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Hot Tubs: Hot tub won't work, impeller, eye protection
impeller, eye protection, cpo: Hi Jodi, That sounds about right, if the shaft will not turn then you have a bad motor, or even a stuck impeller, if you take off the screws on the front then you should see the impeller, This is round and usually white or yellow in color. Once you...

Hot Tubs: Hotsprings Envoy Unit, envoy unit, gfci breaker
envoy unit, gfci breaker, heater element: The amperage rating on the GFCI depends on the total current draw for that spa I only suggested you get a 50 Amp to use in the garage if you use power tools or do other things like motor repairs or want to buy and sell used spas sort of thing. If you garage...

Hot Tubs: Hydro spa mark III lexxus heater problem, hydro spa, heater element
hydro spa, heater element, lexxus: Hi Duane, One quick question...have you tried to jump the pressure switch to see if the heater comes on? You should try this and let me know.. Should be 2 wires red and black, Heat should turn on if it does then bad pressure switch or its not calibrated...

Hot Tubs: heater on marquis mirage, marquis spas, sleep mode
marquis spas, sleep mode, hot weather: Hi Tammy, I worked for Marquis Spas for 7 years but depending if you have a newer model you can put your spa into SLEEP mode and it will only heat when the temperature is 20 degrees below the set temperature. If you don t have this option then you...

Hot Tubs: hot spring jettsetter not pumping, bad circulation, circulation pump
bad circulation, circulation pump, high limit: Hi Mike, when the red light flashes, the electronic high limit has tripped. To re-set the electronic high limit, simply power down for about 10 seconds, and turn the power back on. If the red light begins flashing right away you have a bad high...

Hot Tubs: hot tub flashing Dry code, marquis spas, waterflow
marquis spas, waterflow, proper flow: Hi Darrin, The DRY code will come up because the sensors are reading differently more then 6 degrees from sensor A on the left and Sensor B on the right. Try and take your filters out and run the hottub. Also make sure you have proper flow with...

Hot Tubs: hot tub problem, barksdale pressure switch, leisure bay
barksdale pressure switch, leisure bay, hot tub: Hi Jill, You can have pressure switch failures, even heaters can go bad. If the temp is stuck at 85 the heater should be working fine, but the pressure switch enables the heater to come on. You might want to pull your filter out and see if the heat...

Hot Tubs: hot tub sensors, Sundance temperature sensor, Sundance watchdog
Sundance temperature sensor, Sundance watchdog, Sundance OH: The high limit sensor is fine it is stainless steel. The plastic sensor near the filter is bad and needs changing they go out of calibration and cause the problems you have 100%. I have lost count of the number I have changed and I will give you a web site...

Hot Tubs: hot tub turns on & off every 5 seconds, new spa, controller board
new spa, controller board, pushing buttons: Serial numbers don t help me only brands and models of controller will help me unless its a Beachcomber, Jacuzzi, Bullfrog or Sundance. If nothing changes by removing the keypad it sounds like the controller board the thing I hate to tell people. Sometimes...

Hot Tubs: hot tub wiring, buss bar, gfci breaker
buss bar, gfci breaker, screw terminals: It sounds like there is no GFCI breaker or the ground wire is not connected. ALL spas MUST have a GFCI breaker. The 240 volt GFCI has a red and black load supply to the spa and some spas require a load neutral all are screw terminals then there is a curly...

Hot Tubs: hydro spa circulation and heater not working, hydro spa, tempature
hydro spa, tempature, skimmer: Hi Pierre, In this case you might want to check and see if the blower is the same voltage and make sure the wiring is the same on the connections and try to install the blower on the pump side to see if it turns on still, If not you might have...

Hot Tubs: Infinti Atlantis HL error, spa pack, infinti
spa pack, infinti, measure voltage: It sounds to me like the heater relays are fused shut and eventually the board may burn. Lower the temperature to its lowest setting and measure voltage to the heater if it is always 240 you may be able to pry the contacts apart once you remove their plastic...

Hot Tubs: Issue with sensors, leisure bay, gate valves
leisure bay, gate valves, high limit: Hi Amber, Depending on the system you have, the temp sensor is in the hot tub and the highlimit is on the heater. The big silver tube. If you need to take out the sensor you should have gate valves on either side of the system to shut the water...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi J340 FL02 on display, jacuzzi spa, flow switch
jacuzzi spa, flow switch, circ: The Jacuzzi techns know more than the manuals is what I meant. A FLO message indicates either no flow due to a bad circ pump or dirty filter. A FLO2 indicates a bad flow switch that stays cloed when it should open. Find the flow switch sometimes threaded into...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi J365 2004, hands and fingers, tech tool
hands and fingers, tech tool, rewire: Unfortunately you need to replace the small circ pump way in the back. I would have a Jacussi dealer replace it as it is a real pain to change I have it down to an art so trust me you don t want to do it yourself as it will cause even the POPE to swear. The...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi won't shut off, spa shell, jacuzzi spa
spa shell, jacuzzi spa, visible cracks: Press the temp button then the jet button and see if it goes into standby mode and shuts off. It looks in good condition. The filter cycles on that board are set by jumpers on the board so its not a continuous filtering probablem just remember each time you...

Hot Tubs: Jet selector leaking on '92 Sovereign, diverters, oring
diverters, oring, o rings: Most diverters have a removeable cap with an Oring for the cap and one or two O rings on the stem of the gate/diverter. The diverter must be turned when the jets are low speed and never on high. The diverters get stiff over time from dirt and debris in them....

Hot Tubs: All kinds of problems!, coleman spa, horizon series
coleman spa, horizon series, economy mode: Hi Linda, Depending on the year of the hot tub, you should have Sleep mode Standard mode and Economy mode. If this is flashing on the topside control make sure you are in standard mode. In this mode you will heat the the set temperature. You should...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Hot Tub, slow blow fuse, leisure bay
slow blow fuse, leisure bay, topside: Hi Jodi, Do you by chance know the ohm reading on the fuses? If you have 3 fuses sitting around that are new try them and let me know if they work. This would be the only cause. Usually clicking means that its working fine it just doesn t have a...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay / no heat, leisure bay, flow sensor
leisure bay, flow sensor, volt meter: Hi Jeff, Thanks for the question, this would indicate a bad board, If you have a 5.5kw heater you should see around 16ohms and on a 4kw around 10.5-11ohms. If the spa says its heating but not getting heat that would indicate a bad heater but...

Hot Tubs: LF error now DR error, high pressure hose, dirty filters
high pressure hose, dirty filters, computer answer: Is the low flow and dry error codes still there? These errors are generated by differences in the temperature sensor readings in the heater tube and can be caused by a low flow condition from dirty filters or plugged impeller as well as an air lock or by bad...

Hot Tubs: Lightning stike, http://www.actionsparepair.com
http://www.actionsparepair.com: If the fuse to the transformer has blown none of the relays or the control panel will work. It s possible the fuse can be replaced but on many older Balboa circuit boards the fuse for the transformer is soldered to the board. TURN OFF THE POWER and test...

Hot Tubs: luke warm water, jacuzzi hot tub, spa down
jacuzzi hot tub, spa down, heater element: The high limit sensor or switch in All spas has one purpose and that is to detect water that is too hot to enter and shuts the spa down preventing pumps from working or disabling keypads and displays many various codes OH being the main one. You have a dial...

Hot Tubs: Marquis error codes, marquis spas, flow switch
marquis spas, flow switch, pressure switch: Hi Jim, On the Marquis Spas topside Coastal Series 1L, this might be LF which is and error code some people get confused on. Low Flow.. This would cause the heat not to work, Possible bad Flow Switch or pressure switch located near the heater. This...

Hot Tubs: Marquis spa, marquis spa, amp meter
marquis spa, amp meter, little bit of water: Hi Jason, The DR stands for Dominiks Reward Model, 44 is the system it uses, the number 1 is wired for 240 the 0 is that is was made in Oregon, on 06 June 1998 number 118 for the year. Cool hu? Well let me know how everything goes. Thanks Sean/CP...

Hot Tubs: Monarch Hot tub, low speed, monarch
low speed, monarch, thermo: You ll need to check for voltage from the low speed relay. If there is no power coming from the control box you ll need to replace the relay or the circuit board. If there is voltage from the circuit board you ll need to rebuild or replace the motor...

Hot Tubs: Morgan Malibu Spa Control Panel Dead, solid state relays, electricity problem
solid state relays, electricity problem, 3 dots: The only strain on the control panel is a hammer that I know you want to use on it. I don t normally do web searches on spas due to lack of time but I get questions about spas I have never seen and upon review of your spa I see it uses a Gecko spa pack probably...

Hot Tubs: Morgan Spa, electronic supply stores, morgan spa
electronic supply stores, morgan spa, heat control: Those knobs are nothing special and can be found at electronic supply stores some have the half circle indent and some use a set screw to tighten so check electronic paets stores. There may be a wiring diagram inside that panel and thanks for the pictur...

Hot Tubs: moutian spring spas gecko controls, air control valve, dead button
air control valve, dead button, spring spas: Hi Jared, Many different companies make different models and topside controls, but also when a spa has just one pump and it has both pump buttons for the topside control this is saying that they use the same control panel with all the models that...

Hot Tubs: moving hottub on it's side, piano movers, man job
piano movers, man job, access panel: Tipping the spa with pumps facing sideways is the easiest way as tipping them over your head adds weight you could remove the pump/s to decrease that weight. We tip the spas onto a cart with solid wheels. Call some piano movers most spa companies say its a...

Hot Tubs: Need a little help., maax spa, maxx spas
maax spa, maxx spas, spa model: http://www.maaxspa.com.au/files/in.k450%20Quick%20Referance.pdf let me know if this helps. http://www.maaxspa.com.au/support.asp?page=421 these are the only manuals I can see for maxx spas also try this site http://www.morganusa.com/spas/manuals/spaman11-05_11-06.pdf...

Hot Tubs: OH, spa hot tub, cal spa
spa hot tub, cal spa, heat sensor: The OH error usually means the heater vessel is overheating which is often caused by the pressure switch sticking. If the pressure switch is stuck closed the heater can stay on after the pump has stopped. This will overheat the water in the heater triggering...

Hot Tubs: OH Error, person spa, wont kick
person spa, wont kick, faulty sensor: Hi Dan, If your getting the OH right away when the tub turns on then you might have a faulty sensor, if you get it when it tries to heat then you might have a dirty filter or lack of water flow. Check to see by using a new sensor or proper water flow....

Hot Tubs: Older Beachcomber Hot Tub, spa pack, limit button
spa pack, limit button, centre position: Lets start on the left with the diveter that turns when full left certain jets only are on and as you turn it say midway another combinarions of jets are on and when you are full right another combination of jets are on. I think the mid position turns all...

Hot Tubs: Older Hot Springs jet leaking, hairline crack, ultimate spa
hairline crack, ultimate spa, bullfrog: The fact that this is an old spa replace the jet with a newer jet complete with housing. I convereted an older spa to use newer jet with great success choose the jet from sponsor here you need the jet and its external body you connect water and air lines to...

Hot Tubs: My Pro-form Orbit Spa is not heating properly, residual heat, error codes
residual heat, error codes, repairman: If the heat light blinks on/off when the pump is first started the problem could be as simple as an airlock or a bad pressure switch. Without knowing which parts are being replaced I can t say if that price is fair. I can say $700 is a reasonable price...

Hot Tubs: Prodigy Hot Tub Ready Light, pressure switch, cpo
pressure switch, cpo, hot tub: Hi Mike, I had another question this week about this Ready blinking, it usually blinks when the hot tub is up to temp, but also can blink if it thinks its heating. Make sure you are getting amps for the heater if you are comfortable doing so. This...

Hot Tubs: Pulsating Relay for Pump...Liesure Bay Spa, falcon and the snowman, bay spa
falcon and the snowman, bay spa, circulation pump: Being a Leisure Bay I would say the board is bad. Is there an LX board number. A board may look fine but without OEM board schematics not end user available unless I was an E Enginner that designed the board for the oem it is not available unless I was a spy...

Hot Tubs: Pump, heater, hush pump won't run, beachcomber hot tub, long weekend in canada
beachcomber hot tub, long weekend in canada, spa owners: Can you verify in fact with a multimeter the presence of 240 at the supply terminals or just assume it has a 240 volt GFCI supplying it. My guess is you had it wired for 240 with the red and black and white and ground all done to code by a certified electrician....

Hot Tubs: padlock symbol keypad locked hydro spa, padlock symbol, memory reset
padlock symbol, memory reset, hydro spa: Ok this is a Balboa sytem M7 I think. Take the cover of the panel below the keypad and look on the back for the schematic you will see a series of DIP switch setting find the persistent memory reset nd turn it on with power on now turn the breaker off turn...

Hot Tubs: no power, main spa, magnetic coil
main spa, magnetic coil, gfci: Is this a 120 or 240 volt spa. A 240 volt spa usually has a feed breaker in your main panel inside the house that feeds a 340 v GFCI outside I can shut off when I need to fix a spa or reset if it trips during testing and repair that feeds the main spa feed...

Hot Tubs: pump keeps running, time button, filter settings
time button, filter settings, tines: I would say the spa is set for continous filtering. If the keypad has a time button on it you need to set the time up and also the filter start and stop tines like 8 to 10 d and n if its 12 to 12 it will run forever and you will never be able to shut it off....

Hot Tubs: Spa builders control panel, http://www.actionsparepair.com, spa builders s-class
http://www.actionsparepair.com, spa builders s-class, three flashing dots: If this is an S-Class box you ll need to remove the cover of the box to determine if a LED light on the circuit board is lit. If there IS NOT a LED lit on the circuit board you probably have a pressure switch problem. You can find pressure switch troubleshooting...

Hot Tubs: Spa not working, catalina spa, spa model
catalina spa, spa model, reset switch: Hello, The 5n that is on your topside control is SN which means that one of your sensors on your tub is defective. You have a high limit and a temp sensor, If your not comfortable with electrical then you should have a service technician come out. You...

Hot Tubs: SUNDANCE SPA, panel locks, sundance spa
panel locks, sundance spa, dallas chip: The Dallas chip has the name Dallas on it is about 3/4 inch wide and maybe 1 1/4 inch wide is on a socket its about upper halfway location on the board and will have Dallas on it no horses. This is a battery internal chip that stores time and programming that...

Hot Tubs: Sundance 850 heater sensor and circuit board tripping, heater element, altamar
heater element, altamar, high limit: My dear the grey wire is the high limit sensor that stays with the board you simply pull it out of the old heater, The sensor is part of the J6 plug pull it out of the old heater. The heater doesn t come with the high lomit you need to reinsert it in the new...

Hot Tubs: Sundance Altamar 1999, circulation pump, c degrees
circulation pump, c degrees, altamar: Was it the actual temperature sensor that was replaced twice?. Sundance is very strict about their technicians and training. If you have replaced the temp sensor make sure its making good contact on J6 ie make sure you can t pull any wires out esp the temp...

Hot Tubs: Sundance Cameo, spa control system, cameo spa
spa control system, cameo spa, amp fuse: The orange power light indicates 240 volts is being fed to the spa wish all had them. Test or replace the 25 Amp fuse lower left corner. Make sure the display is actually dead and not a --- display. If you find a bad fuse and it still shows nothing check the...

Hot Tubs: Sundance FLO error message, last ditch effort, circulation pump
last ditch effort, circulation pump, freeze line: Hi Janis, Seems like you have paid lots of money for service and haven t got the job done yet. I ve seen spas like this before..If I came out the first time and did a service call on the flow issue. I would of checked the filter and taken it out...

Hot Tubs: Sundance heater, sundance spa, pressure switch
sundance spa, pressure switch, last winter: Hi Brandon, If the water is up to temp, and the heater keeps heating then you have a possible pressure switch issue being stuck open causing it to over heat. Check and see by undoing the pressure switch wires and check to see if the heater shuts...

Hot Tubs: Sundance Marin 850, spa trips, circulation pump
spa trips, circulation pump, proper circulation: Hi Mark, If your getting proper circulation on the pump that feeds the flow switch then what you might want to do is try and jump the 2 wires that are attached to the flow switch on the board and see if the heater comes on. Make sure the pump is running...

Hot Tubs: Sundance Maxxus won't start, sundance spa, sign questions
sundance spa, sign questions, grand hope: The Maxxus monster spa you probably have a bunch of dashes on the display and nothing works. This is called a watchdog error. If you read the manual its says many things that confused me when I was a younger tech. This sensor that sensor but all you need to...

Hot Tubs: Sundance Spa LEAKS!!!!, pvc glue, sundance spa
pvc glue, sundance spa, tequila sunset: If the weld works let me know. Solar power is the best power but it could initially be costly. You could use solar water to heat and solar electric to run the pumps. The only way o remove pipes with a heatgun from manifold is by cutting them first and removing...

Hot Tubs: safety suction on cal spas, bottom drains, cal spas
bottom drains, cal spas, suctions: Check the bottom drains and remove any blockage (if any). More than likely, the safety suction switch will have to be replaced. They were well know for leaking and causing false SF errors. You can purchase replacement safety suctions at: http://www.actionsparepair.com...

Hot Tubs: schematic, timing diagram?, Balboa controls, Bullfrog spas
Balboa controls, Bullfrog spas: If you go to the Balboa web site you can view the EL/GL Dashboard control User Guide and all other stuff Balboa. Look around not sure if its compatible but the Dolphin remote should be they are the experts you need to visit a very nice site check out the support...

Hot Tubs: spa doesnt work, spa guts, limit thermostat
spa guts, limit thermostat, spa pack: Being 92 this must be a mechanical spa pack. The high limit is a little trd button bimetal liquid filled sensor. Being 92 I would convert it to digital but in the mean time replace the high limit,thermostat and pressure switch. Personally I would convert it...

Hot Tubs: spa-heat mode water does not flow, bad circulation, mid nineties
bad circulation, mid nineties, circulation pump: Hi Ericka, I would check first to see if you have an air lock in the system, you might have to crack a union to release the air. You might check your circulation pump to see if its running if not and its hot to the touch we might have a bad circulation...

Hot Tubs: spa overheat, proper water, water flow
proper water, water flow, quick response: Hi Elaine, If you have proper water flow then you should see some movement inside the tub. Even if you have a few bubbles that means that you are circulating. When you click the hot tub on does the pump start up right away or do you hear anything...

Hot Tubs: spas, snowy state, spa manufacturers
snowy state, spa manufacturers, water chemistry: Being in that cold, snowy state in winter and your buying a spa don t look by price I crawl in snow in winter and fix these things. I know you want a spa that isn t a fortune but isn t cheap and as I receive no monetary reward from any company to recommend...

Hot Tubs: sundance marin 850 , 2001, water tank, gfci
water tank, gfci, safe way: Disconnect the pump that smells replace the fuse and power up then have the motor tested at a motor repair place. Testing a motor require a safe way to apply 240 volts to it best done with a water tank as a load and to keep the seal cool. This is not a simple...

