Fertilizing Houseplants*

My plants have been re-potted in organic soil but are not growing – these are not flowering plants.  I have Jobes Spike’s for flowering plants, can I still use them for these non flowering ones?…

Spots and Foamy Balls on Cacti*

Two of our cactus plants have fallen sick this winter. One has become covered in light brown/beige spots. The other, a shorter round cactus has white foamy balls that have formed on it. They share a pot where they grow…

Lemon Tree Care*

I have a lemon tree that I’ve started from seed. It’s just about to turn 5 yrs old and I’m looking for ways to speed or encourage flowering and fruiting. Any advice on fertilizers, pruning or any other tips that…

Plant disease on a calamondin?*

Hi there, I purchased a calamondin bush for a friend whose plant I accidentally killed when I exposed it to scale. Upon bringing the new plant home, I now realize there is a white dusts on the leaves. Now I’m…

Discoloured and Dying Leaves on House Plant*

Two months ago my house plants were attacked by aphids or some similar bug. I sprayed them heavily and religiously with Safer’s Soap, four treatments in 28 days. Now some plants have dead leaves and others have leaves with these…

Sedum morganianum*

Where would I be able to purchase Sedum morganianum (donkeys tail) in or around Toronto?…

Italian Honey Fig Tree*

I have an Italian honey fig tree. How do I care for it in the winter time? I understand that they lose all their leaves in winter which is normal. How often should I water this plant and should I…

Growing houseplants*

Hi, I am new to growing plants; having never done it before, I have a few questions. Is it possible to grow a bleeding-heart glory bower (Clerodendrum thomsoniae) and a Dragon Flower in Toronto living in an apartment with decent…

Cattleya*

My cattleyas are growing so well that they have now outgrown the pots. 1. Should I use a bigger pot or should I divide them? What is best time to do this? 2. Where can I buy soil for this…