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Questions tagged [houseplants]

Plants grown indoors.

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Stromanthe triostar help

as you can see in the photo two of my Stromanthe leaves from the same roots are curling inward. what could be the issue? I don't think it's a humidity or watering issue, nor do I see any visible signs ...
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What is wrong with my avocado plant?

I have been growing this avocado plant from pip - it is now nearly 4 years old and about 5ft high. I water it regularly but never so it sits in water and prune the ends to stop it growing larger. ...
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my Peace Lily is getting droopy but I’m not sure why

i got this peace lily on May 17th from a garden centre (in england) i’ve inserted a pic from the day i got it, nice and perky and upright. i’ve been watering as instructed when the soil begins to dry ...
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Please..Whats wrong with my umbrella tree?

Umbrella tree plant! The leaves grow out large and healthy looking then droop and curl...but new leaves continue to grow.! What could be the problem??enter image description here
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I need help identifying this quadricolor waxy leafed plant

I rescued this plant from a retail store years ago. It became homeless when the display it in was used for was replaced with something new. It's gotten ridiculously large and has always been ...
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What is the name and type of this plant?

This plant is easy to grow even if you dont water it.
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Can I prevent my spider plant from growing more leaves?

I have a spider plant (chlorophytum comosum) that I have raised since he was still attached to his parent. He is in a small (2 inch diameter) pot and lives on my desk in indirect sunlight all day, ...
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how do I help my succulent with brown holes in the leaves?

I have a succulent terrarium. I water it regularly and it stays inside. Recently, I have found some brown little holes on the leaves. My terrarium has many different types of succulents and one of the ...
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How do I save my chilli plant

I was away for a couple of days and I guess the weather was hot here, so when I came back my chilli plant had dried up, picture below. I have watered it now, but the plant hasn't perked up. The ...
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Brown spots on alovera

As you can see my aloe Vera plant is young and it is in balcony so 2-3 hrs only it is getting sunlight.Frequently the soil get dry,so I give water according to the soil condition.But some brown spots ...
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White little larvae/insects on the trunk of my Pilea

I have a healthy (or so I thought) Pilea plant (Chinese Money), ~6 months old, indoors. Today, I noticed some strange little white dots on its trunk; and, as it turns out, they are moving, and seem to ...
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What causes curled leaves in ctetanthe pilosa?

I have recently purchased a small ctetanthe pilosa, about 6 inches tall. I have it inside with morning sun through glass window. Temp outside is cold winter between 3 degrees and 10 degrees at the ...
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Propagated pothos not growing

About a month ago I planted some pothos leaves I had rooted in water, but I haven't seen any growth so far. Could I be doing something wrong or should I wait a bit longer?
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Why my capsicum leaves are looking like this?

So I live in India and now its summer time with a usual climate of 40-45 degree celsius daily. I planted the seeds of my capsicum back in March and now they were growing fine until I saw these pale ...
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What kind of Iris is this?

If it actually is an Iris, that is. I had no idea we had this plant and I had subconsciously grouped it under the non-flowering section. Imagine my surprise when it bloomed all of a sudden! After ...
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Saving broken branch of begonia?

What can I do with this broken branch in my potted begonia? Can I plant it in a small pot?
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Identify this in soil?

These look exactly like white grapes and they’re in the soil. Does anyone know what this is?
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Can anyone help me diagnose issues with my rubber plant?

I bought my rubber plant a couple months ago. I have it in a room that receives bright afternoon light - the window across the room is southwest-facing. When I bought the plant it was quite full but ...
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Mango seedling has stem and leaves but no root!

I've got two problems with my mango seedlings: Problem #1 I have germinated a mango seed in water, it now has a decent stem and healthy-looking leaves. It is currently still in water, indoors, in ...
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Help me identify this small plant and how to take care of it

Please help me identify this plant. It was a gift and I don't know what plant it is. I want to know what plant it is so that I can take care of it properly. It's starting to brown and some leaves are ...
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What is wrong with my plant? and why is it turning yellow?

For some reason, my plant started turning yellow. At first, I thought maybe I'm over watering it, because I was watering once a week. Then I stopped watering for three weeks, and even though there are ...
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What are these pale blotchy spots on the new leaves of my draceana marginata?

Recently, I decided to look at the new leaves of my dracaena that otherwise looks healthy and I've been surprised by this. I am wondering what are those stains and if they're bad for my plant. The ...
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Pesticide for plants?

For some reason, most of the plants at my house have some sort of bug, from mealy bugs to whiteflies to other crap. I've been spraying with soapy water but it's not working. What pesticide can I buy ...
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Elephant ear plant a bit limp and discolored

I bought this elephant ear a few days ago and wanted an opinion on the outter leaves. Are they dying and a lost cause, or do I maybe need to change conditions? The soil was dry when I bought it, so I'...
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How can I help my plants adjust after moving apartments?

This question details how to prepare plants for actually moving, but I am interested in knowing how I can help my plants adjust once they are actually in the new residence, especially with regards to ...
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I rescued this white leaf nerve, fittonia, exotic angel plant for $1

I want to know how to bring it back. Will the tin lantern in the picture work as a terrarium or make a mess? I thought I could make it an outside hanging plant as the counter space in my bathrooms ...
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I have a grass like flower plant. What is that

I have a grass like flower plant .which I bought from a gardener. What is this? this plant have white flowers and need large amount of water
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Should I take precautious measures?

Noticed these fuzzy little balls clumped together in my pot. Its not a root. The other holes have very very very small white dots in the soil almost like little tiny specs of mold or eggs. Should it ...
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How to revive my licuala grandis?

I was away for two weeks and unfortunately forgot to tell the caretaker to water my licuala grandis while I’m away. When I got back home this is how it looks like Is there any chance to revive this ...
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Can you identify this garden plant from my old home?

It was in my porch in the 90s. I never took photos of it directly, but it has been in the background. So the photos of it may not be the best quality. I thought it may be Ficus Pumila, but something ...
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Wilting fittonia

kinda new to the whole gardening scene but I have a wilting fittonia and I’m not sure why, I thought it could be a lack of sunlight because the room that it’s in is in an area in the house where there’...
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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 ...