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Questions tagged [houseplants]

Plants grown indoors.

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ZZ Plant Not Growing

I took a stem with several leaves from a ZZ plant and put it in water, it put out some roots. Over two years ago I put it in a pot with soil, it died back and produced the single stem you see in the ...
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Why is this happening to my spider plant?

The stems to my spider plant babies are have suddenly died! What shall I do with the babies I don’t want them to die either? Thank you!
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Kalanchoe - thin leaves and white spots

This Kalanchoe has been losing leaves for a while now, the existing ones seem thin and white spots have appeared. I have repotted it recently and it has shown signs of improvement, but it still does ...
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Golden Potho stem is yellow however not the leaves

My golden potho has been doing well however recently i have noticed that the stem is turning yellow however the leaves are not yellow. What could it indicate?
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Grow carambola/starfruit in a pot?

Can a carambola tree grow in a pot in the Caribbean? I'm visiting a friend in Florida and he has a carambola tree in his backyard. Can I just take one of the fruits and plant it in a big pot? Or ...
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Growing hibiscus in an 8a zone

I'd like to grow a hibiscus plant and wonder if that's even possible during the winter in Oregon. I assume I'll need to keep it indoors to keep it warm, but I have a very small space with limited ...
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Name of this variegated plant

Anyone know the name of this variegated plant. I purchased it a month ago from nursery , i week ago it was at home in low light now i put it in bright indirect sunlight.
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White-ish powdery spots on my strawberry plant

I have very recently bought a strawberry plant. It looks fine, as far as making new flowers is concerned, but has powdery (rather faint) white spots on its leaves. Is it an issue, and if so what can ...
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Strange spots on leaves on rubber plant (Ficus Black Night)

I purchased this plant about a couple weeks ago and when purchasing I saw these strange tiny black spots underneath the leaves but I went ahead and purchased anyways since it was the last one left. ...
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Should I water my indoor plant with warmer water during winter?

At the moment where I live the ambient temperature ranges from -5 to 5°C (23 to 41°F) and will get colder. I have an indoor plant and I noticed that after I water it, the pot and the soil remain ...
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Reviving rubber tree - almost all leaves are gone - one shoot left

I moved away for a year, and left my rubber tree with a friend - unfortunately I think the move shocked it, and it's now lost almost all of its leaves. Do you have any tips on what I could do to ...
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White spots on leaves

Hi. I hope this is right place for the question and that it's not a duplicate I am concerned by the white spots as shown in the picture. What can that be? It affects only one of two plants sitting in ...
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What type of soil for transplanting bamboo?

Do you need special soil to transplant bamboo? Also, do you have to keep it in water or can you use potting soil? I have tried regular potting soil, but the bamboo died.
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What type of Sansevieria is this?

Does anyone know what type of Sansevieria is this? The foliage looks like Sansevieria Cylindrica, but I have only seen starfish shape or straight-up shape before. The layering of foliage looks a bit ...
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White spots on succelent

I have had this succulent for the last year. Bought it a farmers market. It has always been inside at a north facing window. I have repotted and it seemed to do better. But it now has these white ...
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Spider web covering all my plants

My plants have this condition that it is covered by a spider web all over my plants like a film. Are these spider mites? Where do they come from and how do I get rid of these? Close up:
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How can I grow an apple plant from a pip?

I recently found a sprouted pip inside a Pink Lady apple. How can I grow a plant from it, preferably indoors? I live in a cool climate, in Scotland. I would just like to grow the plant; I do not mind ...
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Umbrella plant drooping leaves

I have an umbrella plant and the bottom leaves drooping could someone tell me why this might be. I have tried putting it in direct light, longer between watering, watering more frequently and have ...
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Can I replant the propagated branch into the same pot that it is coming from?

I replanted and propagated my monstera 2 months ago, and it started to grow new leaves since then. I am trying to reshape my awkward shaped monstera to look dense and compact. My question is, can ...
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Is this avocado plant suffering from hard-water build-up?

recently I noticed that 2 of my avocado plants were developing brown and dry tips at the leaves. I am wondering if this is due to hard water buildup since I use tap water for my plants. I heard that ...
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Water accumulation with big pots?

We have several big pots (they're about 2ft wide) and water accumulates in the saucers. The water in the saucer begins to stink after a while, so we have to pick up every pot, remove the foul-...
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How to branch out rubber tree

I am new to this site and I already got some great information. I had this rubber tree for a few years now. It has not been re-potted. I would like it to branch out a little bit. What would be best ...
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Can These Plants Be Saved?

I believe the more dead one is sage. How should I help it? Also the plant with brown ends on the stems is mint. Should I cut off the brown bits? I don't care about harvesting or eating them I mostly ...
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Strange plant or weed? [closed]

This decided to grow in with my Christmas cactus! What is it? I have had the cactus for years. Needed to add potting soil to it, and I think that's where this came from.
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How to straighten a leaning Ponytail Palm?

