Overwintering some plants

Hello, I have some plants I would like to keep for next summer but have limited space and light in my house. Is there such a place that I can bring some plants during the winter months? The plants are…

African violet leaf limp during propagation

I received the leaf from a reputable grower, and started it in water. Once it had roots, I planted it in a pot with african violet soil. For a long time, it stood firm and like a little soldier. Now…

Repotting a yucca plant

Hello, My Yucca (or very similar to a yucca) needs a bigger pot and fresh soil. There is almost no earth left, it is mostly roots. Is it safe to cut off some of the roots off my plant in…

Problems with avocado plant

Hello! I grew my avocado plant from a pit just over a year ago. It lives in an apartment with north facing windows – not the best, but it was growing well. It was potted just before winter, and I…

Pruning Azalea

Two plants were received as Mother’s Day gifts. One is a potted azalea that has bloomed and is now looking leggy. Can it be pruned?…

Propagating Rubber Plants

Some leaves have fallen off my rubber plant.  Can I use them to propagate additional plants?    …

Jade Tree

Hi I have a Jade Tree and I do not water it often. I just noticed, when I went to water my Jade Tree that the leaves were soft and wrinkled/wilted. I watered it yesterday and the leaves still have…

Repotting Croton Indoors

I have 3 Croton in an 8 inch pot.  Since the ice storm (December 2013), they have started to lose their lower leaves. Should I repot them in a deeper pot so the extra stem is not showing and just…

Scale on Spider plants

My three spider plants are infested with scale. Is there a “natural way” (no chemicals) to get rid of it?  …