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What went wrong with my potted creeping fig?

I bought this ice caps creeping fig in September, and it's just not doing very well. The leaves are very dry and brown looking, and I haven't seen any new leaves since shortly after we got it; I'm not ...
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Washing roots to make sure it has no hidden insects?

My red pepper plant isn't doing too great, so I decided to check the soil and it had dark red worms. I took it out of the pot, and removed all the soil from the roots with a water hose (or so I ...
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How to clean and find if the garden is level

I am cleaning a house previously held by my deceased mother in law and now I am onto cleaning the garden and finding if the ground is level to set up cemented slab for base of a shed I ordered. I ...
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Anything else I can do to promote growth?

I bought this plant some time ago, but I’ve noticed that it’s not looking that great. I decided to replant it with new soil since the original soil’s garbage. I decided to take a picture of the plant ...
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What's wrong with my ponytail palm

my neighbor moved across the country and gave me this palm along with a few other plants and starts. I really know absolutely nothing about them the condition that They are in now are the condition ...
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What is happening to my Dieffenbachia, and what can I do about it?

BACKGROUND I brought 2 similar plants, of this same Dieffenbachia (see attached photo): Both were brought from the same nursery Both were brought at the same time Both were placed in new (never been ...
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Plum tree - No leaves

The plum tree produced lot of fruits last season, but, there is no sign of any leaves yet this year. We are well in to spring (Auckland, NZ) and all I can see is a bare tree and some green growth on ...
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Wine colored leaf border on a French Marigold, what's wrong?

All the leaves are turning wine from the edge inwards. Not sure what is causing this, and after a long search I found nothing similar. Anybody?
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Cupressus turning brown

I have two cupressus plants that started turning brown a week or two after I got them. I have since transplanted them into a bit bigger pots and moved them outside. Ot doesn't seem to make a ...
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Why are my smooth sumac root cuttings not growing?

I have four smooth sumac root cuttings. One has sprouted leafy growth and is growing vigorously but the other three have done nothing. There are several variables between the one that sprouted and the ...
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What are those dark spots on my pilea

Since 2 weeks I have noticed that the leaves on my pilea started to have clusters of small dark spots. I'm wondering if it is a bad sign and whether I should do something or change something. So far, ...
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Why are those leafs drying?

Why are they drying and how can I save them. They are in front of yhe window facing north. There is an apartment across very close. So not too much sunlight but enough I guess. I am in İstanbul. I ...
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Can my chilli plant be saved?

I started observing some white patches on the soil and have been observing practically no growth on my plant. The leaves are also yellowing. I thought it could be root root so I thought of repotting. ...
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Peperomia obtusifolia, brown spots on all leaves

I would need your need to better understand what's wrong with my Peperomia plant. To give a bit of background: I bought the plant 2 months and everything was going smoothly. Three weeks ago i went on ...
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Brown needles on top layer of Picea glauca var. albertiana 'Conica' - sign of overwatering?

I'm concerned about our Picea glauca var. albertiana 'Conica' that we keep on the balcony in a pot. We bought it sometime in spring this year and had it in the pot shown below for some time now. ...
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chillis going slightly yellow only produced one fruit took it off when it was ripe

chillis slightly going yellow only produced one fruit i took it off when ripe its still flowing but the flowers are dropping and not producing any more fruit
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chilli's yellowing on leaves only produced one fruit still flowering but dropping

Chillis slightly yellowing only produced one fruit when it was ripe took it off still flowing but there dropping
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Acers have white leaves and the leaves are going brittle and dying

My two Acers are small I’ve pinched the top out but nothing is happening. Also the leaves are white and brittle any advice
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What are these white things on new leaves?

I have roselle planted. But I see these on the leaves. What are these? Edit: Added closeups
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Why is my pineapple not growing bigger?

I planted my pineapple about 5 years ago from the head of a store bought pineapple and even though it hasn't died and is still growing, it hasn't got nearly big enough to produce fruit or even ...
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Newly Planted Autumn Blaze Appears to Be Dying

Planted our Autumn Blaze about 10 days ago in central NC (clay soil). Normally this time of the year we'd be seeing the start of fall, but we've had an abnormally hot and dry run of 90 degree days ...
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Is sun burning my Rubber plant? Or is this something else?

Looks like sun damage to me. Or is it something else?
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Is this also nutritional deficiency?

The true leaves of my roselle seedlings are brownish at edges and discolored.
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Questionable small white spots on panda plant

I’m not too sure when these spots came up. Did a quick google search and the first results says that it could be mealybugs, but I don’t see any actual bugs on the plant or in the soil. A few other ...
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The growth on my cacti has changed, and it wierd

I asked a question about the growth on my cacti earlier in the summer, however it's just acting weird. I initially thought it was a cacti fruit because it originated from a flower I tried to cross ...
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What is this white stuff on my magnolia leaves and can it be cured?

I'm a total amateur and not sure what is wrong with our magnolia plant. Here is a picture of white stuff that is on both sides of many of the leaves: Any ideas on what this is and how/if we can cure ...
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Why are my indeterminate San Marzano tomato plant's leaves turning yellow?

