Prune this Episode #27: Guide to Holiday plants Poinsettia at a farm in New York

History of Poinsettia
Poinsettia is a succulent wildflower native to Mexico. The botanical name is Euphorbia pulcherrima (Yu-for’-be-a pul-ker-e-ma). The name ‘poinsettia’ comes from Joel Robert Poinsettia of the United States ambassador to Mexico during the 19th century. The red “flowers” are actually bracts (modified leaves). The actual flowers are the small yellow and red bud-like [...]

Prunethis #26: Guide to Peace Lily care at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed rebuilt conservatory

In this clip you will get the pleasure of touring Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D. Martin House Indoor Garden. This garden is donated and maintained by Botanicus Interior Landscaping Company. Learn all about how to care for peace lilies & bog plants. Kathryn provides a step by step guide to fertilizing soil and watering in [...]

Prunethis Episode #25: How to identify ferns by there spore patterns at the FLW Darwin Martin House

Kathryn walks us through the FLW rebuilt Darwin D. Martin Conservatory where Botanicus Interior Landscaping has designed, donated and maintains the indoor gardens. Learn how to identify spore patterns on different varieties of ferns such as a rabbit’s foot fern, a Boston fern, a staghorn fern and a bird’s nest fern. The great close up [...]

Prunethis Episode #23: How to care for my new tropical plant?

Have you ever bought a plant from your local nursery and had no idea how to care for it? Did you know that almost all the plants you buy at the store are tropical plants? In this quick clip Kathryn gives us tips on how figure out what kind of care our plant needs based [...]

Prune this: Episode #20 Guide to propagating house plants in water.

In this clip Kathryn guides us through how to propagate houseplants in water. After watching this video you will know which plants root easiest in water and which root best in soil. Kathryn gives tips on containers to use and which plants can live permanently in water. Starting new plants in water is a simple [...]

Prunethis Episode #14: Weeping Fig Bush Part 1

In this video Kathryn straightens a falling over weeping fig grown in a bush form. This tree hasn’t been trimmed in awhile and definitely needs a trim. Kathryn’s experience with plants shines in this video. She explains how to maintain healthy growth by manipulating light, adding fertilizer and trimming to desired shape. See how helpful [...]

Prune this Episode #14: Weeping Fig Bush Part 2

After pruning this unruly weeping fig bush in Part I, Kathryn shows us how to train this plant to grow in the direction we desire. She also shares tips on how to care for your ficus including, watering, fertilizing and providing adequate sun light. More often than not we do not prune as vigorously [...]

Prunethis Episode #13: Guide to transforming an overgrown Weeping Fig or Ficus Benjamin

What are your goals when you prune your ficus tree? Kathryn demonstrates the basics of pruning including some of the tools that really come in handy not just with pruning but with cleaning up your clippings too. You will not believe how much you can trim off your plant to get it to sprout as [...]

Prunethis Episode #12: How to Prune an Arboricola Dwarf Schefflera

Do you have office plants or trees that need pruning? Are you afraid to trim too much foliage off? Did you know this common house plant can be pruned at any inner nod and it will sprout? Kathryn makes pruning easy in this video. By placing the tree or house plant you are pruning on [...]

Prunethis Episode #11: Guide to plant root Cuttings

Kathryn guides us through how to root plant cuttings. Do you have office or house plants to trim? Do you ever wonder what to do with the clippings? Learn how trim your tropical plants in this clip. Kathryn, the New Plant Lady on the web teaches us how to propagates plants. She provides simple [...]