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Questions tagged [houseplants]

Plants grown indoors.

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Is this Orchid dying?

I've had these orchid for about a month and it was doing really well but now it looks like its dying.What type of orchid is this? How do I make it bloom again?
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Moldy apple core in potted plant

Put an apple core in the pot with my plant and now it’s getting moldy and the mold is spreading to the soil. Will the mold hurt my plant? Or is this all part of the composting process?
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Is this a Muehlenbeckia?

I got this as a gift a few years back, and I am still unsure of its name. It has darker green leaves which are purple on the underside and shaped into a point. It has no thorns. It is very frail, ...
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Help identifying this plant with purple and green fleshy leaves

I bought a house a few months ago and this plant was in the terrace. It was less more than a dry stick in a pot, and I actually thought it was already dead (after a whole hot and dry south-east ...
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Identify houseplant with waxy dark green oval leaves with pronounced ribs

I inherited this from a friend after she passed away. It has since lost all leaves. They just dropped one by one. I kept watering weekly anyway. I cut back the stems that just crumbled to dust inside. ...
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Scale like skin on indoor dragonfruit plant. Help!

I’m a little concerned about my dragonfruit plant (at least I think that’s what it is-bought it as a “cactus”). It has always had a little of this scaling, but it has gotten worse recently. I’m just ...
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Is something eating my peperomia?

I’m new to house plants, and I bought a peperomia and snake plant. My peperomia was doing fine, growing new leaves, enjoying life.. But I realized that the new leaves were being munched, and the big ...
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Whats wrong with my snake plant?

I’m new to house plants, so I decided to go with a snake plant. When I got it the leaves were droopy like someone did it dirty as hell. Since I got it Ive repotted it but little cuts are appearing and ...
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Epiphytic(?) Cactus Identification Needed

Epiphtye-like cactus Got it while picking up a Moonglow graptoveria at a local greenhouse. This sad little epiphytic guy looked way out of place among the golden barrel seedlings. Unfortunately there ...
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Name of this Plant - Yellow center and edges Green

Bought this plant 4 months but dont know the name of this plant but still i repotted it and i water it after 2 weeks
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Can this fittonia argyroneura be saved?

I gave my friend a fittonia that I propagated from my own plant. Since she's had it, I've been checking up on it a bit, letting her know the best light placement, etc. Almost a year since I last ...
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White stuff in citronella plant?

What is this white stuff in citronella plant and how can I remove it? It looks like a type of insect. Both of my citronella plants have that. Is it contagious? I started spraying it today with soap ...
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What is the exact species used for the canned magic beans?

I got a magic bean in a tin can, which is basically just (some kind of) a bean placed in dry Vermiculite, and when opened and adding some water it starts grwing. However, out of the thousands of ...
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Plant identification - small rubbery leaves

I acquired this plant from a friend recently, but am unsure how to properly care for it! The leaves are quarter sized at their largest, and they are stiff and rubbery feeling.
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Name of plant in picture

Please what is the name of this flower in the picture below?
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House plant seems sick

I haven't been able to identify this house plant. Its leaves have a really beautiful pattern, as such: It has been watered regularly, is in the sunlight every day, but the leaves are furling and ...
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Is something wrong with my ZZ plant?

This morning I looked over my ZZ plant and saw these white spots underneath some of the leaves. The best match I could find is something called powdery mildew. Is it that or is it something else?
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Plant identification help

What's the name of this plant and it's sunlight and water requirements?
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Dying rose plant

I am from Mumbai India. I purchased rose plant 3 weeks ago from a local nursery in March & put the plant in a pot containing potting soil & kept the plant in partial shade in balcony. I added ...
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What can I do to reduce standing water in my indoor large pots?

I have the plants in pots with drainage holes inside plastic decorative pots w/o drainage holes (so that my carpet doesn't get wet) and even with a small amount of watering, over time water builds up ...
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House plant growing mold -help!

I've had this house plant for almost 2 years. I don't know what it is. My husband got it from Trader Joe's as a gift for me. I keep it by a window and it gets morning sunlight. But we live in the ...
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Best practices for watering plants with geothermal water

My new home uses a geothermal water system, so the sulfur levels are high (based on the lovely rotten-egg smell). I've read that sulfur can be really good for plants, but I'm wary about the amounts I'...
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What is this indoor vine with variegated leaves that feel like velvet and are soft to touch?

Please help me identify the plant in pictures below: indoor vine plant. variegated. the leaves are smooth to touch and the petiole/leaf stalk seem to have fuzzy hairs...
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Plant identification - Dracena White stripes?

