My bird of paradise is 23 yrs old never bloomed its a house plant Drought Smart Plants reply; Hi Bonnie, I'm assuming you would like some tips on …

echeveria runyonii broken! 
something fell on my little (i think..echeveria runyonii) plant and the top half of the plant broke off. Can I save it? If I take the top all the way …

red, white and blue trees 
I am working on a project for school and need help finding some tree types that would thrive in the Southeast which have red, white, and blue leaves or …

chicken manure in potted plants 
How much chicken manure can I mix in potting soil for potted plants. I want to grow tomatoes in a large pot but don't want to burn their roots. Thank …

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Lucky Bamboo! 
Hello, Quick question...what is the difference between growing a Lucky Bamboo plant in water vs soil? I have an extra pot and would like to use it but …

Why is my succulent so droopy? 
I repotted this succulent in October and seemed to be doing fine until I had to move it (only about 6 feet) to fit my Christmas tree and then back after …

Red Leaf Plant in Puerto Rico 
I have attached a picture of the plant I am interested in. Can you tell me what it is, what zones it will grow in and where I can purchase it as bulb, …

what are these and how do i get rid of them? 
these things in teh picture are all over my house and plants in the alfresco what are they and how do i get rid of them?? thank you very much :D …

Hmong Culture Medicinal Usage? Need Name of Plant 
Hello, My coworker gave me these leaves which are to be placed in a pan with a little water to heat up, thereafter, to be applied to the pain area. …

Songbirds - pro or con? 
I’m having a ‘discussion’ with my husband about why we would want to encourage birds to visit and stay in our garden – he thinks they are dirty pests, …

Fungus Gnats! 
I am having major issues with fungus gnats - is there no way of controlling these horrible little insects? I've tried repotting my whole collection (that …

Beheaded Echeveria  
I just (for the very first time) beheaded my Echeveria "Topsy Turvy". Without thinking, I also cut the remaining stem left in the pot away from the soil …

What about Sedum in shade? 
I transplanted some sedum to my back yard which is nicely shaded... and even though all my other shade lovers are loving it... the sedum all died... what …

Bay Leaf 
I took a clipping of a bay leaf tree and I am wondering how I can get it to root. Carmen Drought Smart Plants reply: Hi Carmen, you've started …

ruby cactus 
Why is my leaves falling off my ruby cactus? Can you help me? Thank you Drought Smart Plants reply: I'm sorry I don't know what type of plant …

Best Nitrogen Source - organic of course 
I have another question related to where I can find the best nitrogen source for my garden. I wrote earlier about my wish to be organic, and start …

mATERNITY pLANT broke off 4' 
I had a Maternity plant and tried to cover it because we were going to have a freeze. It was 5' tall and broke off to 4'. Is there any way to replant …

Dying Irish Bouquet? 
Help! I think my succulent is dying. It is, I believe, an Aeonium/Irish Bouquet. It gets filtered light through a north-facing window. I'm giving it the …

Wrinkling leaves 
I have a few jade leaves that are resting on soil but they are getting wrinkled. Is this normal? Should I splash a little water on them? I got them from …

Best Organic Fertilizer? 
I'm hoping to 'go organic' this year, and start using only natural and organic fertilizers. Do you have any suggestions for me? My garden is pretty …

seeds 
I hope you can help me or point me in the right direction I am working on a school project and I am looking for a seeds(flower) that are very durable …

Chinese Redwood Tree 
I heard that the chinese redwood tree is rare in the united states. My mother planted one about 50 years ago in our back yard. She bought quite a few …

Colorful and single 
My friend was given a few stems of this recently from a friend of hers. I cannot remember what she said it was called though. She had it sitting in …

My big strong jade (cont) 
So, I took your recent suggestion and am trying my hand at Crassula Bonsai. Here are some pictures of the start. My wife is not very excited, she called …

Regional Flowers 
I live in Fairfield, Ohio and I was wondering what flowers would you reccomend planting at my school? Drought Smart Plants reply: Hi Tracey, you …

salvia d. 
what is the indian name for salvia divinorum Drought Smart Plants reply: To answer that question, you will have to find someone who speaks Indian, …