Hot Tubs: sundance tango spa, personal spa, motor shaft
personal spa, motor shaft, spa water: This is a really nice personal spa just worked on one today but it needs a pump. Replacing the seal requires draining the spa and removing the pump. The one I worked on has the heater above the pump. The pump front housing has to be removed and the impeller...

Hot Tubs: Top Side Diverter Threads...Sank?, diverters, diverter valves
diverters, diverter valves, valve body: I can t imagine why you would fill your tub through the diverter valves but what s done is done. If the tub is in a cabinet you ll need to pull the side off and push the valve back up through the lip of the tub. Do not try to pull the valve back up from...

Hot Tubs: thermospa, thermo spa, sensor error
thermo spa, sensor error, thermowell: SN is a temperature sensor error uually caused by a sensor that has a bad connection at the board or a cable mice or other critters chew. So now you must become a spa tech and remove the skirt/panel on the keypad side and record and give me the info off all...

Hot Tubs: Vita spa,no heat on timer, vita spa, zero volts
vita spa, zero volts, new timer: Since you have 240 volts or so across the pressure switch it is open I would replace it and readjust if necessary till you have 0 volts when pump is running get a Fluke or equivalent tester Greenlee is also good. I have so many meters each one has a unique...

Hot Tubs: viking hot tub code, circulation pump, pool and spa
circulation pump, pool and spa, hi ed: Hi Ed, Most error codes on the topside control means that the pressure switch is stuck, or the flow switch is stuck. All you have to do is locate the pressure switch which is usually screwed in the metal heater housing it costs around 46.95 most...

Hot Tubs: seized pump, how to free it, audible difference, speed indicator
audible difference, speed indicator, winterization: I thank you for the pix if the pump runs on low speed it should run on high assuming you didn t change any wiring. It may have an air lock if you hear it run but no force loosen input union at front of pump till air is gone and water pressure is strong. When...

Hot Tubs: 1994 Jetsetter, trial by error, jetsetter
trial by error, jetsetter, previous question: As I am not familiar with the spa. Follow the wires from circuit board one runs under the heater the other back to a well in the spa. I follow the wire from spa schematics the only ones I know are listed all others are trial by error knowing the basics as...

Hot Tubs: 1996 Cal Spa 2000 no power, spa 2000, cal spa
spa 2000, cal spa, black lead: Measure continuity between the black and white primary an ohm reading indicates a good primary. Do the same with the yellows an ohm reading indicates a good transformer. Check all fuses. If you have power to spa terminal block start measuring all points around...

Hot Tubs: 1997 3001 series calspa top control panel, http://www.actionsparepair.com
http://www.actionsparepair.com: I have confirmed the topside is discontinued. Unfortunately, there is no generic substitute that will work with the circuit board. Cal Spas circuit boards and topside panels are proprietary and must be matched. Your best option will be to replace the control...

Hot Tubs: 1999 Jacuzzi Hot tub, jacuzzi hot tub, key pad
jacuzzi hot tub, key pad, moat: If you contact Jacuzzi they may the motherboards needs changing as well on the 750 850 systems spend some money have them check or change at their ezpense. The OH condition is the temperature sesnsor review past replies I do detail how to change moat likely...

Hot Tubs: 2 speed hot tub water pump motor problem, hydro quip, volt motor
hydro quip, volt motor, amp connector: Replace the air switch. The SPDT air switch has 3 prongs others have DPDT twice as many prongs and then there are more complex ones. On a SPDT air switch the offset prong is common on your ohmmeter and the other two prongs should switch on and off one on the...

Hot Tubs: 2001 Cal Spa, control box lid, planned power outage
control box lid, planned power outage, spa shell: If all sensor wires are good being 2001 I see a new board in my crystal ball. If you examine the board carefully you may notice green corrosion around some components the only people who know the ICs used are those who can scrape and decipher component numbers...

Hot Tubs: 2004 beachcomber, heater element, flow switch
heater element, flow switch, power trip: Is it doing a GFCI trip or a power trip from overload. A GFCI trip requires you to shut he breaker full off before you can turn it on most often caused by water on the electrical or a bad heater element. While an overload trip will click the breaker fully...

Hot Tubs: 2005 Sundance Optima, Sundance FLO
Sundance FLO: The small circ pump needs replacing if it never has been replaced it is due and quite easily done with an empty spa but can be done when filled. Lower the temp to its lowest then repower turn off all pumps that came on from cold water condition if you get...

Hot Tubs: 2005 sundance cameo 880 flo, dirty filters, flow switch
dirty filters, flow switch, pressure flow: You need to replace the smaller circ pump needs replacing. There are two flow error codes on a Sundance and for the most part all spas one is actual low or no flow of water caused by dirty filters in some cases or a circ pump in this case. The next flow is...

Hot Tubs: '99 Sundance Rio 750 - Hold error, rio 750, ribbon cable
rio 750, ribbon cable, sundance: Never worked on a RIO but Sundance is Sundance. I am not sure if this model has a convenience panel three button pump control but if so unplug it from the main ribbon cable. 750 thats LCD disable the convenience panel and try you may need a new keypad. When...

Hot Tubs: '99 Superior Spa heat not working, pressure switch, high limit
pressure switch, high limit, wiring diagrams: You need to make sure water is flowing with no air locks. It should work in the heat position. Sounds like a pressure switch issue or an air lock. You need to measure voltage across the pressure switch, thermostat, high limit and heater. Run the pump on high...

Hot Tubs: cannot adjust temperature, light buttons, keypad buttons
light buttons, keypad buttons, sensor wires: If it is keypad buttons not working I suspect a keypad. If its an SN message I suspect sensor wires being broken or chewed by mice. When we have an OH condition I suspect a temperature sensor got moved or pulled out. But when keys dont respond i say its a...

Hot Tubs: Balboa, circut board, speed wire
circut board, speed wire, load speed: It sounds like the high speed winding is breaking down and it is tripping the internal motor thermal overload which cools after a few minutes and pump starts again. Remove the low speed wire from the board and try there should be no power coming from the load...

Hot Tubs: Balboa Controller - FL Error Code, simple spa, pressure switch
simple spa, pressure switch, steel tube: The Fl solid error code is caused by an unadjusted pressure switch found at the back of the steel tube with a gear type wheel on it so turn in 1/2 turn and wait 30 seconds and repeat at one point the pump will click on then add 1/2 extra turn and try...

Hot Tubs: Balboa Vs500/501/, Balboa VS
Balboa VS: The leak can be causing a low flow through the heater tube and could be caused by a loose union, pump seal or even drain plug O rings. A very small leak on the suction side of a pool pump can cause it to not prime fully and a spa pump is even more critical...

Hot Tubs: BeachComber Motor & pump replacement, volt systems, point temp
volt systems, point temp, energy saver: Make sure the motor was wired right. The white motor common wire goes to the board directly. The black low speed pump wire goes to the low speed relay on the board and the red motor wire goes to the high speed relay. When powered up the low speed pump should...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber Powersource 2400 pump seal, beachcomber hot tub, plastic boxes
beachcomber hot tub, plastic boxes, rear seal: Welcome to my world. First mark all motor housing joints with a white paint pen for reassembly. The front motor housing must be removed from the motor and put in a vise and use channel locks etc to remove the sometimes broken impeller, simply get a new one....

Hot Tubs: Blower that does not shut off., http://www.actionsparepair.com
http://www.actionsparepair.com: Does the blower turn on without anyone pressing any buttons on the topside panel? Are there any error codes on the control panel when this happens? To eliminate the topside control panel: Turn off the power. Disconnect the topside control panel from...

Hot Tubs: Blown fuse, time delay fuse, blown fuse
time delay fuse, blown fuse, heater element: The last time I had a fuse blow it was one of the pumps, so disconnect them all and try it sounds like a bad heater element but that won t blow a fuse I suspect one of the pumps is bad mine was pump 2 well the customers pump 2. We had to replace it. Start...

Hot Tubs: balboa board, e mail address, light dimmers
e mail address, light dimmers, power transistors: All questions go through this site I don t send to personal emails. Anyhow the triac that feeds the blower is shorted out or should I say closed. The triac is a black 3 terminal device that resembles power transistors and voltage regulators. This device has...

Hot Tubs: Caldera Kaui 'temp' light flashing, zero volts, summer mode
zero volts, summer mode, quarter turn: I am not familiar with the filter setup. I would say check the pressure switch it may need adjusting. It should have zero volts DC across it when the pump is running and about 5 when the pump is off. Try the spa with no filter and try without the pipe...

Hot Tubs: Caldera Spa not heating, http://www.actionsparepair.com
http://www.actionsparepair.com: If the heat light is on but the heater is not working you most likely need a new heater/heat element. The best way to tell is with a clamp-on ammeter. If the heater is 220V and 5.5kw you should have about 20 Amps running through the element. Was the...

Hot Tubs: Circuit Breaker Trips Constantly, Heaters
Heaters: Heater elements: For all who read or have a heater element problems. You can test a heater element for continuity using an ohmmeter for a resistance of 10 to 20 ohms indicating the element will work in an ideal condition and this puzzles people.The element...

Hot Tubs: "DownEast Spas" spa won't turn on., http://www.actionsparepair.com
http://www.actionsparepair.com: If there is no display in the topside and none of the automatic heat or filtration cycles work you either have a blown fuse or a bad transformer. If the transformer is mounted to the box it can be replaced. If the transformer is mounted to the board...

Hot Tubs: Easypak / Gecko, spa control system, ebay
spa control system, ebay, button keypad: For starters I am sending tou to the Gecko web site where you can view the SSPA the MSPA and some other PA check lower left area for links you can also view what keypad goes with what board. The Eprom numbers are proprietory info on specifc spa makers. Lets...

Hot Tubs: electrical malfunction, spa builders, spa control
spa builders, spa control, control panel 1: At any rate it is a Gecko system and flashing digits indicate a bad keypad or bad connections at the board. I don t evaluate spas by their chevy/ford model names there are too many variations on everyone who thought they could get rich quick building and selling...

Hot Tubs: er 12 sundance maxxus 1992 800 series, http://www.actionsparepair.com
http://www.actionsparepair.com: The ER12 error is associated with a bad Dallas chip on the circuit board. While it may be possible to replace just the chip it s usually a better bet to replace the entire circuit board. You can obtain additional troubleshooting assistance and help identifying...

Hot Tubs: error message hh and pump not running, water chemistry, flow switch
water chemistry, flow switch, pressure switch: Would like to know the year if this is an M7 system. You need to make sure the pump is working on both speeds and that the start switch is working. HH would seem to be water boiling in the heater. Check the pressure switch/flow switch for problems. Look there...

Hot Tubs: Filter cycle never shuts off, memory reset, board memory
memory reset, board memory, dip switch: Does the spa reach temperature. Lower the temperature to the lowest point and see if it shuts off. Look for a memory reset dip switch turn it on then turn off spa power then turn mem switch off then power up spa again this resets the board memory. Filter cycle...

Hot Tubs: FL Error, http://www.actionsparepair.com
http://www.actionsparepair.com: The FL error is usually caused by a pressure switch problem. Most likely, the pressure switch is sticking closed when the pump turns off. It may be possible to adjust the switch but it s often better to replace it. You can get additional troubleshooting...

Hot Tubs: FL2 error code, http://www.actionsparepair.com
http://www.actionsparepair.com: The FL2 error code usually means the pressure or flow switch is stuck closed when it should be open. The pressure or flow switch should detect water flow through the heater. When water flow is present it allows the heater to operate. More importantly,...

Hot Tubs: fuse blowing, digital spa, fuse blows
digital spa, fuse blows, hp motors: Is it possible to get me pictures of the control box area where hydro goes in? Is this a digital spa with a keypad or and older pushbutton spa? Is there a circuit board or a box with a maze of wires. Is it a dial type thermostat or digital? The more info I...

Hot Tubs: Gecko spa pack in.xe, electronic circuit design, allen bradley plc
electronic circuit design, allen bradley plc, spa pack: We have used the In.XE in some spa upgrades that I now think I regret since this reply.If they say replace the pack throw it in the sea and buy Balboa simply the best spa pac short of an Allen Bradley PLC my choice or even Seimens or similar PLCs. I was hoping...

Hot Tubs: Hot Springs Sovereign goes on by itself, http://www.actionsparepair.com
http://www.actionsparepair.com: Your tub is equipped with a Silent Flo 5000 circulating pump. From page 61 of the Hot Springs Owner s Manual: The Hot Spring Silent Flo 5000 circulation pump is a dedicated, water cooled, energy efficient, quiet pump that provides continuous filtration...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tubs, gulf coast spa, heater element
gulf coast spa, heater element, heating element: The white wire goes to a common feed on the board that goes to one of the hots as I don t know what board you have there are usually several white common wires these are not neutrals. So measure the red and black pump wires till you find a terminal on the...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub wont heat past 95 degrees, heater element, hydro spa
heater element, hydro spa, water chemistry: I would change the heater as well as the new board and that is a good price.A loose connection on the heater contacts, a fused relay or a shorted element. Make sure the connections on the heater are tight.. Make sure you clean off all carbon deposits on the...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub wont turn on??, gfci trips, ground fault
gfci trips, ground fault, hot tub: The very first thing to do with all GFCI trips is to disconnect both heater wires and try. I had one with everything disconnected even the transformer the moment I plugged the transformer in the breaker tripped. Tested transformer for ground fault shorts and...

Hot Tubs: hot tub, air locks, vessel check
air locks, vessel check, dirty filters: The OH error more often means the heater is overheating rather than the main body of water. An overheated heater can be caused by low flow through the heater vessel. Check for anything that could block the flow of water such as: Dirty or plugged bottom...

Hot Tubs: hot tub not heating up all the way, http://www.actionsparepair.com
http://www.actionsparepair.com: Generally speaking, you cannot determine if an electric hot tub heater is working by feeling for warm water. You ll need a multi-meter preferably one with a clamp-on ammeter. Are there any indicator lights on the control panel? Is there a heat indicator?...

Hot Tubs: hot tub jets, air control valve, tub jets
air control valve, tub jets, water line: The spa jet body has a smaller air line and a larger water line usually hooked to seperate water and air manifolds. The air line must be above the water level up inside the shell or water will drain out and hooked to am air control valve.Water comes out of...

Hot Tubs: hot tub kicks on and heats up over set point, filtration cycle, mode programming
filtration cycle, mode programming, hot weather: In most cases, turning the breaker off/on will reset the filtration cycle to F2. Otherwise, press Temp + Jets to access the filtration programming mode. Press Temp again to change the setting. Press Jets to exit filtration mode programming. A setting...

Hot Tubs: hot tube code sn, joe lindsay, ohm meter
joe lindsay, ohm meter, good connections: OK got the picture and thanks. The high limit sensor is under the heater tube the other inserts in a well in the spa. The Balboa system you have will give an SN message only when the sensor wire is broken or not making good contact with the board. Its ok I...

Hot Tubs: Jacussi 380 low temp, heater assembly, flow switch
heater assembly, flow switch, 80f: Are you getting any error messges. Check for power to the heater and if you have power replace the heater assembly. The whole steel U shaped tube behind the controller. The spa has to be empty to do. A nut holds it to the control box where wires come in and...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi Echo Z135 pump runs too often, buna seals, seal leaks
buna seals, seal leaks, volt system: Filter cycles with your keypad are not programmable but set by a board jumper for 2 hour twice a day. If pumps run eratic it could be a bad keypad and gremlins playin games. In economy mode the spa will only heat during filter cycles but in standard mode the...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi Platinum Spa, platinum spa, sundance spas
platinum spa, sundance spas, circulation pump: The circ pump will cause a breaker tp trip. When I do a breaker trip test I satrt by removing components till I find the problem. Circ are non repairable. The older units had replaceable impellers some worked some didn t. The weak spot on Jacuzzi and Sundance...

Hot Tubs: Jets run continuous, spa controllers, sensor replacement
spa controllers, sensor replacement, proper temperature: Yes I thank you for the reply. If only you had a stereo you could changed stations to change speed. Well i repaired a Bullfrog spa once that had a stereo and a leak brought spa to shop to fix leak left front panel with stereo behind fixed leak brought back...

Hot Tubs: Missing fuse for power to Coleman Spa, coleman spa, old glass
coleman spa, old glass, fna: Why would they remove the fuse puzzles me do you know where it goes if you see a holder most likekly its an FNA 20 Amp check the sponsors here for them unless it an old glass ancient fuse that we use to screw in during the EDISON era. There are about 3/8 dia...

Hot Tubs: Nordic Impulse - No low pump action, http://www.actionsparepair.com
http://www.actionsparepair.com: You ll need to remove the control panel cover and determine if there is an LED lit on the circuit board. If the LED is not lit you likely have a pressure switch problem. If the LED is lit there is likely a high limit issue or a problem with the high...

Hot Tubs: Older beachcomber, power house 2400, beachcomber hot tub, volt system
beachcomber hot tub, volt system, heater element: Due to the age of the spa it is difficult to determine the model if its not on the name tag. Perhaps if you sent me a picture of the inside of the spa I could better help along with how many pumps. Once I see the jets I can better age it. The red light is...

Hot Tubs: Pacific 600 Series - Low Speed stuck on, flat toothpick, eprom chip
flat toothpick, eprom chip, eventualy: On all your relays the contacts are exposed and you can manually push the contacts closed and they spring open. Check the low speed relay contacts and make sure it opens when power is off and if not pry apart with a flat toothpick. A schematic would require...

Hot Tubs: Pump 1 not working, spa pack, aqua flow
spa pack, aqua flow, motor shaft: Remove the actual heater element and put it in your oven at say 200F lowest setting for a few hours to dry out the element then if you have a meggohmmeter test for a ground fault or simply retry the dry heated heater a couple hours in oven at lowest heat....

Hot Tubs: preset filter cycle, default filter, twelve hours
default filter, twelve hours, hot tub: On a 2 hour setting it will filter twice a day at twelve hours apart for 2 hours each cycle. To set the time you want it to start say 8pm go to the breaker at 8pm or am and shut the breaker off wait 30 seconds or so and turn it back on. If you want 10 am wait...

Hot Tubs: SPA motor turns on by itself, spa motor, puff of air
spa motor, puff of air, air button: if you pull the air line off the switch and press the air button is there a puff of air each press. Make sure the air button springs back. Also make sure the air hose does not have water in it or kinked. Make sure the timer isn t controlling the pump...

Hot Tubs: Spa, Gecko, M Class
Gecko, M Class, S Class: Spa builders tend to use the Gecko S or M class spa packs. I am going to give you a web site that you can navigate to Class spas lower left corner specifically the M and S class. http://www.geckoalliance.com/?lang=en I also suggest a spa flush http://www.cwsnaturally.com/spa/...