My Ponytail Palm spends the warmer months outdoors and grew substantially this year. Unfortunately it is also growing very much to the side now, presumably because it was trying to find sunlight. I’m ...
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Name of this plant So i can propagate it

I purchased this plant from Market there was no mention of it's name but i liked it very much. Any one know whats the name of it and whats the best way to propagate it.
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Is my rubber plant unhappy?

I bought this ficus a week ago. Already one leaf has dropped and another has these weird spots – but at the same time one new leaf has come through green and another looks to be on its way. Are the ...
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Help identifying two unique house plants

I was gifted two very unique houseplants and have no idea what they are or how to care for them. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!!! 1 is very woody stemed plant with both dark green, ...
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Giving Miracle Gro fertilzer to prayer plant

The instructions on the Miracle Gro package says "Mix 1/4 tsp in 0.5 gallon water". Yet, the prayer plant (Maranta leuconeura) needs very little water every day (if at all) and fertilizer once every ...
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Can I save my Dwarf Umbrella (Schefflera) Tree?! It's suddenly dying (possibly my cat?!)

Wondering if I can still "save" this dying branch on my dwarf umbrella tree (Schefflera) houseplant?? I've never had much luck when it came to house plants but this one was really growing on me (ha! ...
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What is this plant with pink and yellow flowers?

This is a potted plant but the people who handle it cannot tell me what it is specifically. This is in southern California, US.
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How to safely use insecticides for Gesneriaceae plants?

I migrated some of my Gesneriaceae plants out of my home. They include episcias, Streptocarpuses, and a few African violets. All of these plants grow from stem cuttings and thus, taking more space in ...
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Devils ivy plant leaves are growing with a cut in them; what can I do to prevent it?

How can I fix my devils ivy plant? It's growing fine but the new leaves are getting cracked or have a cut in them. I'm looking for suggestions.
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Chinese Evergreen plant

My Chinese Evergreen is getting brown spots on the leaves. I have cut a few leaves off but do not know what is causing it. It is in indirect light. I put it in the bathroom on the tub where there is a ...
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How to care for this plant

I have a potted plant in my house that needs come care (especially after my cat tried to eat it); but I don't know what plant it is, or what type of environment this plant needs. Right now, I keep it ...
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What is this strange plant called?

I bought this plant from a university plant sale when it was much smaller. What is it called? How big can it get?
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What is this plant with curly leaves?

I have received some seeds as a present, it should be some kind of flowers, but now (after four months) it looks like that: The seeds packing gave only the information that it should be a houseplant.
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Humidity and Snake Plants

I've got a snake plant living in my room. I also have a gecko. A few days ago I turned on my humidifier and closed all doors/windows to raise the humidity to help my gecko with shedding. However, I've ...
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Drying chilli plants

I have this healthy chili plant with 7-8 fruits in it. since last 2 or 3 days I can see a couple of branches of the plant are drying up. Fruits are okay but the branches, leaves and flowers of some ...
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What is this plant with an unpleasant smell and hairy leaves?

I have received some seeds as a present, it should be some kind of flowers, but now (after four months) it looks like that: It smells really not good and has thorny leafs and stalk.
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Pilea Dark Mystery Drooping

My pilea dark mystery is really drooping. I haven’t a clue why because I’ve watered when the soil is dry- ie: about once a week. I haven’t had it for long. Only thing I can think of is I re-potted it ...
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Identify a tropical foliage plant with variegated glossy elliptic leaves

Need help with the name of the plant so that I can take proper help. It's a tropical plant
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What is this plant with five petal flowers and serrated leaves?

So I have had this plant for a while, it blooms with gorgeous flowers. However, I really want to know what is it called, how to better care for it and how to collect its seeds or propagate through ...
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My marigold is dying. Please help

So I’ve had this Marigold for a few months so far, and now it seems to be dying. Can I still save it? Shall I replant it? or cut the flowers ? Any advice could help. I live in Costa Rica central ...
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What's going on with my Aloe plant?

I got it from Costco about half a year ago and it hasn't had many problems in the time that I've had it- in fact, it has flowered about 5 or 6 times since I bought it. I had to leave it at my old ...
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Mango plant drying leaves suddenly

My plant is in a tough situation suddenly, don't know why. I live in Italy and I took this plant from Pakistan and its chunsaa mango. It has already passed its drying leaves stage and was getting ...
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What's causing mottled leaves on my Schefflera?

What is causing this discoloration on my Schefflera's leaves? It's like a water color effect. There may be embedded bugs in some leaves.
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English Ivy - browning leaves, what's happening?

I recently bought some English Ivy for indoors, at first everything was going well, it was growing fine and technically it still is mostly, but some leaves start getting brown on the edges and the ...
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Does anyone know what happened to my Croton?

This croton was doing well in my office as of Friday. I came back from the holiday weekend and he looks like he is dying now! Does anyone know what could have caused this? I watered him today to see ...
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How should I eliminate spider mites on my big boston fern?

What would the best solution to get rid of spider mites on my big boston fern be? I discovered beneath all the healthy beautiful fronds that there were dead leaves and webs with lots of white dots ...