Polka dot plant dying

Bought a polka dot plant a couple months ago. Over the past month the leaves have been turning brown and falling off. I’ve been watering regularly, keeping the soil moist and using a humidifier when possible, but I can’t maintain…

Norfolk pine

Hi thank you for your assistance. I am in an errand climate in Colorado near Denver and I have had in Norfolk Pine for 10 years. It has been happily growing in a bay window with lots of indirect light.it…

Pandanus Veitchii

Hi, I am starting to worry about my Veitchii plants I have in my office. They have been growing good for the past few years. This past month or so, I have found that a lot of the bottom leaves…

Shiny houseplant foliage

Are there any Hoya experts among your group of volunteer advisors ? I am a newbie that would like to have a couple that would most likely survive in a large North window, as most of them require lights and…

Sooty mould on ponytail palm

Hi- You diagnosed my palm with sooty mould. (see link below) Have washed and wiped the plant and removed the dead stems which are primarily on the lower stems. The mould is primarily where the leaf joins the main trunk.The…

Tiny black flying bugs

Hello: Our house is filled with tiny black flying bugs, which fly not just around the plants, but throughout the house; they are attracted to light. In the summer, I put most of my houseplants outside, and bring them inside…

Bonsai as a Gift

Please advise where in Toronto I should buy a bonsai for my father to cultivate. And a good instruction manual. Thanks…

Indoor avocado plant stopped growing

In September I pinched off the top of new growth hoping it would bush out and develop another bud or buds. Since that time it has stopped growing. The avocado plant pit dried out and fell off. In October I…

Sooty Mould on Ponytail palm

Hi- Have has this plant for over 30 years- put it out on the patio in the summer and winter it inside. Great a lot this summer, has been in this container for 1.5 years. Lower leaves are yellowing- at…