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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Flamingo (Anthurium) getting translucent heart shaped patches at the tip

I'm new to keeping plants. My 3 month old flamingo plant keeps getting these transparent spots right at the tip that slowly spreads and then become brown. Some time later the older leaves and all ...
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What is happening to my peace lilly?

It is hunched over and new leaves are growing from its behind. Should I be worried?
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My kale fainted - can I save it?

I have kale in a pot. So far it went quite well, but in recent days it seems very weak, though I water it as usual. What is the cause and how can I save it?
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Avocado Tree seed shirnking?

I have four avocado tree seedlings (started growing them in mid-2020) One of the seeds split in two and it grew into two trees. One of the half seed trees' seed is shriveling, unlike its twin. I ...
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Cocos nucifera (coconut palm): Brown leaves. Why?

I bought a coconut plant 4 days ago. It was kind of healthy when I bought it. But today I noticed that the leaves are brown and it seems something is wrong with it. I have watered it once yesterday (...
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What shall I do with baby pineapple plant?

Hey so my plants didn’t get watered for a few weeks as I was away and unable to do it. I have come back and the pineapple on my pineapple plant has fallen down to one side, shrivelled up and gone hard....
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Help me identify this Chinese houseplant

A friend of mine living in Shenzhen China got this plant as a gift and I would like to see if I can buy one here in Sweden too. Therefor I need help identifying it so I know what to search for. She ...
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Money plant (Crassula Ovata) growing roots on its branches

Early this year the 8+ year old money plant was getting a bit sad and branches kept falling off. I repotted into a larger pot with fresh compost around the existing roots. I also turned it around so ...
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Help with plant identification

I got this houseplant from my daughter, she called it a vining oak. Very distinct leaves, vines, no blooms yet except for clusters at the end of the vines.
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Why are leaves on my plant drying and have white spots?

I have a plant (I don't know what kind of a plant is it) which used to be in the hallway of the building I live in. I didn't really take good care of it and most of the leaves dried up and fell off. A ...
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Can anyone identify what is going on with my Fittonia?

There are small white dots around the soil only on the dead leaves and the rest of the plant and stems seem fine. Wondering if this is pest related or maybe mould?
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Selaginella plant dying - care and maintenance tips

I received the Selaginella plant back in March and I've been watering it each 2nd day. (Recommendation from the florist) Also, if I would skip more than 3 days without watering it the plant's leaves ...
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Plant identification and advice on how to maintain it

I found this plant on the street a few weeks ago and I took it home. Initially, I placed it on the balcony, but I noticed after a few days that the leaves were losing color. I replanted it in a bigger ...
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I don't know why my calathea makoyana is dying

I was only traveling for 5 days, when I came back Calathea leaves were curled. I thought it was because of the hot weather, I watered it, but it did not improve. When I thought that there might be a ...
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Yellowish dots and rotted stems on my palm

Can anyone tell what is wrong with my palm tree. The whole centre of new growth is destroyed, the stems are mould and have collapsed and the leaves have yellowish spots.
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Just brought a snake plant from the store and

I just wanna know how I can fix it? Like the edges are brown ... I cannot upload a photo ... it's too big sadly. I am a beginner to plants. I ordered it thru instacart.
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Kalanchoe lower leaves yellowing

I have a pretty big Kalanchoe and it looks 99% green, but the bottom leaves are starting to brown and die. Not many of them, just like one at a time I think. Is that normal? If I look online, it says ...
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Baby Baobob tree losing leaves

I bought the tree from Senegal in April. I left it in its original pot for about a month and the repotted it in a new terracotta pot. I put it in my kitchen window which gets southern exposure. It ...
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Is it a Philodendron "Imperial Red" or a "Rojo Congo"? How to tell these two varieties apart?

I came across this plant at a local nursery and it was labelled as Philodendron. Without any species or variety information. Now I am almost sure that it is not a "Black Cardinal". I think ...
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What's wrong with my Ctenanthe?

These brown spots are appearing on the leaves of my Ctenanthe and I'm not sure what is causing it. I am keeping the soil moist but not too much, high humidity levels and no direct sunlight. The spots ...
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Monstera root coming out of pot hole after being sick

edit: I've only touched the root and it seems to be already a bit rotten, so I just pulled it out, hope for good! So I have this Monstera plant that after some time of not growing I took out of it's ...
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How do I get rid of black spots on my aloe vera plant?

The Aloe Vera plant's leaves have developed few black spots. How do I get rid of these black spots? Is it caused by Fungi (Phytophthora, Alternaria alternata)? I also notice that the plant is weak and ...
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Planted coriander roots which grew well for a week & now started dying

I have planted a dozen coriander roots last weekend. They grew out from the soil, nice and green for the 1st few days. But a week later they have now stopped growing. They seem to be dying honestly. I ...
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Why is the color fading on my variegated rubber plant?

