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What plant can I grow in these conditions?

I have a small pot at home. I need a plant that produces fruits as much as possible in a very short time (1 year max) and lives as long as possible :) The place may have direct sun but it's in shadow ...
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Hazelnut Tree In Front Yard, Squirrels!! Bad Idea?

My husband and I just bought our first house with two big hazelnut trees in the front yard, it surely gave us a feeling of being close to the nature, but on the other hand, there are so many chestnut ...
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Houseplant Troubleshooting: Why is this Plant Shedding Leaves?

I've been caring for this plant (unsure of the name) for about two months--and over this period, it's remained perfectly healthy. In the last week, however, it's begun to lose its leaves, and I'm not ...
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Do plumeria with inflo need fertilizer to actually bloom?

My plumeria appears to have an inflo! It grew from a cutting that I planted about a year ago. It’s got quite a few large leaves and I planted it in fox farms organic soil. I’m wondering if I need to ...
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Kalanchoe and curled leaves and yellow tips

Sorry my photo would not upload. I have owned a Kalanchoe now for almost two years. It is generally a healthy plant. It grew fast and is leggy but is thick with dark green leaves and has been blooming ...
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Garden in a jar - (mould?)

Two days ago, I got a garden in a jar. Unfortunately, I saw a mold (or something like that) on plants and small worms in the ground. Is there someone who can help me? http://prntscr.com/pagear, http:/...
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Ficus lyrata - the leaves getting dry, brown underneath

What is causing the leaves to dry in such away. Could that be because it has too much light etc.? Also, the leaves are getting brownish underneath.
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Odd Growths on Umbrella Plant - what are they?

These odd growths have recently appeared on my umbrella plant. Does anyone know what they are?
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Is sun burning my Rubber plant? Or is this something else?

Looks like sun damage to me. Or is it something else?
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Questionable small white spots on panda plant

I’m not too sure when these spots came up. Did a quick google search and the first results says that it could be mealybugs, but I don’t see any actual bugs on the plant or in the soil. A few other ...
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My Fittonia Hybrid plant looks dead but I really hope it’s not

I have moved it to a less light place and watered it every day but it’s still like this. I was really hoping someone could help revive it.
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Mango Tree from Seed - is it damaged?

I’ve been growing a mango plant from seed and transferred to pot a couple of weeks ago. Since, the top has hardened to an almost woody nub - is this healthy or did it get damaged in transfer. Also, ...
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do indoor plants produce carbon dioxide in night?

I have some in door plants such as Areca, peace lily and Yucca, some of them are in my bedroom as well. I know these plants produce Oxygen and remove toxins... but what about in night? do they release ...
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Please ID this cactus species

The label that was in the pot when I got it identified the genus as espostoa. Is it possible to tell what species it is? If not, does it even matter? I'm trying to figure out the name of the species ...
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Is my chili plant infected?

I have a 50 days old chili plant in the balcony. Yesterday I noticed some white formations on it. I am not sure if my plant is infected by some pest. What do you think this is? And how can I deal ...
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Holes on my succulent leaves

Hi, my succulents have recently been getting holes in them and I have no idea what it is. Please help!!
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Is this a schefflera plant?

I thought maybe a schefflera but not sure. Waxy leaves and some look like they have serrated tips.
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Colocasia mojito leaves turning red and wilting

My colocasia mojito has a few leaves that are turning red and wilting the one in the close up picture is the worst. I'm not sure if it's getting too much light or not enough. It's sitting on my ...
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Can I cut the top off my Lace Aloe plant?

It is having trouble supporting its own weight, and I am hoping that cutting off the top (where it starts to droop) would let it grow more full, rather than just tall. Would that work? Does it work ...
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Identify this succulent?

Can you help me identify this plant?
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Recover (probably) struggling Fittonia/Nerve plant

Around the end of May (which would be the end of Fall here in the southern hemisphere) I bought a small potted Fittonia to keep in my bedroom. As you can see in the picture, by the time it came it was ...
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What’s going on with my staghorn fern and how do I save it?

We bought this staghorn at Lowe’s awhile ago from the equivalent of a reject bin. It’s always looked kinda sad. Recently though it’s gotten mold or bugs on it. I don’t know what happened. It lost ...
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Why are the new growths on my Sago Palm withering and turning yellow/vrown

I’ve had this sago palm for just over a week. When I bought it, the new growths were already a little bit sad looking, and they’ve since deteriorated. The older parts are healthy and green, and have ...
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What is the name of my succulent?

I left my apartment for a month and took some of my plants with me. I left him behind, because he seemed to not like that much water. Now he looks dehydrated and part of his stem looks burnt. Wanted ...
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Why are my Monstera's leaves turning brown and drooping?

I just bought my plant last month, and recently the leaves have been getting brown spots on them and the leaves and stems are weak and drooping close to the ground. I kept it in the same pot I bought ...
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Identify this plant and suggestions for how to propagate it?

