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Questions tagged [houseplants]

Plants grown indoors.

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White residue in leaves?

What’s this white residue in these leaves?
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Could you help me with the name of this plant?

This plant started getting dry, but I have no idea what is this plant called so I don't know how to treat it the best way.
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Which Fertilizers to use?

I have a Gardenia, anthrium and peace lily indoors. For my other plants, I use NPK (7+3+6) for the green plants, NPK (3.5 + 6 + 6 ) for blossom plants and another NPK(4+1.5+4) for all purpose. My ...
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Areca Palm - Expert Assesment Please

Earlier this afternoon I took delivery of a 170cm Areca Palm, via an online purchase from a reputable horitcultural company. It was relieved to be taken out of the box and plastic wrapper and ...
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what is the yellow/tan thin crust on both of ceramic pot holding an indoor palm plant

I have a large palm plant in my office in a ceramic pot which drains into a matching ceramic dish. Recently, a thin yellow or tan crust have formed on the planter right at the bottom. I can remove it ...
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Is this some fungus?

This is one of the leaves of my neon pothos. It's been turning brown since past 2-3 days. This is the only leaf showing this particular issue. Will the brown wilting continue in the entire branch or ...
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Help! What is wrong with this Coleus? Overwatered? Underwatered?

Not entirely sure this IS a Coleus plant so apologies if I'm getting it wrong from the start! Currently housesitting for a friend and while it was looking a little limp when she left, it's taken a ...
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What is this very nice looking cactus/succulent?

I inherited this hardy little succulent and I don't know what it is. It's draught tolerant, healthy, and has survived me raising it so I know it's a real survivor. Any ideas would be great. Thanks!
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What is my Sago Palm releasing into the air and is it seasonal?

I just bought a small Sago Palm and it's been sitting in my room for the last week. It doesn't have a flower spike, so I assume it's not releasing spores. But it gives off a slight musky smell, and my ...
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Trying to identify this houseplant

I was given some cuttings of this plant but I can't seem to identify it so I can care for it properly. Can someone please identify it? Thanks
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Indoor cat palm is dying

I bought a cat palm about a month ago and after about 2 weeks it started showing some yellowing and then browning. I'm an indoor plant noob so I can't tell if this is due to over watering or ...
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Fittonia Root Rot (Overwatered)

I’ve had this plant for almost a year as my first plant. A few days ago I saw that it was starting to wilt, having had this issue before, I watered more, since the it usually wilted when I forgot to ...
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Succulents in silica sand

I can't find a proper succulent mix in the stores in my area. Online items too have bad reviews. I still managed to find a product that seems okay. It is silica sand. The product looks like coarse ...
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Neon pothos turning green. Why?

My neon pothos leaves recently started showing green color from the edges. Why is this happening? Cut marks also keep appearing on the leaves out of nowhere. Is it due to some fungus or pest?
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This plant doesn’t want to stay alive

I have searched everywhere. It was given to me by a friend who kept almost killing it. Consequently, I keep almost killing it too because I can’t figure out what it is or how to care for it. There ...
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Why is this cane growing slow, and having yellow leaves?

My Dieffenbachia plant is not doing too well right now. All the other leaves yellowed up and fell off. These remaining ones are barely moving (as in, not opening up quickly). I have a suspicion ...
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Can the bulb of the gloxi split into two by cutting it?

Would i want to know if the two bulb halves will still shoot?
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By cross-pollination of two gloxins we will get new hybrids?

What colors will the hybrids result from these two combinations?
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Gloxinia has twisted leaves

I have more gloxies, which i care for the same, and that all are in the same place, but i do not know why some of them turn their leaves. Can you help me? Thanks a lot!
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Can I save my Dieffenbachia from the cold?

I moved my dieffenbachia to the house we're moving into, but its too cold. All the leaves are like a dark green and very very droopy. How can I save it?? Its almost 5 ft tall
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Help! i don't want to kill this plant

Does anyone know what kind of plant this is so that I can figure out what it needs?? A friend of mine gave it to me as a "Friendship" plant that has been in her family. Supposedly you can grow other ...
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What should I do next to take care of this cactus which I grafted two years ago?

Two years ago I succeeded in this grafting. I would like to know how long you think it will resist the cactus feeding the graft and what to do next?
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Information about the pollen of gloxini

How long can pollen harvested from a gloxi be kept in order to be viable to pollinate another flower?enter image description here
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Dying/dead peace lily? Any hope of reviving it?

I’m wondering if I should keep trying to revive this peace lily or let it go. Its leaves are darkening and yellowing, and the yellow water in its water dish is grossing me out. I’m assuming it was ...
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Identify the large central plant with sword-shaped leaves in this arrangement?