Hot Tubs: Spa has no power, GFCI, trips
GFCI, trips, breaker: The breaker must have shut off and most people don t know how to reset a GFCI breaker. This is not a light switch and not a standard breaker. The GFCI must be first fully clicked down in the off position and then back up and on. To insure its getting power...

Hot Tubs: Spa runs constantly and overheats water, contorsionist, thermostat
contorsionist, thermostat, sensors: You most likely need a new board or keypad http://www.interpools.com/?gid=1093 would I spend the money to fix no Try to get in t replace the board you need to be a contorsionist. On one spa well replaced two power boards a two keypad and repaired the twice...

Hot Tubs: sn code/heater won't come on, limit switch, high limit
limit switch, high limit, reset switch: There is no high limit switch. You need to test for voltage at the heater. There are three relays affect heat. one is lower left corner that is a direct connect to a hot lead. the other is beside it and is controlled by a high limit relay above it if any relay...

Hot Tubs: spa filtration, spa filtration, coleman spas
spa filtration, coleman spas, intake ports: Not to sound confused there is a filter cartridge you use or is there parts mising. I seldom work on coleman spas so not completely familiar. As far as the opening they are deigned that way. All water must pass through a cartridge filter completely. I may...

Hot Tubs: Topside control, http://www.actionsparepair.com
http://www.actionsparepair.com: You can try reseating the plug where the topside connects to the circuit board (TURN OFF THE POWER FIRST). It is an RJ-45 connector just like a computer network cable. If that doesn t work you ll need a new topside controller. You can get help identifying...

Hot Tubs: Turbo not working on all seats, and air not working on some jets, flapper valve, venturi effect
flapper valve, venturi effect, cabinet panel: As far as a blower it feeds specific jets only. The air controls simply allow air to be fed via venturi effect ie the force of water thru the jets creates a vacuum that sucks air in it is a passive device no air is forced. If you cut the line all air should...

Hot Tubs: Type of wiring required for hot tub, marquis spa, amp breaker
marquis spa, amp breaker, gfci breaker: I would most definitely say the AC unit is not 6 gauge wire. When you undersize the power feed to a motor it stresses the insulation which leads to premature failure. I fix the motors, pumps, spas, pool pumps and heaters for a living. The worst thing I see...

Hot Tubs: Can't Get Emerald Spa Out of Economy Mode, emerald spa, economy mode
emerald spa, economy mode, memory reset: You may not be pressing buttons in sequence quick enough. Is this a newer Balboa system. When I get a customer with an unknown make of spa I ask what electronics they have as serial numbers mean nothing to me but they keep sending it. Is it possible to send...

Hot Tubs: used spa worked for a week, now FLO error, coast spas, hp type
coast spas, hp type, answer change: Being a Coast Spa the filter lid O ring must be good as well as the small bleeder O ring any leaks there will cause surging of water. My best and most successful solution with all my Coast customers with similar problems was to make them happy by scraping...

Hot Tubs: 40 amp, amp breaker, volt line
amp breaker, volt line, circut breaker: Hi, First I want to ask if the line itself going to the 32 amp breaker is a 220 line, sounds like it s not, if it were meant for a pool heater it may of been set for 110v which is typically for electronic ignintion heaters unless it was installed for a...

Hot Tubs: air in lines, rubber plug, flc
rubber plug, flc, pressure switch: Well FLO messages FLC, FL, FLO are all the same and FLO means the heater is detecting not enough pressure going thru the heater it doesn t neccassarily mean air in the lines and is usually not the case. It may be as simple as a pressure switch if your controls...

Hot Tubs: Circuit Board SUV M-7, volt system, nuetral
volt system, nuetral, whc: NOt sure how your wording your electrical but let me make it easy. If its a 240 volt system which it sounds like it is, if you test red and black you should get 240 if you test red with nuetral it should be 110 v and the same for black and nuetral whc should...

Hot Tubs: coleman spectrum trips breaker after 15 minutes, heater element, seperatly
heater element, seperatly, ozonator: Ok did you try disconnecting the heater ? it s obviously not the pumps and in spas it s rarely the pumps. Do you have a blower or ozonator ? that also could be it. Try those and the heater all seperatly. And last but not least you may have a bad or weak...

Hot Tubs: Dakota Spa "FLO" Message, circulation pump, sequence of operation
circulation pump, sequence of operation, pressure switch: Ok well a heater would not cause a FLO problem, the likely culprit on a FLO message is 1st a pressure switch and yes sometimes the circ pump. A whinning noise from the circ pump is not a big deal unless it was causing some problem. based on what your saying...

Hot Tubs: Empty Hot Tub?, drain tube, leisure bay
drain tube, leisure bay, circulating pump: I am surprised the circ pump turned. actually it should of stayed on and the heater should turn off with no water to move thru it. Sudden leaks are usually something like pump seals going or pump plugs blowing out. Remove all panels on spa and begin filling...

Hot Tubs: 40 amp, amp fuses, fuse panel
Hot Tubs: 40 amp, amp fuses, fuse panel, gfi

Hot Tubs: leisure bay heater, noticeable difference, hot tub
Hot Tubs: leisure bay heater, noticeable difference, hot tub

Hot Tubs: Garden Tub - Hydra Bath Unit Problem, whirlpool baths, spa guy
whirlpool baths, spa guy, air switch: I am not too familiar with whirlpool baths but if the outlet is working and the pump is not then either the cord went bad or the pump. Sometimes on the heating unit there is a red hi limit reset button, that could of been it but as I said I am not familiar...

Hot Tubs: gfic circuit breaker, ac units, circuit breaker
ac units, circuit breaker, electrician: Hello, If everything is fine with the spa I would not be worried about it. Often times gfi breakers do make that humming sound, especially when they are wired 220 for spas or dryer and ac units. If you feel better about it you can always call a licensed...

Hot Tubs: Hot Spring leak, spring leak, hose clamp
spring leak, hose clamp, shaft seal: Well I am not 100 percent on hot springs but on the inlet and outlet sides of the pump there should be some shut off valves or gate valves that will allow you to remove the pump for repair without draining it. If not then you definitely want to drain the spa,...

Hot Tubs: Hot Springs Leak, cinder blocks, water leakage
cinder blocks, water leakage, broken pipe: This is how I would do it. Using big, new cinder blocks one in each corner and 2 more on the sides it will be able to support the spa - begin filling it and watch for water leakage. Once detected since the spa is full foam you will not see where it s coming...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub/Spa, hot tub spa, leisure bay
hot tub spa, leisure bay, computer board: If it s a 110 v spa then yes the plug may be bad, it s a common problem. If your getting messages or the control seems to have a mind of it s own then the circuit board might have problems. First I would follow some troublshooting tips from the manual and...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub Won't start after pwr. failure, spa guy, lightening strikes
spa guy, lightening strikes, truns: Sounds like a bad pack but without being there to test it I can t say for sure, it s obviously one of the two items. If you have a matching pump in the spa - example: same voltage, same speed, such as a pump 2 or even a blower with same voltage you can just...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub, leisure bay, temp sensor
leisure bay, temp sensor, 98 degrees: Hi, This is an easy one. basically your temp sensor/hi limit sensor is faulty, it thinks there is a over heat condition when there is really not because you say the water is only like 97 or 98 degrees. Do you live in NY ? Because if you are in 516 or 631...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub problems, spa guy, proper voltage
spa guy, proper voltage, motor speed: Hmmmm Well on a vita if you replaced the pack and NOT the pad this may be the problem. You need to keep everything the same and packs and pads are usually not interchangable. If you did do this, you may want to call vita tech support and they can re-program...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub question, ground spas, spa store
ground spas, spa store, pool spa: Spas in decks or spas with decks around them are typically not fun for service personnel. There must be an access panel around the decking somewhere or perhaps a trap door giving access to the spa controls where you should find a drain hose connected to the...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub tingling, spa guy, electric shock
spa guy, electric shock, electrical problem: Not being an electrician I am not sure. I have come across a few customers that have had this problem and it ends up being some sort of electrical problem especially when it s just been hooked up. I also found on occasion it being a problem with one of the...

Hot Tubs: heating problem, economy mode, heater element
economy mode, heater element, proper heat: Well first make sure its not in economy mode which means it will only heat during the 2 hr filter cycle. When you say maintenance pump are you talking about the circ pump because that does run 24 hrs, if that stops working thats one way you will get no heat...

Hot Tubs: hot springs leak, stop leak, case in point
stop leak, case in point, hot springs: Well I never heard of that stuff before so I am not familiar with it. I can tell you when you have a leak trying products such as these usually dont resolve the problem 100% - case in point. So I suggest.....well first of all where is the leak coming from....the...

Hot Tubs: hot tub jets, tub jets, bath tub
tub jets, bath tub, leisure time: It can be some build of calcium, chlorine if used. Or just algae if it s older. There are products out there that are made to run thru plumbing of spas and tubs to clean the inside plumbing. Leisure time makes it, it s called Jet clean, see if that help...

Hot Tubs: my hot tub message says 'ice', pumps and blowers, water temp
pumps and blowers, water temp, hot tub: Ice is a condition when water temp is below 50 and all pumps and blowers will run until water reaches that temp of 50. May be 47 on some tubs. It will not burn out the motor by running it. If you say the motor is running but the jets dont work thats another...

Hot Tubs: hot tub-mother board not working, economy mode, mother board
economy mode, mother board, proper voltage: well first determine if your getting proper voltage to the heater - if the spa is 220 then it should be 220 if 110 then it should be 110 - if the voltage is correct and power is going to the heater then the mother board is good. if the power is not going...

Hot Tubs: hot tub problem, winter season, hot tub
winter season, hot tub, jets: Are you refering to the jets coming on and off regardless of you toucing the button once you activate it ? If so that sounds like a bad/stuck relay on the circuit board. it may fix itself or you may need a new board. My suggestion would be if it continues...

Hot Tubs: hot tub, limit button, white mountains
limit button, white mountains, hot tub: Hi again, again, based on what type of controls there are, some units automatically turn pumps off after 15 or 20 minutes. but yes...if a pump overheats it will shut off completely until it cools down. Not sure if your idea of a fan would work. My suggestion...

Hot Tubs: ICE Message, leisure bay, sensors
leisure bay, sensors, serial number: Well either the water is indeed 45 degrees which is when balboa parts detect an ice condition or more likely it s one of the 2 sensors that are screwed into the heater. Try that since it s the cheapest way to go and if no resolution then it s the board...

Hot Tubs: Jets turn on, spa guy, jets
spa guy, jets: Well is it a filter cycle thats turning on and your mistaking it for the tub coming on mysteriously ? it would likely be a circuit board before anything else but with limited information your giving me it s hard to pick a direction to follow. If you have...

Hot Tubs: Jets wont turn off, air switch, type button
air switch, type button, jets: Its called an air switch - if you blew into the tube and in still didnt shut off then the air switch is bad - follow the clear tube to the air switch and thats your problem, sometimes you can tap the switch and release it but you are better off buying a new...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Problem, gfci breaker, 2 nuts
gfci breaker, 2 nuts, leisure bay: Ok well if you were in the tub assuming it is properly grounded you would be safe, the heater tube it self is grounded so no need to worry about that either. You said have no problem finding that heater from a local spa place or online. What state do you live...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay g series, leisure bay, temp sensor
leisure bay, temp sensor, probes: It s fairly simple, you are correct the sensor needs to be changed but in some cases you may still get that message after changing and that would mean you would need a new circuit board. 9 out 10 times it is the sensor. It should be connected to the board...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay heater, spa trips, heater assembly
spa trips, heater assembly, leisure bay: If the problem is tripping its simple - disconnect heater and turn spa on, if it stays on then thats the problem, if not then I would get an electrician. or disconnect all components and turn spa on, if spa stays on then plug each component in one by one until...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay hot tub, service leisure, leisure bay
service leisure, leisure bay, temp sensor: well it depends, its plugged into the board and mounts somewhere where water makes contact with it and usually 2 parts sensor and hi limit. if you have a local spa place check with them. Sometimes your better off calling for service. Leisure bay is hard to...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay hot tub, spa guy, leisure bay
spa guy, leisure bay, work thanks: Sounds like a bad main fuse perhaps a green sc-30 fuse, that would control all the other motors and the one you see that get really powerful may be connected to that circuit and thats why it gets more powerful when you turn it on. If you cant do this then...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay pumps and filtration wont turn on, spa guy, leisure bay
spa guy, leisure bay, correct voltage: well first determine if you are getting the correct voltage to the pump, if you are then the pump is bad. if not then you need to figure out why you are not getting voltage from that circuit. It can be a bad board, burnt or loose connection, bad fuse, bad/stuck...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay spa, bay spa, faulty circuit
bay spa, faulty circuit, heatr: If the breaker is tripping, then either you have a bad heater or maybe when you installed the heater you didn t install properly and water is coming thru the housing into the element studs causing it to trip or the heatr wasnt the problem to begin with and...

Hot Tubs: Spa Jet Leak, air hoses, leisure bay
air hoses, leisure bay, hook up: Sounds right, sounds like it is either not tight enough or you didn t get a good bead. Did you have a gasket for the male threaded half ? Or you didn t let it sit long enough before you put water in. I would take it all apart and start over, check the parts...

Hot Tubs: Spa leak, hot springs spa, tub jets
hot springs spa, tub jets, water leaks: Hot springs spa are hard to fix leaks. Jets are typically 2 pieces, a male and a female piece that thread (screw) into each other, there should be a gaskets on the male side and silicone around the back side and then tightened with channel locks. This is how...

Hot Tubs: Starting problems, spa guy, light buttons
spa guy, light buttons, qca: Well I am not familiar with this tub and it s controls so other than looking online for info I couldn t help you. It sounds like a circuit board or topside control problem. I have no where to go with this. If resetting the power didn t work I would call your...

Hot Tubs: spa cuts off, spa guy, spa pack
spa guy, spa pack, leisure bay: Those cords are known to be bad often and sometimes as early as three months, sounds like the cord again. Be sure that the spa is not tripping off by something such as a bad heater because this will cause the gfi cord to trip and just turn off the spa, if...

Hot Tubs: suction fitting, pvc pipe, main drain
pvc pipe, main drain, grate: Yes when replacing a suction or main drain there are pvc pipe connected to it or even a tee coming out with a pipe connected on each side. Thats if you are talking about the big piece thats threaded from the back. If you are talking about the piece (grate)...

Hot Tubs: winterizing a hot tub during the winter, camping trailer, casual water
camping trailer, casual water, antifreeze: It s safe but not advisable especially if not done by a professional. If you drained it and didnt blow out the lines and had freezing weather you may be in jeopardy of freezing up the lines. If you didnt drain it, I would leave it running for the winter or...

Hotels: Doubts about stars and diamonds, personal insight, diamond ratings
personal insight, diamond ratings, star experience: Hi Erika, Diamond ratings are awarded by AAA, while stars are assigned by many different sources. That is why sometimes you will see a 5 star rating on one hotel from one source and a 4 star rating on the same hotel from another source. Although,...

Hotels: short stay, lakeland fl, st petersburg fl
lakeland fl, st petersburg fl, family reunion: Hello Victoria, Technically, you may reserve a any room for the full night s rate and check-out when you wish. Most hotels do not rent by the hour, and if one does, you would want to stay far from it. Please note that check-in times will still need...

Hotels: NYC Hotel Suggestion, aveda products, patio rooms
aveda products, patio rooms, little hotel: Hi Mary, The only hotel I know of with ground floor rooms is the Affinia Gardens located in the upper east side. The patio rooms have ground floor accommodations with access to a private patio surrounded by a nicely maintained garden. This is a nice little...

Hotels: Age, hotel chains, hyatt
hotel chains, hyatt, hilton: Last I checked, the legal age to rent a hotel in Virginia is 18. Sometimes you could find a situation where an expensive chain such as Hyatt or Hilton could have a different policy. I would just find the hotel you want to stay at, and give them a call before...

Hotels: areas in/near San Diego, CA, old town san diego, trolley station
old town san diego, trolley station, lively entertainment: Joanne, Downtown would probably be the ideal spot. You would be near lively entertainment such as the Gaslamp area, you would be close to the harbor, and would have easy transportation at your doorstep. Old Town San Diego is a good option also. That...

Hotels: Getting best deals on Hotel rooms, radio alarm clock, townplace suites
radio alarm clock, townplace suites, four points sheraton: Sallie, I can help you if you are interested in bidding for a hotel using Priceline.com. Priceline s Name your own price feature can allow you to get great discounts, and nice hotels at low rates. If you are flexible with your itinerary, bidding for...

Hotels: Hotels, panama city beach, beach ocean
Hotels: Hotels, panama city beach, beach ocean, ocean front

Hotels: Hotels, hotel managers, rents
hotel managers, rents, good luck: Joy, Unfortunately I don t know of any type of listing to find a hotel that rents to teenagers. It looks like you would have to manually call the hotels to find out. Sometimes you can talk to hotel managers or helpful personal that could either make some...

Hotels: Hotels, panama city fl, hotel managers
panama city fl, hotel managers, rents: Joy, Unfortunately I don t know of any type of listing to find a hotel that rents to teenagers. It looks like you would have to manually call the hotels to find out. Sometimes you can talk to hotel managers or helpful personal that could either make some...

Hotels: airport layover, weary travelers, layover
weary travelers, layover, los angelos: yes, a lot of hotels/motels are understanding when it comes to weary travelers, just call the hotel of your choice and ask them to give you an early checkin tell them that you will be arriving at noon and checking out at 9pm, some hotels even offer a discounted...

Hotels: Bed Bugs in Hotels, front desk clerk, bed bugs
front desk clerk, bed bugs, busy night: carrying your own sheets will not help b/c then you will have bedbugs. applying deet may work but is not reccomended. a lot of hotels if they do not have an extra room the will send you to another hotel near by and also pick up the tab. some hotels on a...

Hotels: bed bugs, chemical fumigation, bed bugs
chemical fumigation, bed bugs, 60 minutes: Hello Grant, Though I have not the opportunity to use thermapureheat per se, I believe that it is as effective as chemical fumigation (90% mortatlity rate with both methods) if not more effective, if conducted properly. Time however varies 60 minutes upwards...

Hotels: bed bugs, bed bugs, hotel beds
bed bugs, hotel beds, bob morgan: Dear Bob, it has been my experience in twenty years in the business to have never experienced a bed bug. Thailand on the other hand is out of my realm. The best advice I can offer you is to stick with a major franchise or chain. There are many international...

Hotels: cancellations, memphis hotel reservations, time in memphis
memphis hotel reservations, time in memphis, cancellation policy: John, I s suggest calling the hotel directly and ask them what their cancellation policy is. Most times they will work with you. If you use a credit card to make your reservation and, the hotel does not issue a credit after they said they would, dispute the...

Hotels: discounts, room with a view, special request
room with a view, special request, parking lots: false you can make a special request for a room with a view, and after you make your reservation call the hotel and tell them what kind of room that you are looking for. its always good to call a hotel after you make a reservation on an online site. hope this...

