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Edelweiss not doing well, looking for care tips

Two days ago I received an Edelweiss flower in a pot as a gift. It's really important for me to take good care of it, however, I'm concerned I've done too many mistakes by now :( So I'm looking for ...
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How long to dry out soil to kill all the bugs?

How long can the eggs/larvae/pupae of indoor plant bugs survive in soil that is not being watered at all? For example, after the plants have died and been removed, so literally no water at all is ...
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Star Jasmine with dried up flowers

I recently purchased a Star Jasmine that looked wonderful at the nursery but seems to be drying up at my place. We’ve only had it a little over a month but I can’t help but think I’m already ruining ...
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Why did my mint plant die?

These were planted in 12 inch pots with around 2 parts old self-made potting soil (vermicompost+perlite+vermiculite+cocopeat) and 1 part garden soil. I fell sick and was unable to walk up and water ...
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Rose buds drying out

My rose buds are drying out and falling without opening. This is on the all the rose plants. And fee of the rose plants,leaves are also drying and falling out. Attached are the photos of both. I am in ...
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How to save this succulent from drying up?

I have a succulent plant (not sure the exact plant name) placed indoor next to my window. It has been in this state below for the past few months. The leaves have all dried up, including the flowers. ...
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Areca palm browning leaves

This areca palm has seen better days - all the leaves keep drying out, even the one that came out 2 months ago is all brown now. I think it needs moisture. I mist it every few days and water once a ...
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Kentia leaves dry

I had my kentia for 4 years now and it seems healthy enough I guess but, I was cleaning the leaves today and I realised that some are hard and kind of drying. They are still nice and green but harder ...
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What’s wrong with my snake plant leaves?

I recently discovered the tip of my snake plant had turned blackish and cut off from the rest of the plant, basically dead, the dead part feels moist and floppy. I don’t know what’s wrong if I’m under ...
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Marguerite daisy leaves are turning yellow and drying

Identification: Most likely a "Marguerite daisy" or some member of the "Argyranthemum frutescens" family. Symptoms: Leaves are turning yellow and then completely dry Conditions:...
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My plant is drying and dying. What should I do?

I bought this bush/shrub/plant about a month ago but I can't remember the species. It was very green, the leaves were curled and very little and it had very little white flowers. When I bought it ...
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What is wrong with my acer palmatum? What should I do?

I have recently purchased an acer palmatum and everything looked ok at first. However, in the last few days, some of the leaves on the top and bottom have started to dry and some have fallen. I have ...
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How can I save my Cedar Bonsai?

This is the current state of my baby bonsai. I live in Istanbul. I put this in front of my window facing north. This is a 3 years old bonsai grew from the seed. This issue started 3 weeks ago, I ...
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Oyster mushrooms turn reddish brown, pretty much every time. Is this a moisture or temperature or some other problem? Pls help

This is my 6th or 7th batch of mushrooms, and they all eventually turn the same kind of reddish brown and the caps don't really form. I've managed to get a couple of good flushes, but something is ...
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English ivy - Leaves and branches drying and very minuscule insects of white color

I recently bought english ivy from one of the flower/plant shop in the healthy state. It has been almost a month since then, it was not doing bad however recently noticed that leaves are drying and ...
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leaves of Areca Palm is drying after moving to a different flower pot

I had bought areca palm from a flower shop and kept it in the hall, it was flourishing all the while from past two months. Since, it was doing well, I thought of moving this plant into a bigger flower ...
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Sambac jasmin drying out

BACKGROUND I have a jasmin plant (jasminum sambac). Up until about a month ago it was full of green leaves, and had scented white flowers blooming About a month ago many of its leaves started ...
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Help! Areca Palm with dry leaves

Photos I'm pretty new to growing plants and this is the first plant that i care about. I did bought this plant about a month ago and it was delivered as it is in the photos. I've been watering it two ...
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Hibiscus started drying suddenly

I have hibiscus plant in my Terrence garden. It started drying suddenly and about to die. One of the hibiscus plant already died and looks like another is also started drying. I tried uploading ...
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My olive tree's leaves have dried out but bottom of trunk is sprouting. What should I do?

I bought an olive tree a few weeks ago. It had new growth and it looked healthy, although I think it was not held in direct sunlight, and when I bought it, it was standing outside - Northern ...
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Is my snake plant dying or is this normal?

Not sure if this is normal for leaves to die or if it's something else? I repotted this a few months ago and it's generally been doing okay I think, and even has a new growth. However a few weeks ago ...
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Extreme leaf-falling from Azalea

I have an indoor Azalea which was perfectly fine before I went for holiday. I arranged for watering system, but, because of some mechanical problem, the watering was not good. when I came back, my ...
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Drying Oregano and Mint

I went for a vacation of 4 days and when I came back I found my Oregano drooping. Before going I watered it very, but, still it didn't work. Same happened with my mint as well. Both the plants are ...
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Viburnum Tinus buds getting dry

My parents gave me a couple of months ago a Viburnum Tinus (aka Laurustinus, or Durillo in spanish). It had a lot of "bud bundles" (I don't know the technical name for that, sorry), that looked nice ...
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Drying chilli plants

I have this healthy chili plant with 7-8 fruits in it. since last 2 or 3 days I can see a couple of branches of the plant are drying up. Fruits are okay but the branches, leaves and flowers of some ...
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Areca Palm's leaves are drying. What should I do?