Splitting up a Jade Plant 
My friend recently gave me a little jade plant. It has 3-4 different stems and is about 4" or so tall, lots of leaves, and seems very crowded. I wanted …

yellow and dark pink waxy petals 
hi my name is david, My freinds live in the rainforest of Kuranda, far north queensland. they have identified these spectacularly …

broken plant 
the head of my plant broke can i save it? if so do i replant the head or try to re attach to the stem. Drought Smart Plants reply: You're in luck! …

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More about aloe plants 
I asked a while ago about my aloe plants that were growing offshoots. There are 2 main pots with aloe plants, both are growing offshoots, which are …

Pineappley goodness 
I recently stumbled upon a website about growing a pineapple plant. I have now started to attempt this. The website that I found said to cut the …

Very tall and odd red things 
I've had this plant for years now, never known what it is. Recently it has seemed sad, one of the stalks has fallen over. The leaves regularly grow …

Attempt at violet propagation 
I had a violet leaf in a glass of water for quite some time. After a while, I realized that it should be planted. So, as you can see, it is now in …

cactus?! what is it and what should I do? 
I have a cactus, I think, and I am not sure what to do with it. It has grown a lot but in a curvy, heavy kind of way. It recently produced a pretty bloom …

Real or Fake? 
I am curious to know ID? Are bubble plants real or not? If so, where can they be found? Drought Smart Plants reply: Hi Jody, if I understand …

tiny string beans hanging on the thick trunk 
Hi, I got this cute little plant and do not know how to care for it properly. It has been 3 months under my care, and it started to get sad, the lower …

Preparing Fertilizer  
IF you are trying to fertilize your house plants with 1000 ppm N:P:K using a 20-20-20 soluble fertilizer and only need 1 gall. To prepare the solution, …

Pinching 
Will a plant that is not pinched branch? And if so, why? As in, if I was doing an experiment and the control plant didn't receive a chemical pinching …

White Bird of Paradise 
Hi – I just recently bought a White Bird of Paradise plant – it actually has three plants in one planter. I live in Phoenix where it is hot and dry. The …

Green Living Roof Material 
I've been interested in putting up a shed with a green roof and wondered what are the most important things re: the actual building. I am not sure what …

School Succulent Project 
Wow! what a great, informative site! I'm a teacher and we've successfully propagated some succulents. How do we (prune?)train them to create the hearty, …

Living Succulent Wall 
I am interested in making a living wall, mostly succulents, it will be rather large aprox 3ft by 6ft. I was wondering if you would advise on types best …

Something wrong with my Aeonium Haworthia 'Kiwi' 
some of the rosettes are fine and then on one side of the plant its dead and stringy looking. Drought Smart Plants reply: Hi Mum, thanks for posting …

Nice looking jade 
The other day my friend gave me this little plant. She had gotten it from Lowe's (a hardware store that also sells plants) for about $.50. I think …

Succulent not doing so well 
Tall woody stem with offshoots of roots above soil, seems to need a lot of direct light. Beautifull green and purple waxy thick leaves in a rosetta shaped …

Bin Shed Roof 
Hi I am doing some research on Sempervivum & Sedum which seem to be the most hardy of plants for my project needs. I have a bin shed cover with a rather …

Cactus is growing friends 
So, my friend recently moved and one of her plants is growing a little mold it looks like. She was very surprised by it so I do believe this is the …

Pothos is angry 
Hello again! I have this pothos plant that I have had for a few years now. When I first got it it's legs were super long (4+ feet) but the legs were …

Freakishly tall and skinny succulent plant 
Light green, new leaves point up around rosette end then older leaves curve down. It grows so fast and is getting too tall for me to handle. The first …

Overwintering Succulents 
I was given a lovely container of succulents (winter hardy) as a gift. What is the best way to winter this? We have very severe winters in upstate NY and …

Can You Help Me? 
I can't find the name for this plant anywhere. So I don't know how to take care of it. Can you please help with the name. Drought Smart Plants reply; …