Hotels: double occupancy, double occupancy, e mail
double occupancy, e mail: Dear Leigh, Usually if you are going to be charged for 2 it will say $ 59/per person. To me $59/night double occupancy means 1 or 2 people.Watch for an extra charge for any more people in the room. Having said that I do not know what they do in JAX,FL....

Hotels: Extra Charges onto room, otesaga, excessive rate
otesaga, excessive rate, registration sheet: Liz General answer is most places charge extra for additional person but I think 82.00 is excessive. You could have gotten another room for that amount. As for the meal plan it should have been written some where ,on your registration sheet or been explained...

Hotels: bed bugs, professional ovens, best case scenario
Hotels: bed bugs, professional ovens, best case scenario, hollow construction

Hotels: double occupancy, double occupancy, traveler
Hotels: double occupancy, double occupancy, traveler, phrase

Hotels: Hotel name........, amfac, furama
Hotels: Hotel name........, amfac, furama, hacienda

Hotels: nick hotel?, latest games, square foot
Hotels: nick hotel?, latest games, square foot, pool

Hotels: HOTEL IN NEW YORK CITY BY TIME SQUARE, free high speed internet access, high speed internet access
free high speed internet access, high speed internet access, double beds: Comfort Inn Chelsea 18 West 25th Street New York, NY, US 1 mile away from times square 2 Double Beds, Smoking Max Occupancy: 5 persons Sofabed-1Person Free High-Speed Internet Access Iron and Ironing Board Coffee Maker In Room Hair Dryer $224.10...

Hotels: Hotel guests expenditures, hotel ritz carlton, apples to apples
hotel ritz carlton, apples to apples, hospitality suite: Dear Terrence, 75 rooms, for how many nights? Take total number of rooms occupied x the nights staying = total room nights consumed. Are you using the hotel facilities for food and beverage? Typically meeting rooms are comped (free) if you use food and beverage...

Hotels: Hotel Management, hotel management, sick days
hotel management, sick days, colleen: Colleen Pay would depend on job and hotel. There are different jobs in hotel management and the size of the hotel would make a difference. Holiday Inn and Delta hotels pay better than smaller or independent hotels. Same goes for benifits. Traning in...

Hotels: Hotel name........, stopover point, allan hoffman
stopover point, allan hoffman, weddings receptions: Hi, From what I gather the Hacienda Hotel is the old AMFAC, the AMFAC corporation no longer owns hotels/resorts except Yellowstone in California. 525 N. Sepulveda Blvd. El Segundo, California 90245 Phone: (310) 615-0015 Nationwide: (800) 421-5900...

Hotels: Hotel rating systems.., service laundry, requests room
service laundry, requests room, overnight accommodation: 1 Star Practical accommodation with a limited range of facilities and services, but a high standard of cleanliness throughout. Friendly and courteous staff to give you the help and information you need to enjoy your stay. 75% of bedrooms will have en-suite...

Hotels: Hotels in NY (Manhattan), control cable tv, dry cleaning service
control cable tv, dry cleaning service, square foot health: Crowne Plaza Hotel Manhattan Hotel class: A highly professional staff, tasteful accommodations, and GREAT location make business and leisure visits perfectly enjoyable at the 4 Person Maximum Per Room 46-story hotel, 770 rooms Impressive...

Hotels: hotel advertised price, piece of mind, hotel booking
piece of mind, hotel booking, honour: Dear Margaret, The Hotel has to honor your reservation at the rate at which you received your confirmation. Please note that you stick to the dates reserved as if the dates are amended, new rates would apply for the new dates. If you were to say go a day...

Hotels: hotels, british colonial hilton, one and only ocean club
british colonial hilton, one and only ocean club, fine details: The best way to tell you the difference between a 4 and 5 star is to give you an example: the Four Seasons is a 5 star and the Marriot is a 4 Star. It s usually in the fine details like linens, quality of food, decor, service, etc. The other thing to be careful...

Hotels: hotels on the beach, palos verdes inn, redondo beach ca
palos verdes inn, redondo beach ca, pacific coast hwy: Try These, sorry i dont have their numbers.. Of course though, the closer you get to the beach the higher the price. If you re able to stay a few miles away then $60 & $70/night room are more common. Palos Verdes Inn 1700 S. Pacific Coast Highway Redondo...

Hotels: Lodgings in Boston, hotel in boston, shirley street
hotel in boston, shirley street, first boston: hello first things first boston ma or boston ny do you have any discounts like AAA, AARP, military, government or Corporate? how many adults and children? if boston ma i found a nice place right outside of boston Suburban Extended Stay 312...

Hotels: Marriott points, boca raton hotels, baco raton
boca raton hotels, baco raton, marriott website: Hello Bruce, Im a Rewards member too & I think the best starting off point would be to call the main Marriott phone number (1-800-MARRIOTT). Let them know that your are interested in using your points at a Boca Raton Marriott (have a few Boca Raton Hotels...

Hotels: nick hotel?, ernie bert, cookie monster
ernie bert, cookie monster, nickelodeon: Please visit www.beaches.com Then select beaches negril. Our resort has a partnership with Sesame Street and not Nickelodeon. So on our resort you ll find, Elmo, Zoe, cookie monster, grover, ernie & bert. There are alot of activites for everyone,...

Hotels: Private home stay., hosteleurope, hostels europe
hosteleurope, hostels europe, bootsnall: here are some web pages that i found for you... i hope they help! let me know if you need any more info and let me know how your trip was!!!! thanks for askin!!take care http://www.hostels.com/en/europe.html http://www.hosteleurope.com/ www.bootsnall.com/hostels/europe...

Hotels: *Quick Question, Please Help*, panama city beach florida, jenks ave
panama city beach florida, jenks ave, panama city beach: Comfort Suites (FL756) 225 Beckrich Rd , Panama City Beach, FL, US, 32407 Phone: (850) 249-1234 Fax: (850) 249-6143 http://www.choicehotels.com/ires/en-US/html/HotelInfo?hotel=FL756&sid=jnvYM.HnNh0grHs.6 Quality Inn Beach Front 15285 Front Beach...

Hotels: Stars and Diamonds, aaa auto club, world class food
aaa auto club, world class food, personal concierge: Dear Gaby, In a nut shell...the Stars and Diamond are a rating system used by Mobile and AAA Auto club. Mobile uses the Stars and AAA uses the Diamonds. Each Star or Diamond denotes the level of services at a hotel or resort. Typically the lower the Star...

House Plants: What is the 101 on Dracaena fragans Massangeana, bright indirect light, corn plants
bright indirect light, corn plants, porous soil: Hi Katie, Most plants do not like to be messed with. Repotting, relocating, and disturbing the soil are all potentially traumatic for a plant. I don t understand how you replaced the dead stalk. Were the replacements already rooted plants or did you...

House Plants: I had 2 china doll plants..., liquid dish soap, part rubbing alcohol
liquid dish soap, part rubbing alcohol, pest infestations: Hi Sue, I understand your frustration. Unfortunately, there is no guaranteed method to prevent mealybug on any plant, let alone China Doll. However, there are some things you can do to minimize pest infestations. First, purchase your plants from a reliable...

House Plants: 2 houseplant questions, angel wing begonia, bleeding heart plant
angel wing begonia, bleeding heart plant, american begonia society: Johnnie, #1, It is an angel wing begonia. It likes bright light, watered twice a week during summer and once a week during winter. You can get a picture at this site. http://www.flowerservant.com/begonia_coccinea_plant-care/?page=catalogue/catalogue02&fID=186&currPos=0&id_skupina=11...

House Plants: 2 PLANT QUESTIONS, dragons blood sedum, darlene darlene
dragons blood sedum, darlene darlene, jade plants: Patti, It sounds like your jades need more water, but first very carefully remove each jade from it s pot and inspect the roots. First do the roots hold the rootball together so it stays in the shape of the pot? Do the roots look white and wiry or black...

House Plants: 2 plant questions, snake plants, herb rosemary
snake plants, herb rosemary, apple mint: Hi Tricia If you over watered your Sansevieria, your leaves would become mushy, not dried. It is natural for some leaves to die out. One thing to check for is soil, the problem is usually that there is not enough soil in the pot to hold the leaves. It...

House Plants: 2 Spider Plant Questions, full spectrum light, spider plants
full spectrum light, spider plants, new leaves: Kali, The slimy one froze. Trim off all the slimy leaves and if you are very lucky the roots will send out new leaves and the plant will survive. If new leave do not appear within 2 months the plant is dead. The tall one is too far from the light and...

House Plants: 2 unidentified plants, unidentified plants, foliage plant
unidentified plants, foliage plant, angelwing begonia: Hi Jacqui, Thanks for the photos. They are rather fuzzy, but I believe I can identify the first one as an Angelwing Begonia and the second one as a variegated Swedish ivy. Swedish ivy does flower, but the flowers are rather insignificant. It is used as...

House Plants: 20 yr old peace lily, peace lily, lived plants
peace lily, lived plants, ceramic pot: Lisa, I received your pictures. I would repot it in the spring but back into the same pot using 1/2 cactus soil and 1/2 potting soil and bury the plants slightly deeper. Mine sits ablut 5 feet from a south facing window. They need very bright light but...

House Plants: African Violets / Compact Fluorescent, african violets, compact fluorescent bulbs
african violets, compact fluorescent bulbs, avsc: Amanda, It should do fine as long as the light is within 6-12 inches of the african violets such as in a dsk lamp above the plants. They should be close enough that they get lots of light but not touching the bulb. Also here are some good websites on...

House Plants: Alocasia Polly, alocasia polly, dormant period
alocasia polly, dormant period, temperature drop: Maryla, In the winter they prefer to be kept dryer and they need lots of light. It needs the artificial light for at least 14 hours a day, not just 8. Does it get the light it needs on weekends? Are there any windows in your office? Does the temperature...

House Plants: Anthurium - is it dying???, flower blooms, lava rock
flower blooms, lava rock, mini blinds: Stephanie, Your plant is not dead but it is threatened. The film on the leaves is not a big problem nor are the tears. The brown is. Get it out of the bowl of water IMMEDIATELY! Set it on a plate. It hates wet feet and that is at least part of what is causing...

House Plants: Anthyrum, dead leaves, stalks
dead leaves, stalks, darlene: Christine, It can be divided if there are definitely more than one crown. Each crown should have it s own circle of leaves coming out of it. You should not bury it any deeper than it is now. If you divide it each half should not go in any larger pot than...

House Plants: BEGONIAS MOLD INFESTATION, peat moss, mold infestation
peat moss, mold infestation, mold growth: Ron, Your begonia is getting mold because you are keeping it too wet and the soil is too heavy. Most potting soil is a mix of peat moss, top soil and perlite, with very little perlite. The peat moss holds water for a long time making weekly watering during...

House Plants: Brown leaves on my Yucca Cane, yucca cane, desert plant
yucca cane, desert plant, simple answer: Michelle, The simple answer is give it more sun and less water. This is a desert plant, it needs to be kept dry and get as much sun as possible. Mine sits next to an east window with no drapes and gets watered once every 4 weeks and it is staying very green....

House Plants: Brown spots on Mass Cane Dracaena, rubbing alcohol, q tip
rubbing alcohol, q tip, bottom to the top: Praneeta, When you are going to be gone for 3 weeks you need to have someone water your plants for you. That is too long for them to go without any water. When plants have gone for that long with out water you should water them first and wait a wee before...

House Plants: How to Take Care of My Majestic Plant, turkey baster, majestic palm
turkey baster, majestic palm, humidity tray: Danny, I do not undertand what you mean by The leafs are benting. It is probably not getting enough sun, this plant needs full sun all day long. It would prfer to be by a south facing patio door with drapes open all day so it gets sun all day long. It...

House Plants: Cold jade plant, jade plant, old gal
jade plant, old gal, northern indiana: Nadia, I live in northern Indiana near Fort Wayne so I am familiar with the temperatures. Jades are fine with temperatures anywhere between 45 and 100 degrees. Just be very careful not to overwater it while it is in the colder room. Be sure not to water...

House Plants: Cut-leaf Philodendron, Selloum (Philodendron bipinnatifidum), contrary to popular belief, bonsai artists
contrary to popular belief, bonsai artists, philodendron bipinnatifidum: Aditi, A tropical plant such as this will grow as larg as you allow it to. By repotting it into a much larger pot you gave it permission to grow out of control. You can prune the outside leaves off and I would suggest that this summer you repot it back...

House Plants: cactus, zygo cactus, christmas holiday season
zygo cactus, christmas holiday season, apartment trash: Debbie, The fact that you beleive it is a zygo cactus tells me that you have done some research on the internet. I assume your foundling Christmas cactus is in a pot with a drain hole in the bottom. After The Christmas holiday season, the Christmas cactus...

House Plants: cestrum nocturnum, night jasmine, natural spectrum
night jasmine, natural spectrum, night queen: Anirudh, There are varieties that do bloom in fall and early winter just as that days are beginning to shorten. The only signs ththat the plant needs more sleep time will be an abundance of foliage and a lack of buds and flowers. It will not damage the...

House Plants: Dipladenia, apple cider vinegar, baking soda soap
apple cider vinegar, baking soda soap, ammonium chloride: Jonathon, The one I have used succesfully is the Lysol with a long chemical Alkyl (C12-C18) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride but I do not use it close up on any plant. I hold the aeresol can at least 12 to 18 inches away and just mist the plant lightly....

House Plants: Droopy croton :-(, bamboo skewer, bamboo skewers
bamboo skewer, bamboo skewers, drainage hole: Suzi, Crotons are sun lovers, here in the states in Florida where it doesn t frost they are planted outside in the ground in full sun. I would take it outside and leave it out as long as it is above 50 degrees at night. Put it in a location that it will...

House Plants: Eggs in the Soil, fertilizer pellets, styrofoam balls
fertilizer pellets, styrofoam balls, spider eggs: Hi Che, I found your question in our Question Pool and thought I could help. Here is your confirmation, the little yellow globules in the picture you sent are fertilizer pellets. They are NOT any kind of insect eggs. A lot of people kind of freak out...

House Plants: Ficus Tree, ficus tree, cold snap
ficus tree, cold snap, freze: Bonnie, If the temperature gets below freezing at all it will not survive. It can be outside in a pot as long as the temperature is not below 40 degrees. I feel you would be better off leaving it in a pot so that if you had a frea cold snap you could still...

House Plants: Fig Plant, bamboo skewer, bamboo skewers
bamboo skewer, bamboo skewers, drainage hole: Cheree, I have not received your pictures. Does the container it is in have a drainage hole with a drain tray under it? That is an absolute necessity. It sounds like you have overwatered it. Do not water it again until you can insert a long bamboo skewer...

House Plants: Anthurium - is it dying???, lava rock, wet feet
House Plants: Anthurium - is it dying???, lava rock, wet feet, darlene

House Plants: BEGONIAS MOLD INFESTATION, angel wing begonia, miracle grow potting soil
House Plants: BEGONIAS MOLD INFESTATION, angel wing begonia, miracle grow potting soil, blooms

House Plants: Eggs in the Soil, eggs, plants
House Plants: Eggs in the Soil, eggs, plants, yellow beads

House Plants: Problem with Ctenanthe Setosa - permanently rolled leaves, ctenanthe, darker side
House Plants: Problem with Ctenanthe Setosa - permanently rolled leaves, ctenanthe, darker side, specie

House Plants: Weird plant, bottle shapes, tiny bottle
House Plants: Weird plant, bottle shapes, tiny bottle, drunkard

House Plants: gnats, fungus gnat larvae, fungus gnats
fungus gnat larvae, fungus gnats, beneficial nematodes: Hi Leah, I found your question in our Question Pool and thought I could help. Yes, a cup of vinegar can work. Really a cup/bowl of any liquid will work but a cup/bowl of soapy water works best. Fungus Gnats are hard to get rid of. The key to controlling...

House Plants: house plant dirt, potting soil, drain tray
potting soil, drain tray, house plants: Debbie, It is mold. You are keeping your plant too wet, you may have some root rot. You need to dry oyour plants out and spry the surface of the soil with Lysol spray. Make sure you do not leave water standing in the drain tray after watering your plants...

House Plants: Jasmine plants, jasmine plants, jasmine plant
jasmine plants, jasmine plant, plant fertilizer: Tracy, Has your jasmine plant bloomed yet? They usually bloom in December/ January. If it has not bloomed you should not prune it or you will be pruning off any possible blooms. After it blooms you can cut it back by about half of the length of the vines...

House Plants: What kind of plant is this???, drapes and blinds, hoya carnosa
drapes and blinds, hoya carnosa, desert cactus: Rochelle, After looking at your picture I am certain it is a Hoya but it has not been getting enough sun and it has been getting too much fertilizer and water. If you cut back on water and fertilizer and increase the amount of sun it glgets I think you...

House Plants: Lyrata Leaves Reddening, ficus lyrata, facing the sun
ficus lyrata, facing the sun, darlene: Seth, The leaves of this plant naturally turn red in the sun during the winter months. If they turn brown it is sunburn from getting a bit too much sun. You may want to move it to a different location where it will not get as much sun. Good luck. Darlen...

House Plants: Money plant - mites, bamboo skewers, dry plants
bamboo skewers, dry plants, spider plants: Katie, I suspect that the mites are young fungus gnats. Do they fly at all? If so they are there cleaning up the soil of rotten roots due to the plants being overwatered. They will only spread to other overwatered plants whose roots are beginning to rot....

House Plants: need to id a plant, little pearls, string of pearls
little pearls, string of pearls, succulent plants: Suzi, The common name is string of pearls and the Latin name is Senecio rowleyanus. An excellent site about the care of the plant is at: http://www.gardening.eu/plants/Succulent-Plants/Senecio-rowleyanus/2793/stamp_a.asp It needs to be treated...

House Plants: Orchid- phalaenopsis, varieties of orchids, good books
varieties of orchids, good books, darlene: Stephen, Orchids are a great hobby to get into. The following 3 sites have compleat info on caring for your plant and getting it to rebloom. If you have any specific questions after reading that info feel free to write again. If you decide to try some...

House Plants: My orchid is death., dry fertilizer, indirect sunlight
dry fertilizer, indirect sunlight, mature plants: Miguel, Your orchid may have already been blooming for awhile when you bought it. It needs bright light just not direct sun in the afternoon. I suspect it needs a bit more sun than it is getting. It should sit in an east or west window. Mature Plants need...

House Plants: Plant I.D., dracaena warneckii, dracaena deremensis
dracaena warneckii, dracaena deremensis, janet craig: Tamika, Your picture is very small and it was difficult to see but I think it may be a young corn plant or Dracaena Warneckii or Dracaena deremensis Janet Craig . Go to google and look those up and click on images and see if that is your plant. These...

House Plants: Pothos-Part 2, bamboo skewers, drainage hole
bamboo skewers, drainage hole, drain holes: Tamika, You need to repot her into a pot with a drainage hole and a drain tray under it so that is not a problem!!!! You also need to put her back in the window, she loves the sun and she will eep her beautiful variegation if she is in the window. As long...

