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…

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…

Overwinter Celery fern?

I have a large celery fern that I moved indoors for the winter. It is not doing well and is making a mess. It is in an 18″ pot and has a 3 ft spread. I have limited places to…

Passionflower pests

Hi Master Gardener, A pest issue has been a big trouble for my passion flower which is a house plant. The small black bug is so tiny and which spreads out so quickly on the leaves. The leaves are dying…

Where to buy dwarf jade

I am in Toronto and looking for a source to get dwarf jade plants. I would ideally like to find a small, young plant or even if I could, get cuttings from an existing plant. I have had absolutely no…