Christmas Cactus 
My Christmas cactus did really well for flowering in the winter, and bloomed for a long time, and was totally covered. Now it's getting little red growths …

Succulent Plant Problems 
Don't know the type of succulant, but it has got a whitish powder on all the leaves. I can touch it and get a little off on my finger. Also is getting …

korean spice vibernum 
We live in Ontario canada, and have bought a Korean spice vibernum (standard) and were wondering if we have to do anything to protect it during our frigid …

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The edges of the leaves are turning brown 
It has a thin base from which all of the leaves originate. The leaves are long and green with white stripes running throughout. The edges and tips of …

Beloved, unidentified, enormous plant is dying 
Bought this succulent (I assume its a succulent)shrub at a plant fair in Egypt about a year ago. The guy referred to it, in Arabic, as a "Napoleon cactus" …

Tall and spikey trying to die again 
So, I recently asked a question regarding an aloe plant of mine. You had suggested that I twist off their heads and replant them, basically. I've tried …

Leaning Sedum telephium 
I have several Sedum (Telephium???) plant in front of my house, about 4 yrs old. They are so big, that they have opened up (all plant stalks have leened …

Purple heart 
I have had this purple heart plant for a few months now. I was given a cutting from a local plant place and have been happy with it. The piece they …

Aloe 
I've had this aloe plant for about 6 years now. Originally both of these larger parts were in the same pot, but about a year ago I separated them to try …

My big strong Jade 
This is a stem cutting from my wife's Jade plant. It started out being around 3-5 inches tall with only 4 leaves I think. I am very proud of how well …

Christmas cactus 
I feel very confident that this is a Christmas Cactus. It has been doing very well. I got it 5-6 years ago from a friend and it was just one little tiny …

Polka-dot plant propagation 
Hello there! I have had a polka-dot plant for a little while now. I know that it is supposed to be kept trimmed so it stays small and compact, but …

plant identification  
What is this please? Drought Smart Plants reply: This is the Castor Bean plant, Ricinus communis. Odd looking flowers aren't they? These will …

Cactus babies are growing 
A friend of mine was told cactus seeds can be difficult to grow, so she bought some and gave me them. It is a mixed bag, so I planted them in two different …

Haworthia is getting old 
I've had this Haworthia attenuata for years now. It was probably the first succulent that I was gifted. Anyway, I was just wondering what, if anything, …

Mixing spider plants 
I am making some little starter pots for a friend of mine and I was going to give her some spider plants. I currently own three different kinds. I …

Jade babies from leaves 
I have had a jade plant for a while and it is doing very well and I have succeeded in propagated it from stem cuttings multiple times, but I was curious …

Caterpillars Eating My Spider Plants 
I was horrified one morning to find one of my precious beloved spider plants had been devoured to nearly nothing! I could see that each leaf had been …

Shade and drought tolerant 
Hi Your site is wonderful. I wish I lived closer to you! I too have an SBI site but that is not how I found you!! My question is what to plant on the …

bean's flower fall off 
Why green bean' flower fall off from plant Drought Smart Plants reply: Green beans flowers are for one purpose only - to attract insects to pollinate …

How to plant flats of elfin thyme for a thyme lawn 
I have flats of elfin thyme to plant and want to know if I need to cut them up. I want to end up with a thyme lawn (sooner rather than later!). Does …

Crape Myrtle 
My crapemyrtle tree is changing it's color to a pink, instead of the deep red that I purchased. What can I do? Drought Smart Plants reply: Hi …

Oxygen Plant ?? 
I am trying to trace a plant I used to have Years ago ... I'm sure it was called an Oxygen plant - it could be found in a green or red colour, it was …

Selecting a product to grow under my deck. 
Good afternoon and thank you for fielding my question. I reside in Staten Island, NY. The soil in our area is clay. I experience heavy runoff from rain …

Hypertufa as roof planting growing medium 
Can you please tell me if Hypertufa can be used as a planting growing medium. Drought Smart Plants reply: Hi Mahmoud, if you form the hypertufa …

little black flies hovering around my indoor succulents 
Help! I recently bought some succulents and replanted them in a cactus mix (does contain some sphagnum peat moss)mixed with pumice. 50/50 mix. Now …