House Plants: Problem with Ctenanthe Setosa - permanently rolled leaves, frequenzy, setosa
frequenzy, setosa, tropical plants: Denise, No, I have not had this problem becaus I have only raised this particular plant once and then gave it away when it was still healthy. I am wondering however if it might have been underwatered but then you paniced and immediately you overwatered...

House Plants: Recovering houseplants after a freeze, old man winter, soil line
old man winter, soil line, back porch: Michelle, All you can do is keep them warm and put them in the sunniest location possible indoors. There is a pretty good chance that they will come back slowly. You might say a prayer for it. You might want to make friend with your neighbors so in the...

House Plants: can I save my Codiaeum Croton, drain tray, new leaves
drain tray, new leaves, warm temperatures: Alison, This is a plant that loves the sun. My best advice would be to put it outside in full sun and see if it starts to get some new leaves. I beleive it probably lost it s leaves because of lack of enough sun being kept indoors. It also needs to dry...

House Plants: sick peace lilly, peace lilly, drainage hole
peace lilly, drainage hole, drain tray: Lara, Roots that grow in water are more succulent and have a different texture than roots that grow in soil. They do not make the change well from water to soil as you unfortunately discovered. You would have been better off dividing your plant and getting...

House Plants: strawberry and angel begonia plants, angel wing begonia, begonia plants
angel wing begonia, begonia plants, drain tray: Bernice, You should water them when the surface of the soil feels dry. An hour after watering you should empty the drain tray under the plant so the plant is not sitting in a tray full of water. This time of year it may not be once a week, it may be every...

House Plants: Tillandsia Cyanea, tillandsia cyanea, mentor ohio
tillandsia cyanea, mentor ohio, guzmania: Lynn, I would not trim the leaf for as long as most of the leaf is grean. If possible put it in an east window so it get sun in the morning and it will not get sun damaged and should react much better. The following website has soem good care information...

House Plants: Umberella Plants, house plant, hilda
house plant, hilda, darlene: Hilda, It is my experience that it is most likely not enough sun, they love the sun. Other causes could be either too much water or not enough water. If you want to further discuss it you can email me about where you have it sitting and how much light...

House Plants: ugly worms, fungus gnats, bamboo skewer
fungus gnats, bamboo skewer, dry spells: Kizzysue, I suspect that your worms are the larva form of fungus gnats that attacked the plants because they have been overwatered. Does the soil in the plants that have the worms seem to be more moist than the ones that don t? I also suspect that the dead...

House Plants: Weird plant, euphorbia tirucalli, sea onion
euphorbia tirucalli, sea onion, climbing onion: Cristina, I believe that it is a Climbing Onion, Sea Onion (Latin name is Bowiea volubilis). It is that if it has a large bulbous base that looks like an onion. If it does not it is a Pencil Cactus, Milkbush, Latin: Euphorbia tirucalli. Neither plant...

House Plants: Yucca that seems to be giving up..., yucca plant, shady location
yucca plant, shady location, drying up: Stephanie, Yes, your plant is a yucca and yes you are overwatering it. Mine is about the same size and I water it once every 3 weeks. The leaves appear to dry up because the roots are rotting and are no longer able to absorb water and take it to the foliage....

House Plants: Yukka plant, yukka plant, dawn to dusk
yukka plant, dawn to dusk, little babies: Susan, What size pot is it in? How often is it being watered? How much water is it given? It sounds as if it is not being watered at all, or at least what happens to plants that are not being watered. Or it has been way overwatered and the roots have rotted...

House Plants: Ants in Christmas cactus, christmas cacti, christmas cactus
christmas cacti, christmas cactus, tiny ants: Hi Pamela, Changing the soil should work. Make sure that you remove as much of the old soil as possible before repotting the plant in fresh soil. If you want you can wait about 5-7 days then drench the soil with an insecticide called Malathion. Dilute...

House Plants: anthurium dividing/repotting, terra cotta pot, plant fertilizer
terra cotta pot, plant fertilizer, shady location: Janice, No, it is not the best season. in the fall as the days are shortening the roots of tropical plants stop growing. If you repot now they will just sit in the larger pot and there is a much better chance of root rot because they will have more water...

House Plants: Cutting back a plant, corn stalk, corn plant
corn stalk, corn plant, green corn: Kathy, You should have done it in the spring between April 15th and June 15th, that is the best time of year to do it when the days are getting longer and the roots are actively growing. Purchase a bottle of rooting hormone at your nearest garden center....

House Plants: Dracaena Margenita - yellowing, dracaena marginata, drainage hole
dracaena marginata, drainage hole, drain tray: Danielle, The symptom sounds like overwatering. Is the Dracaena Marginata in a pot with a drainage hole and a drain tray under it? If not water could be building up in the bottom of the pot even though it tests dry higher in the pot. When you do water you...

House Plants: Dracaena and rooting hormone powder, dracaena fragrans massangeana, rooting hormone powder
dracaena fragrans massangeana, rooting hormone powder, lemon lime: Lorcan, The roots that are grown in water ar succulent and crisp and break easily. They also rot easily when you make the transfer to soil. Roots grown in soil by using rooting hormone are wiry and do not break. They are stronger when repotting. No, you...

House Plants: I don't know what kind of plant I have, drainage holes, water drains
drainage holes, water drains, plastic pot: Hi Julia, The plant you have is a type of variegated Hoya, also commonly called a wax plant. Unless you live in an area where it never gets below 45 degrees in the winter it would probably not be a good idea to plant it outside. However the plant would...

House Plants: Ficus binnendijkii, ficus benjamina, ficus tree
ficus benjamina, ficus tree, silver cloud: Hi Shari, I have a Silver Cloud Ficus Benjamina that was the exact same way. The first growing season the one side leafed out beautifully but nothing on the other side. The second growing season is when it started growing branches on the previously...

House Plants: Ficus Lyrata, peat moss, ficus benjamina
peat moss, ficus benjamina, ficus lyrata: Hi Adabir, Ficus are plants that usually take a long time to propagate. Even Ficus Benjamina, which is the easiest type of Ficus to propagate, takes a while to produce roots. A Ficus Lyrata can be propagated in 2 ways, air layering and stem tip cuttings....

House Plants: I don't know what kind of plant I have, mystery, mystery plant
House Plants: I don't know what kind of plant I have, mystery, mystery plant, sunny room

House Plants: peace lily, high humidity, draught
House Plants: peace lily, high humidity, draught, peat

House Plants: Sad Corn Plant., corn plant, plants
House Plants: Sad Corn Plant., corn plant, plants, flowers

House Plants: texas rose, farmers market, sunny window
House Plants: texas rose, farmers market, sunny window, succulent

House Plants: ficus tree, ficus tree, sunny window
ficus tree, sunny window, darlene: Lisa, Yes, it is very possible to overwater a ficus. You cannot let it sit in water constantly. This is the wrong time of year to repot a plant but I suspect that should be your first step. Email me the diameter and the height of the pot it is in now and...

House Plants: fiddle leaf fig, systemic insecticide, bay laural
systemic insecticide, bay laural, yellow leaves: Erica, I suspect that the marbling on the fig is also the result of insects, not a lack of nutrients. I would try a thourough spraying of the plant twice a week with rubbing alcohol mixed 50/50 with water. Make sure you spray the fronts and backs of all...

House Plants: Gnats and Ficus tree, fungus gnat larvae, fungus gnats
fungus gnat larvae, fungus gnats, beneficial nematodes: Hi Carolyn, What you probably have are Fungus Gnats. Fungus Gnats are little flying insects often seen flying around plants. They usually stay near the surface of the soil or under the leaves of plants and fly around when disturbed. The larvae are...

House Plants: Goldfish Plant (Nematanthus), dead goldfish, dish detergent
dead goldfish, dish detergent, insect problem: Pam, It has nothing to do with watering. That stickines is called honey dew which is the excrement of insects. Scale, aphids, mealy bugs and white fly produce honey dew. This is the 1st sign that you have an insect problem and if you treat it now it will...

House Plants: Hibiscus, good luck good luck, dawn to dusk
good luck good luck, dawn to dusk, quality soil: Christine, How did you prepare them for indoor living for the winter? Mold on top of the soil indicates poor quality soil,being potted in too large a pot and being watered too much. You have to let it get dry before you water it again each time you water....

House Plants: my house plant problem!!!, dawn to dusk, wandering jew
dawn to dusk, wandering jew, ponytail plant: Angelina, Your wandering jew needs lots of sun. When you have it in the hanging basket I suspect it is not hnging close enough to the window and the curtain or blinds may be blocking the sun. When you put the cuttings in water you set them on a window sill...

House Plants: houseplant id, birch trees, china doll
birch trees, china doll, darlene: Lisa, If you get another one and put it in a window with more light it will look more like the one in the picture and it will also grow better. Also be careful not to overwater it, do not keep it constantly wet, let it get dry on the surface of the soil...

House Plants: Indoor Fig Tree, drainage holes, water drains
drainage holes, water drains, yellow leaves: Hi Brenda, As a general rule you should always allow the top 1-2 inches of soil to dry between watering. Then water the plant until a small amount of water drains from the drainage holes in the bottom of the pot. Roots growing on top of the soil is...

House Plants: indoor palm care, indoor palm, potted palms
indoor palm, potted palms, bamboo palm: Mary Beth, It is not something you need to add to the soil. You needed to not repot them, this is the wrong time of year to repot them when the days are getting shorter and they are going semi dormant. You put them into shock by repotting them this time...

House Plants: Jade Plant, jade plants, facing window
jade plants, facing window, jade plant: Hi Denise, What probably happened was the plant was given too much light and heat too fast. Jade plants grow best in bright light with some full sunlight. Although a place near a south facing window is ideal, if the plant is accustom to lower light levels...

House Plants: Jasmine, potting soil, facing window
potting soil, facing window, root ball: Jamila, Put it in a pot that is a little bigger than the root ball but not much bigger. I imagine it is small since he brought it home wrapped in a wet cloth so it should not be in a pot with a diameter larger than 6 inches. Use potting soil that is a...

House Plants: kalanchoe, epsom salts, mealy bugs
epsom salts, mealy bugs, cotton balls: Lisa, Yes, unfortunately, flowers do not last forever. The flowers do generally last a couple of months but you may have gotten it a month into blooming already. It sounds like it is healthy and as long as you keep doing what you are doing it should stay...

House Plants: Mandevilla Care, liquid fertilizer, soil line
liquid fertilizer, soil line, new roots: Hi Alane, Mandevilla can tolerate temperatures as low as the high 40s for short periods of time. If the plant did get exposed to a light frost just once then most of the damage will likely be done to just the leaves. Winterizing Mandevillas call for...

House Plants: majestic palms, majestic palms, majesty palm
majestic palms, majesty palm, spider mites: Liseth, Yes, they would probably die, they do not like direct sun. Watering is probably your main problem now. Watering of the Majesty Palm is crucial. The plant must have proper drainage set up. Do not allow the roots to sit in water. On the other end,...

House Plants: Night Blooming Cereus, cereus blooms, aerial roots
cereus blooms, aerial roots, thin branch: Sarah, It is the nature of the beast. It will produce the round branch and the aerial roots no matter how large a pot you put it in. It will just get larger if you put it in a larger pot and take over the neighbors house too. Momma is not looking for nutrients...

House Plants: Norfolk Pine, dry needles, turkey baster
dry needles, turkey baster, drain tray: Maura, The parts of the tree that have dry needles and limbs falling off are dead so yes, the tree is probably a lost cause. If you get another one, or any other plant, if you start having problems with it more water is never a good answer unless it is...

House Plants: Peace Lilly, peace lily plant, peace lilly
peace lily plant, peace lilly, many roots: Hi Nicki, No, it is not like rooting a spider plant. I have never propagated a Peace lily before so I did some research on how to do it and here is what I found. The only possible propagation method of a peace lily is by a method called division. A...

House Plants: Peace Lily houseplant, peace lily houseplant, epsom salts
peace lily houseplant, epsom salts, blooming plants: Avril, No, those flowers are just done blooming and need to be cut off so they don t try to make seed. If you cut them off and give it a dose of fertilizer for blooming plants it should trigger it to send out new blooms soon. If it doesn t bloom again within...

House Plants: Peace lily, peace lily, leaf drop
peace lily, leaf drop, mites: Hi Kathy, The plant may be dropping a few leaves as a reaction to the changes in light and temperature. This is perfectly normal. The only time to be concerned is if the leaf drop becomes excessive. If it does then check to make sure there are no insects...

House Plants: Philodendron, arum family, google
arum family, google, mid summer: Linda, Your plant is not a philodendron, it is an Arum italicum Pictum (Araceae)(A-rum eh-TA-li-cum)Italian Arum. It can grow outside in the ground in your climate. A philodendron cannot. However, where the confusion lies is a philodendron is also in...

House Plants: Plants and Cats, spider plants, history of mankind
spider plants, history of mankind, house plants: Hi Jim, One of the reasons that a lot of experts will label almost every plant as a possible danger to pets is that even a plant that is not considered poisonous can still cause a potentially life threatening reaction in an animal that eats it. Especially...

House Plants: Ponytail Palm, dawn to dusk, drain tray
dawn to dusk, drain tray, new leaves: Melissa, You should never repot any houseplant in the fall when the days are getting shorter. You should always do all of your repotting in the spring between April 15th and June 30th when the days are getting longer then the plant will not go into shock....

House Plants: Ponytail Palm, ponytail palm plant, drainage hole
ponytail palm plant, drainage hole, plastic pot: Carol, It will be fine until spring. If you want you can trim those roots that are coming out the bottom of the pot off or you can just leave them. The plant is simply trying to send roots deeper. It will still be fine in that pot for a couple of years,...

House Plants: Purple Passion Vine, purple passion vine, local grocery store
purple passion vine, local grocery store, pink variety: Tammy, As for getting one locally, I would sit on the phone and call every local grocery store that sells flowers and plants and every flower shop and see if they have one. If I couldn t find one that way I would order one from either of these 2 sites:...

House Plants: peace lily, peace lily, brown leaf
peace lily, brown leaf, leaf tip: Geral dine, Brown leaf tip on peace lilies indicates that the plant is getting too much watering. This plant likes to dry out totally between waterings. In the summer I water mine once a week. In the winter I only water every 3 weeks. That allows it to...

House Plants: personal attachment to ficus, drainage holes, water drains
drainage holes, water drains, potting soil: Hi Barbara, Any well draining commercial potting soil would be fine. You can make drainage better by adding a little extra perlite to the potting soil or by adding some vermiculite (most commercial potting soils do not contain vermiculite). The best time...

House Plants: plant ID, piggy back plant, hortiscope
piggy back plant, hortiscope, plant id: Wendy, It is called a Piggy Back Plant. The Latin name is Tolmiea menziesii. The following sites have care information: http://www.ext.nodak.edu/extnews/hortiscope/houseplnts/pggybck.htm http://www.bhg.com/gardening/houseplants/foliage/piggyback-plant/...

House Plants: potted orange tree, yellow leaves, drain tray
yellow leaves, drain tray, rubbing alcohol: Wilma, Yes, you can kill the scale. Use rubbing alcohol with Q-tips and flick each scale off the tree. Be sure to check the fronts and backs of all the leaves and the branches and trunk. You can do a section of tree each day. If it is too large to do it...

House Plants: prayer plant, prayer plants, prayer plant
prayer plants, prayer plant, spring and summer: Hi Frances, It is perfectly normal. When a Prayer plant is getting proper care and is healthy, it will flower. Most of the time when a Prayer plant doesn t flower it is because it is not getting enough humidity and is not being watered properly. Obviously...

House Plants: problem ficus, ficus house plant, swamp plant
ficus house plant, swamp plant, dawn to dusk: Amy, Give it less water. If it is growing mold on top of the soil you are keeping it too wet. It is not a swamp plant and it does not like to be constantly wet. It needs to be alternately wet then dry fopr a few days. Also move it to a location where...

House Plants: rhynchospermum jasminoides, confederate jasmine, star jasmine
confederate jasmine, star jasmine, woody plant: Jane, There are many varieties of jasmine and they are often confused. It could be that you have 2 totally different plants and in that case I suspect that the newest one is the Star Jasmine also known as Confederate Jasmine that as you suspect is also...

House Plants: Sad Corn Plant., indoor palm, bonsai club
indoor palm, bonsai club, potted palms: Dunia, It was the wrong time of year to repot it. You needed to not repot them, this is the wrong time of year to repot them when the days are getting shorter and they are going semi dormant. You put them into shock by repotting them this time of year....

House Plants: My Schefflera Plant, schefflera plant, swamp plant
schefflera plant, swamp plant, dawn to dusk: Juanita, Any time a schefflera is not doing well I suspect that it is getting too much water and not enough sun. It loves the sun. Give it less water. It must be in a pot with a drainage hole and a drain tray under it. It is not a swamp plant and it does...

House Plants: Scheflera, swamp plant, dawn to dusk
swamp plant, dawn to dusk, dry periods: Arlene, Any time a schefflera is not doing well I suspect that it is getting too much water and not enough sun. It loves the sun. Give it less water. It is not a swamp plant and it does not like to be constantly wet. It needs to be alternately wet then...

House Plants: Scheflerra, rooting hormone, six feet
rooting hormone, six feet, slant: Hi Steven. Yes. After cutting off the top, dip the stem in rooting hormone to help promote rooting. Several new shoots will grow from where the top was cut off so it will be fuller than it was before. I hope this helps. If you have any questions or...

House Plants: Sun Parasol Mandevilla, flourescent light fixture, drapes and blinds
flourescent light fixture, drapes and blinds, cold temperatures: Linda, It is not necessary to keep it right at 45 degrees. Your cool bedroom should be just fine. It is necessary to give it as much light as possible. You need to keep it next to a south or west facing window with the drapes and blinds open all day long...

House Plants: scheffelera leaf drop, flourescent light fixture, decorative accent
flourescent light fixture, decorative accent, leaf drop: Julie, This plant loves the sun. You have to get it as much sun as possible. It needs to be in front of a south or west facing window with the drapes or blinds open all day long. If that is not possible you need to hang a flourescent light fixture above...

House Plants: schlefera, water pitcher, different colors
water pitcher, different colors, root rot: Kathy, Open the blinds all day, this plant loves the sun and needs as much as possible especially since you repotted it at the wrong time of year. All houseplants should only be repotted between April 15th and June 30th. When you repotted it the days were...

House Plants: spider plant, spider plants, plant question
spider plants, plant question, yellow leaves: Sandra, Yes, actually I feel you should NEVER repot a spider plant. They hate for their roots to be disturbed and it takes at least a year for them to recuperate. This plant needs to be rootbound to be healthy. The pot must be totally full of roots. You...

