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Basic Information

What is the difference between a species and a hybrid?

The breakdown of what species, hybrids, and cultivars are, as well as common names.

How to Pronounce Botanical Latin

Learn how to pronounce botanical names for plants.

Plants and Fungi: A Love Story

Learn the relationship between plants and fungi, and how to get rid of mushrooms in your planters… or not.

How often should I water my plants?

Learn how and when to water.

Pests and Pesticides

Learn how to get rid of pests in your houseplants, and what products I recommend.

Calcium Buildup on your Pots and Plants

How to get rid of pesky calcium buildup on terracotta pots and residue on your leaves.

How to Repot Your Houseplants

Learn all about which pots, potting mixes to use, and how to do it, with special tips from The Plant Doctor.

Foliar Fungal Infections: How to get rid of fungus on your plant’s leaves

Learn how to get rid of brown spots on your leaves and other foliar infections.

Extracting Essential Oils from Your Home-grown Plants for Fun and Profit

Learn how to extract the essential oils from flowers and other plants that you have grown in your garden.

Basic Plant Commandments

If there were Commandments with regards to plant basics, these would be them.

Which fertilizer should I use?

Ever get tripped up on choosing the best fertilizer? Trip no more! I’ve got the best houseplant fertilizer all picked out for you!

How to Diagnose Your Leaves

Wondering about what those brown tips really mean? Check out this guide to all leaf problems.

Why semi-hydro water culture is bad

Why is semi hydro plant culture so popular, and why doesn’t it work that well? Find out more in this article.

Ferns and More

All About Ferns

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about fern care, history, and troubleshooting ferns.

Fiddle Leaf Fig Care

Specific to Ficus lyrata, a little big about figs in general with FLF care, history, and troubleshooting.

Calathea Care

Learn more about how to care for finicky Calathea/Maranta plants and grow them without crispy tips!

Pothos Care

Learn more about how to grow a golden pothos and other pothos varieties.

All About Prayer Plants / Calathea

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about fern care, history, and troubleshooting Calathea, Maranta, and other Prayer Plants.

Parlor Palm Care

Got finicky indoor palms? I’ve got answers.

Monstera Albo Care

Learn how to increase variegation on one of the world’s most popular plants!

Bird of Paradise Care

The Bird of Paradise is a Plant Doctor favorite, and a great large plant if you have a sun-drenched home.

All About Aroids

Everything you need to know about growing Monstera, Alocasia, Pothos, and other aroids.

How to grow Pothos

How to care for your pothos houseplant, and a little about where the pothos comes from too.


Your first orchid: Phalaenopsis 101
Learn everything there is to know about the common orchid that’s sold everywhere.

Maxillaria tenuifolia care
Fragrant like coconuts, and easy for beginners, this orchid is all you need to start with.

“Lady of the Night Plant” / Brassavola Nodosa Care
Fragrant like jasmine, and easy for beginners, this orchid is all you need to start with.

Reblooming your Phalaenopsis Orchids
If you have ever gotten an orchid as a gift, and its flowers have died, learn more about how to get it to rebloom.

Maxillaria variabilis care
Learn about how to care for the variable orchid!

Oncidium Twinkle Care
Oncidium orchids are great for beginners, and Oncidium Twinkle is mini, fragrant, and flowers often!

Cochleanthes amazonica Care
A fragrant, easy to grow orchid that is perfect for overwaterers.

Paphiopedilum delenatii Care
Paphiopedilum delenatii is one of the easiest orchids to grow, and you don’t need to worry too much about the lighting for the Lady Slipper Orchid.


Jade Plant Care
Learn about how to care for your Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)!

Coming Soon!
Coming Soon!

“I have this random succulent and don’t know how to take care of it!” – How to care for succulents
Get a succulent from the grocery store? Learn how to make your cacti and succulents thrive with expert advice from me, The NYC Plant Doctor

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