Why Does My Croton Mammy Losing Leaves?

Colorful leaves of Croton Mammy

The Croton Mammy, also called Mammy Croton, is among one of the most colorful houseplants. Mammy shares the characteristic colorful leaves of bold yellows, oranges, reds, and black like other

How Do Kill Mealybug On Croton Plants?

House plant croton (Codiaeum variegatum) damaged by mealybugs.

Mealybugs on Croton plants are not a good combination. Crotons are plants, known botanically as Codiaeum variegatum. It is native to Southeast Asia and the Pacific but grows in warmer

Controlling Rose Of Sharon Aphids

Hibiscus of plants in mallow family, Malvaceae

The Rose of Sharon bush (Hibiscus syriacus) is a plant in the hibiscus, or mallow, family (Malvaceae). The Hibiscus syriacus has many benefits, which is why it is so important

Can You Use Neem Oil For Roses Pests?

Spraying roses with neem oil

Roses are not only attractive to humans but also pests and diseases. Many homeowners like going the natural route using products like neem oil. But can you use Neem oil

Tips On Using Bone Meal For Roses

Purchase bone meal fertilizer for roses by the bag

Should you use bone meal on roses? Bone meal is a fantastic organic fertilizer to use on roses. It is rich in phosphorus, which is highly beneficial for flowering plants.

How To Grow and Care For Zanzibar Croton

Thin, colorful ribbon shoestring like leaves of Croton Zanzibar plant

Croton Zanzibar is a tropical plant native to the Western Pacific islands, Australia, Malaysia, and Indonesia. It is a member of the Codiaeum variegatum family, pronounced [co-dee-ay’-um var-i-e-ga’-tum]. Most people

What Are The Common Croton Pests?

Croton deal with pests like mealybugs, red spider mites, scales, thrips

Whether you keep the Croton as a houseplant or grow it outdoors,  there’s no denying the appeal of a croton plant (codiaeum variegatum). Unfortunately, they also face croton pests. They’re

What Causes White Spots On Rose Leaves?

White spots on rose leaves (powdery mildew)

Take a close look at your rose bushes, and you may notice what looks like flour dusted over the leaves. Looking closer, you may find bugs like aphids, plant scale

What Are The Common Croton Plant Diseases?

Bright colored leaves of croton plants do experience diseases

Crotons are one of the most popular plants for homes, offices, and gardens. Croton plants (codiaeum variegatum) are perennial evergreens from India, Indonesia, and Malaysia.  This plant genus includes varieties

Callirhoe Involucrata Care: Growing Wine Cup Plants

Pink flowers callirhoe involucrata

Callirhoe involucrata (kal-ir-OH-ee in-vol-yoo-KRAY-tuh) is a wildflower in the mallow family (Malvaceae) of plants. It is also commonly called Purple Poppy Mallow or Wine Cup.  The plants’ genus name is

Growing Purple Leaf Sand Cherry Shrub

Close up view of white and red blossoms and buds on a purple leaf sand cherry bush (prunus cistena.

Thanks to its massive popularity, the Rosaceae family has seen a lot of expansion over time to include just about every shape, size, and color imaginable. The famous cherry hybrid

Croton Petra Care: Growing Petra Croton Plants

Colorful leaves of Croton Petra

Croton petra [KROH-tun, pet-RAH] is a broadleaved evergreen perennial from the family Euphorbiaceae. Petra has attractive and interesting leaves. It is one of several croton plant varieties available on the

Are Roses Poisonous Or Toxic To Cats?

Cat slowly walking in rose garden

Are roses poisonous to cats? For the cat owner that is a great question! Roses in the Rosaceae family are perhaps the most iconic flower out there. In the language

How To Grow And Care For Osiria Rose

Osiria Rose Flower

You may have seen images of the two-toned hybrid tea Osiria rose (oh-SEER-ee-uh) online and thought that they were too good to be true. In many cases, you would be

Mexican Heather Care: Tips For Growing Cuphea Hyssopifolia

Dainty Blooming Mexican Heather plant

Mexican Heather – Cuphea hyssopifolia [KYOO-fee-uh, hiss-sop-ih-FOH-lee-uh] is a small shrub belonging to the Lythraceae family.  It’s native to Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala.  Cuphea hyssopifolia has several common names: Mexican

Escallonia Plant Shrub Care Methods

Flowering Escallonia shrub

Escallonia [es-kuh-LOW-nee-uh] is a genus of flowering shrubs containing several dozen species.  Most varieties of escallonia shrubs are cultivated as hedging plants.  Escallonias are part of the Escalloniaceae family, which

Caring For Little John Bottlebrush

red bloom of Little John Callistemon Citrinus

Little John Bottlebrush is the common name for Callistemon citrinus [kal-lis-STEE-mon] [sit-REE-nus].  It’s a compact evergreen shrub requiring little care or pruning and enjoys full sun.  Callistemon citrinus “Little John”