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Will my Kentia Palm die?

I have two Kentia palms that I’ve had for a couple months now, and they’ve been doing really well with a lot of new growth - until yesterday when I noticed these brown, and crispy leaves at the bottom ...
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Help! Signs of over and under watering

My bird of paradise is showing signs of over watering (new leaf has brown and yellow edges) but one of my older leaves is dry, crispy and dead!
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Kentia Palm Dying! Sooty Mold? Root Rot?

I've tried searching but I can't find any similar cases to mine. I'm a plant newbie so apologies if I'm missing something obvious. My Kentia Palm (bought about 2 years ago from IKEA) is really ...
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Please help save my Dracaena Compacta

Is my Compacta dying? This is a Hydroculture plant. I’ve only had it for 1 month and it has started developing brown and yellow tips. Some leaves have gone brown and fallen off. I water it once a week ...
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Repotting Monstera in Winter (UK)

I have had my Monstera Deliciosa since March 2020, it's still relatively small (maybe five big leaves) but has become very top heavy and looks like it has outgrown it's current pot. It is also growing ...
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ZZ plant has light spot on the leaves

I have had a ZZ plant for 1,5 years. It was already big when I got it. It grew a couple of leaves last spring. The old pot was changed in August 2020 and the new one is 12 liters with Lechuza PON ...
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Can you tell me what plant this is (pic attached)?

I took a small cutting of this, a few weeks ago. It is now four feet long and very tough. Can anyone tell me what it is?
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How can I save my dying cat palm?

I bought my cat palm in July and it lived outside until the weather turned cold. It’s been indoors for a couple of months now and I fear that I over watered it once and it caused multiple leaves to ...
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Help identifying white spots on an indoor palm?

I got this palm tree from a trade yesterday and I'm trying to come up with a rehab plan. I know it needs repotting, and potentially more light than it was getting at its old home, but it also has ...
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Need to identify plants

I have 2 plants I got as gifts and don’t know how to care for them. Anyone have any idea what they are? One has thick. Curved leaves, if you can even call them that. It has a layer of short, fur like ...
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Yellow Leaves Calathea Medallion

I bought this Calathea earlier in the year (UK based) and it’s recently started to show yellow leaves, see pictures. It’s had about 3-4 yellow leaves now, all of them at the bottom of the plant ...
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What causes yellow spots on Calathea Warscewiczii's leafs?

So I bought this Calathea about two weeks ago and the leafs were like that when I got it, however, for preventative measures, I'm wondering what causes these yellow spots on the leaf like that. Is it ...
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Can you help identify this plant? QLD, Australia

I received this rhizome and planted it, the label was impossible to read but may have the word "superb" in it. Since planting it has grown beautiful lush leaves and is growing rapidly. I ...
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Can I use bonsai liquid fertilizer on my regular houseplants?

I have 0.5 liter bonsai liquid fertilizer that has outlived my bonsai. I have tried to give it away for free in my local Facebook plant groups, but as it seems no one is really into bonsai in my area. ...
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Can I save my rubber tree?

I have a rubber tree that's probably 5-7 years old and that's been kept in the same smallish pot the entire time. I've trimmed the tree once. It is about 70cm/2ft tall. I don't have a bigger spot for ...
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Does sprinkled cinnamon on top of the soil really help to prevent mould and fungus gnats?

I often hear nowadays that cinnamon could be used to fight fungus gnats or mould. You only have to sprinkle the top of the pots either by prevention or as a remedy to an existing issue. I could ...
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Keeping plants in the dark for 2 weeks?

I was wondering if my houseplants would be able to survive in darkness for 2 weeks? They are a variety of species, including an orchid, a dracaena, some cacti, some succulents and a spider plant. ...
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Mould growing on top of plant soil?

There seems to be some white mould growing on top of my vining philodendron soil. Is this is problem and if so how can I resolve this?
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Will potted plants suffer over a radiator?

I've got a few water-circulating wall radiators that are mostly useless space, and I'd like to put some shelving over them and use the surfaces for houseplants, but I'm concerned that the elevated ...
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Spotty looking perilla plant

I have several perilla/shiso plants grown from a batch of seeds. Right now all of them look spotty and yellowish rather than deep green like those you get from stores. Is this a disease or are they ...
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Is it safe to put drinks near snake plants?

I have a snake plant inside my room that is placed on a desk. I heard that such a plant is toxic (if consumed). So, I'm wondering if it is safe to place my cup of water beside it. The desk is rather ...
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Anthurium discoloring leaves and browning stem

I have my anthurium repotted and after a while I see that the leaves have developed yellowish spots and the stem is becoming brown at the surface. I water it using the saucer under the plant. Also ...
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Lemon Tree Lost Most of its Leaves

I have a lemon tree and it recently lost most of its leaves. I am not sure why. Some information about the tree: I am not sure what the variety of the lemon tree is (here is the store website for the ...
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Brown leaves and spots on Baby Rubber Plant (Peperomia Obtusifolia)

I have a Peperomia Obtusifolia which has developed brown leaf edges and spots prior to this it was growing well and no issues. I have tried to diagnose the issue which seems similar to black spots on ...
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What kind of Syngonium species or cultivar this plant is?

