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My anthurium's leaves are turning yellow and brown

I recently got this anthurium from Safeway. I put it away in my room from a south facing window. And then repotted it into a bigger pot with regular potting mix. The plants leaves started to get brown ...
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What is this white salt and web like thing on the soil?

I found these tiny drops of white thing on the soil of my pot growing Dracaena Reflexa Pleomele. They are kinda hard to see, but they resemble salt. What are these? How can I reduce or control this? ...
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What is this houseplant with glossy, elongated and variegated leaves?

The previous owner left it when she moved out, and I'd love to be able to take care of it.
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What can cause a Gasteria leaf to suddenly shrivel and turn greyish brown?

I have three succulent plants that I believe are Gasteria. One leaf in one plant has suddenly shrivelled and turned pale greyish brown. Sorry, no matter how I try, the colour in the picture is not ...
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When should I transfer my Fiddle Leaf Fig to a bigger pot?

My Fiddle Leaf Fig tree is getting taller. I was wondering if I should change the pot to a bigger pot? I took the picture of my plant next to a standard cereal box so you can have an idea of how tall ...
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New to houseplants - what's wrong with my chilli plant?

I'm currently growing a few chilli plants from seed in my apartment, but the largest one is having some problems. Some of the leaves are curling, whilst others have a dusty, salty substance on the ...
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Will my indoor Michelia alba thrive in a self-watering container?

I have a Michelia alba plant and I am considering purchasing a large self-watering container for it. I've read a lot about drying out roots between watering, so I was wondering if a self watering ...
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How long should a golden pothos cutting remain in water?

About a month ago, a friend of mine gave me a cutting (around 10" with several leaves) off her golden pothos plant. Since then, I have kept it sitting in water with in view of sunlight. As far as I ...
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How to know whether an indoor plant has outgrown its pot?

I have Dieffenbachia, Money plant, Snake plant. What are the signs I should look for to know whether they have outgrown their pot or not?
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Have fluorescent lights in both rooms. How to protect Dumb Cane/Dieffenbachia?

From http://www.ourhouseplants.com/plants/dieffenbachia Light Another false belief about Dieffenbachia's is that they need very little light. This is actually wrong, light shade is acceptable ...
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Planting on pit started avocado

I have a couple of avocado seedlings that I started roughly at the same time, one suspended over water and one planted in soil. The water method seems to have worked slightly quicker, but it will ...
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How much and how often do I have to water my potted plants? [closed]

I have several potted plants. But my question is relate to general fact rather than about specific plant. Do I have to water my plant when the top layer gets dry? I mean, I wake up in the morning ...
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How to remove unwanted Plants from the garden easily [closed]

My garden was full of unwanted plants which takes nutrition of my plants. Its growing again and again even after I removing from the garden. Is there anyway I can easily remove the Plants from my ...
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How to prune a fiddle leaf fig tree

I have had this fiddle leaf fig tree (ficus lyrata) for about a year and it has grown a lot of new leaves along three of its branches, but not on any others. In fact, many small, dry leaves have ...
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Albino citrus seedling? and 1 year old grapefruit plant

A few months ago, I tried to get some citrus seeds from flea market fruit to sprout, but they didn't so I just buried them inside the pot of my grapefruit plant. Last week, I noticed that there was a ...
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Is this Trinette plant?

I googled, and it looks exactly like a Trinette plant. Am I correct? or is it different?
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Identify this Dracaena

How should I care for this one?
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Is this plant a Lemon Lime Plant?

Is it Lemon Lime plant? and it is a kind of Dracaena?
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What plants is this?

I recently got this plant and I looked up on internet but couldn't find one. I don't know anything about this plant and so my question. What plant is this? Corn Plant or Janet Craig or none?
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Is mold/mildew in the stalks killing my lucky bamboo?

I've got a lucky bamboo with two stalks. One stalk (right to the bottom and left at the top - blue turtle) looks green and healthy, but the most recent leaves started look yellow-ish. The other stalk (...
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Which three of these six plants should I get? [closed]

I am getting three plants. But I have selected six plants from websites. They are: Janet Craig Chinese Evergreen Fancy leaved Caladium Massangeana Plant Philodendron Snake Plant Snake plant is ...
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Do all plants emit CO2 at night and day?

Do all plants emit CO2 at night? I heard that plants do respiration all the time but in sunlight they utilises more CO2 and releases more oxygen. During day with sunlight: CO2>Oxygen. At night or ...
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What is light when it comes to plants?

I often see and hear people saying "this plant needs light". What is light? Just sunlight(direct and indirect) or what else? My room doesn't get a bit of sunlight, direct or indirect, but there is ...
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What is this orchid doing?

I have this orchid that's sprouted some growths. From two places on the old flower stems, there are growths that look like they might become leaves. There is also a shoot emerging from the base just ...
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Best mosquito repellent plant that can live in constant sun?