Homeowner with Thuja issue 
Hi, My husband and I planted 5 Arborvitae Green Giants last year, probably around October. We decided a 6th would look nice and rather than back to …

Just starting a garden at school 
What are some of the materials, supplies, watering systems, well, any information you could supply to a college student who has the chance to start a xeric …

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Bella Donna and my tomato plants.... 
I purchased my tomatoes plants from a nursery this year. When I went to plant them I noticed one of the plants in the package of four ...was different. …

Never seen this before, and I did not plant it 
Hello, I was wondering if you could assist in identifying this plant... Not sure what it is, but I did not plant it, and I have nothing like it in my …

Tiny black bugs on Echeveria succulent 
I have an older (about 5 years old) Echeveria succulent that is flowering like crazy and I just noticed that some of the shoots have these tiny black bugs …

ants and hen and chicks 
Someone told me about hen and chick plants drawing ants. My hen and chicks are next to the house and they are covered in ants. Is there any relevance …

Blooming Sempervivum 
I never realized that once a Sempervivum (hen and chicks) blooms, it will die until I got some that I really like, but they keep blooming, one by one, …

Echeveria Troubles 
I have an Echeveria plant. I have no idea what kind it is. I could send a picture. One of the leaves is yellowing and I don't know why. Its odd but I …

Cutting off Dead Flower Stalks 
Should I cut the dead blooms off my succulents? Drought Smart Plants reply: There is no reason not to remove the dead bloom stalks once the plant …

questions about blooming succulents 
Some of my succulents are blooming. Should I cut the flower stalk off after they're done-or are most of them going to die? Will it save the plant if …

aphids on overcrowded sempervivum! 
Hello! I'm a novice and just started raising succulents. I've recently acquired a pot of Sempervivum that are quite overcrowded. It's just the beginning …

Spacing for Sedum groundcovers 
I am planting a large area of groundcovers with different kinds of Sedum. I've got several different Sedum spurium - my favorite is Dr. John Creech as …

Droopy Drawers Sempervivum 
I've noticed that some of my Sempervivum (hens and chicks), even when the plant appears healthy, with glossy and plump leaves, seem to droop on the lower …

Blue Spruce Sedum 
I planted some Blue Spruce Sedum a few weeks ago and now some of the plants are getting red at the lower end of the stems and they break off when you touch …

Mealy Bugs and other Guests 
Hi, I've never had any problems with my Succulents, But now I've got Mealy bugs which I'm treating but a couple of my Succulents have small holes (some …

Need help not ID 
This is my jelly bean plant. I don't understand why all the beans fell off when I bought it. Now it is just the stem and the beans at the top. Do you …

Succulent suddenly sprouted tall stem with yellow flowers - 10' high! 
This was thought to be a succulent, cactus, or agave type plant and for years was low to the ground with no central stalk. After coming home from a trip …

Palm trees 
I have two potted palm plants. They were exposed to frost over the winter, the leaves dried up and fell off. I've done this before and the plants have …

How can I make infertile soil? 
I am planning a xeric garden and the plants I want to use all require "infertile, fast-draining soil." I live in northern New Jersey and have some underlying …

Ornamental Grasses 
Hello Mr.H, I hope you can help me.., When does Maiden Grass start new growth ? Thank you for your time...R Drought Smart Plants reply: Actually, …

eucalyptus 
When can this plant be transplanted to another area of the garden? Drought Smart Plants reply: Eucalyptus, well known in their native Australia …

Hens & Chicks - Echeveria what? 
We received this plant from another Freecycle member who only called it Hens & Chicks. She said she has another which is more purple and teal colored (my …

Maple tree not doing well 
We bought a maple tree a couple years ago and planted it about 5ft. from the sugar gum tree we had taken down due to ants. We treated for the ants …

