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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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Succulent's older and outer rim leaves are yellowing/dying

Sorry I forgot the name of this succulent. Previously 1 leaf used to yellow and wither away but this time I noticed 5 leaves are yellowing, and all are older leaves. Last time i water this succulent ...
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Is my Ti plant beyond saving?

I recently purchased a ti (Cordyline minalis) plant last year over the summer and it was growing fine. Unfortunately it became infested with spider mites and quickly began to die. I got rid of the ...
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I need help determining if something may be wrong with my dumb cane plant

I've had my plant for 4 years and I recently started to notice that the stem of my plant have these marks on them and the leaves of my plant have been yellowing. I recently staked my plant but made ...
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How do I save dying hibiscus plant? [closed]

I have two baby hibiscus plants, planted from company. One died, other is struggling now. Its leaves have turned brown and wilted. Dow do I save this plant? I have picked off some leaves that curled ...
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My tomato seedlings seem dead. Their stems have fallen and have sort of dried up. Is there a way to revive them?

Its stem has lain on the soil and looks weak. The first leaves are there but appear wilted.
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Mini rose “bush” - how to save?

My grocery store was selling some weird Valentine’s Day rose bush things. They were desperately under-watered and looked so sad, so I picked one up, hoping to save it. But I’m not sure where to start ...
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Iochroma “Princess” leaf spots cause?

I have an Iochroma "Princess" plant that's developed sort-of mustard-yellow spots on its leaves (see photo). Other than that, it seems to be doing very well (it's grown quite a bit since I ...
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Is my Tulsi plant alive?

I recently went home for the winter and left my Tulsi with a generous neighbour. They watered her daily, but when I returned after 5 weeks, I found that she had lost all her leaves. Here's a picture ...
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Areca palm browning leaves

This areca palm has seen better days - all the leaves keep drying out, even the one that came out 2 months ago is all brown now. I think it needs moisture. I mist it every few days and water once a ...
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Indoor Mango leaves drooping and brown

Environment: I have been growing a mango plant indoors from the pit in a clay pot for roughly 2-3 months. I live in Canada and it is currently Winter. I have a 6000K grow light which points directly ...
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Indoor (London) Phoenix Robelini- Date-palm

I have an issue with my indoor Palm. I've had it for about 6 years and it's always been super happy in the same position. My issue that new fronds have appeared but are not opening after a number of ...
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Moringa Oleifera tree growing a foreign green leafed plant

I have a 7 year old Moringa tree growing a foreign plant from its branches which become a green bundle on the tree. What could this be
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Calathea makoyana - dry black roots

It's been a year that I have this Calathea. Since arrived, was shooting new leaves extremely fast. In last October a leak has happened at my previous flat, it was cold, the air was bad, but it started ...
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Marigold leaves drying up

I have potted two marigolds in one seven inch pot. Both plants are having their leaved dried up. I Water them daily. Weather in my area min: 10 °C/65 °F, max: 25 °C/77 °F. Can someone please help me ...
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Dracaena dying? Propagating

I prematurely decided to propagate a Dracaena! My plant was growing rapidly as the weather was nice for a few weeks so I thought it would be a good time to propagate... 1 week later and it began ...
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Long brown stripes and lots of small brown spots in Dracaena leaves

I ordered a "misfits" box of plants recently and after a week of traveling at freezing temperatures (around -6 °C, or 20 °F), it arrived today. One of the plants in there is a Dracaena ...
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Dying Pink lemon tree

I got a pink lemon tree from a nursery last summer. I’m in San Antonio. I made the huge mistake of putting her in the ground during the summer. It is a well drained area. She’s done pretty well until ...
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Brown around edge of Avocado leaf

I have been growing an avocado tree from the pit indoors for roughly 6 months. It seems to be growing strong as it has beautiful large leaves and many new sprouts (after I pruned it). I also have a ...
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Avocado tree leaves turning brown

I have a grafted has avocado tree that I kept inside for most of last winter (South Africa). It has been outside since November last year and seems to be stalling from the initial good growth when it ...
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Help with my Calathea - strange blue and clear spots?

I recently found that my Calathea plant has these clear spots on them that are sticky to touch. It has created many translucent spots on the leaves and I am very concerned that it is dying. [
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What plant is this flowering shrub in winter?

I thought plants go dormant in winter and don’t flower. Was happy to see this beautiful shrub or tree. Zone 8 in pacific NW.
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Is there any way to save my marigold plant?

