Since 2001, I’ve owned a small plant care business in Albuquerque called Good To Grow. Since 2009, I’ve maintained this indoor and outdoor gardening blog.

Each Wednesday, I’ve been posting emails from readers who had questions about their houseplants. Most of the letters came from people who are not regular readers, but who stumbled across this blog because they had a specific houseplant question. When I could, I wrote them back with advice tailored to their specific question. I saved all these emails in a file.

Since my regular readers are so sophisticated with their houseplant knowledge, and because everyone has their own take on caring for plants, I wanted to turn the emails over to them and see what their advice would’ve been had the email come to them. On Wednesdays, I’ll post the original question, and on Thursdays, I’ll reveal the advice from the regulars, as well as my response, so we can see how we match up. It’s been an interesting experiment so far, I hope you enjoy. If you have advice, please leave it in the comment section or on my facebook wall.

This week’s question comes all the way from Saudi Arabia. Obviously, I’ve never met this person, but I think she’s adorable. Here’s the original email, exactly as I received it:

>>>>hi liza…. just went through ur blog…. found euphorbia milii picture…   actually i was googling how to grow euphorbia milii indoors…. so i came across ur blog…u know i had brought this stem of the plant frm india to saudi arabia,…thats wer i am nw… u know as i do not have a balcony …i am trying it to grow it indoors,… so i want to know
1) will it survive with the normal tubelight instead of sunlight?
2) it has not flowered yet… and i had cut off the top  portion of it… as the top
part had dried off… will it survive??
i am sending u a pic of it with this mail… please help me … i want to know the steps i should take so that the plant will flower!!!! waiting for it to flower!!!
hope u will help me! 🙂
love haifa
saudi arabia>>>>


Good To Grow, The Plant Lady Chronicles

Interesting photos, no?

So dear readers, what do you think? What would you write back to Haifa?

I look forward to hearing your ideas.