Houseplant Questions

and Answers

You can use the form below to ask your houseplant questions. I'll do my best to answer within a day or two. If I don't know the answer, maybe another Indoor Gardener will. Or I'll search until I find the information you need.

Feel free to include a photo - it may even end up as an illustration on one of's pages! (With credit given to you, of course.)

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For plant identification questions: There will soon be a separate form for this; in the meantime, you can send the photos using this form. I must admit, I'm not the best person on identifying houseplants from photographs, but I'll give it my best shot. Maybe another Indoor Gardener visiting the site will be able to help.

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There are no dumb questions, so ask away!

What Other Indoor Gardeners Have Asked and Answered

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