Clivia Problem: Here are a few growing tips: Your clivia is a perennial from tuberous rhizomes. Native to South Africa, it bears primarily orange, red, or yellow clusters of funnel-shaped flowers on stalks that emerge above the clumps of foliage in late winter-spring. Following the spent flowers, seed head berries appear that typically ripen to red-orange or yellow. Does not tolerate frost and, when grown outdoors, it needs partial to full shade, regular water, and a slow-release fertilizer…

Clivia Problem: Here are a few growing tips: Your clivia is a perennial from tuberous rhizomes. Native to South Africa, it bears primarily orange, red, or yellow clusters of funnel-shaped flowers on stalks that emerge above the clumps of foliage in late winter-spring. Following the spent flowers, seed head berries appear that typically ripen to red-orange or yellow. Does not tolerate frost and, when grown outdoors, it needs partial to full shade, regular water, and a slow-release fertilizer…

Clivia (clivia miniata): The strap-shaped foliage resembles a Clivia miniata, a perennial from tuberous rhizomes. Native to South Africa, it bears primarily orange, red, or yellow clusters of funnel-shaped flowers on stalks that emerge above the clumps of foliage in late winter-spring. Following the spent flowers, seed head berries appear that typically ripen to red-orange or yellow. Does not tolerate much frost and, when grown outdoors, it needs partial to full shade, regular water, and a…

Clivia (clivia miniata): The strap-shaped foliage resembles a Clivia miniata, a perennial from tuberous rhizomes. Native to South Africa, it bears primarily orange, red, or yellow clusters of funnel-shaped flowers on stalks that emerge above the clumps of foliage in late winter-spring. Following the spent flowers, seed head berries appear that typically ripen to red-orange or yellow. Does not tolerate much frost and, when grown outdoors, it needs partial to full shade, regular water, and a…

Drooping Basil Indoors: This small pot actually has several basil plants in it. There are several reasons it could be drooping, and often with plants what we see isn't the response to just one condition but a combination of conditions. Here is what may be going on: 1. Yes, you are correct that Basil likes it on the warm side. So cold from the window (especially the temps in your area on Wednesday night/Thurs AM!) can make them droop.  2. Lack of good light will cause the older leaves to…

Drooping Basil Indoors: This small pot actually has several basil plants in it. There are several reasons it could be drooping, and often with plants what we see isn't the response to just one condition but a combination of conditions. Here is what may be going on: 1. Yes, you are correct that Basil likes it on the warm side. So cold from the window (especially the temps in your area on Wednesday night/Thurs AM!) can make them droop. 2. Lack of good light will cause the older leaves to…

Clivia (clivia miniata): The strap-shaped foliage resembles the Clivia genus, a perennial from tuberous rhizomes. From South Africa, it bears primarily orange, red or yellow clusters of funnel-shaped flowers on stalks that emerge above the clumps of foliage in late winter-spring. Following the spent flowers, seed head berries appear that typically ripen to red-orange or yellow. Does not tolerate frost and outdoors needs partial to full shade and regular water and a slow-release or organic…

Clivia (clivia miniata): The strap-shaped foliage resembles the Clivia genus, a perennial from tuberous rhizomes. From South Africa, it bears primarily orange, red or yellow clusters of funnel-shaped flowers on stalks that emerge above the clumps of foliage in late winter-spring. Following the spent flowers, seed head berries appear that typically ripen to red-orange or yellow. Does not tolerate frost and outdoors needs partial to full shade and regular water and a slow-release or organic…

Basil (ocimum basilicum): You plant is likely a basil if you find when the leaves are bruised, they are fragrant. If so, it grows best in full sun or morning sun outdoors with regular moisture and is a delicious herb. There are so many cultivars. Clip off the flower buds to prevent the basil from going dormant. Culinary uses such as in salads and pesto sauces are popular, but again, make sure it has been raised organically with no chemical pesticides or fungicides applied on or near the…

Basil (ocimum basilicum): You plant is likely a basil if you find when the leaves are bruised, they are fragrant. If so, it grows best in full sun or morning sun outdoors with regular moisture and is a delicious herb. There are so many cultivars. Clip off the flower buds to prevent the basil from going dormant. Culinary uses such as in salads and pesto sauces are popular, but again, make sure it has been raised organically with no chemical pesticides or fungicides applied on or near the…

Russian Sage (perovskia atriplicifolia): Woody based perennial of the mint family. It normally grows 2-4 feet tall, likes full sun, average, dry but well-drained soil. Blooms from July to October. Cut the plants back low in early spring to allow for new growth.

Russian Sage (perovskia atriplicifolia): Woody based perennial of the mint family. It normally grows 2-4 feet tall, likes full sun, average, dry but well-drained soil. Blooms from July to October. Cut the plants back low in early spring to allow for new growth.

Draceana (dracaena): This traditional houseplant thrives in well-drained soil in bright indirect light or filtered sunshine. Water when the soil feels dry about an inch below the surface (down to your first knuckle), but do not allow plant to sit in water as this often leads to root rot. Feed with a slow-release fertilizer formulated for container plants.It cannot tolerate frosts or freezes but otherwise can live happily outdoors in bright shade. Keep it out of the wind to prevent leaf…

Draceana (dracaena): This traditional houseplant thrives in well-drained soil in bright indirect light or filtered sunshine. Water when the soil feels dry about an inch below the surface (down to your first knuckle), but do not allow plant to sit in water as this often leads to root rot. Feed with a slow-release fertilizer formulated for container plants.It cannot tolerate frosts or freezes but otherwise can live happily outdoors in bright shade. Keep it out of the wind to prevent leaf…

Draceana Problem: Dracaenas are especially sensitive to fluoride and chlorine in the water and the browning may be due to this. Chlorine can be eliminated from water by letting the water sit out overnight.  However, if you water is treated with fluoride, there's not much you can do short of installing an appropriate filter and/or growing less sensitive plants. It would help that the plant should be in full sun, not part sun. I would also suggest that you repot it into a pot that is slightly…

Draceana Problem: Dracaenas are especially sensitive to fluoride and chlorine in the water and the browning may be due to this. Chlorine can be eliminated from water by letting the water sit out overnight. However, if you water is treated with fluoride, there's not much you can do short of installing an appropriate filter and/or growing less sensitive plants. It would help that the plant should be in full sun, not part sun. I would also suggest that you repot it into a pot that is slightly…


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