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Kumquat fruit drop: Always the same result, no matter what

I got different responses, often conflicting ones: It could have been from excess water as well as lack of water. While June drop may be associated with heat, even fruits which formed later in the ...
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Avocado plant white resin/wax like substance on back of leaves. What could it be?

I planted an avocado plant from seed about 2,5 years ago. The plant seemed to grow well, but I moved it alot, due to unproper conditions (lighting, temperature). For the last year, though, it stayed ...
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Disease on Eggplant

My eggplant looks to be sick and its spreading to my other plants! I'm in Australia so its currently spring. Does anyone know what it is? and how should i treat it?
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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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Getting rid of mealybugs in geranium/citronella?

I have a small citronella plant that used to look very leafy and green. All of a sudden, the plant started turning brown, and the leaves were dying. So I looked at it today, and found some white ...
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Daphne Odora - Silvering leaves

Hi this Daphne odora is growing in a pot in well draining soil in a fairly well protected position, it's spring time. but it's leaves are silvering here are a couple of photo's: Does anyone have any ...
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Tomato Mosaic Virus

My tomato plants apparently had the tomato mosaic virus this year - and probably last year as well. This is according to my neighbor, who I asked because I've been asking everyone if they know what ...
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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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Can't bacteria enter the tree even after a proper prune cut?

I am now aware of the 3 cut method of pruning the tree to avoid damaging the bark. I am at the brink of loosing a tree because of bad pruning and not noticing that. Now this may sound a silly ...
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My over 23 year old Mango tree wilted and cracks on barks. Verticillium wilt or Dieback?

I have a quite old mango tree in my garden. It is been there before my birth and I'm 23 now. We cut and prune the tree (not all of it) whenever it gets too big never had issue but only this time ...
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How to get rid of the White fly

I noticed I got once again the white fly in my herbs and vegetables. I tried to get rid of it by planting Basil close to them, and it worked for some time but now is back again. I heard trying vinegar ...
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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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Are Echeverias better off in a garden than a pot?

I followed all the possible advices: 1 - Good drainage holes 2 - Fast-draining potting mix, be it 50/50 coco-perlite, added coarse tuffa or river sand, or just using pure Perlite 3 - Let it dry for ...
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Transparent/white goo on the back of lemon tree leafs

The tree has been outside during the summer, since a few weeks back I took it in. A few days back I noticed these strange things attached on the back of 20% of the leafs. What is it?
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Dealing with fungus and molds

I'm interested in ways to deal (remove) fungus from spaces used to germinate seeds. I noticed that hydrogen peroxide, isopropylacohol and baking soda. Are these just for fungus or mold too?
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Sudden death of arborvitae’s

I planted about 10 arborvitae‘s probably five or six years ago. Some of them are nearly 8 feet tall. In the last month and a half, three of them appear to have died. Why so suddenly?
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What is going on with my cactus. Someone said miners but idk

my night bLooming cactus has its leaves eaten like this. I don’t see a bug on it. Ive Sprayed it with water etc and researched online but just two people answered and they said miners. I don’t know if ...
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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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Problems with monkey puzzle tree

I’m Anna. I live in England . I have big monkey puzzle tree in my garden and it looks like it’s dying. We moved to the house a year ago . Last year we had very dry summer and since then we noticed ...
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Diseases Wreaking Havoc With Peppers Should I Discard Them?

This post has multiple questions inside that I really need help with identifying what's wrong with the plants and should I remove them, if so, which ones. I'm also curious if any of those issues ...
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Purplish discoloration on the leaves of solanum torvum

Recently my Solanum torvum started developing purplish discoloration on the leaves It is visible primarily on the top surface of the leaf, and lower, older leaves are more affected than the top ones. ...
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Holes on my succulent leaves

Hi, my succulents have recently been getting holes in them and I have no idea what it is. Please help!!
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What wrong with my cactus

Ive had this cactus which i think is a Pachycereus Schotti/Monstrosus since years and its been growing fabulous. Ive just recently noticed it acquired some brown scales (non Insect) and looks like ...
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Losing money fast! How do I stop the leaves dying?

These Crassula ovata plants were given to my other a few weeks ago. I didn't pay any attention to them until today. I think they were all green when she got them. They were left outside in the frost, ...
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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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Fine white fuzzy layer all over Ipomoea. What can it be?

I have noticed a fading on my Ipomoea leaves and a fine white fuzz around the leaves too. Can anyone help me identify the problem? They grow on may balcony, Have plenty of sunshine and have not been ...
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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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Solanum mammosum withering

I have two Solanum mammosum (nipplefruit) plants next to each other, and the one on the right is starting to wither since a week. The other one is not, what's going on here? The plants are from seeds,...
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Curled pink leaves

Desert Rose My leaves at the bottom have curled and turned pink. They are soft and pliable, no yellow or brown on plant. It is also flowering.
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Curled leaves on Jojo plum and something rot like in fruit

We have planted Jojo plum tree couple weeks ago. Some of tts leaves are curled and there is also something rot like in the fruit. I have not found any aphids in leaves. We have mostly sandy soil and ...
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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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Why is my passion fruit's leaves are yellow? Is it dying?

I've bought a plant of passion fruit. Recently I've changed the ground of it. Several days ago the leaves began to be yellow and curled up. The photos are below. Could you please give an advise how ...
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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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What is a white spot with a black dot on my peppermint?

These spots began to appear on the leaves of my peppermint, what could it be? The other side of the leaves looks like this:
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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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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 ...
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What is causing large white spots on my sweet basil seedling's leaves, and can the plant be saved?

Several weeks ago, I put soil and sweet basil seeds into part of a plastic water bottle that I cut. I put one seed in each of the water bottles, and made a hole at the bottom of the bottles to allow ...
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How to control fungal infection on Moringa

7 week old moringa grown from seed started exhibiting white spots and yellowing on leaves. The bottom ones died and dropped off, although new growth continues. Reading that it could be a nutrient ...
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Brown flecks on Monstera Deliciosa

I just received a Monstera Deliciosa in the post today and noticed what look like brown flecks all over the leaves. Anybody know what they are? If it's rust, any advice on how I can treat it? It ...
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Having Various Issues With Multiple Tomato Plants

I'm a beginner backyard gardener and I have been growing vegetables in hydroponic containers for a few years. This is the first time I tried to grow vegetables on the soil (22 pots total) and I'm ...
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Why does this chili pod have spikes?

I got some hot pepper seeds off the internet earlier this year and managed to get a couple of plants to fruit. The two plant that I've kept were supposed to be scotch bonnets and lemon drop peppers. ...
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What is wrong with my Hydrangeas

My hydrangeas were looking beautiful until a few weeks ago. Then I started noticing that some of their leaves had these gray powdery looing spots on them, their blooms started having brown spots and ...
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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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Indoor plumeria disease … help!

It's in a pot, was doing well until recently. it started with the white spots (embedded in the leaf, cannot be scratched of or not seen on the other side). Then the brown spots show up, leaf turns ...
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This asian squash leaves got black edges

This is a type of Asian squash (very common in Vietnam): I am trying to grow in Pacific Northwest in the summer but I got unlucky People have done this before so this plant definitely can survive ...
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Gardening. Potted cucumber plants

My potted cucumber plants appear to have mosaic virus. How is an insect barrier created?
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Leaves turning brown?

This is one of two indoor planta I bought a Walmart. It used to be nice, but then I noticed that the leaves are turning brown. It’s not overwatering because I bought two of them and the other doesn’t ...