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My scotch bonnet (Bonney pepper) buds won't open

I live in South Korea. In early March I planted some scotch bonnet seeds. I've had to keep the plants inside because I live in an apartment and have no way to keep them outside. It's now raining ...
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Propagating the cordyline from cutting didn't work

I have a cordyline plant that was becoming leggy so I thought to cut the stems from the leggy stem and propagate it. I cut the healthy stem into 4 pieces, planted them into the soil, and then watered ...
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Why doesn't my grass grow evenly?

3 weeks ago I cut my grass at a higher height for the summer here in Philadelphia. Now only blades come up. I can see the 1st cut, but only a few blades grow tall now. We have had some extreme heat ...
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Is this weeping willow dying?

I have a Kilmarnock miniature weeping willow. planted 2 years ago. This year it has new leaves on top, but underneath the branches seem dead. Also, the new branches are not hanging down but growing ...
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I think I over pruned this rubber tree plant and I am scared I killed it, any advice would be appreciated

I had an extremely leggy rubber tree plant that I was gifted and based off the advice I was given I cut all the stems to 6". It has been nearly 2 months and I have not seen any growth. Im not ...
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Cordyline stunted growth from crown

I have 2 australis red star cordylines (about 4ft tall) which have done very well for the past 3 years, having been over-wintered in the garage on polystyrene bases. I have just noticed that the ...
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Grass + Shrubs - Shade causes growth problem

I have a part of my yard where there is a big maple tree that provides shade over a line of shrubs and a patch of grass. My property is also along a moderately busy road where a lot of cars do pass ...
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Restore lopsided pieris japonica

I've had this pieris japonica on my balcony in Munich, Germany for five years, and it's happily survived ~35 deg C summers and -10 deg C winters. However, this winter (Dec 2023) we had a particularly ...
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Can I rescue my nerve plant?

I have this nerve plant (Fittonia albivenis) I got years ago. It grew pretty nicely for a while but I cut it back a bit and then has been declining ever since. It seemed to be improving though but now ...
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Is my pineapple plant going to grow a pineapple?

I have had this pineapple plant for a year now and it seems like nothing has really changed from when I first got it. There are a lot more leaves, and there's a really nice thick stem, but there is no ...
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Wasabi main stem growth

I got a couple of wasabi seedlings nearly three years ago and planted them in large pots. Last weekend I dug one up to eat and was pretty disappointed with how large the main stem was. However there ...
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Japanese maple Mikawa Yatsubusa - Coping with bad tip pruning?

Location is Portland, OR This was tip-pruned a year ago (not by me) and all the pruned tips sprouted these long shoots with leaf clusters only at the ends. This is supposed to be a dwarf, but if it ...
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Slow growth and constant premature flowering of pepper plants

My potted capsicum plants are growing very slowly. I had topped off the plants due to flower buds appearing in saplings but the buds are appearing again in the side branches of the leaf nodes. What ...
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How long will it take for new growth on a skelatonized citrus tree?

So I had a “small” ponderosa lemon tree and a much larger Meyer lemon tree in my greenhouse. The ponderosa was healthy, however his growth was extremely erratic with tons of tiny twig branches with ...
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Help please my rubber tree

I am new here and I am reading lots of good advice. I have had this plant for 7 years now and it’s been repotted 3 times, I’ve cut back many times where the arms are and the top but it never grows in ...
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Areca Palm isn't thriving the way I expected

So, here's a photo of my dypsus lutescens. As you can see from above, the plant is very much alive, and new leaves (?) are sprouting. However, they immediately drool. It's as if the weight of the ...
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Are holly roots aggressive (invasive)?

Are holly roots notably aggressive? Some sources (mostly blogspam-ish) make claims like: The expansion of the out-of-control holly tree roots puts all of your pipes, overall foundation, plumbing, etc....
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How long will pumpkins still grow after turning orange?

My two pumpkins turned orange by September 1. They are both still fairly small, and the stems are still green and sturdy. How long can I leave them to grow? I've seen conflicting advice on the ...
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Peony Alertie pant stopped growing

I planted bareroot Peony Alertie in mid-July. In the first two weeks they grew about and inch with leaves but have stopped growing since. There is no change in the height of the plant or new leaf ...
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How can I grow my Chinese elm bonsai bigger?

I Bought this bonsai a few weeks ago and everything is going good (I've pruned the roots and branches, it's in a small pot, and it's even growing new leaves very fast). There are no actual problems ...
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Christmas cactus oddity

My Christmas cactus generally has pink flowers. For some reason, it is growing this one single white flower like thing. It’s been on the plant for at least two weeks and has not opened or gotten any ...
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Can all climbers such as peas or ruuner beans be draped down instead of propped up?

Having limited space I would like to drape various plants down off the top edge of my garage roof. The plants I have in mind are runner beans, peas, grapes and cucumbers. If I do it this way would I ...
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Potted lemon tree not growing/flowering

I bought a potted lemon tree (>1m tall)and I had it indoors until the weather was good enough to then move it onto the balcony (west facing). Since I bought the tree (2 months ago) I have seen ...
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Why does my Bird of Paradise have arrested development?

I've had a Bird of Paradise for about two years and it has done well in its current location, which is an office building with three huge, west-facing windows so it gets bright indirect light most of ...
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Young weeping silver birch heavy on one side

My young weeping silver birch arrived with most of its branches on the left side. Maybe a silly question but will branches grow on right as it grows in height or is there something I could do to help ...
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What’s growing on my tomato plant? This is crazy!

