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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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Strange growth on my desert rose

My pink desert rose has a long stem growing from the top of the plant. It has a two inch stock which divides in two parts to form a letter T shape. the two parts are now about 6 inches each in ...
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How can I help out this cactus?

Unfortunately I don't know the name of this cactus, How do I get rid of these little white things that is like a spider web? she is dying :(
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What is the problem with my lemon tree?

I got a lemon tree 3 months ago, and moved it to a bigger pot (outdoors) and applied fertilizer. Within a month, it lost all the leaves (while still green). Since then, many new leaves appeared (...
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What is wrong with my avocado plant?

I have been growing this avocado plant from pip - it is now nearly 4 years old and about 5ft high. I water it regularly but never so it sits in water and prune the ends to stop it growing larger. ...
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Why is Norway spruce dead at top

Just recently had it sprayed from professional as suggested for boost and growth. Could it be from that or something else. They are coming back next week.
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Spots on hardy kiwi leaves

We have recently bought Ken's Red type of hardy kiwi (Actinidia Arguta) and we grow it on a balcony. Unfortunately, it has strange spots on leaves. What could be the reason?
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Is my snake plant dying or is this normal?

enter image description here Not sure if this is normal for leaves to die or if it's something else? I repotted this a few months ago and it's generally been doing okay I think, and even has a new ...
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Why are my avocado leaves burning at the end?

I have about 5 avocado plants grown from seed stage in containers. 2 are close to 2.5 years old and 3 are about a year or 1.5 years old. The 2 oldest ones are not doing so well but the youngest ones ...
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No heads on my Venus flytrap

I planted some seeds a couple months back and they are doing really well but they haven’t even begun to grow heads I just have stalks and leaves I’m worried that I didn’t get what I ordered I have ...
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Peach tree leaves turning yellow

I have a Hale Haven peach tree that has leaves turning yellow and falling off. I live in Kansas and we just had so much rain. I have never seen this yellowing before this year. I also have rug laid ...
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What are these marks on my apples?

I recognized that this year the apples on one of my trees nearly all begin to show marks like the one on the photo. The marks started as little spots and seem to grow all around the young apples. ...
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BLACKENING on edge of pear tree leaves & shoots

I can’t figure out what this is on my dwarf pear tree. I’ve looked around the plant and can’t see any pests. The tree is 3-4 years old. I have had the tree for two years. It’s 3-4 years old and ...
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What are these red-brown markings outlining the cells on the underside of this fiddle leaf fig?

While shopping at a large chain retail store, I found a fiddle leaf fig tree with a major price discount. I got excited. I’ve always wanted one. But I was nervous about the reddish-brown color around ...
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Tree fern burned fronds, browning leaves? (Pictures)

I have bought a tree fern and have put it in a pot about a month ago. Since then it has been having black edges around the leaves and browning. It is spring and there are new shoots growing. I'm ...
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Are my beefsteak tomato seedlings doing okay?

So I planted these beefsteak tomato seeds on May 8th and have started transplanting them into larger containers yesterday and the day before yesterday. They are kind of leaning over and I just wanted ...
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What is this white web-like, mold-like thing on the plant

what is this web-like, mold-like thing on the base of the watch chain succulent plant? I searched in google for plant "molds" --> I saw powdery mildew. I think this is not that. It's more similar to ...
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Yellow spots on cactus, brown spines

I have a cactus in which some yellow spots are appearing, some are starting to turn brown even. Then the spines seem to be dark brown on the top and white on the sides. Not sure if that's normal. I ...
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What causes curled leaves in ctetanthe pilosa?

I have recently purchased a small ctetanthe pilosa, about 6 inches tall. I have it inside with morning sun through glass window. Temp outside is cold winter between 3 degrees and 10 degrees at the ...
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What causes purple spots in basil?

I have grown a lot of green basil in my life. I've had less luck with purple basil until last summer, when I was able to grow several basil species, including green (genovese) and purple (amethyst I ...
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Identify this in soil?

These look exactly like white grapes and they’re in the soil. Does anyone know what this is?
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Tree not getting leaves in one section

I live in Illinois, and have a new construction home (I moved in April 2016). This tree was left and original to the land. Not sure what kind it is. The first year I moved in it was fine through fall. ...
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Help save my baby tree we got as a honeymoon gift

We got a tree when we first got married as a gift. We didn't have a place to put it outside immediately and my wife was told it could stay indoors. We weren't as good with watering as we should be but ...
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Tomato Plants Suddenly Weak, Falling Over and Yellowing

My tomato plants were doing great till a few days ago. Suddenly they started getting these white patches on the leaves, especially the leaves at the top and new leaves at the bottom. Some leaves, ...
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Is my red oak tree dead? Only suckers growing:(

I need help! I got this tree approximately two years ago May 2017 to be exact and it was fluffy lots of leaves!! However, this year it did not grow any new leaves only suckers, can anyone please give ...
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Tomato leaf veins bloated and white

I moved some tomato seedling to their own cups from their starting cells (seeded two plants to a cell) about three days ago. I noticed that some of the leaves on the plants are curling in and on ...
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Drying sedum. How can I save this plant?

