Bird of paradise leaves folding downward?

Hello, I inherited a ailing bird of paradise recently and am trying to nurse it back to health. All of its leaves including some new growth are dropping / folding downward. The plant gets a lot of light and I…

Overwintered geraniums

I removed all the soil and most of the leaves from my geranium plants, boxed them and left them.  I did nothing to them e.g. water.  I took a look at them recently and they looked deader than a door…

Bird of Paradise seems sad

I live in Toronto.  I put Bertie (not a very original name I know) outside in my south facing very sunny yard.  But she just doesn’t seem to be thriving.  I was watering her with distilled water when she was…

Pandanus Veitchii – indoor care *

Hi, I been having problems with my two pandanus veitchii plants these past months. Some of the leaves have been turning yellow and some have turned brown and shriveled up. I water then once a week and have placed them…

Swamp Lily – Crinum Asiaticum

I had a 4 foot lily this summer, healthy and deep green suddenly it went yellowish and started wither up. I just pulled it from it’s pot and cut it back to about 8 inches. I’m going to let it…

Repotting my jade plant

I have a large jade plant, that has been in a clay pot for about 12 years. At this point, the soil is so hard, that I can barely insert a sharp paring knife into it. It clearly needs to…

Croton – repotting

I live in Toronto and every summer I put my 25 year old, 5 feet tall croton on a porch where it thrives in 6 hours of sun. I usually spray it with soap and water, then rinse and bring…

Agapanthus – how to get them to bloom again?

hi there- i have a couple of potted agapanthus (very root bound, facing south) that have been with me for 5 or 6 years. they have only reflowered once. any advice to get blooms again? tx…

Indoor Hibiscus

Hello, I’ve got 30 year old hibiscus plants.  In recent years they appear to be very healthy (lot of green leaves) but rarely a flower.  I rarely fertilize.  They spend the summer months in the outdoors though protected from direct…

Bonsai care

I have been given a 25 year old Ficus bonsai and I have no idea how to care for it other than the watering and fertilizing. I will need to repot it which I feel comfortable doing. It is the…