Houseplants

From the McDonald Garden Center Blog

Solutions for the Top 5 Most Common Houseplant Pests

Mealy Bugs - These fuzzy creatures are not as cute as they seem. Mealy Bugs are another sap-sucking pest that likes to sip on your plants’ natural sugars. These pests can be elusive to spot early on, however, due to their fuzzy white appearance, they are very identifiable. 

Happy-Go-Lucky Shamrock (Oxalis)

But what is a shamrock? The original Irish shamrock, spelled seamróg, which means, "summer plant" is said by many to be none other than white clover (Trifolium repens), a common lawn weed native to Ireland. This vigorous perennial grows in clusters of three heart-shaped leaves on a thin, green stem. Occasionally, a fourth leaflet will emerge, making a "four-leaf clover," and is believed to bring good luck to anyone who finds it.

Aroid Plants - Part I, Characteristics and Care

Pothos, philodendrons, anthuriums, peace lilies, and zz plants are all members of the Araceae family (aka the Arum family), also known as “aroids.” No other group of plants can compare to the extravagant and exotic foliage exhibited by Araceae. Aroids have become a staple in the houseplant market for the relative ease of care and their ability to tolerate both bright and low light conditions. Here’s what you’ll need to know about these special plants and how to care for them. AROID CHARACTERISTICS