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Little White Eggs on African Marigold Flower

I am in Southern New Jersey. Can anyone advise on what to do about these little white eggs on my African Marigold? [ [
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Geranium petals are drying out

My geranium petals are drying out. They are sitting in a jute lined crate, plenty of drainage (which I need because it rains on and off in this city a lot). However, I test the soul every few days and ...
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Is it normal for young grape leaves to be reddish?

I have a red grape that I'm taking care of since one year. I don't have details about the exact type. This is in the Netherlands; we are currently getting into spring. I notice that the leaves that ...
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Why is my cactus purple at the bottom?

I recently got this cactus and I noticed that the bottom is purple. Should I be worried? Is there anything I can do about it?
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Black spots near the roots of my Areca Plant and leaves turning grey and brown!

I have had this areca plant for about 8 months. Lately I have been noticing a lot of brown and grey leaves and even whole stems. I cut off those leaves and removed the stems from the root which were ...
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Areca Palm Leaf Disintegrating-Help

Can anyone help me understand what is causing the leaf to disintegrate. I repotted and checked for insects/bugs too. Thank you!
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Yucca problem: brown spots on stem and leaves

I am new here and here is my problem and thank you for your help! :) I just noticed that my Yucca is having some problems: if you can see there are small brownish spots on the pleace where leaves come ...
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Chinese money plant- Overwatered?

My Chinese money plant is showing signs of overwatering (leaves curling under), but I only water it when the soil is bone dry all the way to the bottom of the pot. Is there potentially another issue? ...
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Is this neglected Bay Tree dying? Is it worth saving?

I am in New Zealand where it is currently late summer/early fall. I have this tree which has been living in the same pot, unattended, for a number of years. As you can see in the photos, about half ...
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White stuff on the Japanease Honeysuckle

Some white stuff is growing on my honeysuckle, tried looking it up online but I can't figure out what it us or how to cure it. I'm hoping I can rely on your expertise, so any advise or suggestions are ...
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What could cause this white/silvery mottling on the Rubber Plant leaves?

We have this large rubber plant for some years now and it’s growing constantly. Large Version Except from two issues: The first was overwatering two years ago, but we fixed it as we quickly re-...
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White & yellow stone-like objects in the soil of potted plan

What are these small stone-like objects in a potted plant? They are present in multiple plants and I was wondering if this is a pest or an illness, or nothing to worry about.
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How to revive my olive tree :(?

I bought a 2m olive tree (see first picture) and got someone to repot and prune her. Unfortunately I think he didn’t do too great a job (second picture). Her leaves have lost their color and are brown,...
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chrysanthemum plant looks dull and almost dying

I am living in Germany and now the temperature is between 3 to 12 degree celsius these days. Rarely at night it goes to 0 or -1. I have 2 chrysanthemum plants in my balcony pot out of which one is ...
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White, bark stripped branches on Meyer Lemon tree

Branches of my mature, well establised Meyer Lemon tree are entirely white - seemingly stripped of bark. What does this mean?
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My avocado leaves are dying and I don’t know what’s wrong!

I started this avocado almost two years ago. I live in central Wisconsin and this plant is strictly indoors, sometimes if we have a warm gentle rain in summer it will go out. It currently sits in a ...
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Overcrowding vinca leaves. Any idea?

I have a pot of vinca I took inside for winter. It receives light from aero garden (which I’m not using to grow herbs right now) and indoor temperature is about 70-74 degrees. I’m noticing that ...
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Parlour Palm Browning Leaves

I have had this parlor palm for several years, and it has been in this pot for at least 3 years. I fertilize occasionally every 1-2 months. It usually loses a lower leaf every now and then, which is ...
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Pandan leaves and stalk turning yellow and soft, why and what do

I'm not sure what plant this is exactly, Plantsnap said it's pandan, but it's been growing fine for about 10 years in mom's dark office, and now 4 years in my kitchen, but recently it started to dry ...
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How to treat black stem-tips and leaf-veins in Mango?

The plant in question is a Mallika grafted onto Gomera. It is planted in a fabric pot with general purpose potting soil and resides outdoors in a sunny spot while being protected from the rain. ...
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Flamingo flower (Anthurium) dying: three years on

After a few months of neglecting my plants (only watering and not checking for health problems) I noticed the anthurium is not doing too well. The youngest leaves are withering back, and there aren't ...
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Monstera stopped growing

I have a beautiful Monstera, but it stopped growing. The most recent leaf has never fully expanded, and has been in the state shown in the picture now for 4 months. I've also stopped watering now, ...
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Tulsi (holy basil) brought indoors for winter dropping leaves

We brought our potted Tulsi plant indoors for the winter and put it near a South facing window that gets sunlight during the day. Today is the first day it’s been inside and it’s dropping a ton of ...
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Grape vine why is it drying up

So I planted this grapevine in spring. It started from a little twig was growing beautifully health all green and vibrant but like five weeks ago started seeing leafs drying up see below pix(the leafs ...
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Hydrangea got these brown dried spots

So I planted this hydrangea and it has these brown dried spots. Please let me know if I need to add/spray anything or simply sniping it of or ignore it. Im located in south Jersey Soil is clay but was ...
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why are my mango leaves dying?

