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Why are the leaves of my areca palm (indoor) turning yellow? HELP!

Dear all since last week I noticed that entire leaves of my areca palm are turning yellow? In addition to the previous problem I have been having of the yellow and brown tips. I have the plant next to ...
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(When) can potted cactus and aloe vera be put outside?

Hello Gardening stackexchange! We bought a few cacti and aloe vera last year, which live in pots. We took them inside the house at the start of the past autumn, when the temperatures were starting ...
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Getting rid of strange eggs in houseplant soil

Help! I have a peace lily which I bought three years ago for almost a nothing as it was almost dead. I nursed it back to health and was doing great, after about a year of having it in it’s nursery pot ...
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How to revive plant whose base is mostly dead, but with one thriving section?

I have a couple of plants (one Asplenium oblongifolium, one Calathea Louisae Freddy) which were once medium sized plants, but through neglect, most of their stems died. As a result, there is a big ...
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Are these spider mites (eggs) on my Hedera Helix?

I noticed some small white dots on the underside of the leaves of my Hedera Hedix. They look like grains of salt. Are they spider mite eggs? Is there any danger for nearby plants?
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Identify this silverish hanging plant

A few months ago I got a seedling (in a vase filled with water). I however have no clue what species my new plant is. Any ideas? The stem and leaves are notably silver-greyish and quite fuzzy. The ...
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What's wrong with my pilea peperomioides?

I recently moved this little Pilea to a windowsill of a south-east facing window. This means it gets some direct morning sun, whereas before it was in a room with a skylight and only got indirect ...
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Is this a Banana leaf plant?

We have a plant that we considered to be birds of paradise for last 4 years. Yesterday in a brief bout of lucidity we realized that it might be Banana leaf plant , since it never gave flowers and is ~...
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What is this palm?

There is a palm for sale. The seller haven't specified what sort of palm is that. I suppose this could be: Either an Areca palm, which requires bright indirect light and should be kept moist at all ...
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Granny's Maranta Leuconeura (prayer plant) is dying. PLEASE HELP!

Thank you so much for your time. My grandmother passed away last year and her plants were the first of her things we wanted to preserve. I've been horrible at raising plants, giving them to granny to ...
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How do I tame my Dwarf Umbrella tree?

My favorite house plant, I've had it for about 5 years now is growing far and wide. She was in a very sunny window for the first 4 years (I know that's not as directed) but she was super happy and ...
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Encourage new leaves along Devil's ivy stem

I have an Devil's Ivy that is a couple of years old. It's been through periods of neglect, but is now getting a lot more attention and is looking pretty healthy overall. It has 5-6 long stems. On a ...
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Weird spots on avocado plant

My avocado plant of 4 years is having some weird pink-ish/white spots on some of its leafs. What are these and are they harmful? Should I remove those leafs or is there something else I should do? ...
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Edible plants you can grow entirely indoors in UK

Like many, I and my family are stuck indoors for the duration of Covid-19. I would like to try growing plants on the available windowsills, preferably edible plants. However, I've no ideas for what ...
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Why aren't my Kalanchoes blooming all at once?

I planted these different colored Kalanchoes in the same vase hoping I will get colorful blooms but while the orange one is in almost full bloom the white and the yellow have not even started yet. I ...
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What is this kalanchoe-like plant?

My grandmother has this plant on her sunny windowsill. She barely waters it. It's grown quite leggy as the winters here (in Ireland) are quite dark, but overall it's gotten much bigger during its time ...
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How do I save unknown dying plant?

I received an unknown plant for Christmas and since repotting it in my room, it has been dying. My best guess is that it is a spider plant (but see photo for more information). At first it was in a ...
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What indoor plant will be able to absorb 0.5-1L of human urine daily?

I´ve recently moved into a place with a shared bathroom. I enjoy my birthday suit when I´m at home, but suspect that others might not. Hence my question. I have no balcony, my window gets 2-3 hours ...
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Lace Aloe (a.Aristata)after separating in two

I have split a rather young lace aloe (Picture 1). After splitting, drying, and replanting both, the smaller piece is thriving but the larger “half” is (again, I think) rotting lance by lance (Picture ...
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Monstera soil moist for 5 weeks

The soil of my monstera has been moist for 5-6 weeks at least. Is this normal? The very top layer feels dry but if I stick my finger as far as my knuckle it’s still moist, and if I really dig deeper ...
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Will strawberries grow in plant?

Today I went to the supermarket and saw some small pots with strawberry plants. I'd never seen a strawberry plant before, and I wanted to buy it, but decided to check here before. We live in the ...
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Adenium Obesum swollen leaves and stem

I am not sure what is wrong with my adenium plant. I have google exhaustively but couldn't find any description that my plant is facing. There seems to be some swelling at the leaves stem and on the ...
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Black mold on top of soil

2 days after pulling hydroperoxide around the stem of a plant to possibly kill root rot dark black mole looking substance formed around the area where the powder peroxide was poured what is that
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What kind of a disease is that?

My Sansevieria plant was great for almost a year. Couple days ago i noticed this (looks as if leaves are drying out from the inside). How should I treat it now and what I did wrong with it? Appreciate ...
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What type of plant is this???:)

I'm a bit clueless when it comes to plants and gardening but I got this houseplant as a gift a while ago and I was wondering if someone could identify what type of plant it is for me.( I was thinking ...
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Help rescue over-watered houseplant - species unknown

can anyone tell me how to revive this plant please? I'm unsure of the species. I'm pretty sure I over-watered it. The bottom leaves started turning yellow. I repotted and removed as much as the water ...
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How to rescue my fittonia from white mold?

