Fungus gnats

Every year when I bring in my tropical plants from the outdoors I get these little flies which I think are fungus gnats.  How can I get rid of them and stop them from invading my home?…

Philodendron

I have a philodendron which I have had for a very long time.  It was given me by a friend about 40 years ago.  Recently the leaves have started turning yellow and I pull them off.  I don’t want to…

Indoor orchids

3 questions: 1) Of the two extremes, which do orchids prefer,overwatering or underwatering? 2) Most orchids seem to be planted in clear plastic pots. Is this preferable to other pots? 3) I am contemplating repotting my orchids in larger pots,…

Yucca plant: when can I cut back dried branches

I have a large Yucca plant, and most of the branches are strong. It’s now about 7 or 8 years old, grows indoors, and is planted in a large pot about 35cm in diameter. But some of the lower branches…

house plant repotting and grow grass under pine tree

Hi Thank you so much for answering my peony question last time. I got some new questions for you this time because I really don’t think I have green thumb. I want to grow some grass under my two large…

Orchid care

I was given a Phalaenopsis Orchid over a week ago. One of the bottom leaves has died and another is dying. I have watered it about once per week by placing the pot in the sink and flooding it with…

Rubber Plant Cutting

A leaf attached to some stalk has fallen off my rubber plant.  Can I root it in water with some Stim-Root?…