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What is this plant with serrated narrow leaves?

I left my fern outside like I do every year. When its leaves fell off this year, an odd plant was growing in with it. Does any one know what this plant is?
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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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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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Is this a green Wandering Jew plant?

I think I may have inherited two of these green wandering Jew plants...but I can’t find any description of the tiny white flowers that it’s putting off...does anyone have any pics of this variety of ...
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little brown bugs on trunk of majestic palm

I was transplanting my 2 majestic palm. I noticed on the trunk under the dirt that there was little brown dots, im sure are some type of bug. I'm not sure what they are or how to treat them. they're ...
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Houseplant health diagnosis

These mother's tongue (snake plant) potted plants were purchased about about two/three months ago. They have not been repotted yet and it looks like the nursery soil has some time release nutrients in ...
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What are these barely visible white spots and brown edges on my citrus plant?

I have a citrus plant and something else growing in a pot. The something else had some barely visible white mold-like spots for a few months, and now its and the nearby citrus plant's leaves are ...
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Whats wrong with my Jasminum Sambac?

Why it's getting sick, and what can I do to prevent this? Is this damaging, like spreading to other plants?
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Avocado plant white resin/wax like substance on back of leaves. What could it be?

I planted an avocado plant from seed about 2,5 years ago. The plant seemed to grow well, but I moved it alot, due to unproper conditions (lighting, temperature). For the last year, though, it stayed ...
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What is wrong with my plant? and why is it turning yellow?

For some reason, my plant started turning yellow. At first, I thought maybe I'm over watering it, because I was watering once a week. Then I stopped watering for three weeks, and even though there are ...
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Dead flies around my Sansevieria

I have what I think is a Sansevieria trifasciata for about 3 months. It has been always in my room and this week I moved to a different apartment. Since I moved in to this new room, I've been finding ...
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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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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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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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Can I save this ficus elastica (rubber tree)?

This tree was so lush when I bought it! I took it home, repotted it, and put it in an indirect sunlit spot by the window that usually has light for at least 6 hours. There was no new growth but I wasn'...
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Indoor avocado plant - What is wrong with the leaves?

I have this avocado tree which i have taken care of since i planted a stone, and it started growing. The plant is around two years old now and for a lot of the time i have had issues with the leaves "...
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What can I do to stop my Avocado from losing leaves?

My Avocado plant's leaves are all turning brown from the tips and a good amount has fallen off. The browning has been progressing throughout the winter (and maybe also before that). I usually water it ...
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What's wrong with my pilea?

We're having a tough time with our Pilea. We were afraid that it had spider mites so my friend sprayed it with some kind of organic pesticide. Since then, it's been in shock. No progress on growth at ...
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Pest identification: white worm/larva?

I’m at my wit’s end. I have a cyclamen that I’ve had about two years now. I keep it next to a spider plant and some succulents—all containered, all indoors. About six months ago I discovered these ...
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How come my majestic palm has patchy dried out spots?

This is an indoor pot plant. We have quite a bit of natural light thanks to a skylight, but not much direct sunlight unfortunately. The dry patches have been there for a while and I’ve tried various ...
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What kind of LED Lighting should I get to grow lotus indoor?

I am growing lotus from a seed. What kind of lighting should I get for winter? What is the lifecycle and makeup of lotus? I am trying to figure out if I need a blue or red shade LED? I am a little ...
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I think mice have been eating my air plant. Can I save it?

The past couple days, I've noticed the tips of my air plant have "come off" and I've also noticed mouse droppings in the bottom of the jar, so I"m assuming mice are eating it. Will it die simply from ...
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What is this resilient plant that prefers shade and little water?

I've inherited this plant that requires minimal care: just some watering every two weeks, and not much light. However, I forgot to water it for ~3 weeks, and it wilted. Took it on the balcony, where ...
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Is this bay tree dying?

This tree has just recently got these marks on all the leaves and there's no new growth this year. I'm afraid it's dying but is there anything I can do?
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Trim water damaged leaves?

I had a plant which was in too low of light and not sufficient drainage. After repotting with better soil and good drainage new leaves are coming out and soil is drying up nicely between watering. ...
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Why did my Indoor plants die?

I had five house plants, one of which was 38 years old. One was a vine which was hardy. I also had two spider plants and a large tree type of plant that has rooted stems. Will look for pictures and ...
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Identify this plant, please

My neighbour showed it to me this morning, and she has no clue what this plant is. Her kid got this from school. I also have no idea what plant this is. EDIT: Found this bigger version in a lawn. ...
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Are these roots healthy or bad?

Related: Tiny Yellow spots on Dracaena Reflexa Pleomele. What I am doing wrong? I am having trouble taking this plant out to examine the roots. I have used some technique to take it out but it is not ...
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What can cause a Gasteria leaf to suddenly shrivel and turn greyish brown?

I have three succulent plants that I believe are Gasteria. One leaf in one plant has suddenly shrivelled and turned pale greyish brown. Sorry, no matter how I try, the colour in the picture is not ...
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Will my indoor Michelia alba thrive in a self-watering container?

I have a Michelia alba plant and I am considering purchasing a large self-watering container for it. I've read a lot about drying out roots between watering, so I was wondering if a self watering ...
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How do I save my chilli plant

I was away for a couple of days and I guess the weather was hot here, so when I came back my chilli plant had dried up, picture below. I have watered it now, but the plant hasn't perked up. The ...
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whats wrong with my my zz plant`s leaves

hi would you please help me what's wrong with my zz plant... its leaves are rolling as you see in pictures.i water it very carefully but it was started 1 month ago,after that i repot it. some roots ...
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Plant is bending and getting die

Suddenly my plant start bending to one side I think the stem is weak and from weak stem it is shedding off Will my plant can thrive again if i cut the upper bending part Or some other measure should ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I prevent my spider plant from growing more leaves?

I have a spider plant (chlorophytum comosum) that I have raised since he was still attached to his parent. He is in a small (2 inch diameter) pot and lives on my desk in indirect sunlight all day, ...
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What causes curled leaves in ctetanthe pilosa?

I have recently purchased a small ctetanthe pilosa, about 6 inches tall. I have it inside with morning sun through glass window. Temp outside is cold winter between 3 degrees and 10 degrees at the ...
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Mango seedling has stem and leaves but no root!

I've got two problems with my mango seedlings: Problem #1 I have germinated a mango seed in water, it now has a decent stem and healthy-looking leaves. It is currently still in water, indoors, in ...
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I have a grass like flower plant. What is that

I have a grass like flower plant .which I bought from a gardener. What is this? this plant have white flowers and need large amount of water
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Identify houseplant with waxy dark green oval leaves with pronounced ribs

I inherited this from a friend after she passed away. It has since lost all leaves. They just dropped one by one. I kept watering weekly anyway. I cut back the stems that just crumbled to dust inside. ...
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Can poinsettia be propagated by cutting?

During a party an entire stem of a poinsettia complete with several leaves ended up being snapped off the main plant. I put it in some water and put it in a temperate and indirect light part of the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...