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What is this white tuber on my cactus?

Yesterday I noticed that my cactus had a white tuber type thing growing out of it. Is this normal? It's almost doubled in length in the past 36 hours.
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Problem with Growing coleus blumei propagate in water

I have one coleus blumei main flower which have had black stem problem. So i removed the black parts and placed that corrupted part into bobble with water like this: And after almost three-day i ...
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Will quaking aspen grow in Mississippi?

I am moving to Mississippi soon and am trying to figure out trees to plant at my house. My favorite tree is the quaking aspen. Will this grow there? And any recommendations of other trees, bushes, and ...
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Dwarf Orange Tree growth problems

My dwarf orange tree has stayed the same since it was put into the backyard about 5 years ago . She has grown 5 oranges that were normal. After that she has stayed the same and grows flowers in the ...
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How do I encourage my potted Lilac Palibin to grow more leaves and flowers?

I live in Munich, Germany, and have had my Lilac Palibin bush for nearly a year. It has grown well in its pot on my south-east-facing balcony. However, now spring has arrived it has few leaves up ...
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Remove buds to speed up growth of newly planted cherry laurels (Prunus Laurocerasus Novita)

In november I planted around 65 meters of cherry laurel (Novita). I would like them to grow higher and more dense, as quickly as possible. As winter is ending, they are producing a lot of clusters of ...
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What should i do with this mulberry tree?

Last year i had planted 4 mulberry trees outside but slowly they all started to die. I figured it was the soil. It was badly compacted. Eventually, i was left with just one which i decided to pull out ...
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New plumeria cutting

OKKAYYY I got this cutting as a gift and was told to put it in a small vase of water, change out water weekly, and wait for it to root.. Well, my sister in law did the same thing and hers started to ...
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Producers of oxygen

Are plants the only producers of oxygen? (I know algae aren't plants, but also produce oxygen, but asides them) Do mushrooms,other fungi, and plantlike organisms also produce oxygen?
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What is this plant and how to take care of it?

I live in Bangalore, India and was gifted a plant 4 weeks back. It's a small one, has small thick leaves. It was fine for couple of weeks. After which the leaves turned a little yellow, 6 to 7 leaves ...
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Caffeine containing plants that will grow in Germany's climate

I plan on switching from coffee to a more regional alternative but can't quite figure out which plants would be suitable. I'm based in Germany so it would be great if the plant grows somewhere around ...
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How to bring my Olive's branches back to life?

I have an Olive tree that I keep indoors and potted (lots of sunlight in room and let it breath outdoors occasionally), I went away for a few weeks and the leaves on the bottom few branches have ...
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Hard Water vs Soft Water for Houseplants

I have read that certain house plants should be watered with soft water. I would like to know if this applies to all house plants and what consequences would be visible when watering with hard water ...
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Should I remove a secondary tree that sprouted from a dwarf apple tree?

Last year I planted a dwarf apple tree, and this year after returning from vacation it has a secondary tree that's sprouted up from around the base. Here's a photo showing what I mean: https://...
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Camomile and oregano stopped growing after sprouting

I planted oregano and camomile from seeds, and shortly after sprouting they stopped growing. I tried moving them to a more sunny or shaded areas, but they still don't grow. They keep being the same ...
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Butternut squash lost growing tip, is it worth keeping it?

One of my butternut squash plants lost its growing tip. Probably cut while mowing the grass, since they are planted on the borders of the garden and not in the raised beds because of the space they ...
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Is it possible to get this badly-pruned magnolia back to a natural shape?

We bought a house a few months ago that has a magnolia tree in the front, as shown below: As you can see, it's sort a mess, with long thin branches shooting upwards and down. If you get inside of it, ...
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Kale leaves turning yellow in hydroponic system

I planted kale using hydroponic method. I planted them in September 7th, 2019 and now they're 41 days old. I put them in hydroponic system when they're 21 days old and have two leaves, with nutrition ...
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Why is my pineapple not growing bigger?

I planted my pineapple about 5 years ago from the head of a store bought pineapple and even though it hasn't died and is still growing, it hasn't got nearly big enough to produce fruit or even ...
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Lettuce Growth Stunted

I grow lettuce using vertical hydroponic method. I live in Jakarta city, Indonesia, started planting the lettuce at September 7th, 2019 and today (October 10th, 2019) should be the harvest day. But ...
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How quickly can I expect my Goldcrest Cypress to grow?

We bought a Goldcrest Cypress today and I'm wondering how fast it would grow; I just don't get any clear (or even rough) answers from Google. Some more info: We are in South Africa, around 26 degrees ...
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How to graft a plum tree

these days I am going to prune my plum tree, I will perform the pruning following the guidelines of this article that talks about pruning a plum tree (it is in Spanish but nothing that Google ...
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Passiflora Snow Queen is drying out

I bought 3 plants of Passiflora Snow Queen in May this year. They have been thriving well and fast. My wall is almost covered and they are still growing as you can see: The plants are outside in a ...
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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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Fig tree languishing after 2 years - how to reinvigorate?