I would like to put some mosquito-repelling plants in the terrace of my apartment, but we live in the Latin America, where there's sun and heat all year (this week's been 90°F). I can water and ...
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black spots near roots and up stems

My beautiful palm tree started showing black spots on the stems near the roots and then further up the stems as time progressed. Some of the leaves have a brown tinge to them. It hasn't stopped ...
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Plant sitting two orchids and need advice

I'm charged with keeping these two orchids alive this summer. Neither look really great right now. The first is a phalaenopsis that was a Christmas gift with beautiful blooms in December. The ...
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Does my cyclamen need to go dormant?

Almost three years ago I bought a smallish cyclamen from IKEA to decorate my second bathroom. I fully expected it to be "produced as disposable" and to bloom for a bit and then .... whatever. Since ...
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Which of these Air & Pollution cleaning plants best fit a window/ balcony in Mumbai Weather?

Most of the previous threads around such plants are centered/ biased around western nations, so finding ones that fit this Asian/ Indian city is different and key. Also, it would help apply to ...
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Plants that don't need direct or indirect sunlight for air purification?

I am looking for plants that can survive and grow with no sunlight(direct or indirect), which purifies air. I got some air purifiers but they need either direct or indirect sunlight. I have to get ...
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Why do the leaves on my Kentia palm have dark spots?

My kentia palm has begun having some dark spots which have already damaged some leaves. Can you give me some advice about it? I may have bad luck with kentias, because I like them very much but I have ...
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How to handle direct sunlight-disliking plants w/ only east windows?

I have 3 houseplants that I'm trying to care for despite my poor history with houseplants. I have a gardenia, a peace lily, and a hypoestes. These plants all like humidity so I regularly spray them (...
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How should I cut a long, curvy cactus?

I have received a cactus that is a bit curvy. Here's some pictures to give you an idea: It's doing well right now but I'm concerned that the curve will eventually break it. Is it possible to cut ...
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Can I use “distilled” water to water plants?

My apartment is very humid, and I regularly use a dehumidifier. Is it OK to use the resulting water to water my indoor plants? Since it's basically distilled water it does lack minerals. I usually use ...
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lettuce seeds germination in petridishes

I dipped lettuce seeds in distilled water for 12 hours than transfer it to petri dishes that having Whatman filter paper double folded and moisten with distilled water.After that i give 72 hours ...
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How much light is too much for a Maranta Red house plant?

I recently added a Maranta Red to a room with large "bubble" type skylights. It sits on top of a book case and with the position of the room it DOES get hit by direct sunlight for roughly 45 minutes a ...
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What is this succulent with flat hairy leaves?

This succulent is about 1.5 feet tall. The leaves are flat with a white hairy type substance. What is it called?
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How can I prevent my succulent from tipping over its pot?

My succulent has been growing sideways for a while. Today the planter tipped over because of the unbalanced weight. I moved the plant to give sunlight exposure from different angles but that didn't ...
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Pest, etiolation, soil or overwatering? Other causes of pale-brown tips in Aloe Vera

A friend has just given me an Aloe Vera with pale brown tips. Different sources have lead me to multiple non-conclusive possible causes; mainly: pests, etiolation, wrong type of soil or overwatering.....
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What is this plant with red-pink lines/veins on its big green rounded leaves?

My mother bought this plant but she didn't bother to even ask what was its name and what type of care does it need. Can any of you identify it, so that we can find info about the proper care it should ...
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What kind of plant is this, and how do I care for it?

I was given this plant but can't remember the name. Can anyone identify this type of plant? Or maybe even know where to get information about it?
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What is this succulent with dark green paired ovate leaves?

What is the name of the following plant?
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What is this plant with a thick woody stem and waxy leaves?

I found this plant in the recycling room in my building and its taken quite well to its new home. But what is it?
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How can I propagate Pachira?

I'm trying to save an indoor potted Pachira (probably P. glabra, "Money Tree") that has become "leggy" from years decades of mistreatment. I'd like to take a cutting and start a new tree. A few sites ...
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How to trim a rubber tree plant when all of the leaves are at the top [duplicate]

I want to trim my rubber tree because it is too tall, but many of the leaves have fallen off. Now, there are only a few leaves left, and they are all at the top. I water it about once per week and ...
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Is my bird of paradise too crowded? Should I divide or repot it?

I have 3 bird of paradise plants in a 16" pot, and I am worried that they are getting too crowded. I water them 1-2 times per week and fertilize about every 3 months using 19-6-12 Osmocote smart-...
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What is this houseplant with glossy leaves?

I planted this plant 4 years ago and it didnt even bloom. I'm not sure what it is.
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What is causing brown spots on my Alocasia Black Velvet?

About two months ago I bought an Alocasia black velvet for on my desk. My office has a large window and the plant stand at a distance of around 3 meters from the window, so not in direct sunlight. I ...
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What fertilizer should I use on agave and cactus?

I live in Canada and have several cacti and large agave plants. It's soon going to be time to bring them outside as the weather starts to warm up. They are potted in a mix of coconut fiber, sand, fast ...
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What is this potted plant with small purple berries?

I bought this very tiny plant from a hospital. I was visiting someone and it caught my eye. It was about an inch or less high when I got it. The person in the shop told me that it was an orange ...