I started four San Marzano tomato plants from seed a little over a month ago. I repotted them a few weeks ago into 4-inch pots. The plants were doing fine until a few days ago. All four of them are ...
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Why is my monsters leaves turning brown and yellow?

I bought my monsters about 2 months ago from my local Home Depot. When I bought it all the leaves were perfect and green. A month after buying it it started to get brown spots on the leaves and a ...
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Why is my lilac tree leaves turning brown already?

I have never seen my lilac bush do this before. It's a very old lilac and Bloom the color I've never seen before. I have lived at this home for 11 years and I've never seen the bush but this bad.
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Should I be removing the oldest limbs from my palm?

I’m trying to figure out how to care for this palm. It’s not growing fast, it’s just grown it’s first frond after 2 years in the same pot. We repotted it when we got it 2 years ago. A few questions: ...
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Crinkled new leaves on healthy flowering ipomoea/ Morning Glory. virus?

My perfectly healthy Ipomoea tree now has wrinkled new leaves coming up? Could this be a deficiency or an infestation? Thanks in advance [![New crinkled leaves][4]][4] [![New growth.][3]][3] [3]: ...
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What’s going on with my staghorn fern and how do I save it?

We bought this staghorn at Lowe’s awhile ago from the equivalent of a reject bin. It’s always looked kinda sad. Recently though it’s gotten mold or bugs on it. I don’t know what happened. It lost ...
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Why are the new growths on my Sago Palm withering and turning yellow/vrown

I’ve had this sago palm for just over a week. When I bought it, the new growths were already a little bit sad looking, and they’ve since deteriorated. The older parts are healthy and green, and have ...
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Why is my cactus yellowing and dying?

My cactus has been grown from seed and has lived about five years. Over the past several months it has turned yellow- I read that it may be a case of root rot/overwatering so I’ve not watered it in ...
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Fairy castle cactus

My cactus has been suffering for 3 days, and now it look very sick. Could someone tell me the cause for which it looks like this and how I take care of him? Thank you very much!
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I have a strange growth on my cacti, around a flower

I got this cacti in the spring, I believe it to be a pin cushion cacti. Its bloomed three times since then, but just this last time a strange growth started to envelop one of the shriveling flowers. ...
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Brown blemishes all over my jade plant leaves

The leaves on my jade plant are covered in brown blemishes. It looks as if the surface has been nibbled by an insect but I've never seen any, even though most of the leaves have the blemishes. The ...
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Can roasted coffee as soil burn soft leaves?

Yesterday I well fed my cannabis sativa (Wikipedia) plants with fresh shredded extra roasted Starbucks coffee under the assumption they will grow better, but instead of that this morning I saw the ...
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Why are my Monstera's leaves turning brown and drooping?

I just bought my plant last month, and recently the leaves have been getting brown spots on them and the leaves and stems are weak and drooping close to the ground. I kept it in the same pot I bought ...
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Granny Smith apple trees fruit health

I have a young apple tree and it has fruit for the first time, but most of the apples have this in them. Any advice would be welcomed.
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cherry tree leaf brown edge

I bought cordon apple trees and cherry trees 22 May, 2019. recently I start having problems. It was identified as apple scab and recommended Vitax Copper Mixture, which I spread on all the trees apple ...
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Avacado sprout dying

My seed sprouted but it started to drying out from the top . Not sure what went wrong.
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What's wrong with my Pear tree?

Is it Pear blight? What's the best way to fix it?
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My friend’s pepper plant has some odd leaf lesions

It looks like the leaves are being distorted by whatever these lesions are. Any ideas? Viral disease?
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Discoloured Malabar Spinach leaves

I have Malabar Spinach planted in three pots. In the third one, the leaves are very healthy while the other two have discoloured new leaves. What is the cause of it?
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Is this soil any good?

Yesterday I was looking at a plant in pretty bad shape that I had bought a few months ago. The plant was indoors and the ceramic pot didn't have any holes at the bottom. When I start looking at the ...
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Chrysanthemum flowers and buds turning brown and dying, leaves wilting and getting brown spots

I bought these mums less than a month ago and planted them in Miracle Grow Potting Soil. Kept them in sun for 3-4 hours and in shade for the rest. They were left in sun for a couple of days at around ...
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peperomia polybotrya (raindrop) rust / copper spots on leaves?

Our Peperomia Polybotrya has developed some rust/copper coloured spots and I can't figure out what they are. I've googled intensively over the past few weeks, but I'm coming up empty, so I figured I'd ...
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Spots on leaves

What is causing the spots on the leaves of this elephant ear plant? And the discoloring of the stalk? Soil is moist but not soggy and it gets filtered sunlight on outdoor patio in zone 7.
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thimbleberry leaf browning

I have a young thimbleberry that I planted this past spring. It has been growing well and seemed to be getting established. Now I am seeing some leaf browning. We are in Denver and it has been hot and ...