By David Deardorff

This publication will flip even the brownest thumbs green!

Houseplants upload variety, fresh the air, and produce nature interior. yet they can be plagued with problems—aphids, mealybugs, mites, and thrips to call quite a few. What’s unsuitable With My Houseplant? exhibits you ways to maintain indoor crops fit by way of first instructing you ways to spot the matter and resolve it with a secure, ordinary answer. This hardworking advisor contains plant profiles for 148 vegetation geared up by means of sort with visual keys to the main of universal difficulties, and the comparable natural recommendations that may bring about a fit plant.

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Chinese fan palm is easy to propagate from seed. COMMON PROBLEMS Watch for brown leaf tips (page 246), spider mites (page 263), and root rot (page 272). Corn plant Corn plant (Dracaena fragrans) is ubiquitous in the interiorscaping of hospitals, hotels, and other public buildings because it’s big, bold, and beautiful. It’s extremely easy to grow well, and it tolerates a wide range of light, temperature, and water conditions. Its forgiving, low-maintenance nature and ability to rid indoor air of pollutants make it extremely popular in the home as well.

Consider putting a humidifier in the room. POTTING MEDIUM. Use any good organic, well-drained potting soil that incorporates Ti (aka Hawaiian ti, cabbage palm, good luck tree, palm lily). organic fertilizer, mycorrhizal fungi, and other beneficial microbes. FERTILIZER. Use any organic fertilizer, in either a powder or liquid formulation, where the first number (nitrogen) is higher than the other two. Look for one that also contains kelp meal or seaweed extracts, which add micronutrients. Apply dry fertilizer once a month.

And then it’s up to you to figure out exactly what the problem is and to fix it. OPTIMUM HOUSEHOLD ENVIRONMENT Read the Introduction for the specifics of each recommendation. MEDIUM LIGHT. Bright indirect light filtered by sheer curtains on a south, east, or west window. Avoid direct sun because it can cause the plant to wilt or burn the leaves. MODERATE TEMPERATURE.

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