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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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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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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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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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Campsis is growing very slowly with holes in the leaves

We purchased our red Campsis Radicans in the beginning of May which is depicted below. This picture was taken today. What surprizes me is that many articles claim that Campsis is a fast growing vine ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dracaena Propagation/thicker trunk

I have 3 questions about my Dracaena! She currently has 3 nodes off the main trunk. If I cut the trunk in half, will these nodes die? Secondly, I've seen some Dracaenas with incredibly thick trunks, ...
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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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How long does it take to grow Tagasaste (Tree Lucerne) from seed?

I am planning to plant a few dozens of Tagasaste (Tree Lucerne) on my section in Southland, New Zealand in August/September this year. I have read a few instructions on how to germinate seeds and ...
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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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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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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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Will my lupines grow back next year if I cut them to the ground?

Our lupines (also called lupin in the UK) were done flowering for the year and were harboring an aphid infestation, so I mowed them. Are the "stumps" likely to regrow next year or do the plants rely ...
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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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Miniature Peperomia Pilea depressa, losing leaves and color

I've had this plant for about 9monthes and it's been generally doing well, it even sprouted new babies (?). However, in the last 3 months, a good amount of its leaves are browsing and falling off. I ...
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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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My lime tree cutting has developed flower buds along the stem but no leaves. The cutting is about 8 weeks along

My lime tree cutting is about 2 months along and it has not produced any new leaves but is producing flower buds along the stem. Should I be seeing new leave growth?
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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 are ...
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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 seed 4 months ago) started to show yellowish/brown spots on its leaves about a month ...
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How long will it take to grow branches back on a Green Giant?

I just had an incompetent Arborist prune my Green Giant. For some unknown reason he cut 4 branches totally off leaving a huge bald spot front and center of my row a arborvitaes. They claim it will ...
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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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Can you grow mushrooms from other mushrooms?

I saw a video of someone growing mushrooms from burying another mushroom in dirt. However, most other videos show only show that you can grow mushrooms from spawn or spores from a company. Can you ...
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Is this pineapple plant dead?

I planted a pineapple plant. Some leaves died. Tips of others died too. But, as you can see in the picture, most of it is green. It has been this way for months, and no new leaves grow. Is it dead? If ...
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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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What are some of the fastest growing plant by mass?

There's a few questions on this site based around the fastest growing plant of a specific type (vegetable, tree etc.) but can anyone give me a list of the fastest growing plants by mass. To be clear I ...
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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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