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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Indoor Birds of Paradise leaf turning yellow with dark brown spots

The newest leaf on our 2m tall birds of paradise (Strelitzia Nicolai variety) has started developing yellow marks with small brown spots. It's a real pity as those leaves take almost a year to come ...
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When to plant a cutting

I have a hoya cutting that started rooting a couple of weeks ago. I read online, that I should plant a cutting when the roots are about 5 cm long. But those roots in the photo in the article were very ...
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Dieffenbachia plant leaves have drooped

Hi I recently repotted my Dieffenbachia plant. I had the plant in a fast draining succulent soil but decided to switch to an indoor soil when I reported it.I also switched to a clay pot. Now the ...
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Can I re-pot this mango sapling?

I grew this from a mango seed in pure coconut coir. Now I see the root and the sapling coming from the seed. Should I let the seed sit in the coconut husk till when or I should plant it now in a ...
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Propagating plant cuttings

I have two Hoya cuttings (from different plants) and one of them started rooting. The other one hasn’t developed any roots yet. I think I cut one of them to early but it was the only way to save the ...
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Fungus cross infection

My Dendrobium Nobile Apollon has fungus ... Is it possible that this fungus could infect other plants like my Hoyas?
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Need help with identifying peace lily root disease

My peace lily started dying, it's leaves were turning yellow and then brown from past 2-3weeks. I speculated it to be a root rot. Today, I took out the plant from soil and along with root rot, I found ...
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New leaves having these black spots

The plant (Syzygium cumini) was growing really good, but now I see these black spots on the new leaves. What is this and what to do next? Some fungus in soil? Insect? physical damage? What's causing ...
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What is wrong with my haworthia?

I took over somebody's Haworthia plant a while ago, and kept watering it at the same frequency (once a week), but this is how it looks like after two months: The symptoms are that turn yellow and ...
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What could be the cause of the yellow spots on my calathea?

The yellow spots are on most of the leaves now, I’m not sure what is happening?
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Can Tillandsia Antonio be grown as an air plant without soil?

I bought it rooted in soil, though as other air plants it is watered into the leafs. Can I remove it from its pot?
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Need help saving plant!

I don't know exactly what kind of plant I have someone suggested it might be a Chinese evergreen? I got it as a gift last year when I was sick in the hospital. Although I've been watering it about ...
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What are these strange brown things coming out of plant soil?

I found these strange brown bugs coming out from my plants soil. I don't understand if these are soil mites or what. I found that 5 of my plants have the same problem. Same brown things coming out ...
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How to trim an Aloe that grew too tall

I have an Aloe that has thrived, and has grown to be too tall for its own body weight. How should I trim this lovely plant. Propped up
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How can we save our yucca plant?

We recently inherited a yucca plant that looks like it might be struggling. The only healthy growth is at the very top of the highest branches/trunk, and the ends of the branches where it has most ...
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Pothos(?) water propagated too long

These cuttings (which I was told is a Pothos) had been water propagated too long, I think, and now the roots are very very long (almost 3x the length of the plant itself). I inherited these plants ...
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Can I popagate this soil-suffocated Dracaena node? Is it dead?

While transplanting my Dracaena into a larger pot. I noticed what looked like a stick or root laying in the soil that had shook loose. After looking closer its a underdeveloped nodeI think. Its about ...
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Is it fungus or something else attacking my Areca Plant?

I wonder what's attacking my Areca plant, recently she definetly struggles with growing healthy and large leafs, every new leaf is small, brownish, and dried, as seen on pic 3. I've inspected her real ...
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Areca Palm help! Thanks!

Anyone know what could be wrong with my areca palm? I water it when the top soil starts to feel dry so it shouldnt be getting too much water. I also mist it everyday and it is in a room with a south ...
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Red Anthurium leaves are dying. What should I do?

Can anyone please give me information on how to take care of this Red Anthurium.
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Self watering planters. Top watering strategies

There really isn’t much definitive information on self watering pots. I’ve planted 3 6ft tall fiddle leaf plants in a Lechuza 43cm pot. The pot instructions say every third watering fill the reservoir ...
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Monstera: 2 new stalks, only one survived?

Recently 2 new stalks started simultaneously to grow from the same base of my Monstera. You can see them below: You've probably noticed that one thrived and became a beautiful new leaf! The other ...
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Dragon tree yellow leaves

I have a few yellow leaves with some brown spots. The rest of the plant looks ok, close to the window, water once a week (sometimes fresh water from tap, sometimes I let the water stay overnight ...
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How to encourage my Alocasia xAmazonica to make new offsets?

My Alocasia xAmazonica has gone through its second winter and is expected to break dormancy soon. It has got many new leaves throughout latest growth season, but at the moment just three remained. I ...
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Using PON as main substrate for fiddle leaf figs

Is Lechuza pon a suitable substrate for fiddle leaf figs ? I just received a fiddle leaf fig tree which is 3 plants in a single 36 cm nursery pot. I bought a self watering 43 cm pot and I am planning ...
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How do I save my Tomato plant

Recently my tomato plant seems dying. The leaves from the bottom are drying up. The leaves have turn curly (some inward, some outward). I water the plant everyday morning. I live in Ahmedabad, ...
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Is this cactus being overwatered, underwatered or ill?

