My houseplants are infested with fungus gnats

I recently transplanted three very large tropical plants, that I have cared for over many years. I purchased the soil from a well-known store in Toronto. Now the pots are infested with bugs. When I water, every Saturday, these flying…

Growing indoor miniature roses: humidity

I probably didn’t choose the best plant for a valentine’s gift during winter, by purchasing half a dozen miniature roses from a big box grocery store. Can they survive if I keep them misted by hand, and near a window,…

Please help identify an azalea

Can you please identify this plant which has been blooming successfully every year since 2006. I live in Ottawa and this plant was a gift from a friend but I don’t know what it is called. Hope you can help…

Can I grow a mini orchid in an internal office?

I would like to try growing a mini orchid in a standard downtown Toronto office with no windows and fluorescent overhead fixtures.  What type of growing environment do I need?  What kind of grow light?  How far above the plant…

Meyer lemon tree

My Meyer lemon tree has had leaves turning yellow, and eventually dropping, since I brought it indoors in the fall. It sits in a South facing window, and I supplement the light with plant bulbs. I water it about every…

Grafting a dracaena

My father has some kind of tropical “tree?” in a pot. It has only a few long slender leaves on top. There are two limbs (coming out of one short trunk), and the taller one is getting very tall (6…

Growing Meyer Lemon tree indoors

I recently bought a Meyer Lemon tree. It’s about 2 or 3 feet tall. I have it directly under a grow light and covered with plastic wrap because the room that it is in is chilly. I’m not sure why…