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Why are my aloe’s leaves flattening?

In the past few weeks some of my aloe’s leaves are becoming flat. What is wrong with it? Is there anything I can do? .
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What is this green-ish thing inside the orange?

So, inside this orange there is this "alien" thing. Before I want to say that this is GMO, I need an reasonable explanation about this. What is this thing?
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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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Young Mango Tree Dying

Could anyone tell me how to save this tree? I am in planting zone 9b, so I know it is not the climate. When I had it in a pot outside and neglected to water it, the leaves turned brown too. I started ...
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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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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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What’s wrong with my mango tree

I have watered it, just trimmed all the really bad ones off, but it still has black on edges of leaves. What can I do?
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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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Granny's Maranta Leuconeura (prayer plant) is dying. PLEASE HELP!

Thank you so much for your time. My grandmother passed away last year and her plants were the first of her things we wanted to preserve. I've been horrible at raising plants, giving them to granny to ...
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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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What is wrong with my kalanchoe blossfeldiana?

I bought this lovely girl for my mom last May at Vons, and kept it alive since then. It's been in continual bloom. It gets plenty of shade and sun, and I bring it inside at night and back out in the ...
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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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“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 isn't my lemon tree growing?

We planted a lemon tree five and a half years ago. Today it's about the exact same size as ever. I've tried using citrus fertilizer, but to no avail. We've had dry summers and wet summers, but ...
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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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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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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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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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I really need some help to save my aloe

(Link to album showing the state it's in in more detail : imgur link) Hello there, My aloe isn't feeling so well. It stayed in a really small pot for too long and was slowly dying out, so I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Prickly pear cactus needs help

Hi all, I recently moved into a rental with this mature, potted prickly pear out front. While it didn’t look great at move in, it has definitely gotten worse in the last couple of weeks, with more ...
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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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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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How much seasonal, internal die-off of Arborvitae is natural and expected?

How much "natural" (i.e., without damaging factors) die-back from the inside of an (otherwise healthy) arborvitae hedge should be expected each year? Stated another way, would an arborvitae in ideal ...
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My Cactus has developed an amazing droop - Why?

This cactus is at least 40 years old
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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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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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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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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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Mint leaves look chewed up and burned

I have a mint plant outdoors in a pot that grew rapidly and then suffered from some insect which just loved eating it. It's in a mostly sunny spot next to a high bed. I sprayed it with a solution of ...
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Can These Plants Be Saved?

I believe the more dead one is sage. How should I help it? Also the plant with brown ends on the stems is mint. Should I cut off the brown bits? I don't care about harvesting or eating them I mostly ...
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Sage plant leaves droop and die

My salvia was really thriving and then suddenly the leaves began to go soft, droop and die off. The other plants in the high bed seem fine and I water them all equally. It is next to some bush beans, ...
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what are these brown spots on my potato plant?

I have noticed brown spots on my potato plant but cannot figure out what it could be. Do you might have an idea?
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Avocado plant with brown spots on the leaves

My avocado has developed brown spots on the leaves trying to figure out what it is
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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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What is this bonsai tree with serrated elliptic leaves and why has it lost all its leaves?

My son bought me a bonsai tree for Father's day in June last year. It grew new leaves and shoots for a while and has been watered regularly. It has now dropped all its leaves and there does not seem ...
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What could be causing these yellow spots on my tomato leaves

I have a couple tomato plants that have small yellow spots on the leaves. These plants are about 6 weeks old. I'm planning on transplanting them to my garden this weekend. Any idea what caused this ...

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