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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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Why is my cactus droopy?

I have a cactus (pictured) which I bought about a month or so ago. It has been slowly drooping, although the tag said to keep it dry in winter and I have only watered it once when I re-potted it. The ...
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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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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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How do I save a dying fern?

I bought a fern at Walmart just a few weeks ago. It had been in the frost at least 3 times and they were going to pitch it out. I was wondering if anyone knows how to save a dying fern? It still has ...
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What are some houseplants that can clean the air, especially chemicals from cigarettes?

I know of the research done by NASA on indoor plants which can clean/reduce certain pollutants in the air. I am very interested in planting such houseplants in my house, as it is sometimes filled with ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Why could this Elephant's Ear be turning yellow?

I have a pretty large elephant's ear, that @Stephie helped me identify some weeks ago in this question. As you can see in one of the pictures there, one of the leaves is already not looking very great....
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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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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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What kind of a plant is this (with large, glossy “finger-like” leaves)?

This is the best picture I can find. I had one of these at my old apartment and want to get another. It grew pretty large - from maybe one foot in diameter to a few feet high and 4 feet in diameter -...
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What is the best way to propagate a Wandering Jew?

I have a healthy Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina) that is growing fast, and I want to know the best way that I could propagate it.
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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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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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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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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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Identify this houseplant with large green split lobed leaves

Another tenant in our office building left this plant. So inherited another child, which I am happy to do. Any care advice is welcome as well.
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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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Identify this Insect or Fungus. Possible Scale

I do not know the name of the plant and I have battled brown scales on my ficus before at my office. What is attacking this plant? Could it be some type of white scale? It is not mealybugs.
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What is this houseplant with waxy rounded leaves and a tall straight flower spike?

Can anybody help me identify this plant from the picture posted? It has waxy rounded leaves and is very easy to look after. From the picture you'll see it is flowering in late Summer / Autumn UK.
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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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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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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 do I grow bamboo plants indoors?

Doesn't this plant have root rotting property? I tried to grow this in my home which had the tubelight burning only for 6 hours at night. And at the rest of the time it is a shady place. We used to ...
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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 ...