I bought a small areca palm 3 months ago. I noticed some leaves are drying out and dying. The others is drying as well. My palm is indoors in the apartment's lobby. The temperature inside is around ...
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English Ivy plant dying, with white spots at the base

I have a four to five year old English Ivy plant with up to 10 feet (3 m) long vines. Three months ago I changed its pot and it remained healty for a while. Now, all of a sudden, its branches have ...
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Is a virus, or something else, causing my tomato leaves to become shriveled, yellow and wrinkled?

Information: two tomato plants - one is some kind of a plum tomato, and the other is a black tomato. the plum tomato's seed was taken from a freshly cut plum tomato (which was bought at the ...
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yellowing leaves and black leaf parts on alocasia

info alocasia plant bought from a nursery placed in a well-lit corner of the room, without direct sunlight plant is not over-watered, only watered when soil dries got it for about 3 weeks now issues ...
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Black stem tips in a blueberry plant

I have a blueberry plant that is about 4 months old and a couple of weeks ago I noticed that the tips of the two main stems (the ones that the plant came with when I bought it), and some leaves are ...
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How to help thuja aurea nana to florish

I have a few of these pants - about a year and half old. But they (all of them - 6) are drying one side but looks better on the other side. Please help Update 9/1: after adding some fish emulsion and ...
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Taking care of thuja emerald green

I was planning to prune the emerald green hedges on my driveway. I don’t know what they are exactly but looking on the internet, I think these are Emerald green (thuja). Although on the outside they ...
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Kiwi plant dry leaves and white spots

Since a long time my kiwi plants have white dots on their leaves. Now also, one of them is developing a dry spell on one of it's leaves. Anyone know what the problem might be?
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Indoor durian started do dry out

I will really appreciate any help. I grow a durian tree in my livingroom and so far it's been doing great. Since september, it started sheding leaves one by one (only one at a time always goes kind of ...
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Is something wrong with my Aloe Vera?

I have an Aloe Vera, although I am thinking its not very healthy as its quite limp and thin. I am thinking I need to repot into something larger/deeper. I water it once or twice every week or 2 and ...
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Why is my jade plant dying?

I got a jade plant from a local nursery, which was in good health. I was under the impression that I can keep jade plants indoors, so I kept it on my desk. In around a month or so all the leaves dried ...
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Avocado Pit Questions

I'm fairly new to gardening, planting, and whatnot. But I did get an avocado from my local farmers market. (It was organic.) But I took the pit out, I followed all the steps on basically all the ...
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What type of bonsai is this, and how do I revive it?

I got this bonsai from my friend about 2 months ago. I do not know what type of bonsai it is so I don't know how much about taking care of it. About 6 weeks ago, I forgot to water the tree so it went ...
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My lemons' leafs are drying. What should I do?

I'm trying to grow many bonsais (Lemon, Pine, Cypress, Chestnuts, Peach). I was doing fine and all of the bonsais are in the same place. However, recently my lemons started to show some kind of an ...
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How to save a Fern which most leaves have dried out

I bought a small Fern (Nephrolepis Exaltata) back in January. Within 1-2 weeks all of the leaves, except for 4, became brown and eventually fell. I believe this happened due to lack of watering/...
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What is the most efficient drip system setup for irrigating a tree in the desert?

What is the most efficient (i.e., least water lost due to evaporation) drip system setup for irrigating a tree in the desert? I've seen some elaborate setups, like this: But having it above-ground ...
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Why are two of my plants drying out and turning yellow? [closed]

I have 2 plants that are drying out. One is called aglaonema and the other one is a ravenea palm. I water them every week and don't know why they're turning yellow.
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What potted outdoor plant most resembles astroturf in terms of required care

I am looking for the potted plant that has the highest survival rate when planted outside on a balcony, in a small trough pot in direct sunlight, supplied only with rainwater, without any regular ...
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What is this small eucalypt-like landscape tree in California?

I would like to identify this tree, and particularly to confirm or eliminate it as a possible host for Thaumastocoris peregrinus recently sighted nearby. The leaves are glossy and have no eucalyptol ...
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Growing beneficial, edible plants in the woods

We are purchasing some land in northern KY. and want to start growing food in the wooded area. We plan to plant ginseng but beyond that we are looking for other suggestions as to what we can grow in ...
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Why is my fern wilting and drying out?

I have a fairly well established fern which recently started drying out regardless of frequent watering, to the point where there was nothing green left on it. I went away for a week and when I came ...
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Deep watering: How much water are we talking?

How long and often must a lawn be watered to promote deep root growth throughout the warmer months? I live in South East Queensland and the summer temperatures range between 25-35 degrees Celsius. The ...
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Aerating with a garden fork: is it making the problem worse?

I would like to aerate my lawn but do not poses a lawn aerator. Would spiking the lawn with a garden fork be sufficient in aerating the soil or is it simply going to further compact the soil around ...
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Soil wetting compounds: are they effective?

Crystals, sprays, etc. Are soil wetting products effective to rejuvenate dry sections in a lawn? Any recommendations?
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Why is one fernbush thriving and one not?

I bought two Chamaebatiaria millefolium (Fernbush) online. Live in zone 9. plants are in south facing backyard 6-10 hrs sun. I followed the instructions and water both semi-daily, planted in sandy ...