I have a fig tree which was planted two years ago next to a wall. The soil-side of the wall faces north, the sunny pavement side face south, so it provides plenty of heat. The sun can shine on the ...
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Root system size and planting distance from smokebush (smoke tree, cotinus coggygria) to wall

Am thinking of planting a smoke bush in an area that is enclosed by a retaining wall, but am concerned about the root system eventually growing big enough to displace the wall. How can I estimate the ...
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Avocado leaves with yellowish/brown spots

I have two young avocado plants in my room that show some problems. The older one (I started growing the plant from a seed 4 months ago) started to show yellowish/brown spots on its leaves about a ...
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Mexican Lime tree planted too deep, trying to address the issue early

This lime tree was planted about 2-3 years ago, and isn't growing as fast as we thought it would. Maybe the tree just grows slow? I'm not sure. Recently I dug down to see where the root system started ...
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Revert lettuce to vegetative phase by cutting it down

I have read several article stating that it is possible to revert a bolted leafy lettuce to vegetative growth by cutting it down to 1 centimeter. Is that right?
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Why don't my cucumbers grow longer?

My cucumbers grow into little balls and then start turning yellow, which means they are already ripe or over ripe. They don't grow long. Why not?
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A tale of two “pinch backs” (should some plants not be pinched back?)

I'm no "gardener" but I like to plant from seed and watch things grow. I am trying to learn a bit more as I go along. I planted the zinnias in the photo below a couple of months ago, started indoors ...
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My redbud tree in Maine

I planted my redbud 3 years ago, 2 years they have had lots of leaves no buds. This year there are no leaves at all, around the base of the tree there are little twigs growing with small leaves. Is ...
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Single or multiple points of light for growing?

Is is better to provide light to a growing plant from less point of light to emulate sunlight or more points lights to simulate a cloudy day?
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Replant branch?

I live in the Caribbean, and while riding bike, I saw this tree: So I cut a small branch: Can I replant this branch? Can it somehow be replanted in a pot? Thanks.
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What is this Growth On an Eastern Spruce tree

Do you know what this odd looking growth is?
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Strange growth on my desert rose

My pink desert rose has a long stem growing from the top of the plant. It has a two inch stock which divides in two parts to form a letter T shape. the two parts are now about 6 inches each in ...
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What seed is this? Oak?

I had this seed for a long time in my kitchen in a dry container. I decided to see if I could just plant it in a pot. When I was inspecting it I sensed that the outer shell was now easily breakable. ...
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Are my pepper plants growing at a decent rate?

Planted bell peppers a month ago in seed starting cells, and they have grown slower (germinated slower too) than the tomatoes and zucchini I planted at the same time. The leaves are turning a ...
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can a purple onion plant thrive on water-only?

Is this article, 29 Plants That Grow in Water Only (Without a Hydroponic System) accurate, that is, can a plant thrive with only water? I ask this question since, from the half of a purple onion grew ...
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Are my roses killing my Lavender bushes?

We have 3 lavender bushes in our front yard, they get plenty of sun and we prune the regularly. We also have a rose bush which is doing alright, although I did have to cut some stems from it last year ...
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Bonsai Ficus, recently repotted now roots growing from surface

I repotted a Golden gate Ficus bonsai about a month ago and just noticed something today I'm not sure about. It appears 5-6 root tips have hit the sides of the pot, growing on the surface and some ...
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How do I properly cut and cultivate my lemon trees to keep them smaller?

I started growing these two lemon trees from (random storebought lemon) seeds a few years ago and they grew considerably over the last summer after putting them in larger pots. Because I live in ...
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How does removing spruce tips affect the tree health and growth?

I recently learned that spruce tips are edible. Having an abundance of spruce growing around here I'd like to harvest some for culinary experiments. My question is, how will this affect the trees' ...
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how can i stop my dracaena growing to tall?

[![enter image description here][1]][1]I had just one dracaena 10 years ago. But it grew too fast. Finally It reached to top of the room. At first, it was not quite a big problem. Every time when It ...
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Why is this clementine/mandarin tree so small and why has it stopped growing?

I planted a clementine or mandarin tree from seed maybe two or three years ago. I don't think it has grown much over the last couple of years. See photo (with a sticky note for scale). It doesn't grow,...
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Most effective method for growing moss outdoors?

I have a bare patch of shady ground in my background, about 10 feet by 15 feet in area, where I'd like to start growing a healthy layer of moss this year. I have a limited budget, less than $100 US. I'...
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Growing multiple stems on Dracaena

First I must say, I am not quite sure the plant is really a Dracaena… Well, I see lot of similar plants growing a "multiple" head with several stems but mine is only growing straight up. I have been ...
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Three organic avacodo pits, two are one color, the third is another

I have potted three organic avacodo pits and am wondering why two of them are growing tall,thin and red in color while the third is shorter with a thicker green stalk.
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Is aloe supposed to grow like this?

I just propped it up but it is really top heavy and some of the leaves are pretty droopy. The outside leaves seem to just stack on top of eachother and never spread out and around. Should I cut the ...
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Correct spacing between roses

I have 3 hybrid tea's and a grandiflora in pots that i wish to transplant to the ground this spring but im unsure about the right spacing distance between each them. I've been reading about it on the ...

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