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We have a Bay Leaf plant that we keep in a sunroom during the winter and dig into the ground in the summer. We noticed the leaves are sticky. It is growing fine, but some of the leaves have black spots. Should we discard those leaves?
Why do my begonia plants die every winter? I keep them in containers and move them indoors when cold weather sets in. Should I set them in a sunny location?
Bird of Paradise
Candy Corn Vine
About seven years ago we started several citrus plants from seeds. They have never fruited but have lots of sentimental value. Every winter we move them indoors, the leaves get sticky, webs appear on the branches and mealy bugs move in. When moved outdoors it attracts lots of ants. Anyway to avoid these pests so we can keep the plant?
I have an 8 year old Clivia miniata. It has not bloomed in the 3 years I have owned it. What do I need to do to get those beautiful orange flowers?
Crown of Thorns
I live in zone 4 so I brought my dwarf fig tree indoors for the winter, and some of the leaves have turned brown and fallen off. Why did this happen? Also, will it bear figs indoors? Please give me advice on how to care for it.
Hibiscus with Aphids
Hibiscus with White Flies
Ivy with Mites
We have a dwarf lemon tree we got this spring. We had a lot of fruit on the tree and took it into the house for winter and placed it under a grow light. The lemons turn yellow and we have been using them. We water once every two weeks. Now the leaves are wrinkling. Should we cut back on watering or turn off the lights?
The leaves on my lemon tree are falling off. There are tiny scaly things on the branches and undersides of the leaves that leave a residue on the plant. I have been spraying it with insecticidal soap without much success.
I have a Meyer Lemon (Citrus x meyeri) tree that produces misshaped, discolored, small lemons. There is no sign of bugs. What could be happening?
I have a Rosemary plant that has started to wilt and die since I moved it in for the winter.