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can anyone identify this plant please?

Can anyone tell me what the potted plant is, circled on the right? Thanks in advance
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Areca Palm bottom watering question

I have read over-watering can be a problem however i haven't been able to find much of any info on bottom watering. I bottom water and things seem to be going just fine but I'm in search of a how-to ...
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What is causing white patches on the underside of my bamboo palm?

I have a bamboo palm, which when i first bought was infested with mealy bugs. Over a period of two months I have regularly used rubbing alcohol to reduced the infestation as much as possible. And now ...
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Need help identifying this plant, not sure what it is

Can someone help me identify this plant? Overall size is 2ft (60cm) and leaves are about 4 inches (10cm).
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White spots on Tulsi leaves

There are white spots on the Tulsi leaves. Can't go outside to buy manure or fertilizers due to lockdown. Please suggest home remedies for this..
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The new leaves of my ponytail palm are cracking at the base, why and how do I fix it?

You can see my ponytail palm in the first picture. I have begin to notice that the new leaves after reaching a certain length start to crack near the base, (picture 2). In picture 3 you can see how ...
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Is my areca plant dying or dead?

I recently just bought an areca plant. When it arrived I repotted it in the same soil mixed with some sand and watered it using tap water. The next day the leaves had turned a sort of silvery yellowy ...
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Why is my bristle bush learning

I cant seem to do anything with this. I tried to add a pic. It was sideways. Then it says I had to have words here. Well that removed my pic then the heading was too long. I just repotted and in did ...
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Pale tiny leaves of Philodendron

The plant in question is Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum. It was producing bigger leaves but now the plant is producing very pale and tiny leaves for its color and size. The plant is in Indirect bright ...
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Need some help for growing Carolina Reaper

I'm into hot and spicy thing, so I have targeted at this pepper. I live in Southeast Asia with tropical climate, I wonder if It is possible to plant this Carolina Reaper. If it does, how do you plant ...
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Is my Areca palm dying? How to save it?

I was gifted this areca palm about 8 months ago. It was fine for the first 3-4 months. After that it has started yellowing, the fronds are not straight as well. Earlier I used to water it about once ...
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Amount of sunlight and water for citrus tree

I got this the other day from the local plant shop. I have tried to inform myself how to take good care about it. I read that it is best to keep it outdoors if I can but right now I can't do that. I ...
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Help With Houseplant Identification

I recently purchased this houseplant, but do not know what it is. Can anyone help with ID? US dime for scale.
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Why are the new leaves of my poly elephant’s ear turning yellow?

I just purchased a Poly Elephant’s Ear from my local nursery. It was in good condition prior to taking it home ( no yellowing of leaves). 3 days later, I noticed two new baby leaves have turned yellow/...
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Yellow leaves on snake plant

I have had this snake plant for over 6 years now and just recently repotted it with a mix of soil, orchid mix and perlite as I noticed it was going yellow. I'm not sure if half of it wasn't getting ...
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How to nurse a plant damaged from shipping back to health?

I ordered a Peperomia Argyreia (Watermelon) and it arrived today. 5 out of 7 of the leaves have some or a lot of browning/blackening on the underside of them, with the 3 biggest ones all having some ...
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Ficus elastica (robusta): what larva are these, and what is this white buildup?

my ficus has been doing well and growing well over the past 3 years. But recently two things have started happening: New leaves all become yellow and mushy, and sticky strings are sticking out of ...
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Vine like flowering plant

What could be this plant? Is this actually vine? Location is India
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What kind of plants are these?

I got these plants at a nursery but I can’t figure out what they are called so I can take care of them properly. The leaves are green and stiff the the stem has a red tint
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Why is my rubber tree's leave just falling?

Not sure when the last time the plant was watered. I had just purchased this from homedepot and brought it home. I went to water it today and noticed one leave had just fallen "cleanly" off. ...
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Can I save my lucky bamboo by replanting its leaves?

My lucky bamboo is turning yellow from the middle outwards, most likely because of microbes which entered through a wound. I have already cut off a small green top of the bamboo, disinfected the wound ...
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Philodendron McColley’s Finale older leaves turning brown

My Philodendron McColley’s Finale’s old leaves have been getting brown that spreads across the whole leaf eventually. I’ve had about 3 that have fallen off. At first I thought they were just getting ...
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Kentia Palm drooping, browning, and tiny black spots

We got a Kentia Palm about 5 months ago, and it was doing pretty well. We had it in a room with reasonably bright indirect light. And, we thought we were watering it appropriately only when the top ...
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Schefflera leaflet count dropped after pruning

I got a Schefflera plant recently in a 4" pot. I pruned it to encourage branching (cut off the top a little.) Before pruning, new leaflets were always set of 8. The rest of the plant has leaflets ...
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Grapefruit seedling

I'm new to citrus and I started germinating and then planting these grapefruits 3 months ago. Is this normal progress? I also have watered them every 2-3 days. Just asking for any tips on how to get ...
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What is this white fuzz on my mango seedling?

