Opuntia Cactus

I grew this opuntia cactus from a seed of a cactus pear which I ate.  It is about 5 years old.  Growing indoors in a condominium apartment facing east.  It has never been taken outside.  Recently it has started having…

Beginning Plants

I’m very new to gardening.  I live in the city and I’d like to start with some easy houseplants, also some easy vegetables.  Any suggestions?  Any books that are great for first timers?…

White flying insects

How do you to kill tiny white flying insects. I think it might be Silver Leaf White Fly. Ornamental sweet potato plant Climate zone 8 Full to partial sun Potted Soil Type – Potting Soil Fertilize when needed Leaves look…

String of pearls plant

I’m really hoping on getting some information on String of Pearls plants. What kind of light do they need? I’ve heard indirect sunlight s best – but how dark of a room can they handle? Also, are there any tricks…

Watering a Jade Bonsai

I recently purchased a Bonsai tree that I believe is a jade variety, (it has small round leaves). The leaves are falling off even though they are not turning colour or drying first. I have read conflicting articles about watering.…

Starting an indoor vertical garden

I’d like to start a vertical garden in my apartment.  Ideally I would like edible plants.  I will be using a wall in my kitchen that faces south (but there is a house that blocks the sun most of the…

Pandanus veitchii

I wrote to you a while ago regarding my Pandanus veitchii plant. It seems to be doing good so far. I have placed it in the corner of my dining room which faces the opposite south side window. I want…