Pandanus Veitchii

Question: I want to thank you for your Answer:s you provided to me in September 18 2015 regarding the Pandanus Veitchii Plant.  I received a 2′ Pandanus Veitchii from a lady who has one in her office.  The one I received was from her plant.  When I received it,...

False Aralia Dropping Leaves

Question: I am completely stumped about what is happening to my very big (and previously healthy) False Aralia. We have had this plant for about 5 years. It has never been repotted. It is in a big 20″ diameter pot. When we got it, it was about 5 feet tall...

Is this a Chinese Evergreen?

Question: I think I have a Chinese evergreen but not sure. Help. Answer: Yes, that is an Aglaonema commutatum, more commonly called Chinese evergreen. I’m afraid you have it in a pot that is too large and that puts it at risk for the soil staying moist for too...

Pachypodium Lamerei (Madagascar Palm) has Black Leaves

Question: I have had this plant for 20 plus years and it has always done well in my office setting. About 8 months ago my job ended and I had to bring my plant home. I placed it in the warmest room of my house and it did great. This was winter time. Now my leaves are...

Identifying & Pruning Bamboo Palm

Question: Could you please help me identify this plant? It is now at least 7-8 feet tall (some stems are longer) so, can you also tell me how to prune it? Thank you in advance. Answer: Your plant is a type of palm called Chamaedorea and more commonly called Bamboo...