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Questions tagged [houseplants]

Plants grown indoors.

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Name of this plant So i can propagate it

I purchased this plant from Market there was no mention of it's name but i liked it very much. Any one know whats the name of it and whats the best way to propagate it.
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Is my rubber plant unhappy?

I bought this ficus a week ago. Already one leaf has dropped and another has these weird spots – but at the same time one new leaf has come through green and another looks to be on its way. Are the ...
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Help identifying two unique house plants

I was gifted two very unique houseplants and have no idea what they are or how to care for them. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!!! 1 is very woody stemed plant with both dark green, ...
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Giving Miracle Gro fertilzer to prayer plant

The instructions on the Miracle Gro package says "Mix 1/4 tsp in 0.5 gallon water". Yet, the prayer plant (Maranta leuconeura) needs very little water every day (if at all) and fertilizer once every ...
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Can I save my Dwarf Umbrella (Schefflera) Tree?! It's suddenly dying (possibly my cat?!)

Wondering if I can still "save" this dying branch on my dwarf umbrella tree (Schefflera) houseplant?? I've never had much luck when it came to house plants but this one was really growing on me (ha! ...
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What is this plant with pink and yellow flowers?

This is a potted plant but the people who handle it cannot tell me what it is specifically. This is in southern California, US.
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How to safely use insecticides for Gesneriaceae plants?

I migrated some of my Gesneriaceae plants out of my home. They include episcias, Streptocarpuses, and a few African violets. All of these plants grow from stem cuttings and thus, taking more space in ...
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Devils ivy plant leaves are growing with a cut in them; what can I do to prevent it?

How can I fix my devils ivy plant? It's growing fine but the new leaves are getting cracked or have a cut in them. I'm looking for suggestions.
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Chinese Evergreen plant

My Chinese Evergreen is getting brown spots on the leaves. I have cut a few leaves off but do not know what is causing it. It is in indirect light. I put it in the bathroom on the tub where there is a ...
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How to care for this plant

I have a potted plant in my house that needs come care (especially after my cat tried to eat it); but I don't know what plant it is, or what type of environment this plant needs. Right now, I keep it ...
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What is this strange plant called?

I bought this plant from a university plant sale when it was much smaller. What is it called? How big can it get?
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What is this plant with curly leaves?

I have received some seeds as a present, it should be some kind of flowers, but now (after four months) it looks like that: The seeds packing gave only the information that it should be a houseplant.
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Humidity and Snake Plants

I've got a snake plant living in my room. I also have a gecko. A few days ago I turned on my humidifier and closed all doors/windows to raise the humidity to help my gecko with shedding. However, I've ...
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Drying chilli plants

I have this healthy chili plant with 7-8 fruits in it. since last 2 or 3 days I can see a couple of branches of the plant are drying up. Fruits are okay but the branches, leaves and flowers of some ...
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What is this plant with an unpleasant smell and hairy leaves?

I have received some seeds as a present, it should be some kind of flowers, but now (after four months) it looks like that: It smells really not good and has thorny leafs and stalk.
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Pilea Dark Mystery Drooping

My pilea dark mystery is really drooping. I haven’t a clue why because I’ve watered when the soil is dry- ie: about once a week. I haven’t had it for long. Only thing I can think of is I re-potted it ...
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Identify a tropical foliage plant with variegated glossy elliptic leaves

Need help with the name of the plant so that I can take proper help. It's a tropical plant
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What is this plant with five petal flowers and serrated leaves?

So I have had this plant for a while, it blooms with gorgeous flowers. However, I really want to know what is it called, how to better care for it and how to collect its seeds or propagate through ...
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My marigold is dying. Please help

So I’ve had this Marigold for a few months so far, and now it seems to be dying. Can I still save it? Shall I replant it? or cut the flowers ? Any advice could help. I live in Costa Rica central ...
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What's going on with my Aloe plant?

I got it from Costco about half a year ago and it hasn't had many problems in the time that I've had it- in fact, it has flowered about 5 or 6 times since I bought it. I had to leave it at my old ...
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Mango plant drying leaves suddenly

My plant is in a tough situation suddenly, don't know why. I live in Italy and I took this plant from Pakistan and its chunsaa mango. It has already passed its drying leaves stage and was getting ...
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What's causing mottled leaves on my Schefflera?

What is causing this discoloration on my Schefflera's leaves? It's like a water color effect. There may be embedded bugs in some leaves.
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English Ivy - browning leaves, what's happening?

I recently bought some English Ivy for indoors, at first everything was going well, it was growing fine and technically it still is mostly, but some leaves start getting brown on the edges and the ...
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Does anyone know what happened to my Croton?

This croton was doing well in my office as of Friday. I came back from the holiday weekend and he looks like he is dying now! Does anyone know what could have caused this? I watered him today to see ...
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How should I eliminate spider mites on my big boston fern?

