Meyer Lemon Tree – Pruning

Hi there, I’m a recent Meyer Lemon ‘mom’ (sorry, it sounded funnier than owner!). I’ve been doing some reading because I’m concerned about it’s V-shape at the base. I want this tree to live a long, fruitful (heehee) life, and…

Dying Mini Orange Tree!

So I got a mini citrus tree for Valentine’s day but it’s been slowly dying since I got it home. The leaves have started to fall off and curl, and the oranges are shrivelling and turning purple. I’ve been watering…

Overwintering Cacti in apartments

Next winter I would like to overwinter my cacti so that I can induce blooming for next year. I live in an apartment so I cannot bring the temperature down to what is required for the winter dormancy. Are there…

Begonia leaf propagation

Hello, I just bought a new Begonia rex “Autumn Ember”. It’s pretty beat up now and the leaves aren’t as orange as I’d like. If I propagate the Begonia by leaf cuttings it doesn’t matter what leaf I select, right?…

Greenhouse Pests

Friends have a lemon tree and an orange tree in their greenhouse. They are in blossom now and infested with bugs, probably aphids. Last year they had the same problem, sprayed with Safers End-All ii; they had no fruit. What…

Pruning a Hoya carnosa

How should I care for an old hoya plant that I have had for years?  I want to cut it back and revive it, but I don’t know where to start.  …

Poinsettia Re-Potting

I have managed to keep my poinsettia for at least 4 years and have had it rebloom. Is it time to repot my plant?…

Indoor – White Fuzz on Soil

Hello. I have a few small indoor plants that have white fuzzy stuff on the top of the soil. The room is cold and dry ..could it still be fungus? I have never seen any gnats or any other insects.…

Cacti Care

I live in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  My plants are indoors now.  I have divided the Cacti by cutting, letting dry, and replanting.  They did well outside in the summer, but now there is no movement.  Anything I can do to stimulate growth? …

Fertilizing Houseplants

My plants have been re-potted in organic soil but are not growing – these are not flowering plants.  I have Jobes Spike’s for flowering plants, can I still use them for these non flowering ones?…