We've got this huge arrangement for decoration yesterday. I cannot identify the huge plant in the center. Please give me the name of the plant and any tips on how to keep the arrangement alive for a ...
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Ficus benjamina variegata: drops leaves but grows new branches

I have got a ficus, presumably Ficus benjamina variegata. It is not in the best shape, presumably because it was a bit overwatered. What confuses me is that it drops leaves (a bad sign) and at the ...
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Wounded rhipsalis hanging cacti

I need advice caring for my hanging cacti. I think it's rhipsalis lepismium bolivianum? It's started to develop black patches along its limbs. Also some weird spots. And some white muck gathering, ...
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Poinsettia leaf growth

I recently had to pluck out almost all the leaves of my Poinsettia which got burnt due to a little bit extra use of neem oil. The stem looks very bare now. There hasn't been any new growth of leaves ...
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Black spots on echeveria leaves - cause?

Activity on 28-01-2019: Watered - soil is damp as of 29-01-2019, but it is a fast-draining cactus mix. Pest control - sprayed 2~3 times with pyrethrum bug spray (brand below) Fertilized - about half ...
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What is this coloration on my Pachira aquatica?

About a month or two ago, a few of my succulents died from some white fungus. Since then, I’ve been a bit paranoid. I’m seeing some white discoloration on the tips of the leaves of my Pachira ...
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Fertilized reservoir for automated watering system

I would like to move forward and install an automated watering system for my home plants that grow in growing tent. Today I’m watering x3 times in a week, each watering is for 4liters of fertilized ...
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Name challenge - Pothos, Ethos, Logos [closed]

I just got a pothos to liven up my study/reading area. The amusing pun concept to make a "Pathos (pothos), Ethos, and Logos" themed mini garden struck me and now I can't rest until I know if it's ...
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Cut marks on pothos leaves

I have a golden pothos house plant and I have noticed certain cut marks on the leaves. What's the underlying cause? Is it due to a pest or some bacterial infection?
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Help identifying plant name

I think it is a cactus or succulent, but I am not sure. As a result, looking up tips for caring for it has been difficult. picture 1 picture 2 Sorry, the pictures are over 2 MB, so I posted them on ...
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Can someone identify this plant?

I have no idea what this plant is. My friend owns it.
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What are these brown spots on my rubber plant?

I just discovered these brown spots on some of the lower leaves of my 2-year-old ficus rubber plant. Are these due to some kind of scale bug? I water the plant about once a week and only if the soil ...
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Kalanchoe's stems becoming red and roots growing on them

What are these red stems and the things that look like roots? Do they damage the plant and how should I take care of it?
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Kentia Palm Yellow Stems

My Kentia Palm bought 6 weeks ago has started developing some yellow stems with leaves darkening and somewhat drying and contracting (see images below). It started on a small bunch of stems a few ...
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Why are my violet leaves no longer pointing up?

When I bought these violets, the leaves were pointing up. Now, they seem healthy and are even flowering, but the leaves are going downwards. What makes them point up or lay down like that? They ...
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Why is my Areca palm dying

I've bought this Areca palm in Ikea about a month ago. It was doing fine for a week or so, and then, suddenly, leaves started turning yellow, then black. At first I thought it was normal, since only ...
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Is this some variety of peace lily?

I bought this plant yesterday. The shopkeeper said it's a smaller variety of peace lily and will flower more usual than a bigger variety. Is this true? And according to him the reason why the leaves ...
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drooping peace lily

like a previous concern, my peace lily is drooping. It is not the case of over or under watering, per previous conversations, it appeared to be in a pot that was too small that pot was 6.5 inches, I ...
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Please help Identify this plant?

Its growing nicely in a pot, but we have no idea what it is. We’re in the Caribbean, if that helps. Thanks.
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Identify this plant?

I saw this plant on the street. It’s growing where weeds are supposed to grow, but it has big green leaves so I’m wondering what it is. I’ve never seen a plant like this grow on a sidewalk ledge. I ...
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What’s wrong with my aloe Vera

I’ve had this plant since August and recently it has lost a couple of leaves, I was wondering if anyone could identify a cause. Thanks
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Is this pest? Please help me get rid of it

This is the leaf of my Poinsettia. I bought it just two days ago from a local nursery. It came with these tiny yellow, black, white spots which look like pest. The white ones are definitely some kind ...
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black dieffenbachia leaves

I just got a nice sized dieffenbachia. After transferring it to a nice pot it has been suffering. I gave it plenty of water, more soil, and a pot not too big for the plant. It did get subjected to ...
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What kind of soil does aloe vera prefers?

(I'm new to planting) Can I use native soil from a nearby grass field? Should I also add some plotting mix?
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How to apply Colchine for doubling the ploidy of plants [closed]

Same as title, I am wondering how to do this for making seedless plants
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yellow growth on plant roots

my indoor monstera plant has this weird, lumpy yellow growth around the roots, can anyone tell me what it is and how to treat? (https://i.stack.imgur.com/SbHin.jpg)