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Why are my Aglaonema white joy leaves turning yellow?

I got my plant 1 week ago and all the leaves were white and green I noticed they very quickly started turning yellow with brown spots and drooping. The instructions with the plant are: Indirect ...
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Schefflera help

My schefflera that I have had for 18+ years just started to have some issues. From the bottom the leaves are turning brown and stalks are falling off. I am seeing tan spots on the leaves. It has moved ...
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Identify waxy spots on Agave Americana Variegata

My girlfriend has an agave plant (Agave Americana Variegata we think) she got from a friend a few years ago and we have recently noticed waxy looking spots on a few of the lower leaves, as shown in ...
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Where should I expect new growth on this Monstera cutting?

After a Thrip invasion on my Monstera I took a cutting of 2 healthy leaves (with nodes) and ensured it was Thrip-free before propagating in water. I left it for a couple of months in regularly ...
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What is wrong with my parsley? (in flowerpot, leaves dying - first dots then entire ones)

Plant is indoor, but in place with a lot of light, Eastern exposure with buildings blocking only small part of it (maybe too much of it?). Windows are covered by something that supposedly is UV screen....
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Can I grow Nertera Granadensis in a glass bowl?

I was in a garden centre today, and saw a Nertera Granadensis... I resisted the temptation to buy it until I'd done some research. It seems that one of the challenges in keeping this as a houseplant (...
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Rose new buds are wilting and faling

I have planted rose plant 2 month ago . As you see in the image new buds are falling off. I have used soil 60 %garden soil, 20 %compost, 20% sand. It gets 4 hour sunlight. I have watered only soil is ...
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Schefflera dying

This is my first time owning a plant and I am trying my best but it seems to be dying :(( I was told to water it whenever the soil is very dry, two fingers deep, so I ended up watering it about once a ...
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What is this stuff in my plant pot that looks like orange frogspawn?

Does anyone know what this stuff is in the bottom of my plant pot? I noticed it when I was pouring the excess water in it, because I accidentally waterlogged my cactus. It could be slime mould, but it ...
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Name That Plant

I got this from an old office that was being demolished. It was on a desk and initially five inches. It's since grown but I don't know what it is. It's still in a vase and the roots at the crown of ...
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White powder on Dracaena

Please help me to understand what this is and how to eradicate this.
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Does anybody know some low-maintenance indoor plants for summer?

I've been planning to decorate my home with some indoor plants that are easy to grow. And have found many common plants but I am not sure if they'll thrive in Summer or not. I tried checking their ...
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Avocado cutting's (and plant) stem is turning black/brown

I have an avocado cutting which showed some promising growth, but now is dying as the top of the stem is turning black, with some white powdery stuff on it. The plant that this cutting was from also ...
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Help my Cat Palm

Need help with my cat palm. I got the plant two weeks ago and since two days ago all leaves are dropping off. Is this under watering or over watering? What do i do to save it?
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My bean plants are struggling, how can I help them?

I'm growing three different colored beans, one is white, one is yellow, and one is red. They were growing fine, but it wasn't until about 2 weeks ago that problems started to arise. Two of them ...
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White Spots on Hoya Image - What are they? How to treat?

I adopted a fairly large (neglected) Hoya / Wax plant and ever since its been in my care it has had dappled white spots on the leaves. I always assumed these were the way the leaves grew - until a ...
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Mushrooms grow in potting soil

Lately, next to my flower in its pot, mushroom is growing. Why? What should I do to stop the mushroom from growing? It was written on Google that the fungus causes the death of this flower
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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 is the name of this house plant

What is the name of this plant? I try to find the name but I don’t know how
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What is this sad plant?

So a coworker gave me this. When she purchased it, it was labeled Anthurium but I don’t think that’s what it is. She said it has never bloomed and the leaves are sorta small, thin, and not quite ...
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What is this plant? - indoor not growing well

I have had this plant for a while but have no idea what it is.
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Transplant Shock in Rose plant

I have purchased rose plant from nursery. But it has black spots on the stem. I have already applied systemic and contact fungicide. Now I Transplanted it 7 days ago now all the leaves have fallen....
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Vinca (Madagascar Periwinkle) sprouts dying

I have planted vinca plant 45 days ago. My vinca plant sprouts are dying. What to do?
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What disease does my Japanese cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) have?

I got this Japanese cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) a month ago and cut it into a bonsai shape. I am new to caring for bonsais or cypresses. I was wondering what these little strings on my new plant's ...
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Options for growing indoors

I made the bad decision to move to an apartment (central Florida) governed by hoa who prohibits plants on the balcony. I am looking at options what I can grow and how. I have basil, oregano, thyme, ...
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I’ve seen several types that look similar. What type of aloe am I?