What would the best solution to get rid of spider mites on my big boston fern be? I discovered beneath all the healthy beautiful fronds that there were dead leaves and webs with lots of white dots ...
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Spiders in my plant (not spider mites)

I am wondering if it is ok to let the spiders I have in my plants live? The plants seem happy, going about its day (its a maranta leconeura and a calathea orbifolia) Both plants don’t seem to have ...
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Can anyone identify this plant

I randomly bought it and it’s been thriving well, but I don’t know what plant it is. I live in Karachi, Pakistan. This plant is placed indoor, however its in lounge and is exposed to approx 1.5 to ...
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getting rid of scale bugs by submerging

I've got two kalanchoes that have scale bugs on them. Initially, I tried spraying them with neem oil, which seemed to reduce the population but never eliminated them. One person I spoke with said that ...
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Yucca Elephantipes Problems

I have had this plant for 2-3 years now and recently (about 2 months ago) I started noticing some problems on the leaves such as dry spots, bumps and brown near the edges and base. What can I do about ...
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Whats the name of this plant

it has dark green leaves with tiny white spots on it and has berries too, small green ones which eventually turn dark red.
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Plant gel growing medium

I recently found a product (http://www.theartofscience.eu/en/negozio/plantarium-activities-of-botany/plantarium-pet-plants-grow-in-gel/) where plants are grown in a gel soil that's supposed to contain ...
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Starting Coccinia grandis from ripe fruit

I have, at last, laid my hands on a few Coccinia grandis fruits that have ripen on the vine itself. See the attached image: I would love to grow the plant from these seeds. Is it possible, at all? ...
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Why is the purple becoming a dingy green on my wandering Jew?

It was getting full direct sunglight out on my porch. I’ve moved it inside and am trying to give it indirect, bright sunlight. If too much direct sun is the reason for this when should I expect it to ...
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Does anyone know what this dark green houseplant is?

I'm not sure what type of plant this is! The leaves are somewhat thick, but I have not been able to figure out what it is. Any ideas?
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Does anyone know what this green/yellow/red houseplant is?

I bought it at the farmer's market and the vendor did not seem to know what it was. It's driving me crazy! :-)
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Spots on Calathea

I have some yellow spots on my Calathea. When I first bought it it was wrapped in plastic so I didn’t realize it was infested with aphids. I removed the soil and dipped all the leaves and stems in ...
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What is this houseplant with woody stem and varigated leaves?

What is the name of the plant pictured below and what is its watering cycle? Thanks in advance
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Name of this indoor Plant

I purchased below indoor plant but i forgot the name of theis plant + what is the best watering cycle for it Click photo for full size Image source
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One node of Dracaena Marginata not growing

Image of Dracaena marginata (dragon tree) below. Indoor houseplant. I recently (about 2 months ago) cut the head off this Dracaena marginata so that I might get two nodes instead of the previously ...
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dying chilli plants

I have a few chilli plants. initially 4 or 5 of them were in a same pot. Quickly they grew quite big and really strong and I thought it's time to move them to different pots and so I did. I repotted ...
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What is this succulent's name?

I bought this from theheartcompany at metrotown. But i do not know the name of it, any answers?
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Fittonia leaves losing color

I have a Red-Green Fittonia. When I bought it from the store, the leaves were glossy, looked like there was a layer of wax on it. However, over the time, the color of the leaves faded. Now, it is red ...
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Songs of India plant dying

My songs of India plant was brought from nursery around d two months ago. In past 3-4 days it has suddenly lost all its leaves and stem is also turning black. What do I do ?
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Dwarf Umbrella Plant Drooping

My umbrella plant suddenly started drooping. The leaves at the bottom drooped first and then the ones at the top. Now the whole plant has drooped. Is there any way I can bring back the plant? What has ...
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House Plant With Round Waxy Leaves Identification

Can anyone help me identify what plant I have here? I got it from my parents a while ago and they can’t remember what it is either. Help me please. Thanks in advance.
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Aloe leaves turned gelatinous

I have a small aloe plant that someone gave me a while back and it's been doing well. They took some of their cuttings and planted them in a small pot. The longest leaf is probably the length of my ...
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Is my pineapple plant growing another pineapple?

I've read that pineapple plants grow only one pineapple, and possibly additional crowns from which more pineapples can grow. But my plant is growing something that looks like another pineapple (...
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Unable to save Fuchsia

I have a small sized Fuchsia in a medium sized plant. Even few days back, it was flowering. Suddenly, for last few days (4 or 5 days) the leaves started drying out. I thought I was over watering and ...
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peace lilly is rotting from the heat (possible?)?

I have a long-loved peace Lilly that has recently taken a turn for the worst. Some time ago, SE advised me that the pot it was in did not have appropriate drainage, and saved this very plant. It was ...
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Four leaf clover only growing three leaves

I found a patch of lawn with a high percentage of four leaf clover (standard white clover), carefully dug up several four leaf stems with roots, and transplanted into a pot. But all the new growth is ...