I’ve never seen anything like this. Looks like a fungus or moss or something. Brown, fur like, skinny stems, 1/2 to 1 inch long. Not normal fungal issues, this is new to me… zone 7b
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New garlic growth splitting out of the main stem?

I can't find any advice on this online anywhere. my original 1st,2nd and third leaves of my garlic are dying back (first leaf has died back completely), but all of a sudden I have new growth coming ...
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Bamboo making a sound

I have some bamboo growing in three containers which total about six square feet of surface. The culms are about a half inch in diameter and six to eight feet long. I had a good number of new shoots ...
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How to deal with a revived potted lemon tree

I did the mistake of leaving my lemon tree outdoor after a rare snow this winter and it lost all leaves. I checked that it was still alive under the bark and since it was, I crossed my finger and ...
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How big around does the trunk of a Fuyu Persimmon tree get?

How big around does the trunk of a Fuyu Persimmon get? I have a newly planted Fuyu Persimmon tree that we are wanting to build a deck around. I want to make sure I give the tree enough of a hole to ...
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What to do when one seed sprouts two growths (polyembryonic?)?

I bought a lemon from a "local" veggies/fruit store. It only had 3 seeds, which I decided to plant, recording all the process. Procedure: Soaked and properly peel the seeds. Cut just a ...
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What’s this brown growth on my yucca?

There’s a brown growth at the base of one of the leaves of my Yucca plant. Should I remove it? What is it?
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Am I growing white cabbage right?

I recently got into growing my own veggies. Here I have a base of cabbage which I soaked in water after seeing on YouTube. Is that the right way? What should I be seeing and doing next? Should I ...
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What is causing tiny new growth to die?

I have a young Jalapeno and its new growth is dead looking. It has tiny leaves and its flowers are dead and brown. I looked using a jewelry loupe and could not see any pests.
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Dracaena plant has less leaves

I had planted a Dracaena plant few years back. Since then it has grown tall. The only problem is it has leaves only at the top. I have kept it near my window, so it gets proper sunlight. I water it ...
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Why aren't my marijuana seedlings thriving?

Now that it's legal to grow, I decided to try growing my own. I bought a 1000 W LED light and have set up my seedlings in a 2 ft high area and the light is approximately 9 inches from top of plants. ...
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Multiply plant from motherplant

I‘ve multiplied a lot of Monstera plants in the past and know, that when you cut of a stem, put it in water, the roots will start to grow and you can pot them. Now I have a big Monstera Plant which ...
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What to do with wasabi flowering?

I'm trying to grow wasabi for the first time. The plant seems to be doing well and has produced several flowers (on long snaking stems). I'm not sure what to do with them. I know some plants grow ...
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What is this weird little bump on my tomato?

So I picked this lovely brandywine tomato yesterday and noticed this extra little bumpy thing. What is it?
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Too late to hill?

So time got away from me and the stems got to be over a foot high before I could hill them over. Is it too late now or will they still grow in after they're good and hilled. They have not even ...
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My yellow Zucchini flowers are closed

I have a Zucchini plant. The flowers were open a couple of days ago. Now they stay closed. The females are very small and have not grown much. Should I prune the plant and hope the new growth will ...
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If I tie a string to the top of a small tree, will the string still be near the top when the tree grows up?

I'm aiming to run some rope across the tops of several small trees, and I want the ropes to rise up with the trees. I'm concerned that, rather than raising the rope up with the growth of the tree, the ...
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What to do if too many seedlings are in the same pot?

I have attempted to grow cacti from seeds I collected from my own cactus. Since the last time I tried this (last year), only about 5 seeds started germination and then quickly died, this time I ...
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light yellow green growths on basil plant stem

These strange growths appeared on my basil plant stem. Removed one sample and it doesn't look like an insect (it's firmly anchored to the stem, and doesn't move). It is hard and relatively dry. What ...
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Growth rate of strangler aerial roots in sub-tropics

In sub-tropical climate, like in Roatán, Honduras, how fast do aerial roots of young strangler figs grow? Ludwig et al. mention in their article Living bridges using aerial roots of ficus elastica – ...
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What will happen if I *don't* prune a Group 2 Clematis

I've read a bunch of recommendations about pruning clematis, by group. But I haven't really found anything that gives an indication of what will happen if I fail to do that pruning. I assume that &...
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Is it possible to keep prunus (Yoshino and Watereri) relatively small?

I'd like to grow a bunch of trees against my wall (something like an informal espalier - I want them flat against the wall). I am unsure of the two largest trees however. Yoshino and Watereri both ...
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Why are my repotted plants dying/not growing?

I have recently re-potted my plants as the soil they came with was either clay or too compact or they were already root-bound or the soil was not able to hold moisture. They have been shedding leaves/...
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What can be done with an aloe vera leaf that fell off and still looks healthy? Start a new plant?

I had asked this question (with no replies) about a healthy looking leaf suddenly falling off an aloe vera. I'm wondering what I could do with the leaf? It is still healthy looking and plump. I would ...
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My Nepenthes Alata is growing leaves, but its tendrils are drying

I bought a new pitcher plant (nepenthes alata) and since, it was doing great, there are no pitchers since I got it but it has shown significant growth... I observed that its tendrils(which are ...
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