I’m trying to rescue my sister’s fittonia. They were very dry when I got them but after repotting them, I notice this white moldy stuff on all the stems and the leaves were all wilting. Please help!
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Brown tips and dying leaves on Kentia Palm house plant

I have a Kentia Palm for probably 1.5 years now. Over the last 6 months it's deteriorated a bit, showing brown and dead leaves. It's in a living room away from direct light (but still get indirect ...
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What can I do to help my spindly plant?

I have a houseplant, which has a label which says 'Iresine' (I'm not sure what species, as Google images finds various different versions including some that look like bushes, and Wikipedia says it's ...
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No roots plants stems from big tree

Can any no root plant set alive by putting its bottom part inside a banana and wait for few days to see if roots comes out? Or it can happen to only specific plants and not all plants? if have a plant ...
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Browning kentia leaves

I recently purchased a 5 ft kentia and placed it next to a patio door, but out of direct sunlight. I water it sparingly when the topsoil has dried out and it is well drained. The only thing I have ...
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Mini Kalanchoe Care Questions

I just got this plant Sunday and it's white spots/dust has been growing. I googled and am assuming it's powery mildew. Is that correct? Regardless, this little guy looks like he needs some serious ...
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Houseplant identifying and growing conditions?

[![enter image description here][1]][1]Can anyone identify this plant please because it had no information on its tag. I also would like to know its growing conditions How much water does it need? ...
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What to do to pelargoniums after overwintering in cellar

I have a couple of pelargonia in pots. They live on a south facing balcony, and generally seem pretty happy there in the summer. (In my previous posts, they lived elsewhere and were much less happy. ...
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How to take care of this orchid

Can someone please give me some advices on how to care of this kind of orchid. I never had orchids before so I would like to know a) if it needs a bigger pot b) what type of soil is best for its needs ...
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My Dracaena Fragrans Is Never Happy

2/15, I did this: I finally built up the nerve to chop my corn plant and propagate it Here's the damage: https://imgur.com/a/tt4IvDg I am praying I did this right. I followed a video that showed ...
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Palm plant wilting/drooping (pics added)

UPDATE: Found some white dots that are extremely tiny. Not sure if they are scale or mineral deposit from water. The palm plant has also closed all of its leaves. My palm plant was doing great and ...
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Why are my aloes bruising?

So I am a huge plant mom and I've been noticing bruises on my aloes lately. I only water them at least once a week when dry and they are in part sun. So I'm looking for some suggestions on what I ...
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my mint have grasshopper eating leaves

I have a problem with my chocomint. I just bought it for a few weeks. But today, seem like there are some bugs are eating my plant, it's a jumper specimen. So I would like to ask you, why my mint got ...
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My Dracaena Fragrans Might Be Dying PLEASE help

2/15, I did this: I finally built up the nerve to chop my corn plant and propagate it Here's the damage: https://imgur.com/a/tt4IvDg I am praying I did this right. I followed a video that showed ...
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My pothos leaves have cracks. What could be the reason?

I propagated pothos in water. The leaves are cracked and crippled. Please see picture. What could be the reason? Any disease? If so which one and what’s the remedy?
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Can one have cacti and non-cactus plants in the same pot?

I have these 3 small cacti which are getting too big for their pot. I was thinking of replanting them together with this larger plant. Would that be possible to have cacti and a non-cactus plant ...
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What is this pest on an indoor mint plant, and how can I stop it coming back?

I recently planted a mint plant purchased from a supermarket in some houseplant potting soil. It's been on a windowsill in the kitchen. In the last week it's acquired some sort of pest which I've ...
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How to bring this Rubber plant back in shape?

I have a rubber plant that has grown sideways and quite tall. I want the plant to become somewhat dense and a little less tall. I am thinking of pruning it as shown in the image below: However, I am ...
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Yellow-brown spots on Dracana Fragrans

I know there have been a few similar questions posed but was hoping to get some additional clarity. My Dracana Fragans has experience some spotting over the last couple of months, mostly on new ...
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Growing Money Plant purely in Vermiculite

Is it possible to grow money plant only in Vermiculite? The plant grows in soil and water, so can it grow only in vermiculite, as vermiculite retains water really well?
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Should I re-pot this Ponytail Palm or wait more?

This ponytail palm is root-bound for years (3-5 years) and it is still growing. Not sure if this requires re-potting or I should let the plant grow in this same pot? It's a 12" pot. Never fertilized....
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What houseplant is this?

I'm unsure what variety of plant this is. It's currently about 30cm tall and the most identifiable feature on it are the small hairy coconut like seeds where the shoots sprout from.
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Browning tip on Sansaviera (spiky) houseplant

I have a Sansaviera (spiky variety), the tip of one of the spiky leaves has begun to brown and whither. What could be the cause of this? The plant isn't located near a radiator so there are no large ...
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Plants to grow in a vertical/wall hanging sphagnum-based planter?

I received a planter as a gift. Please suggest plants to plant in it. (It is specifically the "hang.oasi.home" planter.) The planter is basically a box that hangs on the wall, but the holes to put ...

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