House Plants: spider plant, grass dogs, plants poisonous to dogs
grass dogs, plants poisonous to dogs, fatal allergic reaction: Hi Judy, Some botanical sources have Spider Plants listed as poisonous and some have it listed as a safe plant. Actually there really are no safe plants. Even plants that are considered nonpoisonous can still cause harm to pets if ingested, especially...

House Plants: sticky schefflera leaves and white secretions, systemic insecticide, systemic insecticides
systemic insecticide, systemic insecticides, mealy bugs: Hi Jim, It sounds like the plants have an insect infestation. The sticky stuff on the leaves is Honeydew . Honeydew is a thick, clear, sticky liquid that is produced by insects as waste. Honeydew can be found on leaves and surfaces under and around the...

House Plants: texas rose, dawn to dusk, desert plant
dawn to dusk, desert plant, loose leaves: Michelle, I know of no house plant called Texas Rose. I suspect that you are talking about a plant called Desert Rose. The latin name is Adenium obesum. It is a beautiful plant and I own one myself. You can see a picture at the following site to see...

House Plants: umbrella tree, umbrella tree, mini blinds
umbrella tree, mini blinds, drain tray: Coralea, First you need to put your plant in fron of the sunniest south or west window in your new house. It is a sun lover and needs as much sun as possible to recuperate. You need to leve the drapes or mini blinds open all the way from sun up to sun down....

House Plants: white pouches with ants, little black ants, mealy bugs
little black ants, mealy bugs, rubbing alcohol: BethAnn, You have mealy bugs and the ants are nursing them. You can spray them with rubbing alcohol making sure you get the entire plant, the fronts and backs of all the leaves, the surface of the soil, the branches and the trunk. If you tell me what...

House Plants: Alocasia, turkey baster, bamboo skewer
turkey baster, bamboo skewer, swamp plant: Christopher, These are typically outdoor plants that grow in full sun and prefer rain on a weekly basis so you need to dupilicate the environment they would get outdoors. They like lots of sun so keep them next to the south facing windows and keep the...

House Plants: braided money tree plant, braided money tree, dawn to dusk
braided money tree, dawn to dusk, pruning shears: Debbie, The dead trees in the braid will not come back to life. Tell your mother( the plant killer ) that all plants need at least enough light for your hand to make a shadow. If she is going to have plants she has to open the blinds from dawn to dusk....

House Plants: calla lily, calla lily, sun worshipers
calla lily, sun worshipers, inch pot: Mark, Calla lilies are bulbs. It may have been blooming for some time before it was purchased for you.If so it may be time for it to die back and go thru a dormant period to rest and bloom again in a few months. Follow the instructions below. Are you keeping...

House Plants: cut yukka stems???, turkey baster, vase arrangement
turkey baster, vase arrangement, desert plants: Kate, Yucca are desert plants so I would not put water in the vases constantly. If I were doing no water I would seal the lower ends of the stalks with warm parafin so they do not dry out too much. Without that I would put just enough water in to reach...

House Plants: Dracaena, house plants, rooting hormone
house plants, rooting hormone, 3 pieces: Barbara, Dracaena are normally house plants that do not go outside. I need to know what type of dracaena we are talking about. Can you email me a picture to plantlady6@yahoo.com You may be better off by cutting off the tops, removing the lower leaves of...

House Plants: dracaena ID and care, fan shape, variegated vinca
fan shape, variegated vinca, outdoor nursery: Janice, Your plant is Common name: Spikes Latin name: Dracaena indivisa - synonym Cordyline indivisia. If you give it plenty of light it will live indoors just fine. Most growers call it an annual, I have one about 7 years old. They also say it ony gets...

House Plants: identification, sentimental value, hoya
House Plants: identification, sentimental value, hoya, greenery

House Plants: Maid of Orleans Jasmine, miracle, soil
House Plants: Maid of Orleans Jasmine, miracle, soil

House Plants: plant identification, corn plant, little sprouts
House Plants: plant identification, corn plant, little sprouts, two feet

House Plants: ficus tree, ficus tree, bonsai tree
ficus tree, bonsai tree, plant food: Lissa, You don t have to cut anything back yet. Give it a couple of months and let it go. Once it is growing well than you can ut everything back to where it is growing and let it start over at that point. You may have a very good short bonsai tree if nothing...

House Plants: frozen crown of thorns plant, crown of thorns plant, crown of thorns
crown of thorns plant, crown of thorns, sunny window: Carol, Probably not. Depending how long it was out in freezing temps it could send new growth up from the roots. You might put it in a warm sunny window and water it minimally and see what happens. Be patient for a couple of months. I did the same think...

House Plants: fuzzy white bugs, mealy bugs, dish soap
mealy bugs, dish soap, rubbing alcohol: Carol, They are called mealy bugs and I have problems with them myself. They attack some plants worse than others. The easiest way to keep them at bay is with rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle. Go to Walmart and buy several large bottles of rubbing alcohol...

House Plants: hope philodendron plant, carring, darlene
carring, darlene, good luck: Melissa, I assume that you live in a warmer climate if it is just now getting cool enough to take it in. It can be kept in or near an east, west or south window. http://www.redlandsnursery.com.au/infonotes/hope.htm The above websited has complete info...

House Plants: house plant, kalanchoe daigremontiana, jagged edges
kalanchoe daigremontiana, jagged edges, house plant: Lisa, The only plant I know that has babies on the edges of it s leaves is kalanchoe daigremontiana. Go to the following list of google sites and pictures and see if the pictures match your plant: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=kalanchoe+daigremontiana&aq=4&oq=kalanchoe+...

House Plants: identification, porcelain flower, white flowers
porcelain flower, white flowers, darlene: Martha, The plant that comes to mind when reading yur description is Hoya carnosa, also known as porcelain flower. You can go to the following website and see pictures to see if that is your plant. Let me know if that is what you have and if you have any...

House Plants: indoor plants, indoor plants, darlene
indoor plants, darlene, carbon dioxide: Claudia, Absolutely not! Plants breath in carbon dioxide and breath out oxygon. They help clean bad contaminants from the air making it easier for you to breathe. Check this web site: http://www.extension.umn.edu/yardandgarden/ygbriefs/h110Indoorair.html...

House Plants: Jade Tree Fertilizer, tree fertilizer, jade plants
tree fertilizer, jade plants, water soluable: Jeff, Miracle Grow is fine for Jade plants. It is a good general fertilizer. I use it on a monthly basis and follow the directions on the box for monthly applications. I do not apply fertilicr to any of my houseplants from December 15th to February 15th....

House Plants: Kumquat tree, dawn to dusk, spider mites
dawn to dusk, spider mites, drain tray: Tad, The stickiness indicates it has insects, either scale, mealybugs or spider mites. These insects attack the tree when it is already sick and just make the problem a bit worse but do not cause the tree to die. The problems that are killing the tree and...

House Plants: kalanchoe plants, s drain, potting soil
s drain, potting soil, drain tray: Maggie, Do not repot your kalanchoe until after April 1st when the days are getting longer. This time of year the days are getting shehorter and if you repot now it will put your plant into shock. You need to do it between April 15th and June 15th. When...

House Plants: Maid of Orleans Jasmine, jasmine plant, old rags
jasmine plant, old rags, maid of orleans jasmine: Maria, If you cut off all of the green off of the plant it will probably not regrow. Most of the time when you remove everything green trees, bushes or vines refuse to regrow. If you leave 1 green leaf it will regrow. However I would not give up. I would...

House Plants: Need Name of plant, purple blooms, family commelinaceae
purple blooms, family commelinaceae, stem cuttings: Kathryn, It is tradescantia sillamontana. http://www.gardentia.net/commelina_008.htm Scientific Name : Tradescantia sillamontana Family : Commelinaceae Common Name : Pussy s ears The wooly leaves of this plant are very attractive. It needs...

House Plants: Orange Tree's, dry soil, window face
dry soil, window face, drain tray: Tammy, It sounds like the trees are getting too much water and not enough sun. To help you better I need to know how large a pot your trees are in? The pots do have a drain hole with a drain tray under the pot right? How tall the trees are? How much sun...

House Plants: Plant is losing leaves, swamp plant, dawn to dusk
swamp plant, dawn to dusk, drain tray: Deb, The most common causes for this plant to loose leaves is not enough sun and too much water. The plant is a sun lover and the more sun in gets the healthier it will be. It would love being in front of an east, west or south window with the drapes...

House Plants: Ponytail Palm, dawn to dusk, hair roots
dawn to dusk, hair roots, time rv: Kathy, I hope that window it is sitting next to faces south and the window covering is open all day. The temperature does not matter as much as the sun does. Next summer get it off the covered patio and set it on the ground by the entrance so it gets full...

House Plants: Prayer Plant, prayer plants, prayer plant
prayer plants, prayer plant, drain tray: Tamika, Prayer plants have root that are rhizomes ant in winter with the cooler temps and shorter days they do occasionally decide to go dormant for a bit. Be very careful not to overwater them during this dormant period. Only water if the soil is very...

House Plants: Prune Desert Rose, caudex, country indonesia
caudex, country indonesia, adenium obesum: Ari, As long as the seedlings are growing in full sun no pruning should be needed. The plants should grow compactly. The caudex will shape itself below ground level, there is not much you can do to help it other than fertilize it with a fertilizer with...

House Plants: plant identification, purdue university, friend to friend
purdue university, friend to friend, darlene: Chris, I have the same plant and have had it for 15 years and have not been able to identify it. I took babies that it creates and put it in a larger pot then put the babies beside the original one so I have at least 4 plants in the same pot. I have it...

House Plants: plant question, room temperature water, swamp plant
room temperature water, swamp plant, dish soap: Vicki, The sticky leaves mean it has insects attacking it. You need to mix a pint of rubbing alcohol with a pint of room temperature water and a teaspoon of dish soap. Spray the plant daily for a week making sure you get the fronts and backs of all the...

House Plants: potted orange tree, new leaves, orange tree
new leaves, orange tree, nubs: Mary, Bend the bare branches,if they break easily they are dead and you can trim off the broken end. If it does not break be patient and wait for it to sprout new leaves. If it does not sprout new leaves by spring try pending it again and trim it if it...

House Plants: stephanotis, stephanotis floribunda, warm sunny position
stephanotis floribunda, warm sunny position, family asclepiadaceae: Ree, Stephanotis, or Madagascan jasmine has the most wonderful starry white blooms and an absolutely delicious perfume. It s often used by florists in bridal work, because of its attractiveness, and even as a standalone bouquet. But the best news is that...

House Plants: sweet potatoe house plant, house plant, tubers
house plant, tubers, darlene: Catherine, I wondered the same thing and when I checked on it I was told the taste lousy. Of course, I didn t believe them so I had to try them myself, so I microwaved a small one. It was very grainy and tasted somewhat bitter. It s too bad that they are...

House Plants: thinning dracanea, dracaena fragrans, sprinkling system
dracaena fragrans, sprinkling system, yellow leaves: Eva, You can cut it back but you have to figure out what the problem is first. It may be a watering problem, either too much or too little. Has something happened to change the amount of it gets. Too much rain lately or too little? Are you having a problem...

House Plants: Yucca, mealy bugs, honey dew
mealy bugs, honey dew, rubbing alcohol: Jeannine, The sticy sap is callled honey dew and it is the excrement of insects that are attacking the plant. With yuccas it is most likely either scale on the back of the leaves or or mealy bugs on the backs and in the crevices where the leaves join the...

House Plants: zebra plant, zebra plant, new leaves
zebra plant, new leaves, darlene: Elle, It depends on why it dropped it s leaves. If it was overwatered and the roots have rotted it could be dead. If it just got a bit dry and you keep it watered better it could get new leaves soon. If it was not getting enough light and you move it to...

House Plants: 30 year old pothos needs help, drainage hole, boston apartment
drainage hole, boston apartment, drain tray: Mike, It sound like your pothos vine is in a pot without a drainage hole and a drain tray under it. This is a big problem that usually ends up with the plant being overwatered which sounds very much like the problem you have. I suspect that if you drill...

House Plants: Aglaonema Root Pruning, popular houseplants, chinese evergreens
popular houseplants, chinese evergreens, heavy soil: Ari, You did not say if you are north or south of the equator. I would not do anything unless you are going into the growing season in your area. It is never good to do anything to roots during the winter or dormant season. Even tropical plants slow their...

House Plants: aloe, aloe plant, new roots
aloe plant, new roots, potting soil: Jennifer, I am not sure what you mean by it is so heavy that the bottom is falling out? The bottom is falling out of what? The pot? This is not a good time of year to be repotting any houseplant. If you must repot it because the pot is broken move it to...

House Plants: Coffee + plants, sweet marjoram, coffee plants
sweet marjoram, coffee plants, science fair project: Jennifer, You may have planted your seeds too deep. They should be planted just barely under the surface of the soil. Then they should have been watered when you planted them and then not watered again until the surface of the soil is very dry. The soil...

House Plants: caterpillar eggs?, rubbing alcohol, spray bottle
rubbing alcohol, spray bottle, clumps: Sandra, The balls may also be slow releas fertilizer. Caterpillar eggs usually in clumps. The culprit eating your plant may have neen any one of a number of insects. I would wipe off the leaves on both sides with a 50/50 mix of rubbing alcohol and water...

House Plants: Dirt, drainage holes, potting soil
drainage holes, potting soil, drain tray: Wenona, Are you using potting soil that you have purchased in a store? It sounds like you may be watering too often and keeping the plants too wet. In the winter with the shorter days they use a lot less water and should not be watered more than once a...

House Plants: Dracaena Janet Craig plant, dracaena janet craig, shish kabobs
dracaena janet craig, shish kabobs, bamboo skewers: Steve, Dracaena Janet Craig plants do not like water with fluoride and chlorine in it. Many cities put that in their water. Either start watering your plants with distilled water or allow the water to sit in an open bucket for 24 hours before using it to...

House Plants: Dracaena Massangeana Cane, massangeana cane, parafine
massangeana cane, parafine, rooting hormone: Sandy, The only time canes are dipped in wax is when the are canes that are totally detached from the parent plant. Then you have to keep track of which end of the cutting was originally toward the soil. I suggest you put a small black x on the lower end...

House Plants: Frozen Peace Lily, peace lily, facing window
peace lily, facing window, winter time: Anais, Peace lilies do not like the sun. They get sunburned easily. In 10-15 hours the roots would be totally frozen and most likely killed. I believe that the only way you will revive it is to go to a garden center and buy your mother a new peace lily...

House Plants: rubber plant possibly dying??, drainage system, brench
House Plants: rubber plant possibly dying??, drainage system, brench, answere

House Plants: fiddle leaf fig with a sunburn, indirect sunlight, sunburn
indirect sunlight, sunburn, fiddle: Carolyn, You will need to wait till spring when you can put it back outside to do anything. At that time cut the 6 feet high branches back by half or at least a third. Put it in full sun. Then cut every leaf off the plant but leave the stem. Within 3 weeks...

House Plants: House Plant, house plant, dieffenbachia
house plant, dieffenbachia, excellent care: Asia, Your plant is a Dieffenbachia seguine. That leaf will not heal. You are best off removing that damaged leaf and the plant will replace the leaf. Fertilize the plant monthly and keep it in a bright room but do not put it in direct sun or it will get...

House Plants: indoor Yucca plant, yucca plants, soil mixture
yucca plants, soil mixture, yucca plant: Ginger, It appears that your yucca may have a fungal infection that I have never seen on yucca plants before,powdery mildew . However, I have been successful at getting rid of powdery mildew on other houseplants by spraying the plant thoroughly with Lysol...

House Plants: Jade tea?, jade tea, crassula ovata
jade tea, crassula ovata, jade tree: Wanda, I have heard it called jade tree but not tea. It is not poisonous. If you want to try it in tea I would add it to another tea. I doubt that it will add any flavor to a tea. It has a gelatinous texture. The plant does not grow fast so you would...

House Plants: Leatherleaf Fern, cardboard palm, google
cardboard palm, google, leatherleaf fern: Kevin, It sounds like sand or fertilizer to me. I don t think it is anything to worry about. The following website has pictures of leatherleaf fern: http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=leatherleaf%20fern&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi If that is not...

House Plants: Norfolk pine, aggie horticulture, greenhouse conditions
aggie horticulture, greenhouse conditions, needle loss: Julia, Your plant is suffering from too little humidity and too little or too much water. Brown tips on the ends of branches and excessive needle loss are probably signaling a lack of moisture. Make sure soil is kept moist, but not saturated and increase...

House Plants: What is the name of this house plant?, leaf pods, whitish hairs
leaf pods, whitish hairs, watery juice: Cara, I love succulents and have a lot of them. I am pretty sure I can figure out what it is but I really need a picture of it. You can email a picture to me at plantlady6@yahoo.com. If you can t email me a picture send me an email anyway and I will give...

House Plants: Pruning "trunks" of Monstera, monstera, tropical area
monstera, tropical area, darlene: Carroll, You must be living in a very tropical area to have hard, gnarly trunks. The answer is yes, you can prun them, probably best done with a saw or a power saw or ax. The hard, gnarly trunks will not root I am sure. It should be easy to root cuttings...

House Plants: peace lily, epsom salts, peace lily
epsom salts, peace lily, winter solstice: Charlene, No, they are just the older mature leaves. Actually the flowers are more likely to grow out of thos leaf stems than they are the young small leaves. Winter solstice is approaching next weekend. After that the days will slowly begin to lengthen...

House Plants: what to plant at base of palm, wandering jew, cyclaman
wandering jew, cyclaman, purple flower: Bethany, Tradescantia (Wandering Jew), Cyclaman, Agave, Aloe, Kalanchoe, most Bromeliads, cactus, succulents would all fill your needs. Tradescantia (Wandering Jew) is a vine that comes in many colors from purple to a dramatic green and white striped,...

House Plants: rubber plant possibly dying??, bamboo skewer, drainage hole
bamboo skewer, drainage hole, black leaves: Shelly, Is it in a pot with a drainage hole in the bottom and a drain tray under it? It must be. You should water it and 2 hours after you water it you should empty the drain tray. Then you should not water it again until it is dry. Insert a bamboo skewer...

House Plants: Slug in new houseplant, bleach solution, rubbing alcohol
bleach solution, rubbing alcohol, gallon water: Melissa, DON T USE BLEACH!!!!!!! Use rubbing alcohol mixed with water 50/50 to water the plant. That will kill the slugs on contact and not hurt the plant. Bleach can easily hurt the plant. You are not risking your other plants as long as you do it in...

House Plants: over watered plant, fruit flys, drainage hole
fruit flys, drainage hole, plastic pot: Nea, Remove the drain tray under the plant and set it in the sink overnight so as much water as possible drains overnight. It needs to be dried out as quickly as possible. The roots are rotting and that is what is attracting the fruit flies just as they...

House Plants: Yucca, yucca trees, peace lily
yucca trees, peace lily, drain tray: Des, You are watering them too often. Both plants need to be very dry for several days before being watered again. This time of year you should not water a peace lily more often than once every 10 days and empty the drain tray an hour after you water it....

