Questions tagged [houseplants]

Plants grown indoors. Use this tag with questions about houseplants in general. Please narrow down the scope of the question by using the appropriate genus or common name tags when asking about specific plants.

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Help to keep plants watered without overwatering and prevent burning the leaves?

I have a Majesty Palm and a Monsterra I am trying to grow so I followed the instructions on the tag to water once a week. But I live in a dry environment so by end of the week, both had yellowing of ...
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Grass with indoor potted plants

I have never seen any ground cover plants with houseplants. Why not? In my specific case, I have some young dragon trees and some leftover seeds for "Easter grass" (Timothy). Will I ...
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Black spots near the roots of my Areca Plant and leaves turning grey and brown!

I have had this areca plant for about 8 months. Lately I have been noticing a lot of brown and grey leaves and even whole stems. I cut off those leaves and removed the stems from the root which were ...
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Yellow/black spots on front and white spots on back of alocasia frydek leaves

I brought this alocasia frydek home almost two weeks ago. It appeared (to me) to be very healthy at the time, and I potted it in a (I thought) concrete pot that I found at a thrift store. Here it is ...
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Any recommendations for low light house plants?

I'm looking for a low light plant to have in my bathroom, and looking for recommendations. I do have one window in the bathroom, but it is has that foggy/blurred treatment on it. Any insights, advice ...
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Yucca problem: brown spots on stem and leaves

I am new here and here is my problem and thank you for your help! :) I just noticed that my Yucca is having some problems: if you can see there are small brownish spots on the pleace where leaves come ...
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Chinese money plant- Overwatered?

My Chinese money plant is showing signs of overwatering (leaves curling under), but I only water it when the soil is bone dry all the way to the bottom of the pot. Is there potentially another issue? ...
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Flower is shedding leaves

My flower is shedding leaves. I have my flower for 6 years. My flower is next to the heater (new place after moving). It is bright. I water it once a week. What can I do?
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Are these mushrooms that popped up in my plant pot problematic?

As I went to water my plants today, I was surprised to see that a few mushrooms have sprouted in the same pot as my pepper plant. I was of the impression that mushrooms needed a dark place to grow, ...
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Umbrella plant folding up

I just adopted an umbrella plant earlier today and carried it back home on public transport. I’m not sure if the bumpy ride home annoyed it or if something else is wrong but the leaves are starting to ...
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Tobacco Plant Seeds

Hi my mum ordered some tobbaco seeds for me I was wondering if they will survive on my windowsill in uk temperature or will it need a hydroponic light? Or some way of getting more heat as they ...
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help identify potted plant with long leaves

can anyone help identify this plant we have? When the flower blooms, it comes up as this long stalk with white flowers at the top of the stalk.
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White & yellow stone-like objects in the soil of potted plan

What are these small stone-like objects in a potted plant? They are present in multiple plants and I was wondering if this is a pest or an illness, or nothing to worry about.
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Tips of umbrella tree are turning black

the tips of our umbrella tree are turning black – any ideas? It seems to be mostly at the top of the plant and starting from the tips moving inward
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Help identifying the pest/disease on my Schismatoglottis

I've attached a pic of the leaf of a Schismatoglottis I got recently. It's otherwise happy, healthy and flourishing but a few weeks after new leaves emerge they are covered in a slightly brownish ...
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What Kind of Leaf Burn is this on my Bell Peppers?

These Bell peppers are nearly a year old and about a foot tall. They come from seeds from eating peppers from the supermarket. They have lived most of their lives indoors starting July 2021. I live in ...
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Need help identifying Mystery plant

This pot holder has had a money plant growing in it for a few years. Recently though, another plant suddenly started growing...possibly a seed or two were carried by the wind and fell into this ...
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How can I revive my cat palm (chamadorea cataractarum)?

Any advice would be appreciated. Should I relocate it somewhere that receives more light?
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My baby lemon tree is getting sick

I planted a couple of lemon seeds in a pot in June 2021 and a baby lemon sprouted. She grew up in a really healthy way. Since then, I have changed the soil and the pot only once. I used regular soil ...
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Parlour Palm Browning Leaves

I have had this parlor palm for several years, and it has been in this pot for at least 3 years. I fertilize occasionally every 1-2 months. It usually loses a lower leaf every now and then, which is ...
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Easy solutions for growing Mentha Spicata on a window sill in Winter

I am a super-crazy fan of Moroccon tea, Maghrebi. However, getting fresh spearmint (Mentha Spicata) is not easy during winter. As I am not so fond of growing plants, I’m looking for an as-easy-as-...
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What are these round bead like structures from Aloe Vera plant?

I found these beads in the soil. I am intrigued to find out what these are.
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Pandan leaves and stalk turning yellow and soft, why and what do

I'm not sure what plant this is exactly, Plantsnap said it's pandan, but it's been growing fine for about 10 years in mom's dark office, and now 4 years in my kitchen, but recently it started to dry ...
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My Orchid plant is developing blisters on leaves

I have observed that one side of the orchid plant has developed these blisters with faded color leaves. While the other side seems to be completely healthy. Can you tell me what could be the reason?
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Alocasia amazonica - brown/red spots

I have been gifted this plant one month ago. According to plant.id it is an Alocasia Amazonica. One or two weeks ago some of the leafs started to show a brown spot and some reddening on the side. The ...
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Leaves curling- is this a sign of disease or poor care?