I bought this plant in the month of April. It looks like a sedum. It was very green and healthy back then. Now since summers started the plants branches started to dry though I watered it properly(not ...
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Insect Infestation of Chinese Elm

My Chinese elm suffers from an infestation that I am having a hard time diagnosing & treating. About a week ago, I noticed tiny, rod-shaped white spots, mostly on young leaves, which spread ...
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Tree identification and problem diagnosis

Last summer I moved into a new house and it has this tree in the back garden. Can someone please help me to identify the species and also to work out why it is not growing very well. Some branches ...
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Can I regrow this branch?

This morning I had to cut this branch for safety purposes. It's from a neighbor's tree. Can I regrow it?
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I rescued this white leaf nerve, fittonia, exotic angel plant for $1

I want to know how to bring it back. Will the tin lantern in the picture work as a terrarium or make a mess? I thought I could make it an outside hanging plant as the counter space in my bathrooms ...
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What do when your flowering plants shoots its growth?

I live in south India. Right now the it's summer here transitioning to occasional rainfall. So the temperature is much controlled than previous week. Problem : Over the years I have noticed, my ...
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Japanese Acer Growing Oddly

I'm wondering if someone can help, please? Please see attached photo of my Japanese Acer. It has no growth at the bottom at all and I'm wondering if this can be fixed with pruning or repotting. I ...
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Straight 8 cucumber problems

I'm new to gardening. I have a container garden on my patio. Everything was started from seed in my kitchen. I planted 3 straight 8 cucumber seedlings in a 18 gal tote. I used, against better ...
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Brown thing around Mango leave's veins

My 4 mango plants (from 5 to 8 months) are now struggling with weird disease. It started about 3 weeks ago, lower leaves got brown and finally gone. Now I have noticed brown thing on younger leaves. ...
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Why are the leaves of my peace lily plant turning yellow?

My peace lily plant was very robust and had lots of flowers. However, its leaves started turning yellow and now it looks like I am going to lose it. What can I do?
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Why is my Four O'Clock plant (Mirabilis jalapa) dying?

I live in Sydney. Its hardiness zone is 10b-11a (depending on the region). This autumn thus far has been warm and sunny with temperature range between 28C to 13C on average. Not too hot and not too ...
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How to revive my licuala grandis?

I was away for two weeks and unfortunately forgot to tell the caretaker to water my licuala grandis while I’m away. When I got back home this is how it looks like Is there any chance to revive this ...
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How to help this avocado tree?

The tree lost a lot of it leaves over the last year and the upper parts seem to be dead wood by now. However it has sprouted a lot of new branches in the bottom portion as visible on the picture. The ...
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How much late spring cold have damaged my walnuts

Unfortunately, last night temperature in my garden in Avenliq. East Azerbaijan of Iran country dropped to -3°C and these are my walnut new sprouts after that. will these bear any fruit? should I do ...
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Apple tree concerns

I purchased a house with an apple tree, maybe 15' tall and 6" in diameter. The tree has two longer branches and I was wondering how to go about trimming them. If anyone can tell me where to make the ...
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Is this Orchid dying?

I've had these orchid for about a month and it was doing really well but now it looks like its dying.What type of orchid is this? How do I make it bloom again?
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Sansevieria disease

Anyone know what is happening to this sansevieria?
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Plant has yellow things on it

What are these things on my plant?? It started as small yellow dust then it grew to these weird fungi looking things on my plants. Is it time to throw it out?
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What disease is this (tomato plants)?

I got these seedlings that i re-potted. The bigger leaves get white/yellow spots and the baby leaves go dark as they sprout and wilt very fast. I have a few varieties in small containers that seem to ...
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Scale like skin on indoor dragonfruit plant. Help!

I’m a little concerned about my dragonfruit plant (at least I think that’s what it is-bought it as a “cactus”). It has always had a little of this scaling, but it has gotten worse recently. I’m just ...
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Newbie with yellow/falling avocado tree leaves

First time newbie here: I've received an avocado tree as a gift no so long ago (April 3rd) since I always wanted to have one (although planting it myself from scratch hehe). However, my plant has ...
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Can this fittonia argyroneura be saved?

I gave my friend a fittonia that I propagated from my own plant. Since she's had it, I've been checking up on it a bit, letting her know the best light placement, etc. Almost a year since I last ...
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White stuff in citronella plant?

What is this white stuff in citronella plant and how can I remove it? It looks like a type of insect. Both of my citronella plants have that. Is it contagious? I started spraying it today with soap ...
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Monkey Puzzle Tree wilting/dying

My monkey puzzle tree is wilting- branches turning brown/black and doesn't feel particularly firm to touch like it used to. I got it last November and kept it inside over the winter as I thought it ...