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Indoor plant expert Will Creed has answered thousands of specific plant questions on AllExperts.com. To see these questions and his answers, go to: http://en.allexperts.com/q/House-Plants-721/indexExp_36113.htm

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Mealybugs on Myrtle topiary

Your description is not very specific, so it is hard to be sure. However, your Myrtle topiary probably has an infestation of mealybugs, which are often described as looking like a fungus. Mealybugs look like tiny bits of soft cotton. … Continue reading

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Pruning

Pruning potted plants is more about aesthetics than it is about horticulture. Pruning does not “enhance” a plant’s growth. It does alter its growth and its appearance. So asking if you should prune your Schefflera is like asking someone if … Continue reading

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The psychology of plants

Many of us have intuitive reactions to our indoor plants that cause us to do (or not do) certain things with our plants that are not always in the best interest of the plants. Below are some examples. A plant … Continue reading

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ZZ Plant Care

Question: Will, I have several ZZ Plants.  They make beautiful house plants as I’m sure you know.  My problem is as they mature, the taller stalks tend to flop over and break at the dirt level.  Should I remove these … Continue reading

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