I've recently bought this plant but I don't know what it is. I googled with some image searches and it looks like Dracena White Stripes. Does anyone have an idea what it is? Thanks! Plant image
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How to kmow if a young rose is a climber

I bought this young rose and it already has blooms, smaller than the regular rose flowers but I noticed that it's kinda growing horizontally and long stems so I put a stick beside it to support its ...
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Dracena Marginata has new leaves growing white

I've had this dracena plant for almost 2 years now and today I noticed that the top growing leaves are white. Is this normal? I looked at the top leaves a while ago and didn't notice the white colours....
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Is the pictured plant an Aloe kilifiensis?

Bought from a local store, it's listed as an Aloe kilifiensis, but unsure if it is.
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What is Brassisca Pink?

Yesterday I purchased a plant from Ikea Egypt, called Brassisca Pink. I have tried to search Google and wikipedia for any details about this plant, but I could not able to find anything. I have ...
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Is my aloe Vera dying

[ The leaves have lots of indents, there are marks on the leaves and some of the leaf tips are turning brown
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Can someone help to identify this plant?

This is a "tree" that we have had in our house for a long time. It started withering around a year ago and I couldn't figure out what it was. When it flowers(which it doesn't anymore) the blooms look ...
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Who can tell me the name of this plant

I bought this plant in aldis and it does not say what type of plant it is, please help!
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Strange looking rubber plant leaf

This one week-old leaf looks really odd. It came out with two cracks near the top of mid vein and the tip is separated from the rest of the leaf. It's gotten a deep curve on the top that seems too ...
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Should I separate the cilantro plant stalks? I bought a plant from walmart

I am growing the cilantro indoors. I bought a cilantro plant from Walmart(it was already a half-grown plant in a small container like a seedling container) on the 20th of Jan and today I transferred ...
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Why does my Hoya seeds?

I want to get my seeds from flowers Hoya but do not know how.
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What the name of this houseplant

Red stem Red veins Green Oval Leaves with Red outline
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What is the most effective plant for in-house oxygen production?

I'm looking for an plant with main purpose of oxygen production and CO2 removal in the house. The ideal plant whould have the following features: Produce fair amount of oxygen; Not very demanding in ...
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Can anyone tell me what insect this is?

This insect has a chaotic flight pattern. It is very small and I found it hidden in the soil of a flower pot. Is this a plant pest?
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Advice on saving rubber plant

So here is our rubber plant, it is quite large and we have recently determined that it is suffering from overwatering. It has been losing leaves daily and now only has 2 on the main trunk and 2 (...
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Spider plant soft discolored leaves

My spider plant first looked like this when I bought it, which is about a 5 weeks ago. (https://i.stack.imgur.com/siszj.jpg) I put it in a the corner of a south facing room that has floor to ceiling ...
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What’s this orange stuff growing on my snake plant?

I just noticed these things growing alongside my snake plant. Should I take them out?
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Why are the furled leaves on my Philodendron Hope Selloum brown?

I bought a Philodendron Hope Selloum a couple of weeks ago. Its mature leaves are very healthy, but I've noticed that two of the newer still-furled leaves have dead brown areas. I've been misting ...
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Does heat affect spathiphyllum blossoming?

I have two Spathiphyllums I keep in my flat, more or less similar (about the same age, pot size is similar, general plant size also similar), except for the conditions I keep them: one is in my ...
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12 year old peace lily

I have a 12-year-old peace lily which I received at my husband‘s funeral. I am desperately trying to save it. It seemed to have taken a turn for the worse about four months ago. I babied it, repotted ...
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Is it normal that one of my Aloe veras isn’t as thick as the other one?

As you can see in the first picture my Aloe vera is thinner than the one in the second picture and I was just wondering if this is normal (maybe because it’s a younger plant). I wasn’t really sure and ...
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Can poinsettia be propagated by cutting?

During a party an entire stem of a poinsettia complete with several leaves ended up being snapped off the main plant. I put it in some water and put it in a temperate and indirect light part of the ...
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Why are my corn plant's leaves turning yellow?

Backstory: I picked up my Corn Plant about a month ago (January 21st) from a local nursery. The plant had just been watered and the lady told me that I will likely have to water it once a week. ...
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Are these bugs in poinsettia leaves?

We have a poinsettia at our house that we bought in Christmas. At least over here (the Caribbean), these poinsettias are very delicate; they usually die after a few months. So our poinsettia has been ...
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White residue in leaves?

What’s this white residue in these leaves?
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Could you help me with the name of this plant?

This plant started getting dry, but I have no idea what is this plant called so I don't know how to treat it the best way.
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Which Fertilizers to use?

I have a Gardenia, anthrium and peace lily indoors. For my other plants, I use NPK (7+3+6) for the green plants, NPK (3.5 + 6 + 6 ) for blossom plants and another NPK(4+1.5+4) for all purpose. My ...