• Stubborn Mandevilla

    I bought a mandevilla last summer, overwintered by pruning back and keeping in a cooler but sunny window, hardened it off before placing it in a morning sun place. Fed it fertilizer and even tried the age old epsom salts…

  • Pruning Barbed-Wire Cactus

    This is an indoor cactus and I think it’s a Barbed-Wire cactus. It had grown almost up the the ceiling when the branches began to bend but did not break. I have pruned the bent branches. Do I need to…

  • Use of Systemic Pesticide – Imidacloprid – to treat mealybugs on cacti

    I have an extensive cacti collection with some almost 20 years old. They spend the summer outside and the winter they are dormant in the basement. This past winter the mealybugs got out of hand, and while I was able…

  • Winterize Banana Corm

    Hey This was my first year storing Banana plant(matured 8ft tall) in dark cold cellar. In june, i found stem got brown and mushy so chopped it to the corm. The corm is hard and size of a soccer ball….wondering…

  • Care of Small Citrus Plants

    Have had such great success in the past, but last few seem to have an abundance of fruit when very small,  and present one has lost all its leaves with 4 oranges remaining. Finally cut off oranges, and have used…

  • Help for my Hibiscus

    My Hibiscus has grown quite wild and I want to find out if there is anything that you can recommend to bring it back to a proper size and actually flower again. Will pruning and transplanting help? Is this the…

  • Indoor Plants for Cleaning Air

    I’m looking for an indoor green plant that will be good to clean the air in the home but will not be toxic to children or pets. Please help!…

  • House Plant Identification – Oleander

    Hello, I have been trying to identify this house plant for a while now.  I’ve asked several people and no one has been able to help me.  It has been losing leaves for months now, it seems very unhappy.  I…

  • Pandanus veitchii

    Hi. Thank you for responding to my e-mail. I was just wondering with the problem of the yellowing and brown leaves, can I take the plants from the West Side window and put them at my desk for the winter…

  • Giant Indoor Bird of Paradise Plant

    Hello Master Gardeners, I am writing with an indoor plant question. I am in Toronto but have planted a bird of paradise plant indoors which lives in a bathroom with a shower so is subject to some steam and flourishing.…