House Plants: Yucca and/or Dracaenas trees, attractive plant, hole in the roof
attractive plant, hole in the roof, palm tree: Barbara, If you cannot send me a picture go to Google.co and put in yucca then click on images and see if what comes up is pictures of your plant. That will tell you if you have a yucca. If it is not then put in dracaena marginata and click on images and...

House Plants: Aglonema, pot suckers, new flower
pot suckers, new flower, aglaonema: Hi Julia, Aglaonema are propagated by removing suckers (offshoots) and planting them in another pot. Suckers are the little offshoots that grow up, usually from under the soil, from a larger stem. When an Aglaonema gets leggy, you can cut a main stem...

House Plants: aloe vera, aloe plants, google search
aloe plants, google search, aloe vera: Lisa, http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Aloe+seed&btnG=Google+Search The google search above has several sites that have aloe seed for sale, I was surprised. http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37&satitle=aloe+seed&category0=...

House Plants: Banana Fica, bitter apple spray, prayer plants
bitter apple spray, prayer plants, cat grass: Hi Ashley, I am not really familiar with Banana Fica. However all plants should be considered toxic to animals. Most of the plants that are commonly used for houseplants are not good for pets. Even plants that are not considered poisonous can still harm...

House Plants: China Doll plant, grass seeds, cat grass
grass seeds, cat grass, cats and dogs: Hi Kevin, Really all houseplants should be considered harmful to pets. Even a plant that is not considered to be poisonous can cause a bad reaction and harm a dog or cat. Especially young puppies and kittens. The safest thing to do is to keep the plant...

House Plants: Christmas Cactus, christmas cactus, jade plants
christmas cactus, jade plants, rubbing alcohol: Steve, No, it will not harm the plant. Rubbing alcohol is the only insecticide I have ever sprayed on all plants and it has never harmed any plant, including jade plants which are harmed by most insecticides. Overwatering harms Christmas Cactus more than...

House Plants: climbing plant, back porch, pothos
back porch, pothos, philodendron: Marsha, It is probably a philodendron. If the leaves are solid green it is a philodendron. If they are streaked with yellow or white it is a pothos. In any case neither of themm roott vert deep. They are a surface rooter that just kind of suctions itself...

House Plants: coral cactus, tropical forest regions, porous soil
tropical forest regions, porous soil, potting soil: Sondra, Yes you may trim off the dead part. Provide lots of bright light for your coral cactus by keeping it close to an uncovered window. It doesn t have to have direct sun, but it needs very bright indirect sun. It does best in a small pot filled with...

House Plants: my corn plant needs help!, corn plants, corn plant
corn plants, corn plant, facing window: Nicole, Corn plants cannot be watered with water that has flouride in it and they also need to be watered like cactus. They have to be allowed to dry out totally before being watered again. I suspect you have watered too often and maybe given it too much...

House Plants: Dracaena marginata, leaf rosettes, dracaena marginata
leaf rosettes, dracaena marginata, rooting hormone: Hi Robert, Congratulations on keeping a Dracaena Marginata alive and growing so well for so long! If you cut the stems of this plant then yes, new growth will sprout from that place in the stem. In fact the cut stems will often produce two or more leaf...

House Plants: epiphyllum, cacti and succulents, google search
cacti and succulents, google search, beautiful flower: Mary, They normally bloom in the winter, they are from the tropics in central and south America and it is not winter there. It is late summer, the beginning of fall. I am not an expert on these, I do have a couple and love when they bloom. I did do a...

House Plants: Ficus tree, ficus plant, bright indirect light
ficus plant, bright indirect light, ficus tree: Hi Dorothy, The best time to prune a Ficus is early spring once the Ficus has came out of it dormant/rest cycle and has started actively growing again. However you can prune a Ficus anytime if needed, it will just not promote the new growth that pruning...

House Plants: Help with identification and edge of leaves turning brown, spray bottle, leafs
House Plants: Help with identification and edge of leaves turning brown, spray bottle, leafs, plants

House Plants: Pruning madagascar palm., cactus, madagascar
House Plants: Pruning madagascar palm., cactus, madagascar, palm

House Plants: my fiddle leaf fig, plant sitter, new leaves
plant sitter, new leaves, leaf growth: Hi Patricia, The main thing you can do to encourage new growth is to prune the plant back. The plant should come back strongly even if you prune it heavily. Don t prune off more that 25% of the plant though. Right now the plant is in it s dormant/resting...

House Plants: Gnats, apple cider vinegar, fungus gnats
apple cider vinegar, fungus gnats, potting soil: Tamika, Fungus gnats are very similar to fruit flys. I would not use any of the remiedies you mentioned for fear of just causing or attracting more gnats. You probably have a poor quality potting soil that does not have good drainage so it is holding a...

House Plants: gardenia, flower buds, acidic soil
flower buds, acidic soil, night temperatures: CarolJean, Gardenias like a acidic soil and need to to be fed with an acidic fertilizer regularly. Common causes of bud drop also include low humidity, overwatering, underwatering, insufficient light and high temperatures at night. They need night temperatures...

House Plants: Help with identification and edge of leaves turning brown, dracaena marginata, drain tray
dracaena marginata, drain tray, water requirements: Calvin, It is a dracaena marginata. It needs bright light near ab east or west window with drapes or blinds open most of the day and has low water requirements. It is my experience that it will not do well if the light is not bright enough for your hand...

House Plants: House plant is dying..., pigmy date palm, dead leaves
pigmy date palm, dead leaves, stem rot: Hi Kari, Your plant has stem rot. Unfortunately there is nothing you can do to save the plant. Since the plant probably has root rot as well, it is only a matter of time before the remaining trunk starts to die. You should throw the plant out immediately....

House Plants: help with identifying a plant, rhoeo spathacea, oyster plant
rhoeo spathacea, oyster plant, wandering jew: Hi Marie, Your plant is a Tricolor Oyster Plant (Tradescantia Rhoeo Spathacea). This plant is also known by several common names. Moses In A Basket, Moses In A Boat and Boat Lily are a few of the most common names this plant is known by. It is in the same...

House Plants: house plant, drainage holes, spider mites
drainage holes, spider mites, spider mite: Hi Donna, It is difficult for me to come up with what the most likely cause of the problem is without knowing what kind of plants you have. Yellowing leaves can be caused by many different things. Most of those things are cultural and I can not tell you...

House Plants: house plant pests, fungus gnat larvae, house plant pests
fungus gnat larvae, house plant pests, fungus gnats: Hello Sarah, What you have if Fungus Gnats and it is probably too late now to solve the problem by changing the soil. The Fungus Gnats have probably already moved to other plants, even if you haven t seen them yet. Fungus Gnats are little flying...

House Plants: houseplant, systemic insecticide, mealy bugs
systemic insecticide, mealy bugs, insect control: Hi Joanne, Your plant has Mealy Bugs. The main problem with washing insects off a plant with a strong spray of water is there are always a few insects and eggs left behind. For that to be effective, you will need to repeat washing the plant with a strong...

House Plants: indoor palms, indoor palms, palm tree
indoor palms, palm tree, little water: Darrell, A palm tree turning brown is caused by either too much or too little water or too little light. You have to solve which ever problem is causing it. It would be helpful to know what ind of palm tree it is? Where it sits, how close to a window and...

House Plants: jasmine sadness, fungus gnats, jasmine plant
fungus gnats, jasmine plant, dawn to dusk: Jen, Your plant has aphids, I can tell that by the sticky substance on the leaves, it is the excrement of aphids. It also has mealy bugs, I can tell that by the powder-like substance on the leaves, you are right it is another problem all together. Your...

House Plants: Kenti Palm, kentia palms, palm html
kentia palms, palm html, lowes: Shirley, The common name is Kentia Palm, the latin name is Howea forsteriana. As spring arrives you may find them at Walmart, Home Depot, or Lowes or even a grocery store. There is one available online at this web site ( although it is a bit pricey.:...

House Plants: Lady Palm, spider mites, lady palm
spider mites, lady palm, facing window: Hi Leslie, I would recommend that you place the Lady Palm about 2-3 feet away from a curtain filtered south facing window. This time of year it should be okay but make sure you get the curtain up before spring. Without the curtain, the direct sunlight...

House Plants: Money tree leaves turning yellow :(, drainage holes, water drains
drainage holes, water drains, indirect sunlight: Hi Danny, Most plants get stressed when moved to a new environment. One of the most common things a plant does in response to this stress is to drop some of it s leaves. It usually takes about 2-4 weeks for a plant to recover from the stress of a new...

House Plants: money plant, money plant, leaf drop
money plant, leaf drop, green leaves: Hi Jayne Moving a plant to a new environment will cause a lot of stress to the plant. Some plants deal with the stress better than other plants do. Typically plants will drop leaves in response to the stress of a new environment. Plants will usually recover...

House Plants: money tree, yucca cane, plant failure
yucca cane, plant failure, proper lighting: Hi Megan, There are many things that could be causing your problem. You could be under-watering the plant or the plant could have root rot. If the plant has root rot, then the plant would be unable to absorb moisture so it would have symptoms similar...

House Plants: Pachira aquatica, drapes and blinds, little leaves
drapes and blinds, little leaves, four leaves: Andreja, You cannot cut all the leaves off your plant. Cut off just the tip of that long branch and one of the four leaves and it should force the tree to send out some side branches lower with more leaves. Once those grow a bit you can do more pruning...

House Plants: Pachira aquatica,, tropical house plants, pachira aquatica
tropical house plants, pachira aquatica, tie wire: Rachel, First of all, do not repot the tree until after April first when the days are longer and the roots are actively growing Tropical house plants should only be repotted between April 1st and July 15th and no other time of the year. Also plants...

House Plants: Palm problems, facing window, lillys
facing window, lillys, darlene: Michelle, It cannot be constantly wet, nor can it sit in a tray full of water all the time. It needs to dry out partially between waterings so that the top 3-5 inches of soil get dry before it is watered again. Palms are plants from the tropics, they like...

House Plants: Patio plants, flower boxes, patio plants
flower boxes, patio plants, window boxes: Hi Gary, I do not know a whole lot about flowering plants. However the last 2 summers I have grown flowers in flower boxes. Impatiens and Pansies grow very well in planters. I accented them with Baby s Breath and Alyssum. The other things I have grown...

House Plants: Peace Plant, fertilizer spikes, potting soil
fertilizer spikes, potting soil, steams: Angela, You repotted it at the wrong time of year, you need to wait until after April 1st at the very earliest for any houseplants. The days are lond enough then that their roots are actively growing. Those roots coming out the bottom of the pot are not...

House Plants: My Poor Ficus, ficus care, ficus tree
ficus care, ficus tree, spider mites: Hello Daphne, Your picture did not post with your question. Ficus are notorious for dropping a great deal of leaves in response to being moved (even if moved just across the room) or the slightest change in environment. Since you moved it 6 months...

House Plants: Probelm, ficus tree, systemic insecticide
ficus tree, systemic insecticide, spider mites: Jan, I suspect you have a ficus tree that has been attaced by spider mites. They have been particularly bad this year attacking some of my plants also. The only signs you will see are fine webs in the crotches of some of the branches or if you hold a white...

House Plants: Pruning madagascar palm., cathedral ceilings, pruning shears
cathedral ceilings, pruning shears, sunny window: Hanna, You can cut it back to the lower branch using a very sharp knife and heavy duty pruning shears. You can then lay the top piece that you cut off aside for 10 days to dry then pot it in cacti soil and it put it in a very sunny window and it should...

House Plants: Pygmy Date Palm disease, systemic insecticide, pygmy date palm
systemic insecticide, pygmy date palm, ficus benjamina: Hi Monica, Yes, you should keep all other plants away from this plant. However it may be too late and they are already infected. The problem is not fungus or disease. Your plant has mealy bugs. Mealybugs are soft-bodied, oval shaped, scale like insects...

House Plants: pachira, drainage holes, water drains
drainage holes, water drains, native habitat: Hi June, As a general rule when watering most houseplants, allow the top 1-2 inches of soil to dry between watering. Then water the plant until a small amount of water drains from the drainage holes in the bottom of the pot. The native habitat for the...

House Plants: palm w/ bugs, spider mites, palm plant
spider mites, palm plant, rubbing alcohol: Brandy, The webs are from bugs, spider mites. Put rubbing alcohol in a bottle and spray the entire plant. It will kill the spider mites on contact. If the plant is small enough take it to the kitchen sink and use the sprayer to wash off the webs or if it...

House Plants: peace lily, peace lily, cold car
peace lily, cold car, long periods: Don, You didn t say where you are moving from and too. If it is across freezing areas you cannot move them in the moving van, they must be moved in a car where they will be kept warm and get light. They will need to be taken in to a hotel room each night...

House Plants: my plant is loosing all of it's leaves, ficus elastica, loose leaves
ficus elastica, loose leaves, facing window: Jessie, It is commonly known as a rubber tree, the latin name is ficus elastica. I suspect it needs more sun than it is getting. It loves th sun and would like to sit in front of a south facing window with the window covering open all day long. It also...

House Plants: plants & soils, potting soil, science project
potting soil, science project, walmart: Karen, I would suggest using soil dug up in the yard or garden in one pot, maybe from an area with a lot of clay in the soil. For the second pot I would use potting soil from Walmart, whatever is the cheapest brand. For the third pot I would use 2 parts...

House Plants: ponytail plant, palms, plants
palms, plants, soil: Hi Bob, It sounds like your plants have stem rot. Unfortunately there is nothing you can do to save the plants. All you can do now is reexamine the care you give your plants to prevent this from happening to any of your other plants. The stem rot was...

House Plants: propagating, potting soil, rooting hormone
potting soil, rooting hormone, stem rot: Hi Rory, Dracaena are usually easy to root. The fact that the tops are still green and producing new growth is encouraging. However sometimes in cases of root/stem rot you can t see the full extent of the damage right away so it is possible that you may...

House Plants: Rhoeo, darlene, good luck
darlene, good luck, plants: Eric, I have Rhoeo and I am costantly starting new plants from it and givimg them away. Are there particular plants that you are looking for cuttings for? If I have the plant I would be happy to give you cuttings if you pay the postaqe. Just let me now...

House Plants: Shamrocks in the mail, teracotta pots, wood sorrel
teracotta pots, wood sorrel, iowa state university: Liza, Just get a new pot for the broken one and replant it and the others. Shamrocks are growing from small bulbs. Replant them set them in a window where they will get sun most of the day and water them then empty the excess water out of the drain tray...

House Plants: Spath, natural aging process, new leaves
natural aging process, new leaves, insects: Hi Cindy, It is normal for plants to drop leaves as part of the natural aging process. The leaves that turn yellow and drop off due to aging are usually older leaves towards the bottom of the plant. As long as the plant is not losing new leaves or dropping...

House Plants: transplanting, meyer lemon tree, elephants foot
meyer lemon tree, elephants foot, indirect sunlight: Mike, For starters your ponytail palm needs direct sun, not indirect sunlight. Most folks assume it is a palm, but in reality is much closer to the Yucca. Over the years it has acquired many commen names besides ponytail , others are bottle palm, and elephants...

House Plants: Umbrella & Jade Trees, umbrella tree, plant lady
umbrella tree, plant lady, rooting hormone: Carrie, Yes, I would very much encourage you to prune them. Get a good pair of pruning shears, I like Fiskars. Prune them both back on a regular basis and they will bush out much better for you. You can also get rooting hormone and dip the cuttings in it...

House Plants: unknown plant and fertilizer questions, pilea involucrata, peace lily
pilea involucrata, peace lily, umbrella tree: Betul, You have so many questions. Your first plant is a Moon Valley Pilea, Latin name: Pilea involucrata, you can find complete care instructions at http://www.denverplants.com/foliage/html/pileamoon.htm Your new croton loves the sun. Likes to be...

House Plants: A Yukka owner with a few concerns, carpenter ants, yucca plants
carpenter ants, yucca plants, ant invasion: Nicola, Since you are growing it outdoors you must live in a tropical area. It may be carpenter ants that are attacking it. They could be burrowing into the roots, yucca plants are hard to kill but carpenter ants might do it. The brown spots indicate root...

House Plants: anthurium blooms, blooms, darlene
blooms, darlene, bloom: Cherry, Have you changed the location of the plant? Is it getting a lot more sun? If so the plant may feel it is shading the blooms to protect them from the burning the son. Move it to a shadier location and the stems may elongate. The stems on anthurium...

House Plants: BLACK SPOTS, curry leaves, tops and bottoms
curry leaves, tops and bottoms, rubbing alcohol: Afiq, Okay, you are saying black spots and I am assuming insects. Are the black spots removeable? Do they seem to be an insect? Because of the location it sounds like insects but if it is just spots on the stem and leaves it is a fungal infection, perhaps...

House Plants: best pot for ficus trees, self watering pot, ficus trees
self watering pot, ficus trees, bamboo skewer: Vilma, I do not feel that a self watering pot is the best pot for a ficus tree. When you first removed it from the pot did you find all tan and wiry looking roots? Or were roots black and mushy in spots? I find self watering pots keep the plants roots too...

House Plants: Canela tree, ficus tree, transplant shock
ficus tree, transplant shock, shady location: Marilyn, Your info saying no direct sun is wrong. It,like the ficus tree,will do much better with some sun. With no more sun than you are giving it you must keep it very dry, water it nor more than once every 2 weeks or very lightly once a week so that...

House Plants: Cat Palm/spider mites and yellowing leaves., peat moss, spider mites
peat moss, spider mites, dust mites: Jerry, Cat palms are difficult indoors because they need to be kept constantly moist but not left sittning in water so their roots will rot. The potting soil should have a lot of peat moss to hold moisture and feel a bit spongy. It should be watered whenever...

House Plants: Cold, michigan winters, facing window
michigan winters, facing window, aralia: Tamika, This plant is just fine in the window even in Michigan. It can handle temperatures down to 35 degrees so it is fine. You are right it is just time to loose a few leaves. It is a shrub type plant so it is sprouting new branches. Most houseplants...

House Plants: cutting, compost bin, potting soil
compost bin, potting soil, air layers: Teresa, What you need to do is air layer the 2 arms off and pot them up in the same pot you have it in now with new soil. Then you will have 2 separate plants in the pot on their own roots with no space between the bottom of the plant and the soil. This...

House Plants: Drac. Massangeana, bamboo skewer, bamboo skewers
bamboo skewer, bamboo skewers, dry plants: Michelle, The light needs to be bright enough that your hand will mae a good shadow where the plant is sitting. It just doesn t like strong sun sun shining on it for a long time or it will burn easily. I really suspect the brown leaves are more of a watering...

House Plants: Dracaena Fragrans:Corn, corn plants, watering pot
corn plants, watering pot, tall corn: Courtney, Your dracaena problems come from (at least in part) it being in way too large a pot. This plant much prefers to be in a small pot and to be pot bound. In a large pot it gets overwatered too frequently and just cannot use up that much water soon...

