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Kentia Palm brown leaves

I’ve read a few previous Kentia Palm questions but unfortunately I’m still confused as to what is happening with my plant. I bought it about 3months ago from Harris Farm (if that’s any use). I haven’t ...
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Well-watered Fittonia is sad (droopy)

I've had a Fittonia (Nerve plant) for more than a year now, and it's been doing really great. I've repotted it once and until a month ago it was doing so well that I was considering dividing it. ...
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New growth Dracaena Marginata leaves dropping

A little over month ago I posted about brown spots on my Dracaena Marginata (Dying leaves on "Dracaena marginata"). I reduced watering slightly, and now I'm running into another issue. On ...
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english ivy leaves browning suddenly

All of a sudden the leaves started turning brown and shriveling up and it started spreading to other plants. Anyone know the cause of this? The plants get regular water (soil is usually moist) and no ...
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When to bring potted calamondin tree indoor?

I have a potted calamondin tree (calamansi). I had to bring it to the balcony in summer because it does not fit on a window sill and it was too hot to keep the curtains open all day. Now I noticed ...
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What are these orange spots on my Dracaena Fragrans?

Sorry for the long question, feel free to just go off of the pictures! Background info.: I've had him for about 10 months. He gets bright indirect light in a SW window, watered with rain or de-...
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Brown splotches on leaves on Dracaena Fragrans

I have a Dracaena Fragrans that I've had for about 5 years with 4 stalks. About 9 months ago, I moved it to a bigger pot, and it continues to grow (almost to my ceiling!), but over the last month or ...
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My new philodendron plant leaves are turning brown

I have a philodendron that is starting to turn brown. I’ve read it could be caused by misting with tap water. I’ve only had the plant a few months. I don’t think it could be due to overwatering. If ...
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The leaves on my succulent are getting brown and mushy - help!

I got this succulent from a local florist and have kept in my living room with low light and regular potting soil. I have have it for about a week - I am just starting to notice the bottom leaves are ...
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Is it feasible to grow a thistle inside?

Is it feasible to grow/plant any species of thistle in a pot inside? I've always found thistles beautiful, both the bulb, the flower and the spiky leaves. I've tried googling, but all results are ...
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What plant is this? How do I take care of it?

I recently came across this plant, can anyone tell me what is it called and how do I take care of it. Before I received it, it was placed in a very dimply lit room with no direct or indirect sunlight. ...
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My Marie gold plant is drying up

I brought a Marie gold plant and I kept it in sunlight ,I water it twice a day ... But it seem that leaves and buds are drying up .. I even cutted a dry leaves a week before ...but still it continues ...
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Avocado plant at home

I have an avocado, growing at home for about 2 years now. The plant is in a pot with a top diameter about 25cm and it started out very good. Now it is about 40 cm high and it has been growing big ...
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Pineapple houseplant growing issues

my pineapple houseplant has had a stressful summer whilst I was away. The plant wasn’t watered for about a month & some small leaves under the crown have dried out. After this stress the plant has ...
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Dying Jacaranda

I posted a few weeks back asking you guys why there was a deposit on my Jacaranda leaf. I didn’t got an answer but I found out online it could have something to do with my water and that it was ...
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Begonia (angel wing) has scraggly leaves

My begonia has developed the weirdest leaf symptoms over the last few months and I can’t figure out what’s wrong. The stems are strong and the growth rate seems normal, but nearly every leaf developed ...
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Monstera leaves brown and dry

My monstera is not looking great... I have been away for two months so I am not sure what happened. It may have been in full light. SHould I cut it all back?
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Usual plant Qs: what, how, when etc

What plant is this? How do I care for it? Placement, watering, feeding, pruning... I was given this plant when somebody left the country. It seems happy enough. As you can see it's gone native! But ...
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What's happening to the mung bean plant?

I was trying to plant mung bean in a pod. The germination process is simple and quick, but after moving the plant to grow in soil, then something strange happened. At the beginning after moving to ...
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Why do my Roma tomatoes look like this?

