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Flamingo (Anthurium) getting translucent heart shaped patches at the tip

I'm new to keeping plants. My 3 month old flamingo plant keeps getting these transparent spots right at the tip that slowly spreads and then become brown. Some time later the older leaves and all ...
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What kind of small succulent is this?

The plant totals 4 inches high to the top of the flower stalks. The leaves are thin but fleshy. The leaves are in rosettes. The leaves are pinkish red on the bottom and green on top. The flowers are ...
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Does anyone know what is happening/happened to my Peperomia Obtusifolia?

I recently got this Peperomia Obtusifolia as a gift last week, and am wondering what these brown tips are. They are only on the underside of the leaves, and only some leaves have them. I am keeping ...
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Variegated monstera cutting propagation

I have a variegated Monstera cutting (shown below). I want to promote root growth so it can be potted. I live in Australia, currently going into spring. The cutting was left out for a day and a half ...
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How do I get rid of black spots on my aloe vera plant?

The Aloe Vera plant's leaves have developed few black spots. How do I get rid of these black spots? Is it caused by Fungi (Phytophthora, Alternaria alternata)? I also notice that the plant is weak and ...
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Brown streaks on neon pothos

l have this neon pothos, not sure if it's variegated (l suppose so) cause it has real neon leaves on top and the variegated one at the bottom, but the older leaves have these marks shown in the ...
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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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Help with plant identification

I got this houseplant from my daughter, she called it a vining oak. Very distinct leaves, vines, no blooms yet except for clusters at the end of the vines.
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Is the pictured plant an Aloe kilifiensis?

Bought from a local store, it's listed as an Aloe kilifiensis, but unsure if it is.
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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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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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My bean plants are struggling, how can I help them?

I'm growing three different colored beans, one is white, one is yellow, and one is red. They were growing fine, but it wasn't until about 2 weeks ago that problems started to arise. Two of them ...
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Areca Palm - Browning / dying leaves

I bought my first Areca palm around 2 months ago and it seems to be dying. Almost all the leaves are browning or have brown tips. I previously was misting it every day and watering it every couple of ...
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What are these round bead like structures from Aloe Vera plant?

I found these beads in the soil. I am intrigued to find out what these are.
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Pandan leaves and stalk turning yellow and soft, why and what do

I'm not sure what plant this is exactly, Plantsnap said it's pandan, but it's been growing fine for about 10 years in mom's dark office, and now 4 years in my kitchen, but recently it started to dry ...
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Help me identify this random plant sprout

This plant started growing in the pot of a small Jade Plant I received about two weeks ago. I the Jade in store bought dirt that I purchased well over a year ago and had stored in Ziploc bags. It also ...
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Why are leaves on my plant drying and have white spots?

I have a plant (I don't know what kind of a plant is it) which used to be in the hallway of the building I live in. I didn't really take good care of it and most of the leaves dried up and fell off. A ...
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Why is the top part of the stem on my umbrella tree turning soft and different colors? And the leaves have brown ish spots on the new leaves

Help! I got this umbrella plant just a little while ago and it did have aphids (I did get rid of them). After them, the plants condition has gotten worse! The upper part of the stem is extremely soft ...
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Help with my Calathea - strange blue and clear spots?

I recently found that my Calathea plant has these clear spots on them that are sticky to touch. It has created many translucent spots on the leaves and I am very concerned that it is dying. [
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Chinese Evergreen Bloom black dots

Do you know what is causing the black dots in this bloom? Some concerns - could it be infestation or mold? Is there something (that isn't this plant!) incubating-growing inside? Since bringing this ...
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My Marie gold plant is drying up

I brought a Marie gold plant and I kept it in sunlight ,I water it twice a day ... But it seem that leaves and buds are drying up .. I even cut a dry leaves a week before ...but still it continues ...
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"Dracaena reflexa" aka Song of India almost lost all its leaves

My Dracaena reflexa plant which I got a month back lost all its leaves. I have been watering only if the top soil is dry and have kept it in a window sill. Initial two weeks it was inside my living ...
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Golden Pothos Yellowing/Variegation? Possibly Mosaic Virus?

I am wondering if anyone can help me to understand if my Golden Pothos is getting improper care or if it has the mosaic virus. I have moved it to a location with less direct sunlight, but everything ...
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Bougainvillea flowering crisis

My bougainvillea plant hardly flowers and only at the tips. It has one very long vertically growing stem(if I may call it so). Is this an example of apical dominance. If so how is it to be corrected? ...
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How can I grow mushrooms in my houseplant pots

I like fungi and find mushrooms aesthetically pleasing. I grow two jalapeno pepper plants in some large pots and would like to also grow some mushrooms in the same pots for decoration. I don't really ...
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Why my Hypoestes phyllostachya Baker is drying?

I've noticed that after a month or so since buying, leaves of my Hypoestes phyllostachya is becoming brown and then dry out and colors are somewhat fading. I keep it in front of a south side window, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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What is this stuff in my plant pot that looks like orange frogspawn?

Does anyone know what this stuff is in the bottom of my plant pot? I noticed it when I was pouring the excess water in it, because I accidentally waterlogged my cactus. It could be slime mould, but it ...
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What is this sad plant?

So a coworker gave me this. When she purchased it, it was labeled Anthurium but I don’t think that’s what it is. She said it has never bloomed and the leaves are sorta small, thin, and not quite ...
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