House Plants: droopy neon, miracle gro potting soil, heavy soil
miracle gro potting soil, heavy soil, house plants: Leeanna, I don t know of any plant called a neon nor can I find anything online called that. I am wondering if you aren t referring to a pothos vine which is similar to a philodendron but variegated. Okay, spring is coming fast, at this point increase...

House Plants: dropping leaves on hibiscus plants, bamboo skewer, shish kabobs
bamboo skewer, shish kabobs, hibiscus plants: Rebecca, Overwatering can cause the roots to rot then the plant can no longer take up water and the leave droop no matter how much water you put on them. The more water you give them just causes the remaining roots to rot. You are right the sticky stuff...

House Plants: dumbcane plant, reccommendation, antibiotic cream
reccommendation, antibiotic cream, bad shape: Gina, I m not sure whether you are asing for a solution for your hands or the plant. I am not a nurse. For your hands I would used a tube of triple antibiotic cream as a hand lotion. Or go the the drug store, show them to the pharmacist and as for a reccommendation....

House Plants: Fiddle Leaf Fig, yellow halos, botrytis cinerea
yellow halos, botrytis cinerea, leaf veins: Jena, I suspect that your ficus has a fungal infection. The 3 below are common in fiddle leaf figs and I suspect that yours has the second one. Botrytis cinerea is a gray mold disease often found on Ficus. Consists of brown leaf spots with large dark...

House Plants: Flamingo Lily, drain tray, palm trees
drain tray, palm trees, darlene: Josephine, It is not overwatered if you empty the drain tray after watering. If you allow it to sit in a tray full of water for 2-3 days it could still be overwatered even though it has good holes under the pot for drainage. The brown spots could also...

House Plants: best pot for ficus trees, self watering pot, self watering pots
House Plants: best pot for ficus trees, self watering pot, self watering pots, ficus benjamina

House Plants: Fiddle Leaf Fig, soda mix, baking soda
House Plants: Fiddle Leaf Fig, soda mix, baking soda, leafs

House Plants: Mystery Plant, banch, sapling
House Plants: Mystery Plant, banch, sapling, glass of water

House Plants: ponytail palm, ponytail plant, allegies
House Plants: ponytail palm, ponytail plant, allegies, paper cuts

House Plants: toxic & nontoxic plants for cats, burning sensation in the throat, inducing vomiting
House Plants: toxic & nontoxic plants for cats, burning sensation in the throat, inducing vomiting, pothos plant

House Plants: Vinegar and plants, concentration of vinegar, water soil
House Plants: Vinegar and plants, concentration of vinegar, water soil, soil ph

House Plants: fichus hedge fungus treatment, ficus hedge, blackspot on roses
ficus hedge, blackspot on roses, fungus treatment: Mark, Since it is outdoors I would go to the nearst garden center and discuss fungicides with the manager. Remember these are chemicals and you should follow the instructions and protect yourself when applying. If you prefer not to use chemicals, the only...

House Plants: Gardenia indoor, humidity tray, drainage holes
humidity tray, drainage holes, drain tray: Erica, You need a humidity tray under it. First it has to be in a pot with drainage holes and you need a drain tray under it. An hour after you water it you need to empty the drain tray so it is not sitting in a tray of water constantly or the roots will...

House Plants: Hibiscus, spider mites, insect problem
spider mites, insect problem, yellow leaves: Carol, I have one with a similar problem. You are either over or under watering or you have an insect problem. I have com to the conclusion that mine has spider mites and I am spraying it with rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle daily spraying the fronts...

House Plants: House Plant, little trunks, www google com
little trunks, www google com, serissa foetida: Teri, It is probably a Serissa foetida. If they go totally dry they can be very very difficult to save. You might try misting it 2-3 times a day for awhile. Do not leave it sit in a tray full of water constantly or the roots will rot, but water it whenever...

House Plants: House Plant, pink blooms, wandering jew
pink blooms, wandering jew, green leaves: Susan, It is a variety of tradescantia and there are many varieties of tradescantia including wandering jew. I suspect that with more sun yours would have less distance between the leaves and a more silvery look. In the summer or as long as the temperture...

House Plants: How can I help my peace lily?, peace lillies, peace lily
peace lillies, peace lily, inch pot: Amy, If I were there with you I would reccommend that you very carefully repot it back into the same pot you took it out of. Of course wash the pot first. Be very careful to try to do as little damage as possible to the roots. The less damage to the roots...

House Plants: Ivy Plants, spider mites, ivy plants
spider mites, ivy plants, drain tray: Daphne, You should be watering them when they are dry but do not allow them to sit in a tray full of water. You need to empty the drain tray an hour after watering them then check them regularly and when the surface of the soil feels dry and the pot feels...

House Plants: issues with my money tree, little miracle, yellow leaves
little miracle, yellow leaves, changing colors: Sean, Yes, it can be getting too much water and it sounds like that could be the problem. How often do you water it and how much water do you give it? Send the pictures to plantlady6@yahoo.com. How large is the pot it is in? Show me in a picture what you...

House Plants: Lucky Bamboo, dish soap, lucky bamboo plant
dish soap, lucky bamboo plant, rubbing alcohol: Sadie, Your black specks are an insect called scale. They had to be on there when he bought the plant. Depending on where he bought the plant I would be tempted to try to return it and get them to replace it since you have not had it that long. Does it...

House Plants: Majestic palm, majestic palms, majestic palm
majestic palms, majestic palm, house plants: Diana, Are these majestic palms house plants? What size pots are they in? How old are they? Where do you live? How much light/sun do they get? How often do you water them? Do you fertilize them? Do you have city water or well water? Let me know the answers...

House Plants: Ming plant, drain tray, night temperatures
drain tray, night temperatures, daytime temperatures: Roben, Your aralia is a beautiful plant but can be touchy about water. It should never sit with water in the drain tray for more than 2 hours and the top 2 inches of soil should be dry before you water again. If you empty that drain tray 2 hours after watering...

House Plants: Ming tree, mealy bugs, spider mites
mealy bugs, spider mites, cotton balls: Dr. Oskamp, If the stalks have turned soft and mushy the problem is a watering problem and you need to cut off the mushy parts. Then keep the plant very dry. Water only when it is very dry and then only give it 2 cups of water. Do not water again until...

House Plants: Mystery Plant, impatiens niamniamensis, candy corn
impatiens niamniamensis, candy corn, corn plant: Judith, I can normally answer quicly but yours was a real challenge and took suggestions from 2 other people before I figured it out. I suggested it was a type of impatien or balsam and the other said it was a Candy Corn plant. In searching on Google for...

House Plants: magnesuim sulfate and house plants, house plants, magnesium sulfate
house plants, magnesium sulfate, blooms: Leta, It should be used on any plant that blooms. It s purpose is to promote more and stronger and longer lasting blooms. If the plant does not bloom you might give it 1 teaspoon of magnesium sulfate in April for every 8 inches of pot diameter. But if it...

House Plants: north fork pine, turkey baster, drainage hole
turkey baster, drainage hole, drain tray: Irene, I suspect that you have actually watered it too much and that last soaking done it in. The roots have rotted from being overwatered and there are no roots to take up water. To check it gently try digging into the soil to inspect the roots. Or even...

House Plants: ornamental orange tree, plant insects, plastic tablecloth
plant insects, plastic tablecloth, mealy bugs: Gabariella, We are having unusual weather and milder winters and insects have become a worse problem each year over the last several years. The government outlawed DDT several years ago because of it s harm to the environment and since then the birds have...

House Plants: Peace Lilly, epsom salts, peace lilly
epsom salts, peace lilly, peace lily: Loren, You need to be using fertilizer labeled specifically for blooming plants. It will be higher in both phosphorous and potassium. Because it has stopped blooming you should give it a teaspoon of epsom salts per every 4 inches of pot diameter. Sprinkle...

House Plants: Ponytail palm leaf drop, dead leaves, clay pot
dead leaves, clay pot, sandy soil: Michael, If the bulb is not soft and mushy there is every chance it will come back. Just treat it like a cactus. Lots of sun, warm temps and little water. That bulbous base makes it the same as a cactus. Be patient. Do not water it until it has been dry...

House Plants: Problem with Pontail Palm, fungus gnats, cactus soil
fungus gnats, cactus soil, bonsai pot: Betty, You should be watering these like cacti and they should be planted in very sandy cactus soil. Water them, an hour later empty the drain tray under them and do not water them again until they have been dry for at least 5 days. The pot they are in...

House Plants: peace plant, dead flower, drain tray
dead flower, drain tray, fertilzer: Robin, Trim the dead flower off at the base of the stem. Then fertilize the plant with fertilzer for blooming plants. Set it in a place with very bright light but not diret sun. Water it whenever it is dry and feels light weight, do not water it if it...

House Plants: ponytail palm, jelly fish, fresh cuts
jelly fish, fresh cuts, antibiotic ointment: D, This plant is on every safe plant list there is so I suspect that is is like a paper cut that got some bacteria in it. Or you have a particular allergy to the plant. If it is an allergy Benedryl cream rubbed into the cuts should help. If it is an infected...

House Plants: question about my boston fern, time melissa, boston fern
time melissa, boston fern, dead leaves: Melissa, The root system is still there. Take it to an area where you can clean it up and the dead leaves can be allowed to just blow it away. Tilt it on it s sid and strip the dead leaves and stems from the plant. You can cut them off if you would like....

House Plants: Rubber plant very sad, bamboo skewer, shish kabobs
bamboo skewer, shish kabobs, drain tray: Julie, In it s normal location how much sun does it get? This plant needs lots of sun and I suspect it got very little for the 2-3 months it was next to the TV but it did get the same amount of water it usually got. That caused it to be overwatered. With...

House Plants: Sap from Braided Money Tree, braided money tree, dish soap
braided money tree, dish soap, mealy bugs: Christina, It has insects of some type. The sap is called honeydew and it is the excrement of the insects. It could be from aphids, scale or mealy bugs. You need to take a quart of rubbing alcohol and mix a pint of water with a tablespoon of dish soap then...

House Plants: toxic & nontoxic plants for cats, wandering jew, pothos plant
wandering jew, pothos plant, litter boxes: Katelyn, For the most part cats are intelligent enough to not eat plants that are poisonous, they may bite into a leaf but usually will not swallow it. Pothos vine is somewhat toxic, it will make them sick but will not kill them, Christmas cactus are...

House Plants: Unidentified plant needs help!, dracaena warneckii, unidentified plant
dracaena warneckii, unidentified plant, corn plant: Summer, It is a dracaena, probably a dracaena warneckii or corn plant. The light it is getting is fine. It is in way too large a pot. Most house plants like to be somewhat rootbound. This plant should not be in a pot with a diameter larger than 6 inches....

House Plants: Vinegar and plants, science experiment, vinegar
science experiment, vinegar, acidity: Jasmine, The vinegar you buy in the grocery is diluted so for a brief time the soil would have acted as a filter and filtered it enough that the wheat sprouts would have only absorbed the water but after a few days it had to absorb the vinegar and the acidity...

House Plants: Adenium obesum...how to prune?, soil mix, open wounds
soil mix, open wounds, winter rest: Liz, Etiolated means when a succulent turns white because it is being grown without sunlight. Do heavy pruning on your adenium obesum after the plant s rest period or right now. However, it bleeds profusely, so heavy pruning should be kept to a minimum....

House Plants: Amate Schefflera and Dieffenbachia, stem blight, dumb cane
stem blight, dumb cane, question pool: This is VERY IMPORTANT TO DO RIGHT AWAY, It is going to die, there is no cure. You have Bacterial Stem blight, I am not the person you sent this question to. But I say this question in a Experts Question Pool in other words the expert you asked put it there....

House Plants: My Boss's Peace Lilly keeps wilting, peace lilly, air vent
peace lilly, air vent, green thumb: It is a plant that thrives on sunlight so that is one of the problems, and should get 4 hours or more of direct sunlight from a south window. You should also keep moist when growing and dry when dormant or when not growing, but water occasionally. The plant...

House Plants: Bromeliad Garden, water tap, rain water
water tap, rain water, seldomly: It is not that you are watering it too little or too much, it is that you must be giving them, some other water besides, distilled water or rain water, tap water and most human water contain some kind of salt of chlorine. They plants leafs then dry out, and...

House Plants: Corn Plant, corn stalk plant, soil dries
corn stalk plant, soil dries, sq ft area: No, it is not normal aging for Corn Plant (assuming its a Corn Stalk Plant the have Brown Tips on the ends. I have a couple theories on why the leafs are brown. 1. If your using tap water and it has Chlorine or salt in it, that could be the reason, it is...

House Plants: croton, liquid fertilizer, dry soil
liquid fertilizer, dry soil, infant food: This is a little bit beyond me, however I can say one thing, in some Infant Water there are secret ingredients that are harmfull to the plant, try feeding it DISTILLED WATER and/or RAIN WATER! I m sorry I couldn t be of more help, I really didn t research...

House Plants: Dieffenbachia, Reroot, Repot?, rooting hormone powder, tv cart
rooting hormone powder, tv cart, onw: Hi, this is a tricky question, but I can answer it if you are willing to be VERY VERY PATIENT, with the Dieffenbachia! You can cut the stalk off and cover the end with rooting hormone, and then plant it in soil, but it make take a VERY long time the re-root,...

House Plants: Dumb Cane, white worms, egg masses
white worms, egg masses, dumb cane: It would help if I had a picture, but you most likely have Mealybugs. To get rid of them you should get a spray with a pesticide containing resmethrin. But make sure Dieffenbachia (Dumb Cane) is listed on the product label, and follow label directions very...

House Plants: Dying jasmine plant, part rubbing alcohol, jasmine plant
part rubbing alcohol, jasmine plant, spider mites: Gigi, It sounds like you are doing the right things. When you water it empty the drain tray a few hours later if it doesn t soak the water up quickly or don t give it so much water that it goes in the drain tray. Right now, until it can goe outside you...

House Plants: Dying Yucca, yucca plant, brown leaves
yucca plant, brown leaves, desert plant: Derek, To start with of course dry it out as quickly as possible. Remove the drain tray and set it in the sink or tub to drain as much water off as possible. Then put it back in the sunniest location possible in your home. If you live in a warm climate...

House Plants: the effect of concentration of chlorine on plants, dracaenas, literary sources
dracaenas, literary sources, city water: Domanique, I cannot give you any literary sources on it but I can tell you that concentrations stronger than drinking water will kill houseplants. City water with chlorine generally will not harm plants except a few such as dracaenas that are sensitive...

House Plants: eucalyptus, body spray, northern indiana
body spray, northern indiana, local county: Laura, I live in northern Indiana where eucalyptus will not grow outdoors and it is too large to grow as a houseplant. Look in the phone book or check on line for the phone # for your local County Extension Office and call and ask them. It sounds reasonable...

House Plants: Ficus Tree Issues, self watering pot, ficus tree
self watering pot, ficus tree, liquid fertilizer: It s no problem. Well the fertilizer should help to keep it healthy, but the distilled water should keep the leafs from dieing. If they aren t gnats I honestly don t know what they are, of the matter of fact I have gnats invading my plants. I noticed them...

House Plants: Ficus Tree Issues, self watering pot, ficus tree
self watering pot, ficus tree, liquid fertilizer: It s no problem. Well the fertilizer should help to keep it healthy, but the distilled water should keep the leafs from dieing. If they aren t gnats I honestly don t know what they are, of the matter of fact I have gnats invading my plants. I noticed them...

House Plants: Flowering Dracaena Fragrans - Corn Plant, corn plant, answering your questions
corn plant, answering your questions, mchsi: I m sorry to say this but there is nothing you can do once the flowers leave, I do recommend Pollinating it yourself and keeping the seeds, they are VERY VERY RARE because this only happens once or twice in the plants life time! The seeds I am guessing are...

House Plants: Dieffenbachia, Reroot, Repot?, slab, chunk
House Plants: Dieffenbachia, Reroot, Repot?, slab, chunk, moss

House Plants: the effect of concentration of chlorine on plants, free chlorine, irrigation system
House Plants: the effect of concentration of chlorine on plants, free chlorine, irrigation system, phd work

House Plants: Ficus tree issues, aphids
House Plants: Ficus tree issues, aphids

House Plants: Flowering Dracaena Fragrans - Corn Plant, dracaena fragrans, 22 years
House Plants: Flowering Dracaena Fragrans - Corn Plant, dracaena fragrans, 22 years, 3 years

House Plants: Shamrock plant dead?, leafs, shamrock
House Plants: Shamrock plant dead?, leafs, shamrock, dormant state

House Plants: What is this?, christmas berry, ardisia crenata
House Plants: What is this?, christmas berry, ardisia crenata, red berries

House Plants: ficus lyrata, ficus lyrata, warm climate
ficus lyrata, warm climate, bushy plant: Anne, Just growing them together in the same pot you will end up with a large shrub. This plant is originally from Africa and each plant by itself is a tree that if planted in the ground in a warm climate would eventually become a 40 foot tall tree. ...

House Plants: Gnats on Money Tree, moist soil, fruit flies
moist soil, fruit flies, dry water: If you have any other plants in the building! You should tell everyone that has plants to let the soil dry out completely and then water it well, then let it completely dry out again and water it well again and then water regularly, if they are still there...

House Plants: house plant identification, horticulture dept, aloe plant
horticulture dept, aloe plant, house plant: Deb, It is a different variety of aloe. There are over 200 varieties of aloe from 2 inches tall to over 6 feet tall. I do not know the names of all of them nor can you find them on line. You may be able to find a book on them if you have a lorge library...

House Plants: Janet Craig Dracenia, miracle product, janet craig
miracle product, janet craig, salt damage: I am not too sure if the leafs will grow back but they should. Also, try using distilled water or rain water. I also reccomend a Miracle Product called Super-Thrive, you might be able to get it at Wal-Mart, or online. The leafs falling off are most likely...

House Plants: Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana, soggy soil, spider mite
soggy soil, spider mite, soil mix: Ari, Then put them where they would get dappled sun so they get some sun during the day, or where they will get sun in the morning and evening but not midday. They really like being outdoors with a night time temperature drop. I actually prefer using...

House Plants: little black ants in and on my houseplants, little black ants, part rubbing alcohol
little black ants, part rubbing alcohol, cindy cindy: Cindy, WAIT! don t trans plant it is not the soil. Your plants have scale or aphids, another insect and the ants are spreading the aphids or scale as farmers because they like the honeydew (excrement) of the aphids or scale. What you need to do is mix up...

House Plants: lucky bean plant, lucky bean plant, bamboo skewer
lucky bean plant, bamboo skewer, sun worshippers: Yolanda, I am not sure exactly what a lucky bean plant is, however the symptoms you describe indicate that it is being overwatered. The soil in the top half of the pot needs to be dry before you water it again and you need to empty the drain tray an hour...