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Does anybody know where I can buy a Pilea peperomioides (Chinese Money or Missionary Plant)?

Question from Lisa Scott

I've seen them looking gorgeous on Pinterest but am having difficulty tracking one down here in the UK.
The RHS website no longer has any suppliers listed either :(.
Any pointers would be very much appreciated.
Thanking you in anticipation.

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  • Posted: Wed. 11th February 2015 20:54
  • Last reply: Wed. 11th February 2015 22:28

Can someone help me identify this plant?

Question from alex

Hello
I've found this picture of a cool indoor plant but I'm not able to identify which plant it is.
Hope someone can help me out.
Cheers Alex

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  • Posted: Tue. 13th January 2015 18:26
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Streptocarpus saxorum

Question from Dawn

Can I do cuttings for the above the same way as cuttings for the rest of the streptocarpus hybrids.

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  • Posted: Sat. 20th September 2014 13:46
  • Last reply: Wed. 24th September 2014 13:45

A good dark room plant

Question from Patrick

My daughter wants a plant in her room. The room gets NO sunlight and I don't know much about plants. Can someone help me to find a plant that will be successful in growing in this type of situation? A plant that is small, easy to care for, and something she will like. A good starter plant.

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  • Posted: Sat. 19th July 2014 18:34
  • Last reply: Sat. 19th July 2014 21:39

Find a plant

Question from Shirley Langford

Where can I buy a Ficus deltoidea in the Uk or a company that will post to the UK. Regards Shirley

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  • Posted: Sat. 5th July 2014 21:35

Any idea what this house plant is called?

Photo from Reni

This plant is now at least 11 years old and has flowered every year. It has a corm and has been potted on just once. Looks a bit like a succulent.
Could anyone identify this plant please?

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  • Posted: Tue. 6th May 2014 16:50
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Velvet calathea or Furry feather calathea - leaves curling....

Comment from neil

just noticed the leaves on our lovely Calathea are curling in from the sides - not from the top. Any ideas? Still in same place its always been, but was repotted two weeks ago. Under watered? Over watered?.....

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  • Posted: Thu. 2nd May 2013 22:58
  • Last reply: Wed. 14th May 2014 15:30

night blooming ceyreus

Question from Tdognite

Can anyone tell me what this site identifies this plant as? I got several starts from my mother, she calls it a '"Night blooming ceyreus".

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  • Posted: Thu. 21st March 2013 23:27
  • Last reply: Thu. 28th March 2013 18:54

Schefflera Cuttings

Question from Karen

I have a very tall Schefflera (I think) in my office and I'm wondering if I can take cuttings from it. It is just one tall stem and is just about touching the ceiling. Can anyone tell me if it's possible to take cuttings from it and how I'd do it?

Thanks
Karen

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  • Posted: Thu. 21st March 2013 16:42
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Asplenium bulbiferum (Mother hen fern)

Comment from Annette Barsby

Can anyone please identify what this problem is with this fern and a treatment. I have tried spraying with Maxicrop seaweed extract as advised by the seller, and that failed, and brushing gently with home made nicotine mix. Not sure if that has worked yet. I haven't cleared all the leaves of it. It has got baby plants growing along the fronds
I have been advised by a friend that it is Fern scale and the white stuff is the male.
I had one of these plants for many years and it developed scale insect but never seen this white stuff before.I managed to rid if of scale by wrapping the plant in plastic bag, sealed tightly, plunging into warm water till the water was clear. It survived for along time then suddenly keeled over. This is a new plant. It has started to spread to other house plants, but I caught it in time hopefully. Two of these pics are magnified on a USB microscope.
I notice on the net that this is classed as an outdoor plant, but I bought my first one originally as an indoor, Im pretty sure. Any advice much appreciated. thanks.

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  • Posted: Wed. 29th August 2012 12:31
  • Last reply: Tue. 4th September 2012 15:04