Several leaves on my pin-stripe calathea appears to be curling up, and I’m wondering if this is a bad sign. Here's the care regimen I'm using: I water it once every 8 days with pure distilled water. ...
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What are the brown spots on the leaves of this plant, is it dangerous and how can I treat it?

Rookie houseplant owner here. I have this beautiful plant (first question, does anyone know what it is)? It seems quite healthy, growing new leaves every week but one side has more and more brown ...
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How can I rescue a Jade plants half-killed by mold?

I have a Jade plant which had a trunk shaped like a Y. After getting back from a few weeks vacation, one "leg" of the Y was completely wilted and limp looking. Looking closer, I noticed that ...
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Why is my croton losing leaves?

My croton has been slowly losing leaves from the bottom upwards for about three years but since it has also been steadily growing and producing new ones at the top, I didn't consider it an issue. ...
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What's a balanced homemade fertilizer I can use in my house plants?

I have a garden with a composting pile and also plenty of indoor plants, everything organic. These indoor plants will need fertilizer on a regular basis. In order to avoid plastic consumption and the ...
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Bought this plant in Japan. Anyone know the name?

Bought this plant in Japan but it didn't have a tag indicating the species.
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Does anyone know what is happening/happened to my Peperomia Obtusifolia?

I recently got this Peperomia Obtusifolia as a gift last week, and am wondering what these brown tips are. they are only on the underside of the leaves, and only some leaves have them. I am keeping ...
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Help me identify this random plant sprout

This plant started growing in the pot of a small Jade Plant I received about two weeks ago. I the Jade in store bought dirt that I purchased well over a year ago and had stored in Ziploc bags. It also ...
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Flamingo flower (Anthurium) dying: three years on

After a few months of neglecting my plants (only watering and not checking for health problems) I noticed the anthurium is not doing too well. The youngest leaves are withering back, and there aren't ...
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Monstera stopped growing

I have a beautiful Monstera, but it stopped growing. The most recent leaf has never fully expanded, and has been in the state shown in the picture now for 4 months. I've also stopped watering now, ...
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white spots and something that looks like bugs

I just noticed this couple of days ago. Any idea what it is and how to treat it?
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Are these whites flecks anything to be concerned about? What are they?

I recently took in this neglected plant and for a while (during the summer) it flowered well and seemed happy. More recently however the flowers dried and fell off and these white flecks appeared. ...
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New plant came with a stowaway palm, how do I tease them apart?

I bought a strelitzia nicolai and it came with a surprise stowaway palm growing in the pot. I'm not one to complain, but I think I should tease them apart before they grow to suffocate each other. I ...
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Curio ficoides (Mount Everest)/Blue Chalksticks leaves are drying up

The leaves of my Curio ficoides have been drying up for more than a month now, I'm watering it about once a week, what should I do?
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Dying house bamboo

I’ve had these bamboo plants for about 6 months now and they have recently started dying,I have noticed a few really tiny bugs crawling around in the soil. Does anyone have a clue on why it’s dying ...
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Is my pineapple plant dying?

I noticed my pineapple plant was severely over-watered so I removed the wet soil, let my plant air dry out of the pot for a few days, then re-potted it with dry soil. But now its falling over, the ...
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Help identifying houseplant?

I got this houseplant from a grocery store, and there was no card or anything identifying the type of plant. It’s looking a little droopy, so I wanted to try and figure out what kind of plant it was ...
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Fittonia Albivenis

I bought this plant on 11/06/21, it has already started moving towards the sun, it is a north facing window. I'm working on getting it a pebble tray soon, for the humidity, but I am confused on how ...
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Why are my Schefflera leaves turning brown and drop?

My Schefflera started to get a lot of brown leaves and after some time drop them. I've already used the almighty google but didn't find pictures that match the symptomes closely, so here I am. I've ...
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My fittonia plant is not healthy

I bought fittonia plant few weeks ago. I potted in soil, vermicompost and cocopeat mixture and keep it in semishade, also keeps the potting mix moist and mist the leaves twice a day. However few days ...
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Plant ID - Stalky Plant with thin-leafed crown

The plant in this image is approximately 24 inches tall. It has a thin stem that naturally loses its leaves as the plant grows so that the growth remains only at the top. The leaves are long and thin ...
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What can be done with an aloe vera leaf that fell off and still looks healthy? Start a new plant?

I had asked this question (with no replies) about a healthy looking leaf suddenly falling off an aloe vera. I'm wondering what I could do with the leaf? It is still healthy looking and plump. I would ...
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Mosaic virus on pothos/hoya plant? Please help

My pothos plant has really strange yellowing/speckling on the leaves (the leaves are yellowing with speckles of green). I have had a thrips problem recently and am concerned the pothos got the virus ...
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Broccoli Plants Stem Problem it is too thin and sometimes it is chewed

I'm still learning how to grow broccoli and need some help. Recently i have had 4 broccoli plants which were perfectly healthy start to die because the stem can't support it anymore. The main issue is ...
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Insects on lemon plant

See the insects on my lemon plant. It's eating out all the leaves of lemon plant. Same insects eating my curry leaves too. Please suggest how to remove those.
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