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Anthurium misshapen leaves, brown marks and yellowing leaves

My anthurium is not looking his best lately and I don't know what is wrong. I have repotted him somewhere in spring this year and he was doing great until a few months ago. I haven't changed anything ...
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Rose shrub suddenly dying 1 month after transplantion

I live in South India .We bought this yellow rose 4 years ago, which blooms and slowly turns white in color after few days.[Since I don't know which variety it is] Earlier,we planted the shrub beside ...
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Massive dead zone on mature Japanese Cedar / Cryptomeria Japonica

Recently noticed this huge area of dead growth in the plant's mid-section. Top of tree is still green, as is the other side of the tree. Has been healthy for up until now. I live on Long Island, NY (...
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Only the lowest branches of my Pine tree is turning brown and their needles are falling off: why it happened and how to avoid it

More than a month ago, I bought some kind of Pine tree. At the time, the all the branches and needle leaves were fine: The seller told me to water it twice a week. I did so. I keep the tree inside, ...
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Olive tree leaves are turning brown but stays on the branches

We transplanted a mature olive tree way back March and it's been adjusting well on the new location. But starting mid of July, at the peak of summer here in Qatar, the leaves of 1 big branch started ...
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Kalanchoe issues. Leggy, yellowing leaves, etc

I've had this kalanchoe for a year and a half and it was doing great until a couple months ago. It started getting very tall, almost etiolated with all the bottom leaves dying. I was likely watering ...
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Why are the leaves on my peas and beans turning pale/yellow/brown?

I have a few pea and bean plants that I have recently planted. They have grown pretty well but one pea plant in particular is starting to look a sickly yellow/pale. The bean plants still look healthy ...
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Black spots with white ring around them on Zinnia leaves

We have grown Zinnias in our garden since 3-4 years, In South India . The initial batches were very healthy and robust ,with stunning flowers. but since the last 1 year or so I have noticed that the ...
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What's this brown spot on my jade leaf?

What's this brown spot on the leaf of my jade plant? I first saw it on the leaf about a week ago. A few days before I saw it, I had to remove one of its bottom leaves because it looked like it was ...
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Unable to grow curry leaf plant successfully, what could I be doing wrong?

Some background - As you can see in the picture below, my plant has plenty of those fruits now. After watching a Youtube video about 3 weeks back, I pluck few of these that were black and seems ready (...
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My ivy leaves are turning hard with yellow to dark brown shade

My ivy leaves are turning a yellow shade then turning to a brown shade. The leaves also get a little more hard than usual. Place is Kashmir, India
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The new leaves near the stem of my Dracaena are turning black

Why are these turning black.. they were green when I got this plant a few weeks black. Also the tips of some of the leaves are turning brown..please help.. I am new to this.. I am watering after ...
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Red/pink spots and light spots on my oregano

Does anyone know what are those?
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Curio Mount Everest

I am new to house plants and brought my Curio a couple of weeks ago. I put it in a room that has a lot of light but not direct sun light. The bottom of one of the stems turned a grey, purple colour I ...
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Can anyone help me identify the problem with my Areca Palm

I got this plant some 2 months ago from a local nursery and recently I noticed dark brown and yellow spots and now It started dying as you can see int the second image. I am watering it when the upper ...
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english ivy leaves browning suddenly

All of a sudden the leaves started turning brown and shriveling up and it started spreading to other plants. Anyone know the cause of this? The plants get regular water (soil is usually moist) and no ...
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What are these orange spots on my Dracaena Fragrans?

Sorry for the long question, feel free to just go off of the pictures! Background info.: I've had him for about 10 months. He gets bright indirect light in a SW window, watered with rain or de-...
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Dying Jacaranda

I posted a few weeks back asking you guys why there was a deposit on my Jacaranda leaf. I didn’t got an answer but I found out online it could have something to do with my water and that it was ...
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Begonia (angel wing) has scraggly leaves

My begonia has developed the weirdest leaf symptoms over the last few months and I can’t figure out what’s wrong. The stems are strong and the growth rate seems normal, but nearly every leaf developed ...
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Tomato plant w/ multiple symptoms. Under-watering? Over-Watering? Both?

I'm an absolute beginner so bear with me. I've started growing tomatoes but I'm seeing multiple problems: Looks like mushrooms are sprouting under the plant. The bottom of the fruit is black. The ...
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Kalanchoe wilting

I bought a kalanchoe around a month ago and have watered it very slightly once every 2 weeks. Recently the leaves have started to turn yellow, soggy and fall on the slightest touch. The soil though is ...
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What's happening to the mung bean plant?

I was trying to plant mung bean in a pod. The germination process is simple and quick, but after moving the plant to grow in soil, then something strange happened. At the beginning after moving to ...
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What's wrong with my cucumber?

brown water-soaked, and it starts from the top of cucumber leaves. I put them into a wet condition, but no symptoms of bacterial disease or fungal disease. Really need help
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Problem with Climbing Aloe mid-stem drying up

I started this on my window sill 3 years ago. It was a lot bigger than current photo, had to cut off dying. The stems are drying up and dying. I did transplant and moved it from back yard (hotter) to ...
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“Ficus elasticus” losing leaves

I've had this Ficus for 3 months now. It started dropping the bottom leaves first, but as there was nothing else wrong and the bottom stem was hardening I assumed it's becoming more like a tree. Last ...
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Why does this hydrangea have spots?