Is it sunburnt? Is that why I’m having trouble identifying it?
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Schefflera arboricola, leaf tips turn brown

I was given a plant and not told what it was. Here's the plant : After some research, I figured it was a schefflera arboricola. Now, I'm trying to propagate it. Here's the progress so far : As we ...
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Vinca (Madagascar Periwinkle) not growing

I planted hybrid vinca plant 21 days ago but not yet growing. I potted in potting in 60% red soil, 20% coco peat, 20% compost. What is the reason please help
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Houseplants not looking good

I recently moved and now my money tree and monstera are getting brown / yellow leaves and leaf drop. I think the monstera is too far gone but any help would be appreciated!!! I had to walk them ...
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Help with my corn plant

I received this plant in the hopes of making it thrive but it’s not. I have a humidifier, mist it daily and keep the soil appropriate for winter. I recently removed the dead leaves bit at the bottom ...
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My Vinca ( Madagascar Periwinkle ) leaves has black spot & curling [duplicate]

I am from Mumbai India. My Vinca ( Madagascar Periwinkle ) leaves have black spot & curling, 15 days old plant brought from local Nursery . I planted it in balcony on the 6th floor. I used potting ...
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Palm tree leaves turning light green

My palm tree leaves are turning light green. It’s a 20 year old plant always been indoors. What should I do. I haven’t tried anything yet.
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Why are my succulents getting powdery and black?

This is an Echeveria Blue Blush Succulent: I've got it in on a window sill where it gets good natural light (as much as you can get in December in NY State, anyway), and I think I'm watering ...
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What kind of small succulent is this?

The plant totals 4 inches high to the top of the flower stalks. The leaves are thin but fleshy. The leaves are in rosettes. The leaves are pinkish red on the bottom and green on top. The flowers are ...
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How do I care for these three succulents?

I was given a present of three succulents in a glass greenhouse... As you can see, they are planted in some sort of moss, possibly sphagnum, but not sure. Now I'm no plant expert at all, but my ...
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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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Will spider plants buried under heavy clay garden soil survive?

I put several spider plant babies in my apartment's backyard around the beginning of September, when the leaves were about 2 inches long. I mixed perlite and pumice into the soil, put a paper bag over ...
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Red agleonema has yellowing leaves?

Some of the leaves have stared turning yellow and drooping. The soil is completely dry right now but I was afraid the yellowing was because of overwatering. Please help :)
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What the name of this plant

The plants are located in Asia and I forgot the plants name
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Does anyone know what plant is it?

Is it a tree? Is it fruit? It never bear any fruits.
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Leaf turning brown and looking super sick

I have been taking care of this good boi called Walter for about a year now: I am a beginner at plants and I have basically found this leaf on the street, left it in water until it developed nice ...
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Vinca ( Madagascar Periwinkle ) leaves are curling and flowers are blooming shriveled looking

Flowers that bloomed a day ago were already shriveled when they bloomed . And the leaves started curling from the bottom up. . I have kept it in the bag that I bought it in and watering it a little ...
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How well does the string or wick method work for watering houseplants while you're on holiday?

Some recommend a very simple method of watering houseplants when you're on holiday, even for as long as a month. This consists of placing a bucket of water above the plants, and inside the bucket ...
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Timer-controlled watering of house plants when I'm away?

What are some good timer-controlled ways for ensuring the watering of houseplants while I'm away, for say 3 weeks? One simple move would be to buy a timer plug which I can set, for example, to come on ...
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Should I repot my birds of paradise?

I just got this birds of paradise from someone and just noticed that the root is growing out of the drainage hole. It's not blocking the entire hole but I'm wondering if I have to repot this since the ...
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Will my apple seedlings survive winter

I'm growing apple trees. They have been growing for 4 years. I didn’t have a problem with overwintering them since they were in small pots. Now they are in huge plastic ones. Also the weather has a ...
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New chilli plant is wilting and shriveling

I bought a chilli plant and left it indoors by the window in its original pot. It's had two waterings since I bought it, spread about a week apart. I cannot remember exactly when the problems started, ...
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My Cat Palm Has Dark Brown Streaks , brown leaf tips & worm bugs coming out of the stem

I’ve had this Cat Palm for about 2 months. It was on clearance at Home Depot & wasn’t super healthy looking when I bought it. I thought I’d try to save it. I have been inconsistent in watering it- ...
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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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What are these brown spots on my cactus? Are they normal or?

My cactus has these brown spots that are spreading and I’m not sure what they are? I’ve tried adjusting sunlight exposure and how much I water but it doesn’t seem to have changed anything. Some of the ...
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