(Sorry for the less than clear photo) A co-worker was just given this great plant and I want one! Leaves are green with spots on top and a bright burgundy underneath. The leaf stems are very thin ...
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How to promote a Dracaena to branch

I have a Dracaena cutting that has taken very well and there is good upwards growth but it is just a single stem at the moment. Is there any way to promote braching is this type of plant?
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Diagnosis - plumeria leaves are yellowing and falling off

My plumeria, grown from a cutting, is starting to lose leaves. The leaves slowly turn yellow and brown over the course of 2-3 weeks. They start off green, then have a few white spots, then turn fully ...
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Can I keep my Dracaena cutting in water long term?

A while back I was given a Dracaena (I'm not sure of the species, but its leaves are narrow and about 12 x 0.5 cm) that was in pretty poor shape (it was grown to around 1.3 m high and had three ...
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Black spots on leaves of Rubber plant [duplicate]

I have begun to notice that my rubber plant has black spots on the leaves. What would cause this to occur? I don't want to lose this plant, as my late friend gave this to me as a gift.
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How big can a money tree grow

We have a money tree little one then I starter repotting it every time I feel it needs to grow because its roots looks muscular. I moved it to a half drum container now and I notice it is getting ...
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How long can plants survive without light?

For context I'm moving house and shipping most of my stuff. Shipping is expected to take 1-2 weeks. I want to know if shipping my house plants is worth considering. I have a bunch of cacti and ...
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Sansevieria house plant snapped

I recently obtained a Sansevieria plant and I would appreciate some maintenance advice. Less than two weeks later, one of the 'spikes' has fallen down. The base of the spike is soft, not like the ...
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What went wrong with my orchids?

Can anyone tell me what did I do wrong and how can I take better care of these flowers?
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What is the name of this plant growing up in my Garden

I am wondering what kind of plant could be this? It came up by itself. Is it useful to leave it in my Garden?
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Can a cactus be encouraged to “branch out”?

About 5 years ago I was given this cactus, in a minuscule pot and severely dehydrated. To my surprise it responded to watering and repotting really well. About 18 months ago I woke one morning to find ...
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ZZ Plant Help Please

I'm just getting started with indoor plants and heard the ZZ plant was easy and impossible to kill. I thought it was doing alright, not overwatering etc. But there are some white spots on the leaves. ...
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Why is my houseplant dying?

I have the plant in the picture. I have been watering it about every third day or so. Everything was going well, and new baby leaves started growing. But at some point in the last couple of weeks, it ...
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House plant diagnosis (Tradescantia Spathacea?)

Being new to plant care, I'm wondering if someone can help diagnose what's occurring with my (I think) Tradescantia Spathacea. When the plant was purchased, it had exclusively wide green and purple ...
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Prickly pear wilting after being in the sun

my prickly pear has been doing great, until this morning I put it outside in direct sun and within a few hours the new baby on the top started to lean. I also watered it the same day. Any ideas as to ...
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Is it a weed or part of the aloe vera plant?

This was growing at the base of my aloe vera plant. I always remove weeds from the pot and I removed this as well thinking it's a weed. But it was so strong, it felt almost as if it was connected to ...
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How to avoid “importing” insects when bringing plants into house at end of summer?

I had many of my plants out on my porch last summer (potted avocado trees, potted miniature roses, some herbs). Unfortunately, when I brought them into the house in the Fall, I also brought in some ...
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Chinese evergreen with clear droplet secretions on leaves

Is my Chinese evergreen plant here in my office ok? I noticed some water droplet type secretions on the new leaves and on the undersides of some other leaves. Is this normal? An officemate said it ...
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Areca palm dying

. . I bought this plant fully grown, lush green areca palm 5 months back. First 3 months it was bright green with new leaves coming, but then in the last month its leafs started turning brown rapidly, ...
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Is my Fittonia plant healthy?

I bought a Fittonia about a week ago. Today, I noticed a couple of its leaves getting less vibrant and almost having the veins fade. Is there anything I may be doing to cause this? Does the overall ...
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Mass Cane Dracaena Fragrans Massangeana Head Is completely turning on me - pictures

I have three Mass Cane Dracaena Fragrans Massangeana plants in the same, fairly large, pot (with drainage) that I water once a week. It sits in a 71 degree temp room with a fair amount of indirect ...
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Mango sapling dying

So i've been growing this mango sapling for like 4 months. At first i used the toothpick method to get the seed to sprout and after it got it's first leaves I transplanted it in this pot. It all ...
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Brown leaves on pineapple plant

We've had a pineapple plant in the office for 2-3 weeks, situated in the centre of the room in good, sunny weather. It's been regularly watered so that the soil is slightly damp, but no more. The ...
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Which plants relate simbiotically to chillis?

I have been reading about symbiotic plants and mutualism and I am wondering which plant to introduce to the pot of my perennial chilli plant. Any hints? thanks!
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Indoor mint leaves rapidly turning brown!

My poor mint plant is losing leaves at an alarming pace. I’m not the best gardener, but how do I save this little guy? No idea what’s causing the fast browning! I’ve been trying to water it every ...