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How to bring this Rubber plant back in shape?

I have a rubber plant that has grown sideways and quite tall. I want the plant to become somewhat dense and a little less tall. I am thinking of pruning it as shown in the image below: However, I am ...
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Yellow-brown spots on Dracana Fragrans

I know there have been a few similar questions posed but was hoping to get some additional clarity. My Dracana Fragans has experience some spotting over the last couple of months, mostly on new ...
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Growing Money Plant purely in Vermiculite

Is it possible to grow money plant only in Vermiculite? The plant grows in soil and water, so can it grow only in vermiculite, as vermiculite retains water really well?
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Should I re-pot this Ponytail Palm or wait more?

This ponytail palm is root-bound for years (3-5 years) and it is still growing. Not sure if this requires re-potting or I should let the plant grow in this same pot? It's a 12" pot. Never fertilized....
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What houseplant is this?

I'm unsure what variety of plant this is. It's currently about 30cm tall and the most identifiable feature on it are the small hairy coconut like seeds where the shoots sprout from.
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Browning tip on Sansaviera (spiky) houseplant

I have a Sansaviera (spiky variety), the tip of one of the spiky leaves has begun to brown and whither. What could be the cause of this? The plant isn't located near a radiator so there are no large ...
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Plants to grow in a vertical/wall hanging sphagnum-based planter?

I received a planter as a gift. Please suggest plants to plant in it. (It is specifically the "hang.oasi.home" planter.) The planter is basically a box that hangs on the wall, but the holes to put ...
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My money plant is dieing out. Please help!

I have got the money plant as a Christmas gift last year on 2018. It was indoor till October 2019 at my office window. i used to take care of it, watering whenever required. but post October month it ...
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My colocasia esculenta is turning yellow

As i said in the title, one of the leaves of my colocausia is turning almost completely yellow at this point. I wish to know if the plant lacks something, or if there is anything im doing wrong within ...
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How do you make a Kalanchoe blossfeldiana bloom?

This plant was beautiful and full of flowers. They all withered away. Now the buds just don't want to open. I read somewhere that Kalanchoe at home needs to be bloomed by doing some tricks like ...
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Spider plant getting brown. Too cold or over-watering?

This spider plant was doing really fine until winter struck. Now the plant was outside in y balcony, was kept away from cold drafts. I was really careful with the watering and watered after the soil ...
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Is this Arrowhead vine healthy?

This is my second arrowhead vine plant. The plant is still in the same pot it came from nursery. I will be soon re-potting it in a ceramic pot. But the plant is very droopy and looks like it is sad. ...
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How long can I keep rosette-forming Peperomias without pruning, while in ideal growing conditions?

Unlike nurseries, flower shops do not provide all conditions for healthy growth. Sellers are often stuck with batches of rosette-forming Peperomias such as P. Caperata, P. griseoargentea and P. ...
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Seedling growing into adjacent seed

I planted 5 seeds for a Norway spruce (Picea Abies) on January 12, 2020, and so far I have three seedlings that are growing at a similar rate (though one is a bit bigger). I noticed something very ...
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Monkey Tail Cactus Burned under lights do I have to move it?

My Monkey Tail Cactus hangs down really low, so I have to raise it up to keep it from touching the ground. When I raise it up it gets closer to the grow light. The last time I raised it up I burned ...
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Calatheas & allies as houseplants without climate control

I live in a warm Mediterranean climate. Close to the sea, summer is humid, but air may be dryer in winter possibly because the wind arrives from over the European continent during most of its time. ...
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What is wrong with my kalanchoe blossfeldiana?

I bought this lovely girl for my mom last May at Vons, and kept it alive since then. It's been in continual bloom. It gets plenty of shade and sun, and I bring it inside at night and back out in the ...
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Why has my jasmine plant gone dry suddenly

I bought my jasmine plant two weeks ago. Initially it looked very healthy and smelt great. Now it has completely dried up. I have cut a lot of the dead parts off. But what should I do to keep it alive?...
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What are those white spots? Are they mould & harmful?

I have an indoor plant located at the windows of my kitchen. I water it every 2-3 days with rice water and the plant has been growing well. Recently I spotted some white spot at the soil of the ...
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Caring for Ficus Starlight plant

I have a Ficus Starlight with green and yellow leaves. The size of the leaves are small, not very big. Is this plant require same care as weeping fig? What is the correct soil mix for this plant and ...
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could you identify this Orchid?

If been told that this is an Amaryllis but I'm very doubtful. Thanks to the clue given by @GardenGems I have finally narrowed it down to bromeliads It has a baby that looks slightly different ...
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8-month avocado plant developed large spots on leaves that are spreading… what do I do?

I have an ~8 month avocado plant that was growing really well until about two months ago, when it started developing large dark brown spots on the leafs. The spots continued to spread to the ...
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Brown streaks on neon pothos

l have this neon pothos, not sure if it's variegated (l suppose so) cause it has real neon leaves on top and the variegated one at the bottom, but the older leaves have these marks shown in the ...
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What kind of beetle is this?