My mango seedling has some white fuzzy fungus-like spot on one of its leaves. What is it, and what should I do about it? A quick google search suggests powdery mildew, but I doubt that's it as the ...
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Will a plant stop growing if new growth is dropped?

Some plants grow out of the top leaves, starting with a leaf or two and then extending the stem. I have two plants like this, medinilla magnifica and rubber plant. See the image below for reference. ...
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Is my dwarf cavendish “main” stem dead?

I recently purchased a Musa dwarf cavendish. I repotted into a slightly larger pot. The plant within the next few days wilted and never recovered. I am new to houseplants and I believe it may be due ...
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Why are my orchid’s leaves turning brown?

I’m a new orchid owner, I don’t know much about them, but my orchid’s leaves are starting to turn brown!!! I keep it away from the windows so they don’t receive too much sunlight but I believe it gets ...
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A very sad looking Peace Lily

About three weeks ago I bought a very healthy looking Peace Lily with a moist soil. When it's leaves started to droop a little, I gave it water but since then it has drooped completely and looks as ...
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Very important peace lily not growing at all

My boyfriend has a peace lily from his 12 year old daughters funeral that was 6 years ago (we have been together a little over a year now) I have cut brown spots off, I need to again. I water 1-2 ...
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How can I grow mushrooms in my houseplant pots

I like fungi and find mushrooms aesthetically pleasing. I grow two jalapeno pepper plants in some large pots and would like to also grow some mushrooms in the same pots for decoration. I don't really ...
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What is this sticky thing (eggs?) on my mango seedling?

My mango seedling (see also my previous question) has some sticky residue on the underside of one of its leaves. What could this be? The underside of the affected leaf: The front of the affected leaf:...
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Diffenbachia leaves curl

My diffenbachia leaves curl up from time to time.I water it once a week and it gets moderate sunlight. It opens back up eventually. Can anyone explain why this happens?
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Cat palm is turning yellow. Help!

I have had this cat palm plant for over a year now. Over the last couple of months I notice that the leaves are turning yellow. I’ve tried watering it less and then more
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Brownish yellow spots on monstera

Spots have developed on the leaves of my monstera deliciosa, and I've found nothing online that's quite like it. It's not on top of the leaf, can't be wiped off, and it's not growing in regular ...
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Peace Lily Flowers and Leave Tips Turning Brown

my peace Lily’s flowers have not bloomed and turned completely brown very fast. Before this happened, I’ve discovered some spider mites and used alcohol/water mix to clean the leaves and spray the ...
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Sansevieria laurentii snake plant

My plant is not growing straight up. It seems to spreading. I know these type of plants grown straight up and tall. What could be the cause of this? I water once a week. Its near a bright window. I ...
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Why does my houseplant keep getting fungus gnats?

I have a single house plant, a larger sized plant I purchased from IKEA. It is potted in a large kitchen size garbage pail because I needed a narrow shape for it to fit in a built-in planter in my ...
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What is this critter?

Can anyone please tell me what this critter is? My philodendron plant has brown spots on yellow leaves, and the leaves would very early on become shriveled, dried, and dead while blooming. I was ...
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why my 4 weeks old indoor coriander and garlic chives falling apart?

I have started growing coriander and garlic chives on port inside house. Till four weeks after planting ,every thing grows well. but now I found all branches look very week and cannot stand firmly and ...
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Growing plant (e.g. date palm) from the seed of the dried fruit?

I would like to grow date palm from the seed as a house plant in my flat. I have no access to the fresh date fruit, I have access to the dried date fruit only with the seede (core). Can I use the seed ...
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How can I save my miniature roses?

I bought these miniature roses about 3 months ago from the supermarket, so I was aware they might not live long. However, they seemed to do well. After I removed the dead flowers and moved them near ...
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My Vinca plants are dying

My Vinca plants are dying in my pots at home. Please suggest some measures to prevent further or possible cause for it.
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Small white growth on indoor plant pot and in soil

After I potted my indoor Fiddle Leaf Fig tree - a few days later I noticed a strange white growth or webbing of some sort alone the bottom of the pot where the water would drain. I’ve been trying to ...
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Why is my Cat palm drooping?

My cat palm is dropping and I don’t know why, I did have mites but I cleaned it off and have continued to care for it. I have followed all the advice given on it. How long can it take to recover from ...
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Yellow/brown spots on monstera

For a couple of months, small black spots have been slowly spreading on two of the leaves of my monstera. On one leaf, they got worse, and ringed with yellow, then suddenly the leaf died. The black ...
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Mail Order Indoor Bonsai - Is my soil and new bonsai plants okay, am I doing the right things?

I ordered two indoor bonsai plants (Brussel's Fukien Tea Bonsai) online. They arrived together in a box and were protected by packaging peanuts. They have been acclimating to my home for a little ...
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What plant this is?

I got this plant without a tag or any identification, and I'm curious what it is. Would anyone be able to help?
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What house plant this is?

My wife picked up this plant and it didnt had a tag , though it looks beautiful. I have noticed it doesn't take much water and going fine in less light unlike the basil plant lying nearby dries ...

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