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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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Evergreen shrub developed large dead area

What would cause this? Do I need to cut out this section? I don’t see any sign of insects. Our area is being infested with the spotted lantern fly.
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Unknown discoloration on tomato plant: how serious is this?

One of the tomato plants in our garden has discoloration both on the upper leaves and on one or two of the fruit, as here: How serious is this, and how should I address it? Is the plant salvageable? ...
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What are those brown / white spots on my cactus?

There are 3 of this same cactus sharing the pot. Only one of them is getting these spots. What could it be? Fungus? Sun burn? They are in my balcony, they don't get rain, and they get like 3-4 hours ...
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White spots on Tulsi leaves

There are white spots on the Tulsi leaves. Can't go outside to buy manure or fertilizers due to lockdown. Please suggest home remedies for this..
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assess health of this geranium

Can you help me assess the health of this geranium please ? I believe this is a a rather old plant, maybe 10 years old, it has been a year now i am taking care of it. A year back when i found him, it ...
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Uneven coloring basil leaves

I have seen this from time to time Where the color of the leaves is uneven. This year I purchased the plants from two sources. One batch is nice even color and the others somewhat splotchy. Just ...
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What is damaging my tree Aloe?

I've had a Aloe plant for many years, mostly indoors. I finally repotted it a couple of months ago and split most of the pups off. All of the plants seem to have some sort of disease since then, ...
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Lilac Tree Branches Suddenly Dying

I have a Japanese Lilac Tree that was fine 2 weeks ago now there is 2 dead branches and 1 that is starting to die. They are not isolated and are random, with the first near the base of the canopy one ...
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My Hindu rope plant has yellow like pollen on some new shoots is this ok?

I have a beautiful variegated Hindu Rope. It seems to have new buds. They are covered with a yellow pollen like substance. Is this ok?
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Is my areca plant dying or dead?

I recently just bought an areca plant. When it arrived I repotted it in the same soil mixed with some sand and watered it using tap water. The next day the leaves had turned a sort of silvery yellowy ...
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Is this an herb, weed, or veg?

Would like to identify this plant. Which has appeared in my garden and,has grown very fast.I am unable to identify it can someone help.Thank you.
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Chrysanthemum blooms partially deformed and colors faded

I bought a potted Chrysanthemum from the local nursery over a month ago while the plant is still budding. Haven't repotted it since day 1. It bloomed very well couple weeks after I bought it and ...
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Why are these ferns growing poorly?

I bought these three ferns at the same time. They came in 10cm pots so I planted them in 20-30cm pots. They are in a shady location with a limited amount of sunlight for some of the day. I water them ...

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