I bought this marigold plant with some flower buds a few weeks ago. During the first few days, the leaves were fine. Sadly, once the flower bloomed, the leaves started to look like this. I do not ...
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Fiddle leaf fig root rot or bacteria

I recently moved to a new home and my fiddle started showing signs of stress and infection. At first I thought it was root rot but she also started yellowing some leaves and a few leaves have spots in ...
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Hibiscus pest question

Any ideas what pest is plaguing my hibiscus? I kept it outdoors in central New Mexico until about 3--4 months ago when the temperature went below freezing. It's been inside since. I've had it for ...
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Draceana marginata extreme leaf-shedding

I’ve had this Dracaena marginata for over 8 years now (so I’ve got quite attached to it). It has always been fine no matter how I’ve treated it. I’ve forgotten to water it and overwatered it over the ...
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Monstera brown spot in leaves

I started to see that the leaves of Monstera started to have a brown spots. Here is all the details and photos. Can you please help me identify the reason of the issue and how to fix this and prevent ...
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What's killing my orange tree?

I've been spraying with neem oil and it hasn't been helping. I've attached pictures. It seems like something is killing the leaves from the bottom up. New leaves sprout but they get killed and eaten ...
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My nursery bought marigold is dying

I bought this marigold from a local nursery and it looked fine for a few days but after about a week it is starting to wilt. I have cut off the dried flowers and stems and it looks like this. Is there ...
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Rubber plant leaves turning yellow

I recently bought a rubber plant and repotted it as it was root bound. I'm noticing the leaves are turning yellow with black brown spots on them. I'm watering fine and gave ample fertilizer. It's been ...
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Cactus dying from insufficient light?

I left the country for two and a half months and left my cactus in the care of a friend. When I came back, apparently he had been leaving it under a desk lamp and not by the window to get enough ...
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Rubber plant is dying!

I can't seem to save my rubber plant for some reason! Would really appreciate all the help I can get please :) I bought a rubber plant last year and it has been okay ever since I moved it from the ...
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My Roses have disease gall?

I have noticed the discoloring of the stems of my roses. Do I have to remove the discolored stems? Aside from cleaning my cutting tools, is there anything I can do to prevent this?
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Sempervivum sprouting but not to make a flower. Why is that and how to do something about it?

My Sempervivum (actually a good number of my little friends) show the behaviour in the attached picture. I take samples of these plants from my outside garden where they thrive and I'd like them to ...
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Cat Palm drooping/dying?

My cat palm seems to be dropping quite a bit. Is this normal? Is it meant to droop so much? I also see some brown on the roots. I’m very new to indoor plants hence asking because I don’t want it to ...
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Fiddle leaf tree - is this root dead?

Please check images below. The fiddle leaf tree has been losing leaves, and they were brown at their endings. When the leaves fall, I noticed inside there is a brownish water. Is it possible to save ...
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Peperomia Albotittata loosing leaves and drying up from the support out and falling off still green

My Peperomia (which I believe I correctly identified as Peperomia albovittata, but I might stand corrected) has lost 50% of its leafage over the last 8 months. At first it had no troubles at all, ...
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Orchid buds yellow and fall off

I have this white flower orchid (Phalaenopsis), for many years now. I got it as a present once, I think more than 15 years ago. And ever since it survived and produces new branches each year, but... ...
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Terrace garden plants are slowly getting sick

I live in Pune, India and I am new to terrace gardening. I have no knowledge in this field. I bought Marigold, Catharanthus, and Zinnia (name not sure) from nursery. I made pot mix myself of 30% soil, ...
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Bird of Paradise leaves dying/drying out with central pallor

Photo 1 was presumably from a spider mite infection that was (hopefully) resolved, but this past week a newer leaf started to deteriorate (photo 2). I water it when it completely dries out in the ...
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Brown spots in succulent

I just noticed my cactus has these dark spots and it seems to have passed it on to one more of my plants. Does anybody know what is it and what I can do to save them?
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Will my Kentia Palm die?

I have two Kentia palms that I’ve had for a couple months now, and they’ve been doing really well with a lot of new growth - until yesterday when I noticed these brown, and crispy leaves at the bottom ...
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Help! Signs of over and under watering

My bird of paradise is showing signs of over watering (new leaf has brown and yellow edges) but one of my older leaves is dry, crispy and dead!
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Marigold buds grow sideways and die

Plants are in 3 gallon pots, outside in full sun, watered and fertilized, and pruned when necessary. I live in S. Florida, so cold is no problem.
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Some leaves of Iresine herbstii turning white, what do I do?

I'm in the tropical region. I've got a new Iresine herbstii recently, I placed it outdoor under shade, so there is some sunlight but not direct sunlight. Yesterday I found that some of the leaves are ...
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Please help save my Dracaena Compacta

Is my Dracaena compacta dying? This is a Hydroculture plant. I’ve only had it for 1 month and it has started developing brown and yellow tips. Some leaves have gone brown and fallen off. I water it ...
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Leaves on mandarin tree looking dull

Suddenly I have noticed that the leaves on the mandarin tree are looking dull and curling (whole tree). It's a 3 year old tree and it has been producing lot of fruits. I watered the tree yesterday and ...

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