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Luffa (sponge plant) fruit dies after the polination

I have a sponge plant (Luffa cylindrica) growing in my garden, four or five months old. It looks fine and quite healthy and a month ago has begun to make flowers. Each flower stays open for about a ...
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Star Jasmine with dried up flowers

I recently purchased a Star Jasmine that looked wonderful at the nursery but seems to be drying up at my place. We’ve only had it a little over a month but I can’t help but think I’m already ruining ...
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Is this image shows my strawberry plant have Leaf Scorch fungus infection?

I have brought new strawberry plants, they seem to have black dots even for green leaves. I can see a lot of dead leaves with these marks, is this a fungus infection? Based on my research is Leaf ...
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What happened to my rose plants?

The leaves of my rose plant is turning yellow. The young buds are turning brown. Lately the budding ends are drying up. I water them everyday. Why they are drying up? I can't understand what went ...
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Please help with this issue with my plant!

My curry leaf plant which is potted in a 10 inch container with store bought potting mix has leaves which have got brown on the edges and dry. Also, the newest branch has very light coloured leaves. ...
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Suspecting pear fireblight but not sure.Any help appreciated

We have several fruit trees in our garden but having fruiting problem only with a pear tree.It is maybe 8 years old, every year has fantastic blossom but after the flowers turn into tiny fruits they ...
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Phenominal Lavender is dying, really need help

I am not really sure what is happening with my Phenomenal Lavender. Bought this from Home Depot and I was told it was a transplant shock but a month later, it is getting worse. Leaves are turning grey/...
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Ivy leaves turning brown and dying

I have had ivy covering a wall in my garden for several years now. However, recently, the leaves started turning brown (as it is possible to see in the photo below) and eventually dying and falling ...
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Do these kalanchoes look normal or healthy?

I have several kalanchoes and am having different problems with them. They are two different plants. I planted them a month ago. Do the leaves of the plant look normal or healthy? I ask because I ...
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When to give up on a palm

I have cold hardy palms (Trachycarpus fortuneii), and some of them were affected by the winter cold we had in February this year in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We had a lot of snow and a full week ...
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New leaves having these black spots

The plant (Syzygium cumini) was growing really good, but now I see these black spots on the new leaves. What is this and what to do next? Some fungus in soil? Insect? physical damage? What's causing ...
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Seeing signs of life in our Meyer Lemon tree

We’re in Austin, Tx and thought we for sure lost our lemon tree in the freeze. This morning we see small green stems coming from the base. My question is should we cut back the tree to the highest ...
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Is There Powdery Mildew On My Lily Plants?

Recently, there was a large rainstorm in my area, which soaked my lilies’ leaves thoroughly. Afterwards, and even for a while before then, I had noticed small white dots on their leaves. If this is ...
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Pepper leaves curling

this is my pepper plant, it's been curling up like this for a time and the flowers are not producing any peppers (i hand polinate it). is this a virus? is it cureable? ty for your help
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How can we save our yucca plant?

We recently inherited a yucca plant that looks like it might be struggling. The only healthy growth is at the very top of the highest branches/trunk, and the ends of the branches where it has most ...
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Why is my Correa dying?

I planted three Correa 'Tucker Time Dinner Bells' plants in my garden in Melbourne, Australia nearly two years ago. Two of them died within a month or so but this one grew well until about two weeks ...
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Healthy blueberry plant dropping flowers

My blueberry plant (pink lemonade) has been dropping flowers a week after I hand pollinated them. I only have one plant. Can anyone tell me why? It looks pretty healthy so I’m not sure what’s going on....
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Have we killed our new acer palmatum Taylor?

Acer in large pot Brought a young tree last month from a specialist supplier. Repotted it into the larger intended permanent container adding a mixture of multipurpose and ericaceous compost, with ...
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Azalea dieback issue

I’m living in Melbourne , Australia and have recently noticed over the last month or so a large area of dieback shrivelled brown leaves on a clients Azaleas plants. A pH test has a returned a neutral(...
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Will this tree live?

We decided to plant an Oak for my daughter’s first birthday. We bought the tree, which is supposed to be around 2 years old, in a pot and put it in the garden today. This is the first time we could ...
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Red Anthurium leaves are dying. What should I do?

Can anyone please give me information on how to take care of this Red Anthurium.
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Coleus wilting, unsure why

My coleus plant was thriving about 2 weeks ago, it even flowered for the first time. I repotted it into a bigger pot and watered it, the soil is not dry and I don’t believe I over watered it, no sign ...
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Little indentations on tea plant

I spotted these on 2 new leaves of my camellia sinensis, the other leaves don't have these at all, its inside against a western facing window, watered every 4 days fertilized every 2nd month, I want ...
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Why are my ginger falling over and drooping?

They started drooping during winter while it was raining and the soil if anything was too muddy. Now that it's drying up a bit I've turned the irrigation on for 30 minutes every 48 hrs. The soil is ...
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Why are my potato leaf edges white?

