Propagating Rubber Plants

Some leaves have fallen off my rubber plant.  Can I use them to propagate additional plants?    …

Jade Tree

Hi I have a Jade Tree and I do not water it often. I just noticed, when I went to water my Jade Tree that the leaves were soft and wrinkled/wilted. I watered it yesterday and the leaves still have…

Repotting Croton Indoors

I have 3 Croton in an 8 inch pot.  Since the ice storm (December 2013), they have started to lose their lower leaves. Should I repot them in a deeper pot so the extra stem is not showing and just…

Scale on Spider plants

My three spider plants are infested with scale. Is there a “natural way” (no chemicals) to get rid of it?  …

My houseplants are infested with fungus gnats

I recently transplanted three very large tropical plants, that I have cared for over many years. I purchased the soil from a well-known store in Toronto. Now the pots are infested with bugs. When I water, every Saturday, these flying…

Growing indoor miniature roses: humidity

I probably didn’t choose the best plant for a valentine’s gift during winter, by purchasing half a dozen miniature roses from a big box grocery store. Can they survive if I keep them misted by hand, and near a window,…

Please help identify an azalea

Can you please identify this plant which has been blooming successfully every year since 2006. I live in Ottawa and this plant was a gift from a friend but I don’t know what it is called. Hope you can help…

Can I grow a mini orchid in an internal office?

I would like to try growing a mini orchid in a standard downtown Toronto office with no windows and fluorescent overhead fixtures.  What type of growing environment do I need?  What kind of grow light?  How far above the plant…