Citrus Trees 
Question 1. I have a lemoncito fruit tree that bore fruit in 2009, by 2010 it only give me 6 fruits, this year it only give 3 fruits. I fertilize all …

bell pepper plants 
Last year I grew several types of bell peppers, sweet red, green and yellow, I had very nice looking plants but very few peppers. This is not the first …

Help with a tulip 
I have bought a tulip bulb and planted it in a tub 2 month ago...but the roots are only growing not the stem or any flower. Can you tell me why? …

Growing Thyme 
I need some information on Thyme growing. I'm wanting to grow thyme groundcover to spread amongst some rocks, and wondered if thyme Doone Valley would …

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Brown spots on echeveria 
I bought an Echeveria 'Ruby' at my local grocery store. It was blooming when I got it but the blooms dried up quickly and have not returned. Now the leaves …

cost of sedum stock 
Hello, We are a Peace Country Sod grower and want to diversify our farm. I was thinking of growing Sedum in bulk on some of our land that is not in …

Beheaded Echeveria 
I just beheaded my Echeveria and I am worried I cut its stem too short. I have it sitting in a shady area, upright with the stem in a glass. I …

Hypertufa tiles 
Hi, I could you please tell me if it possible to use the mix of the hypertufa to make paving stones in the shape of a tile 30cm x 30 cm like ones in street …

Orostachys 
where can I get Orostachys seed? I was able to get some on the nargs seed exchange, specifically O. chantei, O. iwarenge and an unknown species. I've …

Green Roof Options 
Do you think a green roof with either Sempervivum or Sedum would succeed in a shady area under trees, and if not are there any other plants you might suggest? …

blueberries 
My cousin dug up some blueberry plants out of his yard for me. He didn't give me all or even half the root - will they grow?

banana trees 
Would planting banana trees near south windows provide shade from the sun to help reduce my cooling bill? Also, how to prevent them from multiplying into …

Hypertufa Mix 
Hi, could you please tell me where can I get the mix to make hypertufa in London UK?

green giant arborvitae trees 
Our neighbors planted trees that were evergreens that reach to be 50 ft. tall as a border between our properties. After the recent snow/ice storm, …

Sedum and Cedar Hedge 
Michele asked me this question and I thought it was important to share, as others may be wondering the same thing. Here is the question that Michele asks: …

Insect and Plants in Jurassic times 
What caused the size of plants and insects to change? In my Environmental Science class we learned that millions of years ago insects, dragonflies etc. …

Plants for Northern Peru Dry and Warm Year Round 
It is dry like desert and warm to hot year round with very little precipitation. What would you recommend as easy and hardy ground cover and border …

Leaves Dropping 
I've got a few succulent plants on the window sill in my office, which I thought would be bright enough, but lately some of the leaves are falling off, …

Sedum in Florida 
Hi, Are there any Sedum varieties that would do well in poorly irrigated spots in a home landscape in central FL, zone 9b-10a? In other words, ranging …

senecio scaposus silver coral is dying ! help ! 
I have a silver coral Senecio scaposus which has been doing very well until about two three days ago. It has started to lose its leaves which turn a dark …

unknown pests 
I have a clay planter with two pest problems in the planter; I have an Aeonium species known as 'Irish Bouquet', a Crassula argentea or finger jade, an …

what is eating my plant??? 
at first i thought that the possums were nibbling on my succulents - sometimes they take chunks out of the leaves, but this is now happening to parts of …

Strange Aeonium issue 
My Aeoniums have prompted me to seek help without delay. WHAT have they got? I don't see anything visible on them, but they must have SOME pest that's …

Old Curving Aloe Plant 
My aloe plant is about 24yrs old & it's curved & very heavy on one side. It always produces "babies" that I remove when they get a yr or two old. Is there …

Weeds invading sedum green roof 
Can anyone help? We have a 5 acre green roof covered in five varieties of sedum. Last spring we added 24,000 additional sedum to fill in sparse areas. …

The Strange Tale of the dying Echeveria 
Peter, from Vancouver tells this strange story via email: Why did my succulent plant Echeveria Runyonii 'Topsy Turvy' die within 2 days? Wondering …

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