I basically just planted this plant and let it grow all summer more or less untended. It's become extremely viney, and has a ton of aphids. We live in a very dry area, near Sacramento, and I'm curious ...
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Pest identification

I'm dealing with an infestation in many of my plants, and it seems to be different things. Generally my plants are very happy, but every once in a while one of them just rapidly detoriates, with ...
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“Ficus elasticus” losing leaves

I've had this Ficus for 3 months now. It started dropping the bottom leaves first, but as there was nothing else wrong and the bottom stem was hardening I assumed it's becoming more like a tree. Last ...
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Name of this plant with long and thin leaves; grows from a bulb

Can anyone please tell me what kind of plant this is? It has long and thin leaves and grows from a bulb. It looks like it's in the resting phase.
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I want to plant 5 species of plants in my garden, which can purify the air around the garden and also keep away mosquitoes . Suggest some to me

I have a garden in my house where I had some plants earlier. They were mostly flowering plants. Now I am looking for some plants which can purify the air around the house, keep away mosquitoes, and ...
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“Dracaena reflexa” aka Song of India almost lost all its leaves

My Dracaena reflexa plant which I got a month back lost all its leaves. I have been watering only if the top soil is dry and have kept it in a window sill. Initial two weeks it was inside my living ...
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Golden Pothos Yellowing/Variegation? Possibly Mosaic Virus?

I am wondering if anyone can help me to understand if my Golden Pothos is getting improper care or if it has the mosaic virus. I have moved it to a location with less direct sunlight, but everything ...
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Transporting Pothos Cuttings

I'm looking to transport some cuttings of a healthy Pothos plant (Marble Queen cultivar). I know that rooted Pothos can do ridiculous things like survive in darkness, but I don't know how hardy the ...
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Dying leaves on “Dracaena marginata”

I have a Dracaena marginata that I've had for a few years now. I moved it to a new location about a year ago - with the only noticeable difference being that it's a lower-light environment. Similarly, ...
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Why are there brown spots developing on my Coral Cactus?

I have had my Coral Cactus for approx 4 years. Noticed brown spots developing on the fan part of cactus..never noticed this before. I am wondering what is the cause and what I can do to fix it
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How to water very small plants correctly?

I have planted Parsley(one in the green pot) and some flowering plants in small pots indoors with holes at the bottom for drainage. I've seen small white pebbles recently which when I googled seem ...
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What’s happening to my Jacaranda

Recently my jacaranda leaf are starting to appear lazy and heavy. I’ve notice some deposit on the leaf, what is it? Should I be worried?
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What is causing these spots on my shamrock plant?

We have had this shamrock at home (inside) for the last 4 months and about 1 month ago these spots started appearing. Any idea what it is and if we can fix it?
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can all epiphytes be mounted to wood?

I just mounted some staghorn ferns and have been reading that hoyas can also be mounted. I recently picked up a lipstick plant, and while I can't find any information on whether this genus (or ...
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Bougainvillea flowering crisis

My bougainvillea plant hardly flowers and only at the tips. It has one very long vertically growing stem(if I may call it so). Is this an example of apical dominance. If so how is it to be corrected? ...
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White sticky fluff and parasites on my Pilea and chilli plants

I have (indoors) both a Pilea and some green chilli plants. From time to time, there is asmall, white and fluffy thing that shows up on the eaves or trunk, which I remove manually (I then spray the ...
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Pruning / restarting a birds of paradise tree

Hello I have several large birds of paradise trees (strelitzia nicolai), seen in the picture below. Since I live in a a seasonal climate they need to be taken indoors over the winter. Unfortunately ...
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Monstera random new brown spots

[enter image description here][1]I’ve just noticed a couple dying new leaves and brown spots on others and alao brown spots on the propagated one beside it. [1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/qejAG.jpg![...
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Brown spots on mango leaves

I germinated and then planted a mango from the pit of a store-bought fruit. It has been kept indoors by a window, and was just repotted 2 days ago in “cactus/citrus” soil. Over the last week, I ...
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Identifying green prickly branches plant

I am interested to know which plant(s) that is. The one with long branch falling on the ground. Its branches are prickly. The flower, I discovered that two days ago, are white with small orange dots (...
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Dragon tree plant dying?

Brand new to this world but hoping someone can help :) I’ve had this dragon tree plant in my bathroom for around a year. Checked the roots about 6 weeks ago and noticed they were starting to grow ...
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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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