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

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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 ...
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Why is my Eureka lemon tree losing leaves?

I have an Eureka lemon tree that was doing great over the winter. I repotted it with Miracle grow soil and it has slowly started to drop the leaves and it has a couple brownish colored limbs. I again ...
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What is happening to my Agave?

2 months ago, it lost 3 leafs and some colors in the span of a week. I bath it and it was alive again. The base of the leafs is still orange/brown and with a little gap from the base. But this ...
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What to do with bugs on bell peppers

I just noticed that I have these weird little bugs on my bell peppers. Doesn't seem to impact the growth as of yet, but I would like to get rid of them somehow. What are they called? How can I get ...
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White marks on magnolia.

I posted about similar marks on one tree I had. Now I see the same on another. Still looking for info about what this could be...
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Hollyhock with yellowing leaves

The leaves on my dwarf hollyhock are steadily turning yellow and falling off. It's new to the flower bed, gets 6+ hours of full sun/day, and has been sufficiently watered. Could this be a mineral ...
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Plum tree set fruit but now it's all gone

My plum tree - 4 years old but pruned incorrectly in 2nd year so was hoping for fruit this year - blossomed beautifully and tiny green fruits appeared. Now a few weeks later I can't see any fruit on ...
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What pest is affecting my tomato plants?

This is the fourth year I've been growing tomatoes in my garden, but this is the first time I see this pest affecting my plants. The plants have black, brown spots on yellowing leaves. On some of the ...
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My chilies look weak, what is the problem?

My chilies do not look good since a couple of weeks. They look generally weak: the leaves are quite pale/yellowy, and many drooping or even falling. Some leaves are turning all black starting from ...
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Is this green scale?

I have a small orange tree, and for the last few days the leaves are getting sticky and some green bumps and small white dots appeared in the trunk and leaves. From my google search it looks like ...
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Cucumber plant turning yellow and babies dying

I live in Los Angeles and am growing cucumbers in a container. My cukes were going like gangbusters until about a week ago, had probably 10 little baby cukes growing, and then my leaves started ...
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Why did this dracaena marginata die so quickly?

I purchased a healthy-looking plant 12 days ago, took it home and repotted it the same day in a mix of roughly 75% cactus/succulent soil and 25% perlite. Within 4-5 days, it was starting to droop ...
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Succulent turning yellow

My plant is suddenly turning yellow and I don't know what it wrong with it or if it is normal. I have it for about 4 month and this happened only this week. I don't know if it's related, but it has ...
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Dying Pony Tail Palm

Is my ponytail palm dying and how can I save it? I have had it a few years now. Used to have lots of leaves but for the past year or so the leaves have all wilted and most recently started browning ...
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Pilosocereus cacti, growed from seeds and a lot of mistakes

I made a terrible (i hope not that terrible) mistake when growing Pilosocereus pachycladus cacti from seed, i sowed them back in November. I know it's probably not the best idea to sow them right ...
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What’s wrong with my Aloe Vera plant?

I have absolutely no idea what’s wrong with my aloe. It started getting these patches of light brown spots a few weeks ago and appears to have spread. Any advice on what it is/how to treat it?
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Leafs turn yellow on little lemon tree

I planted a lemon seed and I got a "tiny" lemon tree. I have it in very little soil so it doesn't grow too big but (surprisingly) it is in the same minuscule state for like a year now. I wasn't ...
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Littles spots that make the leaf transparent on Basil

My basil got little transparent spots on the leafs. I'm not sure how long this is happening but it is like in all the leafs. I live in the Netherlands and I suppose the light might not be enough but ...
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Do i have maggots grow g in my plants?

I noticed a few days ago but the leaves on my spinach plant started to turn brown. I honestly thought maybe they were just getting too much sun or maybe the leaves had burned from being watered in the ...
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Avocado leaves browning and dying

Anyone know what is going on with my avocado tree last year it was fine i grew it from a seed but this year the leaves have suddenly started browning and dying off and at first i thought i was over-...
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Can my hemlock trees be saved?

I am not entirely sure they are hemlock trees. They were not doing so hot when I moved in 2015, but I think it's getting worse over the past few years. They are located near Albany, New York State, ...
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What is causing black leaves on my Aloe Vera plant?

This was a perfect plant. This started happening a week ago. All the leaves have gone from bright green to black. Some of the leaves are mushy. I water this plant once a month.
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Spots on Magnolia

My Kay Parris Magnolia has some odd white spots on it. I’m wondering what these could be and how to deal with them?