The normal vibrant color is fading from my variegated rubber plant. I've made the mistake of overwatering it in the past, but was about a year ago. Is this a residual hangover from that time? Or is ...
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How do I get my Monstera deliciosa plant to grow upwards instead of sideways?

Most of the leaves on my Monstera plant grow sideways, rather than upwards. What causes this? How do I make the leaves grow vertically? For context, I've had my Monstera for about a year. I recently ...
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Why is the top part of the stem on my umbrella tree turning soft and different colors? And the leaves have brown ish spots on the new leaves

Help! I got this umbrella plant just a little while ago and it did have aphids (I did get rid of them). After them, the plants condition has gotten worse! The upper part of the stem is extremely soft ...
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How to prevent rotting of Holy Basil when propagating with water?

So I'm propagating Holy Basil from cuttings. I take a nodal area cut and prune the leaves except for the top ones and dip them in water for about a week or two. The top leaves do not touch the water. ...
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Is this an amaranthus?

Google lens identifies it as a amaranthus tricolor, but it doesn’t look quite right.
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Yellow Spotting Queen Anthurium

Hello I've had this plant for about two months but the spots were on all the leaves at time of purchase. Some things that may be helpful. No insects present on plant Plant was moved from nursery to ...
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Cannot identify this plant

Can you please help me identify this plant? I've tried to google around but I cannot find it.
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What is this plant with a long stem and tiny round, pointed leaves?

I have this house plant that was given to me, and I’m watering it as instructed, but it just keeps growing out its stem and only has tiny leaves. The leaves are small, round at the bottom and pointed ...
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What's the gardening term for the dish you put under under a planters holes?

What's the technical name for the dish you place under a planters holes that catches water from it? Googling 'dishes' when I look for a gardening water catching dish returns kitchen dishes, when I am ...
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What is the name of the green plant with long thick leaves?

Name of this plant that has long thick green leaves and small bell white flower growing from it.
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What is this insect in my plants?

I was having some problems with my plants, that somebody identified as thrips. Just today, I moved one of the pots on my plants, and from underneath I found a lot of tiny insects. I was able to get ...
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What are these white spots on my plants?

I recently noticed that some of my plants are getting some spots on their leaves. First it was my eggplants: And now my marigolds: Both are isolated to a single pot, so I moved the affected pots to ...
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dracena plant leaf develop yellow streaks and rough surface

Hello recently my dracena plant has been developing yellow streaks on upper leafs and the surface of these leafs feels rough with white spots that look like blisters not sure what this is exactly any ...
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Are these spiders or mites?

I was letting my anthurium soak in a bowl of water and when I took it out noticed these two black tiny spiders in the water. Are they spider mites or actual spiders? The top of the soil has webbing ...
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Brown spots and holes on calathea leaves

I bought a calathea roseopicta plant a few weeks back. At the time only a few leaves had those brown holes and I didn't really think that would be a big issue. I watered and cared for the plant ...
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What is happening to my Chilli plants?

My new Chilli plant leaves are having light and dark pigmentation with shriveled leaves. How can I fix this?
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What is this infestation?

My potted carambola (startfruit) has started losing leaves recently, and when I looked very closely, I saw what I think is evidence of some sort of infestation. I have some insecticidal soap (Safer's, ...
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Protecting the pruned stem of a yucca with wax?

As mentioned in another question I have a large yucca houseplant which I need to prune back. I live in central New York State (USA) which has a temperate & wettish climate. I noticed in a couple ...
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Cutting back 2/3rds of a very tall indoor yucca

This plant was given to us about 10 years ago, and over the years it has gradually reached about 9' in height. Unfortunately I don't know what it is, maybe identifying it is the first step. (I looked ...
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Can anyone tell me what I have planted?

I have a feeling it could be beetroot but not totally sure.
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Emergency case of dying lavender in a pot

As I was shopping in a big grocery store yesterday, I found this sad little lavender pot (picture below) in the flower aisle, it is in an awful condition and the price was reduced to cents. So I ...
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Monstera: odd stalk growing sideways?

This odd rough stalk in the center of the image has been growing sideways for a few weeks now, what is it?
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Yucca plant not growing

I was given this plant and when it was given to me it already had the first leaves already grown. I’ve had the plant for about a 2 months and nothing has changed. Currently using Miracle Grow potting ...
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New Pepper Plant leaves with light green patches

The new leaves are having light and dark green pigmentation. Can someone please guide me on this?
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Leggy and etiolated Aglaonema or just mature?

My friend is kindly gifting me this Aglaonema that no longer works for her space. Though it is beautiful just the way it is, is its legginess a sign of etiolation or simply maturity? What would you ...
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Deiffenbachia (Dumb Cane) houseplant

I have watered it according to the instructions, my indoor temp is around 70-75 F° I moved it closer to this backdoor about a week ago and haven’t given it any nutrients after transplant.
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Edelweiss not doing well, looking for care tips

Two days ago I received an Edelweiss flower in a pot as a gift. It's really important for me to take good care of it, however, I'm concerned I've done too many mistakes by now :( So I'm looking for ...

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