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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The stem of my Norfolk Pine Tree

Can anyone tell me how I can save my Norfolk Pine Tree? The stem is turning brown and the pines turn hard and tan and ends up falling off.
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Will my tobacco plant survive indoors under this grow light?

Hi I'm trying to grow tobacco indoors but they have not come up yet. I'm currently on day 2 I'm using a clip on 40w led grow light. Will this be enough for them to grow? I have a link of the model ...
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Potted poinciana suggestions

recently I've discovered this wonderful tree and bought some seeds hopping to grow few of them, although the climate I am living in doesn't offers a warm weather all year. I was seeing the tree ...
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How do I grow clovers

So in my yard, I have a patch of clovers (standard white clovers) that give a lot of four leaves and a few five leaves. is there any way for me to grow them inside and mutate them to always be four ...
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Whats wrong with my houseplants?

I live in a dorm. Until recently everything was perfectly green until the plants were placed by a window and had colors developing on them. What is this? Also the one has no leaves was left in a dark ...
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What’s killing my plants?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/z9ZCfw3kqA9zaUxD8 I am desperate for some good advice please. Three of my favorite house plants are suffering terribly. My Bunny Ears cactus, Hens & Chicks cactus, as ...
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Why is my coconut seedling dying?

A couple of weeks ago I bought a dwarf coconut (Cocos nucifera) seedling from a nursery, all its leaves were quite green. But now, after some time on the ground, all the leaves are dead brown, only ...
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Multiply plant from motherplant

I‘ve multiplied a lot of Monstera plants in the past and know, that when you cut of a stem, put it in water, the roots will start to grow and you can pot them. Now I have a big Monstera Plant which ...
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What is this plant name with narrow leaves and red nerve?

I bought this plant recently. It has narrow leaves and red nerves in middle. The seller told it’s an ornamental plant but not sure of it’s name. What is it’s name?
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Mother of Thousands plantlets not growing as expected

A few months ago, a friend and I went to a plant show. She bought a mother of thousand, and I bought a purple heart. I noticed after a few weeks some extra growth in my purple heart pot, and it turned ...
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Rescuing this indoor plant?

This is a neighbor’s plant that I’m trying to rescue. The 1st picture is what it looked like before I brought it to my apartment. The picture’s about a month old. Today the hanging pot broke. The 2nd ...
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Hang small pots on 4"x4" wood post?

I have a small terrace and the fence is built with several 4"x4" posts. I also have many 6.5”/2.5qt plastic pots with different cacti. Is there a quick and inexpensive do-it-yourself to hang ...
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What is eating my vine?

I’m trying to figure out what is getting at my indoor vine plant. I’ve never seen bites like these before, but found them after a week away on holiday. What do they look like to you? I have a couple ...
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What's wrong with my ponytail palm?

The white spots are also on new leaves and cannot be removed by a cloth. I haven't been able to detect any bugs on the plant, except some tiny black dots on the leaves close to the stem.
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Canna turning brown and yellow HELP

My plant has a few leaves turning yellow and brown. This happened after I watered it this weekend, help!! I really love my plant, what should I do?
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Does my umbrella plant need to be trained?

I’m not planning to size up the pot for my umbrella plant, I’m happy to keep it at this size and let it fan out. However I’m not sure if the branches will just get longer and less manageable (they’re ...
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Need help identifying this plant!

I received this plant months ago from one of my students, but I haven't been able to identify it. When I first got it, it was ready to bloom and had quite a lot of flowers (that would only last for a ...
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What are these orange clusters growing on my soil?

Went to water my lemon tree and found these orange clusters growing on my soil. It’s been in the 90’s all week, so I’m thinking the heat and moisture triggered this orange cluster. Maybe a sort of ...
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Dilemma about the identity of this plant: leopard lily? Silver squill?

I am searching for this plant. Somebody said that it is leopard lily..others said it is silver squill. Now when I google about "silver squill", Wiki says: Ledebouria socialis, the silver ...
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Baby Tomato plant - how to care for it

I’ve been gifted this gorgeous baby tomato plant and would appreciate advise/tips on how to care for it? I’ve read online that you should cut leaves off to encourage fruit growth however i’m unsure ...
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Why is my asparagus fern growing tall, stiff stems?

I have been growing an asparagus fern for a few months now, and its been doing well enough that I've split it into two pots back in the spring. Recently, one of them, which I've situated in a sunny, ...
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White bumps on carambola (starfruit) stems - pest or infection?

I have a small carambola that is growing indoors in a pot. I've noticed recently that it has tiny white bumps distributed unevenly on the upper stems. What are they: an insect infestation? A fungal ...
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Pandan leaves wilting while green

I have a pandan that is not doing so great. Over the last several months, the leaves have been getting droopy while green, and then slowly browning. It loses leaves faster than it replaces them. As ...
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Mold or precipitate on houseplant soil? Yellow peaks in soil clump tops

Ever since I got my 2nd hand dragon tree, the soil has had these yellowish peaks. Until today, I never really thought about them. However, I added some new soil on the old about a week ago. The yellow ...
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Areca Palm - Browning / dying leaves

I bought my first Areca palm around 2 months ago and it seems to be dying. Almost all the leaves are browning or have brown tips. I previously was misting it every day and watering every couple of ...
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Song of india spots and burnt signs on leaves help please

I stay in kolkata right now the temperature is 30 and humidity level is 31. Its been 1 week i bought my plant from the nursery and i repotted it yesterday and i see some spots and burnt on my plant ...
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One Plant One Question

Can anyone tell me what type of plant this is?
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Identification of a singular plant

Can anyone tell me the identity of this plant?
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Does my Bird's Nest Fern have a problem?

I've had this Bird's Nest Fern for about two months and I've started noticing some brown spots around some of the edges of the plant. I've checked the roots and they look healthy and am wondering if ...
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Sweetness of raw stevia leaves?

This may sound like a no-brainer to those who have stevia plants, but here goes. My question is, can I rub the leaves of a mature stevia plant with my fingers and then taste intense sweetness on my ...
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What kind of plant was Floris?

Does anyone know what kind of plant this is? (Me and my son called it Floris). This was my sons pet plant, he was quite attached to it. Also, is it normal for this kind of plant to just stop living? ...
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Grow Light Tobbaco/Chili Peppers

I'm currently growing some bubblegum chill/Long Scotch Bonnet/Jamaican Mushroom Chili under a grow light and some Amber leaf tobbaco as well as some bronze tobbaco. I'm keeping it under the light for ...
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What type of Aloe is this ? Do the properties differ much?

lately I came across this Aloe that looked a bit like a different type, it has white marks and spiky sides generally looks like normal medical aloe properties but cannot really tell since i first time ...
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How to "revert" coleus flowering

I spotted a nice group of coleus at a local park last October, including a couple unusual varieties which are not found in your typical cheap "rainbow" seed mix. Knowing how easy it is to ...
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Black/Brown spots on Palm fronds

My pygmy date palm has been having these brown/black spots on the outer most stalks, they are slightly sunken in/indented to the touch. The fronds on these stalks have yellow/brown tips. The newest ...
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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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