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Identify this plant and suggestions for how to propagate it?

(Sorry for the less than clear photo) A co-worker was just given this great plant and I want one! Leaves are green with spots on top and a bright burgundy underneath. The leaf stems are very thin ...
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How to promote a Dracaena to branch

I have a Dracaena cutting that has taken very well and there is good upwards growth but it is just a single stem at the moment. Is there any way to promote braching is this type of plant?
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Diagnosis - plumeria leaves are yellowing and falling off

My plumeria, grown from a cutting, is starting to lose leaves. The leaves slowly turn yellow and brown over the course of 2-3 weeks. They start off green, then have a few white spots, then turn fully ...
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Can I keep my Dracaena cutting in water long term?

A while back I was given a Dracaena (I'm not sure of the species, but its leaves are narrow and about 12 x 0.5 cm) that was in pretty poor shape (it was grown to around 1.3 m high and had three ...
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Black spots on leaves of Rubber plant [duplicate]

I have begun to notice that my rubber plant has black spots on the leaves. What would cause this to occur? I don't want to lose this plant, as my late friend gave this to me as a gift.
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How big can a money tree grow

We have a money tree little one then I starter repotting it every time I feel it needs to grow because its roots looks muscular. I moved it to a half drum container now and I notice it is getting ...
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How long can plants survive without light?

For context I'm moving house and shipping most of my stuff. Shipping is expected to take 1-2 weeks. I want to know if shipping my house plants is worth considering. I have a bunch of cacti and ...
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Sansevieria house plant snapped

I recently obtained a Sansevieria plant and I would appreciate some maintenance advice. Less than two weeks later, one of the 'spikes' has fallen down. The base of the spike is soft, not like the ...
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What went wrong with my orchids?

Can anyone tell me what did I do wrong and how can I take better care of these flowers?
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What is the name of this plant growing up in my Garden

I am wondering what kind of plant could be this? It came up by itself. Is it useful to leave it in my Garden?
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Can a cactus be encouraged to “branch out”?

About 5 years ago I was given this cactus, in a minuscule pot and severely dehydrated. To my surprise it responded to watering and repotting really well. About 18 months ago I woke one morning to find ...
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ZZ Plant Help Please

I'm just getting started with indoor plants and heard the ZZ plant was easy and impossible to kill. I thought it was doing alright, not overwatering etc. But there are some white spots on the leaves. ...
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Why is my houseplant dying?

I have the plant in the picture. I have been watering it about every third day or so. Everything was going well, and new baby leaves started growing. But at some point in the last couple of weeks, it ...
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House plant diagnosis (Tradescantia Spathacea?)

Being new to plant care, I'm wondering if someone can help diagnose what's occurring with my (I think) Tradescantia Spathacea. When the plant was purchased, it had exclusively wide green and purple ...
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Prickly pear wilting after being in the sun

my prickly pear has been doing great, until this morning I put it outside in direct sun and within a few hours the new baby on the top started to lean. I also watered it the same day. Any ideas as to ...
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Is it a weed or part of the aloe vera plant?

This was growing at the base of my aloe vera plant. I always remove weeds from the pot and I removed this as well thinking it's a weed. But it was so strong, it felt almost as if it was connected to ...
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How to avoid “importing” insects when bringing plants into house at end of summer?

I had many of my plants out on my porch last summer (potted avocado trees, potted miniature roses, some herbs). Unfortunately, when I brought them into the house in the Fall, I also brought in some ...
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Chinese evergreen with clear droplet secretions on leaves

Is my Chinese evergreen plant here in my office ok? I noticed some water droplet type secretions on the new leaves and on the undersides of some other leaves. Is this normal? An officemate said it ...
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Areca palm dying

. . I bought this plant fully grown, lush green areca palm 5 months back. First 3 months it was bright green with new leaves coming, but then in the last month its leafs started turning brown rapidly, ...
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Is my Fittonia plant healthy?

I bought a Fittonia about a week ago. Today, I noticed a couple of its leaves getting less vibrant and almost having the veins fade. Is there anything I may be doing to cause this? Does the overall ...
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Mass Cane Dracaena Fragrans Massangeana Head Is completely turning on me - pictures

I have three Mass Cane Dracaena Fragrans Massangeana plants in the same, fairly large, pot (with drainage) that I water once a week. It sits in a 71 degree temp room with a fair amount of indirect ...
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Mango sapling dying

So i've been growing this mango sapling for like 4 months. At first i used the toothpick method to get the seed to sprout and after it got it's first leaves I transplanted it in this pot. It all ...
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Brown leaves on pineapple plant

We've had a pineapple plant in the office for 2-3 weeks, situated in the centre of the room in good, sunny weather. It's been regularly watered so that the soil is slightly damp, but no more. The ...
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Which plants relate simbiotically to chillis?

I have been reading about symbiotic plants and mutualism and I am wondering which plant to introduce to the pot of my perennial chilli plant. Any hints? thanks!
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Indoor mint leaves rapidly turning brown!