They sprouted out of the ground this way, but I've noticed more white in the past few days. They were planted around 2 weeks ago.
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Problem on stem base of tomatoes and peppers

I'm a beginner gardener growing tomatoes and peppers from seed for the first time. I need some help diagnosing a problem on the base of the stem of most of my plants. I've been watering my plants once ...
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Lime tree is dying

My lime tree has been doing well for several years but in the last few days the leaves have curled up. It's getting enough water and I put some citrus food on the base. I also noticed these markings ...
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What is causing a white rash to appear on sacred fig leaves?

Hey, I have planted a sacred fig seed a couple of months ago. It's growing fantastically, but lately its leaves have started developing these tiny white spots all over them. New leaves develop ...
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Why are the leaves of my potted aloe vera plant turning yellow and getting tiny dark spots?

I have noticed that some of the tips are yellowing and curving downward. Also, these very same leaves are becoming flatter and have a lot of tiny dark spots. Is the issue over or underwatering? The ...
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Poor Persian Lime Tree

I am in San Antonio where we had snow about a month ago. I bought this lime tree in early January and never repotted it but it was doing great. I put it in my garage for the snow storm, brought it ...
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Indoor Yucca is dying after cut/repot

I bought a Yucca in fall 2018: It was growing so big as I have plenty of sun and was so beautiful: I google and read it was possible to split the plant, repot, cut the base as well so I did it as I ...
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Is there a defiency or a disease in my chili plant?

My 4 week old chili seedlings, various sorts, have started to develop weird almost see-through spots. So as you can see the leaves have multiple small spots, where I assume no chlorophyll was ...
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Is this cactus being overwatered, underwatered or ill?

Can anyone please tell me what’s up my with my cactus? Is it being underwatered, overwatered or disease? Or could it be cold? Thank you very much!
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Platycerium Superbum rapidly spreading black spot in the shield

Had this fella for nearly a year. As for watering, I wait for the moss to "dry out" meaning it's not crunchy and dry, but not feeling wet. The little white insects I spray off with the hose ...
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Peace Lily leaves turning yellow and brown

After 2 years of health, some of the leaves on my peace lily started turning yellow towards brown on the edges. I water it with the same frequency, have a constant temperature and have it outside of ...
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What's wrong with my cycas?

I have some questions: What are these, new leaves?(red circle) What is this?(white circle) And my cycas leaves are turning yellow (yellow circle). What is the matter? Is my cycas dying?(It's old ...
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What's being raised on my wooden raised garden bed?

This has been on my wooden raised garden bed from long time(now almost 5-6 months) and all over it. Not sure what's it. I haven't seen any insects roaming around, none of my plants have any damage (...
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Why does my chili plant look like someone painted it beige?

What the heck is going on with this? Is it sun damage, or did I burn it with too much fertilizer by accident? It looks like somebody painted the leaves beige, but it doesn't rub off. Also, does anyone ...
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Dracaena marginata “Magenta” black spots

Anybody knows what these black spots are? And how I can get rid of them?
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Yet another indoor Meyer Lemon tree that fails to thrive

Had this plant for two or three years, and it's never bloomed, let alone produced fruit. Produced some gigantic leaves, but that's it. Hasn't produced a leaf in months. Windows are facing south, so ...
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Cacti turning brown at bottom

I have had both these mini cacti for a bit more than a year, and both are having different kinds of brown discoloration at the bottom. The first cacti has a yellow-brown-greenish discoloration at the ...
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Ficus Elastica - yellow and red spots, please help!

I bought a Ficus elastica and noticed some strange spots! Could you please help identify the problem and offer some help? Thank you so much! Larger versions of the photo are on reddit here. Thank you ...
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Brown patches on underside Peperomia leaves

Have had a couple of these plants for 6 months now and they have started to develop brown patches on the underside of their leaves. They start small and slowly spread, with the upper side of the leaf ...
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Chrysanthemum not thriving outdoors; dig up? Australia

Chrysanthemum planted in garden in semi sun 2 years ago from pot. Never thrived.😔 Fair drainage but sun exposure varies as trees above grow more leaves! Probably too much mulch at times by ...
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Pruning and maintaining Heliconia

I have a heliconia in my rooftop, and surprisingly, is one of the few plants that hasn’t died... yet. It seems to be healthy with its one orange flower, but it should look nicer (it has lots of dry ...
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What are these white spots on my cactus? Note: they are not cochineal bugs (as I know them)

I've had this cactus for about two years now, and this winter in began showing these white, flat dots that look like splattered paint. They can be scrapped off, but there's no sign of an insect or ...
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Can you explain what is going on with my little avocado tree?

I managed to grow an avocado tree from a pit. I transplanted it to a small pot and almost once per week it looks like that: At some point, the drooping leaves issue happened because it was next to ...
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Is this a fungal problem on my oak leaf?

I have cork oak seedling where the older leaves (last year's growth) start looking like this: Though wind resistant, it falls off if slightly touched. Go figure. But I don't think the plant is in ...
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Yellow spots and yellowing on railroad creeper

I don't know what it could be. I know it's not under watered, and I've been trying not to over water, but the spots looks weird, like if it was some kind of fungi.
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My Peperomia has this little green dots

I recently got this plant from a nursery and when I got home, I realized it has these little dots all over it, is this some type of pest?

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