I planted this mango a month ago. under direct sunlight. the weather temp is around 30-35 centigrade here. I water it when I feel the soil is dry- around 1 time in five or six days. and use fertilized ...
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Whats up with my hydrangea

Im located in south Jersey Soil is clay but was amended with leafcompost, micronutrients stuff and topped with 4" woodchips. Only watered it when planted and monitored the moister level before ...
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Whats up with my grapevine

Im located in south Jersey Soil is clay but was amended with leafcompost, micronutrients stuff and topped with 4" woodchips. Only watered it when planted and monitored the moister level before ...
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Odd pumpkin flower

This is something we have never seen. My neighbour has a pumpkin plant which recently started flowering. They were all male flowers till now. But those flowers were all green, not normal yellow ...
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Flamingo (Anthurium) getting translucent heart shaped patches at the tip

I'm new to keeping plants. My 3 month old flamingo plant keeps getting these transparent spots right at the tip that slowly spreads and then become brown. Some time later the older leaves and all ...
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Tomato plant, fungal, can anyone help me save them?

I am new to the site as well as growing tomatoes, so any help would really be appreciated! I have attached photos of my tomato plants. White spots appeared on the leaves and I applied diluted neem oil ...
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Why is there green mold ? on my ming tree trunk and leaves are wilting and dying?

I have a 40+ year old Ming Tree that has always been very lush and full, however, the leaves are now wilting and dying (they remain green but just wilt and then die). There is also blue/green mold ...
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What is causing brown flecks on my mint leaves?

I got these organic mint starts from another garden. They started to have flecks of mostly brown underneath the leaves and some on top. I tried pulling off the affected leaves and then in one instance ...
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dracaena lemon lime brown leaves and pale color

here are a few images I would like to know what the problem is. I was watering it carefully but it gets worse. I have tried and trimmed some of the roots but it doesn't seem to be helping at all.
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What are these yellow spots on the leaves of Arabian jasmine?

My arabian jasmine plants have these yellow spots on the leaves. These appear as a few tiny speckles on a leaf and then slowly (in about a week ) expand to large spots that eventually cover all the ...
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Why are my cucumbers deformed?

I'm growing a pickling variety of cucumber. Normally they grow in very predictable "pickle" shapes. A couple of weeks ago, I notice that most were oblong and sort of hooked. In the photo ...
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Does my basil have fusarium wilt?

my basil has browning leaves and a dark stem and Im worried it has fusarium wilt! I only bottom water it every time it droops and keep it beside a semi sunny windowsill. It does live in a not so well ...
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Selaginella plant dying - care and maintenance tips

I received the Selaginella plant back in March and I've been watering it each 2nd day. (Recommendation from the florist) Also, if I would skip more than 3 days without watering it the plant's leaves ...
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Save my tomato plant from broken tip with flowers

My tomato plant fell off my deck yesterday due to higher wind. The top of the tomato plant broke. It was the only place the plant was flowering. Is there a way to save the plant or maybe plant the ...
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Edgeworthia crysantha Leaves drooping after heavy rain

Last week here in England we had a lot of rain and Im concerned about the plant’s reaction. Can someone confirm if this is due to the rain and/or provide a solution to help the plant recover. Thanks.
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Potted Fern Appears to be Dying

Location: near Livermore, California. I don't have an ID on the struggling fern. When I got it, it was labeled, "red fern," but it's not a lady in red. It looks like it may be an Asplenium (...
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What are these spots with yellow halos on my cucumber leaves?

They've been growing for 3 months so I assume they're at the end of their lifespan- but I want to identify this. Is this a disease or just some sun beating down on it?
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What is wrong with my snowball?

Planted these in the spring, was doing great and then started getting these spots. What can I do?
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Baby Baobob tree losing leaves

I bought the tree from Senegal in April. I left it in its original pot for about a month and the repotted it in a new terracotta pot. I put it in my kitchen window which gets southern exposure. It ...
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Why is my pepper plant suffering?

My pepper plant, which is planted indoors in a 31cm Ø pot, has been suffering increasingly over the last few weeks to months. I've had the plant since the end of May, and it seemed pretty happy in the ...
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What are my mint plants suffering from?

My mint plants (regular peppermint and Moroccan mint), which are planted indoors in 24cm Ø pots, are both suffering similar damages, with spots on the leaves and brown spots on the leaf tips (see ...
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What is causing the black/yellow spots on my avocado tree?

My avocado tree (about 11 months old and started from seed) has started developing black and yellow spots on it over the past 2/3 weeks. I am unsure if it is being caused by mites, or some kind of ...
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Lipstick plant dry stems and fallen leafs

I bought a healthy lipstick plant about 3 months ago but everyday I see fallen leaves or dried stems or both. I made sure I water when the top 2 inch if soil is dry and to mist it every now and then. ...
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What's wrong with my Ctenanthe?

These brown spots are appearing on the leaves of my Ctenanthe and I'm not sure what is causing it. I am keeping the soil moist but not too much, high humidity levels and no direct sunlight. The spots ...
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How do I get rid of black spots on my aloe vera plant?

The Aloe Vera plant's leaves have developed few black spots. How do I get rid of these black spots? Is it caused by Fungi (Phytophthora, Alternaria alternata)? I also notice that the plant is weak and ...
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