My poor mint plant is losing leaves at an alarming pace. I’m not the best gardener, but how do I save this little guy? No idea what’s causing the fast browning! I’ve been trying to water it every ...
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Night Jasmine leaves

I am in Baltimore, MD. I just bought this jasmine (in a pot). Healthy for only 1 week. 2-3 little blooms fall after 3 days and then I noticed that leaves are turning yellow and falling. Today, I saw ...
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Houseplant with dark green and cream variegated leaves

Hello! Can anyone tell me what this is! And is it just thirsty or does it need support?
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How would a plant grow with light from the stem?

Using Grow LEDs to emit light from the pot and stem of a plant or tree onto the leaves how would that plant grow opposite to normal sun light?
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Best approach to take on half dead string of pearls

Long story short, I placed something light on top of my basket of string of pearls and then forgot to take it off. I believe that is what killed the top ends of each string, as you can see in the ...
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Excessive browning of Peace Lily

This is an 8-month old Peace Lily. The plant had started browning about a month ago. I water it once in 3days and fertilize it with sea-weed solution once in 15 days. It sits nearby a window that gets ...
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Mushy Aglaonema stem with browning leaf tips. Answer asap please

Recently I've been watering my Aglaonema Silver Bay a little too much (due to the scorching heat of summer in India). I've noticed that the stem has gotten pretty mushy and dark brownish. The plant ...
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Stromanthe triostar help

as you can see in the photo two of my Stromanthe leaves from the same roots are curling inward. what could be the issue? I don't think it's a humidity or watering issue, nor do I see any visible signs ...
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What is wrong with my avocado plant?

I have been growing this avocado plant from pip - it is now nearly 4 years old and about 5ft high. I water it regularly but never so it sits in water and prune the ends to stop it growing larger. ...
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my Peace Lily is getting droopy but I’m not sure why

i got this peace lily on May 17th from a garden centre (in england) i’ve inserted a pic from the day i got it, nice and perky and upright. i’ve been watering as instructed when the soil begins to dry ...
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Please..Whats wrong with my umbrella tree?

Umbrella tree plant! The leaves grow out large and healthy looking then droop and curl...but new leaves continue to grow.! What could be the problem??enter image description here
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I need help identifying this quadricolor waxy leafed plant

I rescued this plant from a retail store years ago. It became homeless when the display it in was used for was replaced with something new. It's gotten ridiculously large and has always been ...
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What is the name and type of this plant?

This plant is easy to grow even if you dont water it.
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Can I prevent my spider plant from growing more leaves?

I have a spider plant (chlorophytum comosum) that I have raised since he was still attached to his parent. He is in a small (2 inch diameter) pot and lives on my desk in indirect sunlight all day, ...
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how do I help my succulent with brown holes in the leaves?

I have a succulent terrarium. I water it regularly and it stays inside. Recently, I have found some brown little holes on the leaves. My terrarium has many different types of succulents and one of the ...
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How do I save my chilli plant

I was away for a couple of days and I guess the weather was hot here, so when I came back my chilli plant had dried up, picture below. I have watered it now, but the plant hasn't perked up. The ...
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Brown spots on alovera

As you can see my aloe Vera plant is young and it is in balcony so 2-3 hrs only it is getting sunlight.Frequently the soil get dry,so I give water according to the soil condition.But some brown spots ...
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White little larvae/insects on the trunk of my Pilea

I have a healthy (or so I thought) Pilea plant (Chinese Money), ~6 months old, indoors. Today, I noticed some strange little white dots on its trunk; and, as it turns out, they are moving, and seem to ...
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What causes curled leaves in ctetanthe pilosa?

I have recently purchased a small ctetanthe pilosa, about 6 inches tall. I have it inside with morning sun through glass window. Temp outside is cold winter between 3 degrees and 10 degrees at the ...
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Propagated pothos not growing

About a month ago I planted some pothos leaves I had rooted in water, but I haven't seen any growth so far. Could I be doing something wrong or should I wait a bit longer?
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Why my capsicum leaves are looking like this?

So I live in India and now its summer time with a usual climate of 40-45 degree celsius daily. I planted the seeds of my capsicum back in March and now they were growing fine until I saw these pale ...
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What kind of Iris is this?

If it actually is an Iris, that is. I had no idea we had this plant and I had subconsciously grouped it under the non-flowering section. Imagine my surprise when it bloomed all of a sudden! After ...
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Saving broken branch of begonia?

What can I do with this broken branch in my potted begonia? Can I plant it in a small pot?
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Identify this in soil?

These look exactly like white grapes and they’re in the soil. Does anyone know what this is?
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Can anyone help me diagnose issues with my rubber plant?

I bought my rubber plant a couple months ago. I have it in a room that receives bright afternoon light - the window across the room is southwest-facing. When I bought the plant it was quite full but ...
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Mango seedling has stem and leaves but no root!

I've got two problems with my mango seedlings: Problem #1 I have germinated a mango seed in water, it now has a decent stem and healthy-looking leaves. It is currently still in water, indoors, in ...