Clivia plant

Please tell me where I an purchase a clivia plant. I live in east Toronto Ontario…

Sanitizing plant pots: what is the best way?

Thank you for your advice about how to deal with my plant, which had a very bad infestation of scale, and which I decided to simply throw it out, plant and soil… but would like to keep the pot. Is…

10 foot tall Palm trees with drying, dark brown leaves

I have a pair of ten foot tall Palm trees that were delivered 2 months ago. Prior to having them, the plants were abruptly moved from a spring/summer outdoor setting to an indoor storage room for an extended period of…

Pillbugs in my indoor potted fig plant and Meyer lemon

Hello! It’s Thanksgiving in NJ, USA. My Chicago fig plant, purchased this past May, is bearing 4 figs (all about an inch big now). Truly pleased! My Meyer lemon has 2 little 1/2″ fruits. Equally surprised! I have found a…

Cattleya orchid not blooming / how to rebloom Kalanchoe

1. I have a Cattleya orchid which I have been attempting to rebloom for 5 years.  Every summer a flower spike shoots up.  The flower pod opens and the bud attempts to open but it turns black and withers.  Help…

Scale on Frangipani and Mealybugs on Orchids

I have a 5 ft. deciduous frangipani growing in a container which I put outside in the summer and bring in for the winter.  The frangipani has scale which I am treating with a spray of 1 cup alcohol to…

Christmas cactus

  My Christmas cactus is not blooming.  Someone told me I need to starve it by not watering it in August and I wondered if this is true.  How long should I not water it?…

Ficus Overwintering

I am a resident of Toronto and am seeking somewhere to store my extremely healthy, 6 foot high ficus benjamina for winter. Customarily I transport the plant indoors for winter, but have recently downsized and cannot accommodate the plant indoors,…

Screw pine – Pandanus veitchii

I have a Pandanus veitchii plant that I received this past July. I see a number of brown tips on it and I do not know what the problem is. I have placed a dish of water with pebbles and…