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Fungal or bacterial infestation ? Pachypondium Lamere or Pin Palm

I have this Madagascar Pin Palm or Pachypondium Lamerei which has been attacked by some kind of fungal or bacterial infestation. I've been using an antifungal solution, yesterday was the 3rd ...
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How to get started with a lawn makeover

I shifted to new house last year and garden is a mess, now the time is good and sun is good. I wanted to find out how can I make my garden a lush green which is habitat to sitting in the sun/playing. ...
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What's wrong with the emerging root of my mango seed?

I recently started to germinate a mango seed in a damp paper towel. Today, when I went to check if the towel was still damp, I noticed that the once soft pink root has darkened from the tip. It also ...
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Indoor Palm Browning

I am new to indoor plants. I have an indoor palm I purchased in late January. I am trying to find the proper watering dance with this guy. In some ways it looks healthy as there seems to be new ...
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Can anyone identify these insects in my rose bud?

What are these? Just noticed them - wondering if they are bad for the plant or my health.
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Potted herbs dying in small outdoor “greenhouse”

First time plant owner here. I'm trying to get some potted herbs growing on an outdoor terrace, zone 6-7. Intermittent full sunlight ~3-4 hours a day, partial shade the rest of the time. Birds have ...
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Why are my laurel plant leaves turning yellow and brown?

I planted some laurel in a container last year. Now it's in its first Spring season in the container and it seems to be doing mostly really well. In an unusually warm Spring it has rapidly generated a ...
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Marigold Wilting at young age

I am a really novice gardener have never grown anything. Being novice I ended up growing seeds directly into 100% compost without knowing that it needs to be mixed with soil. The roots grew pretty ...
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Part of cactus turned brown and shriveled

I've had a cactus since December, which is placed next to a Northern facing window. I've only watered it a handful of times since then. It has a small piece near the top which about 2 weeks ago turned ...
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Monstera's leaves turning yellow

I water the plant every week or every couple weeks (whenever I remember) and occasionally spray the leaves with water. I recently added more soil to the top of the pot and cut off the longer aerial ...
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Cucumber plants drying out?

My cucumber plants have been drying out and the leaves are turning brown and white and I’m not sure what the problem is. I planted them about a month ago and there weren’t any issues. I’ve tried ...
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Sick Gardenia - Can It Be Treated?

I have two gardenia plants that have done well in the garden for many years. I recently noticed many yellowing and browning leaves. Upon inspection, it appears that some of the gardenia buds had ...
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Why does my dragon tree have white spots and brown leaves?

My dracaena has started to develop some brown leaf tips and white spots all over the plant, i transplanted the tree into a bigger pot about a week ago and ever since it’s been developing those spots. ...
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Can I save this Northfork Pine?

I recently re-potted this guy to a pot thang would drain at the bottom and have moved him over the course of a few months to a spot that has more light. The color has continued to get darker and the ...
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Avocado leaves dying: is it the fungus or the fungicide?

My 18-month-old avocado tree has had a fungus a couple times, which I have successfully treated with a generic fungicide spray for ornamental plants (Penconazole, Dodine). It lives indoors year-round ...
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Philodandron is slowly yellowing/browning and losing leaves

Hi fellow plant lovers. A month ago I got a philodandron and it started losing leaves. It hasn't stopped since then and I'm afraid it's going to die :/ Environment: tropical climate (25C to 28C ...
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Is the sweet potato beyond saving?

The whole story start off as an accident. At the beginning, we bought some sweet potato and mean to cook them, but we forgot one at the bottom of a chair and next time we discover it, there were green ...
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What causes the peony leaves to curl up?

The leaves in couple of our peonies curl up as if its burned up due to excessive heat (see pictures below). We live in the pacific northwest and the plants just came back to life as the weather is ...
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Parsley in a jar - looks miserable and sick

Yesterday (Apr 9) I bought a fresh tuft of parsley at the supermarket, packed in a paper cone with its roots still wet. Never seen before, they claim it would stay fresh if properly treated. So, ...
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What causes grape leaves to brown and how do I correct it?

I have planted two types of grapes along with a passion fruit vine that I want to cover an arbour for shade in the summer and fruit of course. I planted them in December and they grew fairly well ...
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Pepper plants dropping fruit when they get to be the size of a pea

We have planted peppers in "earth boxes". They look great, blossom freely and set fruit. Then the fruit falls off. ??
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Skinny, scrawny Baobab with two main stems?

I was given a stick of baobab from Senegal which I dutifully planted in a mix of soil and sand. At some point it split into two, so that there are now two trunks with a tuft of leaves at the end of ...
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Tree Philodendron brown and black tips

This Tree Philodendron was doing fine and after re-potting it, it sprouted new leaf which was perfect. However, the plant soon began to wilt (the new shoot only) and now one older leaf has some black ...
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Huge fungi in the cactus pot

A year ago or so, my cactus started developing yellow spots all over and was diagnosed with a fungal infection. As instructed, I got an antifungal spray (copper-based) and was spraying it once a week ...
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Avocado tree to skinny

What can I do to make it fuller Avocado tree. About 4 months old Only 3 leaves 21” tall. Already pinched back 2 times. South facing window indoors daytime diffused light. Direct sun one day burnt 2 ...
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What are these Mites/Aphids on Bamboo?