Can anyone please tell me what’s up my with my cactus? Is it being underwatered, overwatered or disease? Or could it be cold? Thank you very much!
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Flowering plant with star like leaf around bud

I bought this plant from nursery and forgot the name. It is a flowering plant, but the buds haven't bloomed yet. Location is north India. Specifically Delhi.
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Can you please help me identify this lovely houseplant?

Green, heart-shaped leaves, grows upwards on strong stalks/stems.
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Identification of flowering houseplant

It resembles an Aloe or Agave maybe a Pandanus, I am not sure. The leaves are spiky. The flower seems to be on its way out, but more or less it looked the same before I took the pictures. Long stalk, ...
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Dracaena marginata “Magenta” black spots

Anybody knows what these black spots are? And how I can get rid of them?
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Yet another indoor Meyer Lemon tree that fails to thrive

Had this plant for two or three years, and it's never bloomed, let alone produced fruit. Produced some gigantic leaves, but that's it. Hasn't produced a leaf in months. Windows are facing south, so ...
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Are there any ways to combat the Bibio lanigerus?

For the last year I've had small black flies (1-2mm) in my house. I also noticed that some of my plants were slowly dying, and when removing one from the pot I saw small silver (1mm) larvae undergound ...
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Clear sap like substance on underside of Chinese evergreen leaves

I just recently discovered some clear sticky dots under the leaves of my Chinese Evergreen. The look and feel like some sort of sap. They can be wiped off but are thick and sticky. There isn't any ...
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Ficus Elastica - yellow and red spots, please help!

I bought a Ficus elastica and noticed some strange spots! Could you please help identify the problem and offer some help? Thank you so much! Larger versions of the photo are on reddit here. Thank you ...
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Is direct sunlight okay for houseplants in Winter?

Ignoring plants that love or require direct sunlight, my understanding is that generally plants don't like it too much (leading to sunburn) and rather prefer bright indirect or filtered light. I did ...
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Please help identify

I purchased this mini plant in GA over the weekend in a Pikes Nursery. It is only labeled as a Peperomia species pixie plant. I have looked ALL over the internet and cannot seem to identify this cutie....
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Brown patches on underside Peperomia leaves

Have had a couple of these plants for 6 months now and they have started to develop brown patches on the underside of their leaves. They start small and slowly spread, with the upper side of the leaf ...
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Saving plants from cold front

It’s kind of to late but in Texas we got a unusual front that harmed all kinds of native plants and grasses, our lawn and plants were on of them. I’ve tried some home remedies with natural composites ...
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Pruning and maintaining Heliconia

I have a heliconia in my rooftop, and surprisingly, is one of the few plants that hasn’t died... yet. It seems to be healthy with its one orange flower, but it should look nicer (it has lots of dry ...
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What’s wrong with basil plant?

I have an albahaca plant in my rooftop that I water daily. We’re in the Caribbean and it receives full (very strong) sun when the sun’s setting (it’s behind a wall). I’ve noticed that the leaves are ...
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Cat Palm has browning leaves

Recently I purchased a Cat Palm (about 3 weeks ago) and its leaves have begun turning yellow. It is definitely an issue with the watering schedule as it has improved right after watering's. The Plant ...
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Citrus tree cutting preparation for propagation

I have an indoor potted citrus tree (grown from a seed) that has a great sentimental value for me but that I have cared for improperly and it has been in a very bad shape. It has recovered now but ...
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How can I revive my mint plant?

I am not really sure how to take care of a mint plant. I would like to get an idea of how much water I need to put in the plant. Some websites say to make sure the plant is not drying by putting water ...
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My Peperomia has this little green dots

I recently got this plant from a nursery and when I got home, I realized it has these little dots all over it, is this some type of pest?
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Is my Ti plant beyond saving?

I recently purchased a ti (Cordyline minalis) plant last year over the summer and it was growing fine. Unfortunately it became infested with spider mites and quickly began to die. I got rid of the ...
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I need help determining if something may be wrong with my dumb cane plant

I've had my plant for 4 years and I recently started to notice that the stem of my plant have these marks on them and the leaves of my plant have been yellowing. I recently staked my plant but made ...
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Name this Aloe?

Unfortunately, my Aloe is dying. I would like to figure out what type of Aloe this is in order to carry on its legacy. A top view of the plant Side
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Mini rose “bush” - how to save?

My grocery store was selling some weird Valentine’s Day rose bush things. They were desperately under-watered and looked so sad, so I picked one up, hoping to save it. But I’m not sure where to start ...
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What kind of plant is my little plant here?

(Please forgive the Instagram format -- it's the best picture I have of it!) ETA: I'm thinking maybe it's a leggy Kalanchoe?

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