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Questions tagged [diagnosis]

Gathering of information and facts to determine the root cause of a plant that is failing to thrive.

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How can we save the trees in our historical garden from dying?

Our historical building is located in a big garden with 2700 pine trees in Khaf city, Iran, and about 300 trees have died. Is there anything we can do to save these huge trees? Khaf city has warm ...
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Pineapple leaf discoloration?

Can some tell me what’s going on with my plant? I have not done anything different and this started when we moved it inside.
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Can These Plants Be Saved?

I believe the more dead one is sage. How should I help it? Also the plant with brown ends on the stems is mint. Should I cut off the brown bits? I don't care about harvesting or eating them I mostly ...
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Why are my tomato plant leaves turning brown, shriveling, dying?

This has been progressive over the last 6 weeks, leaves turning dry, brown and getting very thin and shriveling like paper on a Tomato "Blue Berries" cherry tomato plant. The closest I could guess ...
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Dirt mound in backyard

I see several dirt mounds in my backyard. These are usually around 6 inches in diameter with no obvious hole caused by an animal. Can you please help me identify what is causing it and also how to ...
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how to best take care of a xanthosoma sagittifolium?

A few months ago I bought a big beautiful xanthosoma sagittifolium. I have it situated by a northern facing window because I read it does not like full sun. I'm very confused by this plant because it ...
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Is there anything I can do to save my cactus? Thanks in advance!

Does anyone have any suggestions about what I can do to save my cactus? I've summarized a timeline below 3-4 weeks ago: Small sunburn-ish looking thing appears. It's near the top of the cactus, not ...
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Kentia Palm's Outer Leaves Are Browning Quickly

I have bought a kentia palm about a year ago and I live in a warm and relatively humid climate. Some of the leaf tips have gone brown here and there in the past year, but I have noticed that the outer ...
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Webs, black spots, and dying leaves- what disease is inflicting my plants?

I'm trying to identify an plant disease that has infested my sage, rosemary, and oregano. The plants have have a few webs on their leaves and there are black dots all over the plant, which don't seem ...
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Pilea Dark Mystery Drooping

My pilea dark mystery is really drooping. I haven’t a clue why because I’ve watered when the soil is dry- ie: about once a week. I haven’t had it for long. Only thing I can think of is I re-potted it ...
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Magnolia not flowering well

My Magnolia ‘Vulcan’ flowers are not looking right. Attached photos are all new growth (in Australia, just entering Spring). Any thoughts as to the issue?
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Bartlett pears are all shaped like apples this year

This year for the first time all the pears on my 13 year old Bartlett pear tree are in the shape of round apples I am in South Carolina. Is this some sort of a deficiency. The tree looks normal. And ...
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Mango plant drying leaves suddenly

My plant is in a tough situation suddenly, don't know why. I live in Italy and I took this plant from Pakistan and its chunsaa mango. It has already passed its drying leaves stage and was getting ...
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Why are the leaves on my young avocado tree drooping?

This young avocado tree was grown from an avocado seed and is about 6 months old. I live in Tucson, Arizona and keep it inside my house by a south facing window. There's no direct sunlight in this ...
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Reviving a very old rose

This rose is at least 30 years old and struggling with resistance to diseases and pests attacks. I treat it religiously to protect it from black spot, mildew.... However, this summer has been very ...
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What's causing mottled leaves on my Schefflera?

What is causing this discoloration on my Schefflera's leaves? It's like a water color effect. There may be embedded bugs in some leaves.
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Why is my avocado plant dying with brown, decaying leaves?

A few years ago I grew an avacado plant from some seed and some time later leaves started turning brown and fell from the plant. I tried a lot, but landed on the thought that perhaps since it has ...
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pencil pine trees

Pencil pines are planted in a concrete border and right next to and below our retaining wall, they have grown very tall and the trunks have nearly outgrown the border. What damage will they cause to ...
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What’s wrong with my wilting aloe Vera?

I’ve been trying not too water it too often or too little but it’s just looking sad. What do you think could be the cause of this and can it be saved?
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Rose rosette starting?

My first scare. I am familiar with new red growth but this. I did just feed a few weeks ago and I am seeing a lot of new growth, new red growth, new green leaves on all my roses. This is a new plant ...
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Camelia with virus?

What is the problem with this white camellia? Some leaves are getting completely yellow but the plant is generally very vigorous. Is it virus? Is there a treatment?
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Diagnosis - sick blueberry plant

I ask for help on behalf of my mother, who has a potted blueberry plant in her garden: the label says Vaccinium corymbosum, "giant American blueberry". About a month ago my parents left for a week, ...
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Can someone diagnose the problem with my Wine and Rose Weigelas please?

I have 6 and they all show the same stunted growth on some branches. The first photo shows the weigela that shows the most deformity. Thanks for any help!
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What is happening to my succulent and how can I cure it?

My wife got three different succulents from a friend for her birthday. One of them started turning brown on the stems and tips of leaves about a week ago. She's been watering them consistently (...
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Okra will not produce pods

I am attempting to grow okra around Portland, Oregon area, USDA hardiness zone 8b. I am growing them in a makeshift greenhouse make of some clear plastic tarp over a raised garden bed. This was ...
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Dark spots on cactus?