We live in Pune, India which has a dry climate. We see these aphids or mites on the leaves of our bamboo. The round cocoons are on the under side of the leaves. (Is cocoon the correct word?) The ...
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What's wrong with my pilea peperomioides?

I recently moved this little Pilea to a windowsill of a south-east facing window. This means it gets some direct morning sun, whereas before it was in a room with a skylight and only got indirect ...
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What is wrong with my variegated pittosporum?

All the green-ish leaves visible on the lower branches in the photo is what the plant was when i first got it last year. Ever since, all the newer growth has been slow to come through out the season ...
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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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Moringa tree has yellow leaves

My Moringa tree is in a pot, it's about 3 ft' tall, leaves keep getting yellow and fall off. I read that Epsom salt is good and coffee. Any suggestions? It gets full sun in New Orleans.
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Can this tree be saved?

This is an Amur Maple, Acer Ginnala "Flame", planted in USDA zone 4 about 15 years ago. There are others like it planted in the neighbourhood who also have the cracks in the trunk this one does. I ...
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Can someone help me diagnose what is wrong with my cactus and how do I treat it?

Does anyone know what is happening to my cactus. It was a beautiful specimen when I got it and was fine for a year or so, but then it gradually started with the browning and weird skin disease. It ...
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Lace Aloe (a.Aristata)after separating in two

I have split a rather young lace aloe (Picture 1). After splitting, drying, and replanting both, the smaller piece is thriving but the larger “half” is (again, I think) rotting lance by lance (Picture ...
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Blackberry bushes with No Berries . Thornless berries puchased from Conservation Dept

I purchase 8 thornless blackberry bushes from the local Pa. (Wayne County) Conservation Dept. about 8 years ago. They look vigorous and in good, loamy soil and have good drainage with full sun. They ...
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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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Pomegranate bonsai looks ill (reddish brown leaves and leaf curl)

I live in coastal Virginia zone 7b and have had a small pomegranate bonsai for 6 years now. Unfortunately last spring it started to show signs of stress or nutritional deficiency. The leaves started ...
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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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White/tan papery patches on cilantro leaves

Leaves on my cilantro plants started looking like this. Any idea what this could be? I have two plants that I bought grown and replanted in a bed outside. I’m in SC.
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Browning / Curling leaf on a Brook cherry sapling

I have a Brook Cherry sapling planted from seed that has some browning/curling around one of its bottom-most leaves (leaf #1) and slight curling of its other bottom most leaf (leaf #2). The seed came ...
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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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Citrus saplings in need of some help wants to grow! Please help!

I have been trying to grow a pair of lemon saplings (from seed) with much care as to not over water. I previously tried to grow some from seeds and several unfortunately did not survive (due to my ...
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My Norway Spruce is Dying

https://imgur.com/IN6LCDu https://imgur.com/8lbVDFe (Follow links for pictures) I got some trees for Christmas, and most of them are thriving, but my Norway Spruce is not doing too hot. At first, I ...
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Aloe vera sickness

(https://i.stack.imgur.com/YzUrl.jpg) My aloevera plant was having black and brown spots on it. So I asked on gardening stack exchange for the same. (Why is my aloe vera plant having plant spots?). ...
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Yellow-brown spots on Dracana Fragrans

I know there have been a few similar questions posed but was hoping to get some additional clarity. My Dracana Fragans has experience some spotting over the last couple of months, mostly on new ...
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My money plant is dieing out. Please help!

I have got the money plant as a Christmas gift last year on 2018. It was indoor till October 2019 at my office window. i used to take care of it, watering whenever required. but post October month it ...
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Purple leaves on Tomato?

I have six tomato plants pair of 2 in 3 pots. All of my tomato plants are having purple leaves due to which the plant is not growing well. I have also added vermicompost. Then ,Why is it so ? Is it ...
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Spider plant getting brown. Too cold or over-watering?

This spider plant was doing really fine until winter struck. Now the plant was outside in y balcony, was kept away from cold drafts. I was really careful with the watering and watered after the soil ...
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Is this Arrowhead vine healthy?

This is my second arrowhead vine plant. The plant is still in the same pot it came from nursery. I will be soon re-potting it in a ceramic pot. But the plant is very droopy and looks like it is sad. ...
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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 are those white spots? Are they mould & harmful?

I have an indoor plant located at the windows of my kitchen. I water it every 2-3 days with rice water and the plant has been growing well. Recently I spotted some white spot at the soil of the ...

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