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Soggy begonia leaf

Q:    A leaf on my angel wing begonia looks soggy. I have had leaf spot on the plant before but nothing like this. What is the problem?  A:   The leaf probably has a bacterial infection. Pick off the leaf. Keep an eye [Read More]

September 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

Candelabra cactus problem

Q:   My candelabra cactus has a fine white web at the tips. It is yellowing, too. What should I do to correct this? A:    Your cactus has a spider mite infestation. If left unchecked they will cause  the skin of  [Read More]

September 10, 2019 // 0 Comments

On fertilizer & and bromeliads

Q:   I used a time release fertilizer on my potted plants that said it was good for 18 months. That was less than a year ago and now my plants look like they could use a feeding. Should I apply more?  A:   If you look at the [Read More]

August 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

Ivy, braided ficus info

Q:  I want the trunk of my ficus tree to be braided as I have seen on others. Do I need to train it or will it do this naturally?  A:   Ficus with braided trunks are produced that way. It is actually three seedlings which were [Read More]

August 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

Info on Crown of Thorns

Q:    I have a crown of thorns that needs cutting back. Can some of these cuttings be rooted?  A:    Yes. A rootable cutting should be four to six inches in length. In this case, take the cutting and let it sit a [Read More]

July 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

About Spanish moss

 Q:   Can I use water that has been softened on plants? If you cannot use it on plants, what is it used for?  A:    Softened water is used in the home for cleaning, bathing and human consumption. It tends to leave [Read More]

July 24, 2019 // 0 Comments

Cyclamen – one time bloomer

Q:   The flowering cyclamen I bought is finishing up its blooming. Can I continue to grow the plant out and get more flowers? A:.    It is unlikely that the plant will bloom again. The climate in Florida is less than ideal [Read More]

July 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

Propagating a bat flower

Q:   I have a plant called a bat flower that has a black bloom. How would I propagate this plant?  A:    This is a bulbous plant so in time it should sen Q:    How do I water my bromeliad? Do I wet the [Read More]

July 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

Tips on African Violets

Q:   I have an aerosol can of insect spray. Can I use this on my houseplants? A:    Normally the labeling on such products warns against use on plants. The propellant in the spray can damage plants. The insecticide would not [Read More]

July 9, 2019 // 0 Comments