I found this guy climbing around my baby aloes today. I have no interest in killing it. I just want to identify it. In the very bottom of the photo is a brownish/reddish blob with a crater of ...
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Wondering why my Ocean Spider Plant is not thriving

A friend of mines had given me this Ocean Plant about six months ago. It has not made the long spider babies that normally come out. I was wondering if someone can suggest what Im doing wrong or if ...
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Help: New Kentia Palm with Leaves Yellowing/Browning from Leaf Tips

(for some reason it won't upload my pictures, so I will try to add later today; or or look at this link because I was able to post the photos on this site: https://garden.org/thread/view/119484/New-...
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What is this hanging plant with variegated leaves?

I won this plant and hanging basket at a local dance club, I was so swept up in the excitement of winning I forgot to ask what it’s called. So what have I got and how should I care for it?
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Should I keep these three plants in one pot?

I bought this pot with five small plants in it last summer but when I brought them home they grew too fast and I had to change the pot and remove two of them. Maybe this happened because they had too ...
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What is up with my plant?

I got this plant off my grandad last year and think it’s some kind of aloe Vera plant but I’m really not quite sure. Last week I noticed the bottom leaf becoming brown and crispy and the leaf above ...
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Drooping Aglaonema Pictum Tricolour! Need help!

I've recently rescued 5 Pictum Tricolour at an affordable price from an old lady at the market 4 days ago. They've received two watering so far and have not perked up yet. Ive chopped up 2 of them ...
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Identify, is it a xGasteraloe, a Haworthia, a Tulistia, or something else?

I nursed this unknown plant with no roots and black spot to a nicely growing plant with many offsets & flowers coming on. I will have a better idea once I get to see the flower. But, what do you ...
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Hard Water vs Soft Water for Houseplants

I have read that certain house plants should be watered with soft water. I would like to know if this applies to all house plants and what consequences would be visible when watering with hard water ...
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Indoor Cat Palm looks very sad/dying. Please help!

Got this Cat Palm about 3 weeks ago and in the last week it has started to look very unhappy with yellowing of the fronds to now looking a bit brown-black just dying off. It is in our workspace so ...
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The cause of the pine needle fading

We have one vascular plant (Araucaria heterophylla) in my sister room and have this condition : And this gif type: My room plants are this kind: And : So my room is better for this vascular plant ...
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Peace lili became yellow

My peace lili flower became yellow. I have put it on my desk in a room with a little window. I thought it doesn't need much light. What can I do?
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What is the plant on the RIGHT?

That's pretty much it. I need to care for this unknown plant. What is it?
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Unknown houseplant — what is the one on the LEFT?

That's pretty much it. I need to care for this unknown plant. What is it?
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Interested in starting a new small Kratum plant from a large 4 year old one

Does anyone know how to start a new Kratum plant from an old one? For a little context, my young cats are attacking my large, four-year-old Kratum plant since I brought the plant in for the winter. ...
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Aphids on my houseplants. Help needed

I think I have black bugs on my plant since last year and I worked on it for months and then I thought I killed it. I used soapy water and when it did not work I used pesticide. It almost killed my ...
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When should I repot a pony tail palm?

When should I repot a ponytail palm? Mine is quite large in what looks to me like a too small pot. It has been healthy but is now turning brown on lower tips and stopped growing.
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Weird things found in Alocasia plant soil

Today i wanted to change the soil in my Alocasia plant, but i found these things in the soil, around the roots. They weren't attactchments, they where just laying in the soil. I bought in in an IKEA ...
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Nerve Plant Bleaching/Yellowing

I've had this Nerve plant for about a year and a half and it is one of my favorite plants. It has always been a consistent grower and never given me any trouble. In the last few weeks, the plant has ...
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taking care of young pine tree

I was gifted a small pine tree of unknown species, around 30 cm tall. I don't know how to take care of it, so with not much fantasy I just moved it into a larger pot, added some soil, and watered it ...
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what is this flowering succulent type plant?

The leaves feel little plump and watery. Is this succulent? How do I care for it?
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What is this plants with cup like flowers

What is this plants with cup like flowers? Are the cups flowers or something else?
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Plant whose leaves turn to pink. What is it?

What is this flower plant that turns its leaves to bright pink? How do I care for it? Location: Delhi. Stem:
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Is this Dracaena reflexa?

Dracaena reflexa? Does care requirement same for other dracaenas?
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Is this Areca Palm or bamboo palm?

Location Delhi. Care instructions?
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Is this plant Monstera?

Is this Monstera Deliciosa? How to care for this plant? Location: Delhi. The leaves are turning yellow on the edges.
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Bush like flower plant. What is it?

Does this plant require full sun?

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