Indoor gardening

Hello! I am a teacher in the TDSB and my class has volunteered to mind the small indoor garden in the stairwell of my school (see photos; window is north facing). It has easy to care for plants that don’t…

Homemade insecticide

Hello I recently repotted all my indoor plants, using the same bag of potting soil. One of them has developed an infestation of “fruit flies” (that’s what they look like). I would like to know how to make a home…

Indoor Plant suggestions

Hello, We are looking to plant a tree inside a newly constructed home (as per attached image in the box where the ladder is). The plant will be below a skylight with access to water. Would appreciate guidance towards the…

Hibiscus with Yellowing Leaves

A potted hibiscus on our west facing fifth floor balcony has had some leaves turn yellow and drop off during the last two weeks. It has not been fertilized. It had a number of buds which just started to blossom…

A question regarding my cactus

I’m sorry I can’t tell you what kind of cactus this is but I’ve had it for several years and have seen the bottom of it turn brown. I was wondering what’s wrong with it and if there is anything…

Succulent losing leaves

Hi there and thank you so much for any help you can provide. Please see photos below. I bought this succulent three years and it has always struggled, losing one or two leaves every week or so but growing more.…

African Violets

I wondered if the little Yellow Centres on these plants are seeds and should I save them when pruning my plant?  …

Office plants

Hello! I’ve been researching plants that can survive in overhead office light only, and I wanted to check in with you to make sure I’m on the right track. I’m looking for small plants to sit on shelves and I’d…

What is this and how do I get rid of it?

Hello, I have a number of house plants in containers that I have had for years (I don’t know what they are called but I have attached pics below). I have just noticed recently, have this white powdery spots on…