My elderly relative has asked me to do a research on her cactus which has recently got these dark spots: I poked them and they are dry and hard when you touch them. There is no liquid or mush. They ...
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Birch trees with peeling bark and black area on trunks

I am wondering about my trees in our front yard. They seem to be peeling much more than others in the neighborhood and have black patches on the trunk. Any info on what I should do?
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What's wrong with my garlic? Overwatered or lacked nutrients?

I'm growing 9 garlics in one container. Previously 10 but the other one died. Currently, some of their leaves are turning yellow and they are still one month old. I used a soil-less medium and I apply ...
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Red Anthurium leaf damage and how to encourage blooms

I have had this red anthurium for 5 years and I was wondering if there is a way to make it bloom more. It is next to a window so it receives a lot of light and I water it once a week. What should I ...
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What are the little white eggs on rose leaf?

Somes weeks ago rose food /w bad things killer was sprinkled on the ground. The three roses were, just a little over a week ago, hacked back for better access to attempt to clear myrtle that had ...
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pumpkins turning white and dying on the vine [closed]

My pumpkins are dying. They get to be about 5 inched around and then they turn white and die. Why?
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Why has 20% of my pumpkin plant suddenly died and how can I save it?

So I had a thriving Pumpkin plant. For about a couple of weeks the big leaves in the middle of the plant (so the oldest leaves) started to yellow and get crisply on the edges. We've had 90 to 100 ...
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What’s wrong with my mango tree?

The mangos sometimes fall off, but most of them develop like a split right in the middle where it’s curved (dry, then it falls off). This did not happen last year. We water it 2-3 times a week, ...
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Is this oak sick?

I have an oak that presents many ants on its bark, and I feel that its bark looks sick (even though I'm not an expert, so it's just a feeling). Furthermore, there is a big fungus at the trunk's base. ...
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Unable to save Fuchsia

I have a small sized Fuchsia in a medium sized plant. Even few days back, it was flowering. Suddenly, for last few days (4 or 5 days) the leaves started drying out. I thought I was over watering and ...
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What are my new blueberry bushes doing?

I bought 2 blueberry bushes mid spring and planted them in my yard. They now have this new growth I have never seen on any of my other blueberry plants. The new growth limbs are long and thin with ...
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What is wrong with this peach/apricot?

There's a young tree in my in-laws garden, I'm 90% sure it's a peach/apricot. As you can see in the pictures, it doesn't look healthy. Can someone point me to what may be wrong with it? A couple of ...
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Why are parts of my Acer dying?

I have what I think is an Acer palmatum that has been in a large planter for 2 years now but this year 2 of its branches have turned brown from green and shed all their leaves. The planter is 64" x ...
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What is wrong with my jalapeño?

My jalapeño plant has been doing great so far, with no problems. It’s even growing two jalapeños. However, I’ve noticed recently on some of the newer flowers that after the flowers bloom, the stem ...
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Thousands of tiny white eggs (?) on fig tree leaves - what are they? What to do?

I'm in Long Island and have a fig tree in my yard. I added some top-soil to the base a week or so ago. I don't know if it is related, but yesterday I found that the leaves are infested with what look ...
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Why are my Ginkgo Tree leaves yellowing after transplant?

I transplanted a 7 ft Ginkgo Tree within the same zone 1 month ago. We dug a 5' diameter hole, approximately 3' deep to make sure it had ample space to grow. We did not bury any more of the tree ...
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What’s wrong with my tomato plant?

I transplanted my tomato plant about three weeks ago, in a pot with potting soil. There is plenty of room in the pot as well. It is outside all day and the weather here is about 75 degrees at night ...
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Why do I have brown “jelly” and rotten smell inside my healthy looking tomatoes?

I have about 30 tomato plants of several varieties, all hybrid except for one heirloom. Every single tomato plant is having the same issue but my peppers, eggplant, green beans, and cucumbers are fine ...
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Who ate my rudbeckia flower leafs?

Somebody ate all my kale and now eating my rudbeckia leafs. It is a flower, not a veggie plant, but still seems to be tasty. Any ideas what/who it can be and how to deal with it, please. I am in ...
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Unidentified purple flowering plants that continually die mid-summer

I've got five large clumps of these plants on the south side of my Michigan home and each year they grow like crazy until mid-to-late July and then they start to die from the bottom up (yellowing and ...
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Brown and yellow spots on Calathea Orbifolia

I bought my orbifolia in january, and the brown and yellow spots on the big leafs were there when I bought it. But now (i think) the small baby leafs are turning yellow and brown, mostly on the tips ...
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Why do some of my nectarines have missing skin and deeply damaged interior sections?

I have an approximately 4 ft tall baby nectarine tree. Some, but not all, of the fruits, have large areas of missing skin, and deeply damaged dark interior sections. I live in zone 9b in Northern ...
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What could be causing my top kakis' leaves to turn yellow and sick?

These two kaki were planted last year, and I was thinking there were doing pretty good. But as you'll see on the pictures, leaves are really light green, and the topmost ones show brown and black ...
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What is happening to my plants

I have a few plants together in the same pot. Most of them have the same symptoms: Part of them gets dark and shrink. The dark part are not dry and the plant looks alive above it. I think its like ...
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Why are my cilantro plants wilting?

I am growing my cilantro in a pot, and it gets at least 4 hours of sunlight. I water my cilantro once a day. I also have five other cilantro plants in my pot, which is about 12 inches in diameter, and ...