I have a Syngonium or commonly known as Arrowhead vine but I cannot really decide which species or cultivar it is. Based on its coloration and texture it looks like a Syngonium White Butterfly but by ...
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Should I get a tissue-cultured Rhaphidophora tetraspermas or find a regular one instead?

Rhaphidophora tetrasperma has become readily available due to its mass production using tissue-culture or otherwise known as micropropagation. So plants are kind of being cloned artificially in ...
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How to proper dilute virgin Neem oil as pest control?

I had a recent infestation with Fungus Gnats on my houseplants, and one recommendation was to use Neem Oil as a natural pesticide for these pests. I bought cold-pressed, unrefined/virgin Neem Oil, but ...
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What plant is this, is it a Hoya?

Just got this plant and I thought it's Hoya but not sure. Can anyone tell me the name of this plant please?
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Name of this Plant and Care recommendations

I bought this Plant three days ago from Plant Nursery, but unfortunately they didnt mention the name of this plant. So i brought it home and cleaned the pot and just places under growing light.
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Why is the inner stem of my pothos cutting bright pink?

I have been propagating some golden pothos cuttings in water and I recently noticed that the 'inner stem' is pink? Is this normal? Or is this a fungal or viral infection?
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Lily species identifiaction and bloom time

Guys I want to know what species these lilies are and when do they bloom.
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Cymbidium orchid - black spots on the leaves

I bought a cymbidium orchid two days ago. Today I noticed that about 30% of the leaves have black spots on their tips (see the picture). Should I be worried or is it something normal? If it's some ...
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My Areca Palm is browning

I've had this plant for the last five months and since then I had problems with insects in the begining and right after I got over that the plant is having another problem I can't identify. Can anyone ...
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My Cat Palm is yellowing then browning :(( help!

I purchased this cat palm about a month ago from someone in town. They had cats and dogs and felt the palm was getting a lot of rowdiness from the the pets, so they gifted it to me. We named him “...
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Pebbles for houseplant humidity

I’m relatively new to house plants so would appreciate any advice! My Polka Dot Begonia is currently in its nursery pot inside a ceramic pot. I need to raise the humidity around this plant and I’m ...
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Help to identify and care for these plants [closed]

A friend of a friend passed two houseplants down to our family and I have no idea what they are or how to care for them (e.g. watering frequency, pruning, proper amount of sunlight, etc. ). At some ...
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What is this very thin and tall plant called?

This plant is very tall and thin (measures about half a meter in height). The trunk/stem has layers of previous leaves and is light brown. Leaves are very thin and light green but this is possibly due ...
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Are these scale insects? How to get rid of them?

I have tried to kill them with Neudorff Spruzit spray (Pyrethrin) and Provanto spray (Flupyradifurone) and they still keep spreading after 2-3 months from first poisoning. I really need help because ...
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Monstera Adensonii (vining) Cuttings not growing and curled leaves after 3 months

Hi Plant loving friends! I've had 3 monstera aderisoni leaf cuttings from etsy since the end of August. They shipped from Florida. All are still alive but none have tried to grow a new leaf and all ...
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Ficus Ginseng Loosing Leaves

I got a Ficus Ginseng fresh from the store a couple of weeks ago. This is placed a bit further away from the window, getting moderate sunlight, especially now in autumn and winter. My impression is ...
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What is the cause of this white scaling on my cactus?

I’m not sure what type of cactus this is, but I’ve had it about a year and since getting it I’ve moved it into a pot with drainage. I’m careful with watering and do so about every 45 days as that’s ...
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Split Leaf Philodendron Diagnosis

I just bought my first split leaf philo about a month and a half ago and I’m worried that I’m not watering it correctly. When I bought it the leaves did have some brown spots but a brand new leaf is ...
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What are these seeds/eggs that appear on my indoor plant leaves?

I keep finding these tiny brown ridged "seeds" that appear on the leaves of my indoor plants. Since seeds don't normally fly, I am guessing they might actually be related to an insect. But ...
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Unidentified identification

I have searched the internet using 4 different plant ID. Sites and have not been able to identify this beautiful plant growing in a dental office. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks, CD.
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Lemon tree drops its leaves

We bought this lemon tree about a month ago. It was in a good condition when we purchased it. At first, we placed it outside, and for the last ten days, we brought it inside, situated right in front ...
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Chinese Evergreen Bloom black dots

Do you know what is causing the black dots in this bloom? Some concerns - could it be infestation or mold? Is there something (that isn't this plant!) incubating-growing inside? Since bringing this ...
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How can I keep plants from drying, when shifted from shade to bright sunlight?

Recently I had to (re)shift certain plant pots (kept in a shaded area from a while (an year or so)) to a bright area. Earlier the plants leaves had turned dark green in shade probably due to their ...
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My Kentia Palm has crunchy and black leaves

My Kentia Palm has crunchy and black leaves. I have checked the roots and they look fine. I then applied neem oil but this didn't seem to stop the spreading of the plant. The base of the plant looks ...
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Reviving my asparagus fern

My plant has lost a lot of body recently as well as changing colour I think it is on its way out! Is there any way to revive?
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Why is my hibiscus plant leaves droping ,turning yellow and producing small flowers even when it has been watered?

My hibiscus plant's leaves are drooping, and yellow and the flower size has shrinked substantially. Yellow leaves are present at bottom and middle of the plant. The plant is 4 feet tall, and the pot ...

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