Why does this hydrangea have spots? My blackberry has similar spots. Might they be related?
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Coleus leaves have been slowly losing their color, whats going wrong?

I recently planted a set of three coleuses outside (in Florida) and two seem to be doing fine but one has started losing the color in its leaves. I'm worried about it dying, can someone tell me what ...
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Golden Pothos Yellowing/Variegation? Possibly Mosaic Virus?

I am wondering if anyone can help me to understand if my Golden Pothos is getting improper care or if it has the mosaic virus. I have moved it to a location with less direct sunlight, but everything ...
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Rust color spots on Tomato Leaves, and Caterpillars

I am getting these spots on tomatoes in my green house. I am in North Carolina so it is really hot. Caterpillars also have been eating the leaves. They mostly like the kale leaves though. How can ...
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Is my orchid diseased?

I bought a pair of Vanda orchids online. One of them looks fine and healthy but the other one had black bruising on the leaves more than halfway up the plant. The articles I read.on the net suggest ...
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African Violet Flower Issues

I was wondering if anyone knows why my African Violet flowers are dying? I was thinking it is too much sun but not sure if anyone has had this issue and resolved it.
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Dying leaves on “Dracaena marginata”

I have a Dracaena marginata that I've had for a few years now. I moved it to a new location about a year ago - with the only noticeable difference being that it's a lower-light environment. Similarly, ...
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Why are there brown spots developing on my Coral Cactus?

I have had my Coral Cactus for approx 4 years. Noticed brown spots developing on the fan part of cactus..never noticed this before. I am wondering what is the cause and what I can do to fix it
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What's wrong with my fairy castle cactus?

My cactus used to be really thick and dark green but now it's so much skinnier and starting to shrivel up. Some of the arms are turning a dusty kind of brown and they're all leaning away from the stem ...
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Why is my “Alocasia amazonia” leaf yellowing and drooping?

Got the plant a week ago in a pot with 4 other plants. I propagated them all into one individual pot each. Suddenly, one of the leaves on one of the plants broke and the leaf starts yellowing. The ...
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I keep getting differing answers to this cucumber question

I was always told to remove the male flowers from a cucumber plant or the fruits will be bitter, I then read "female flowers need to be pollinated with the male flowers or the fruits will not set&...
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Looking for input as to next steps for my lawn issue

Hello fellow garden lovers I’ve had my lawn for about 7 years since the turf was laid by the landscaper. Pictures attached. I’ve had a lawn care company attend about 3 times a year to apply feed, ...
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Why are pepper plant leaves malformed?

My pepper plant was found as a sprout in my sink drain, so I don't know what kind it is. It's either a bell pepper, green or yellow, or some mini peppers of various colors. That's all we buy from the ...
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What is causing these spots on my shamrock plant?

We have had this shamrock at home (inside) for the last 4 months and about 1 month ago these spots started appearing. Any idea what it is and if we can fix it?
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Dry plant is back to life

My plant went dry when the covid started, I couldn’t give it too much attention (but it has a drip irrigation) on how it went, but then I noticed it was all dry (not a single leaf). Some weeks ago, ...
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My “Ficus religiosa” sapling stopped growing. How to make it grow again?

I received this sapling more than 14 months back (April 2019). I had been growing this indoors in the same pot I received it until recently when I switched to a bigger pot in the picture below. I was ...
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Browning on Silver Spurflower leaves? Is this a fungus or lack of water?

I have noticed over the last week my Silver Spurflower leaves have started to go brown and start curling. They are in large containers and other plants in the containers have also been getting similar ...
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Can i save this mango?

Started from seed from store bought mango about 3 months ago. Quickly growed to this stage and then stuck. Seems to be getting worse last 2 weeks. No idea what is wrong. Temps was 20-30c during that ...
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My Cactus has developed an amazing droop - Why?

This cactus is at least 40 years old
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Identifying green prickly branches plant

I am interested to know which plant(s) that is. The one with long branch falling on the ground. Its branches are prickly. The flower, I discovered that two days ago, are white with small orange dots (...
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Dragon tree plant dying?

Brand new to this world but hoping someone can help :) I’ve had this dragon tree plant in my bathroom for around a year. Checked the roots about 6 weeks ago and noticed they were starting to grow ...
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How can I get rid of my grub problem?

I have lots of yellow/brown spots on my lawn, and I think they are caused by grubs. I would like to know: How can I confirm that grubs are, in fact, the problem? What products are available to combat ...
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Saving an indoor Meyer lemon tree with a couple leaves left

I’ve had this Meyer lemon tree since January. It was doing well, blossoming, etc. but in the past 2 months it’s slowly lost most of its leaves. I used to water it once a week and mist the leaves daily ...
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Yellowish spots under and above the leaves

What are these yellowish spots under and above the bell pepper plant? And I can see black ants around these spots.
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Cherry Tomato plants, withering, yellowing leaves, white powdery on root

The plant is yellowing, and pull out the root to find the white powdering thing... Anyone know what is this? how to prevent?

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