A: Swedish Ivy is often used as an indoor hanging plant but it can be placed outside if the conditions are appropriate. Ideal temperatures are 55 to 60 degrees at night and up to 80 degrees during the day. Since most of our summer days are ... READ MORE
A: Maranta or Prayer Plant is a clump-forming herb indigenous to tropical Americas, primarily South America. It is a small tropical plant with broad oval leaves, up to 8 inches long by half as wide. The leaves fold upwards at night, hence the ... READ MORE
Q: You and I talked about the peacock ginger and I have been looking for them since our discussion. I bought a peacock plant the other day and I wanted to know if I got lucky and found a peacock ginger by accident.
A: I am glad you brought ... READ MORE
Q: My peace lily is starting to have brown edges on the leaves. I have been watering it with tap water which goes through my water softener. Could that be the problem?
A: I am glad you called with this question; it is one we often get in the ... READ MORE
A: Freesias do best as potted plants in Florida. Corms, which are specialized stems, should be dug up and stored when foliage turns yellow. Digging them up each year and storing them in the refrigerator may be more trouble than it is worth ... READ MORE
A: Christmas cactus is in the genus, Schlumbergera, and in Northeast Florida it is most often treated as a house plant rather than a choice for the landscape. Of course, people are always surprising me and therefore in some micro-climates it ... READ MORE