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Easy solutions for growing Mentha Spicata on a window sill in Winter

I am a super-crazy fan of Moroccon tea, Maghrebi. However, getting fresh spearmint (Mentha Spicata) is not easy during winter. As I am not so fond of growing plants, I’m looking for an as-easy-as-...
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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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My Orchid plant is developing blisters on leaves

I have observed that one side of the orchid plant has developed these blisters with faded color leaves. While the other side seems to be completely healthy. Can you tell me what could be the reason?
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Alocasia amazonica - brown/red spots

I have been gifted this plant one month ago. According to plant.id it is an Alocasia Amazonica. One or two weeks ago some of the leafs started to show a brown spot and some reddening on the side. The ...
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Leaves curling- is this a sign of disease or poor care?

Several leaves on my pin-stripe calathea appears to be curling up, and I’m wondering if this is a bad sign. Here's the care regimen I'm using: I water it once every 8 days with pure distilled water. ...
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What are the brown spots on the leaves of this plant, is it dangerous and how can I treat it?

Rookie houseplant owner here. I have this beautiful plant (first question, does anyone know what it is)? It seems quite healthy, growing new leaves every week but one side has more and more brown ...
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How can I rescue a Jade plants half-killed by mold?

I have a Jade plant which had a trunk shaped like a Y. After getting back from a few weeks vacation, one "leg" of the Y was completely wilted and limp looking. Looking closer, I noticed that ...
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Why is my croton losing leaves?

My croton has been slowly losing leaves from the bottom upwards for about three years but since it has also been steadily growing and producing new ones at the top, I didn't consider it an issue. ...
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What's a balanced homemade fertilizer I can use in my house plants?

I have a garden with a composting pile and also plenty of indoor plants, everything organic. These indoor plants will need fertilizer on a regular basis. In order to avoid plastic consumption and the ...
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Bought this plant in Japan. Anyone know the name?

Bought this plant in Japan but it didn't have a tag indicating the species.
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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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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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Flamingo flower (Anthurium) dying: three years on

After a few months of neglecting my plants (only watering and not checking for health problems) I noticed the anthurium is not doing too well. The youngest leaves are withering back, and there aren't ...
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Monstera stopped growing

I have a beautiful Monstera, but it stopped growing. The most recent leaf has never fully expanded, and has been in the state shown in the picture now for 4 months. I've also stopped watering now, ...
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white spots and something that looks like bugs

I just noticed this couple of days ago. Any idea what it is and how to treat it?
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Are these whites flecks anything to be concerned about? What are they?

I recently took in this neglected plant and for a while (during the summer) it flowered well and seemed happy. More recently however the flowers dried and fell off and these white flecks appeared. ...
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New plant came with a stowaway palm, how do I tease them apart?

I bought a strelitzia nicolai and it came with a surprise stowaway palm growing in the pot. I'm not one to complain, but I think I should tease them apart before they grow to suffocate each other. I ...
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Curio ficoides (Mount Everest)/Blue Chalksticks leaves are drying up

The leaves of my Curio ficoides have been drying up for more than a month now, I'm watering it about once a week, what should I do?
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Dying house bamboo

I’ve had these bamboo plants for about 6 months now and they have recently started dying,I have noticed a few really tiny bugs crawling around in the soil. Does anyone have a clue on why it’s dying ...
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Is my pineapple plant dying?

I noticed my pineapple plant was severely over-watered so I removed the wet soil, let my plant air dry out of the pot for a few days, then re-potted it with dry soil. But now its falling over, the ...
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Help identifying houseplant?

I got this houseplant from a grocery store, and there was no card or anything identifying the type of plant. It’s looking a little droopy, so I wanted to try and figure out what kind of plant it was ...
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Fittonia Albivenis

I bought this plant on 11/06/21, it has already started moving towards the sun, it is a north facing window. I'm working on getting it a pebble tray soon, for the humidity, but I am confused on how ...
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Why are my Schefflera leaves turning brown and drop?

My Schefflera started to get a lot of brown leaves and after some time drop them. I've already used the almighty google but didn't find pictures that match the symptomes closely, so here I am. I've ...
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My fittonia plant is not healthy

I bought fittonia plant few weeks ago. I potted in soil, vermicompost and cocopeat mixture and keep it in semishade, also keeps the potting mix moist and mist the leaves twice a day. However few days ...
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Plant ID - Stalky Plant with thin-leafed crown

The plant in this image is approximately 24 inches tall. It has a thin stem that naturally loses its leaves as the plant grows so that the growth remains only at the top. The leaves are long and thin ...
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What can be done with an aloe vera leaf that fell off and still looks healthy? Start a new plant?

I had asked this question (with no replies) about a healthy looking leaf suddenly falling off an aloe vera. I'm wondering what I could do with the leaf? It is still healthy looking and plump. I would ...
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Mosaic virus on pothos/hoya plant? Please help

My pothos plant has really strange yellowing/speckling on the leaves (the leaves are yellowing with speckles of green). I have had a thrips problem recently and am concerned the pothos got the virus ...
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Broccoli Plants Stem Problem it is too thin and sometimes it is chewed

I'm still learning how to grow broccoli and need some help. Recently i have had 4 broccoli plants which were perfectly healthy start to die because the stem can't support it anymore. The main issue is ...
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Insects on lemon plant

See the insects on my lemon plant. It's eating out all the leaves of lemon plant. Same insects eating my curry leaves too. Please suggest how to remove those.
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Can I trim the roots of a root bound plant?

I have a large bird of paradise in a 12" pot. I recently found that the plant is just about root bound, and ideally should be moved to a larger pot. However, I don't know if I have space to ...
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House plant with no name

Just received thus beautiful plant. Can anyone help with identification and care?
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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 is happening to my peace lilly?

It is hunched over and new leaves are growing from its behind. Should I be worried?
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My kale fainted - can I save it?

I have kale in a pot. So far it went quite well, but in recent days it seems very weak, though I water it as usual. What is the cause and how can I save it?
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Avocado Tree seed shirnking?

I have four avocado tree seedlings (started growing them in mid-2020) One of the seeds split in two and it grew into two trees. One of the half seed trees' seed is shriveling, unlike its twin. I ...
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Cocos nucifera (coconut palm): Brown leaves. Why?

I bought a coconut plant 4 days ago. It was kind of healthy when I bought it. But today I noticed that the leaves are brown and it seems something is wrong with it. I have watered it once yesterday (...
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What shall I do with baby pineapple plant?

Hey so my plants didn’t get watered for a few weeks as I was away and unable to do it. I have come back and the pineapple on my pineapple plant has fallen down to one side, shrivelled up and gone hard....
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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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Help me identify this Chinese houseplant

A friend of mine living in Shenzhen China got this plant as a gift and I would like to see if I can buy one here in Sweden too. Therefor I need help identifying it so I know what to search for. She ...
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Money plant (Crassula Ovata) growing roots on its branches

Early this year the 8+ year old money plant was getting a bit sad and branches kept falling off. I repotted into a larger pot with fresh compost around the existing roots. I also turned it around so ...
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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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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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Can anyone identify what is going on with my Fittonia?

There are small white dots around the soil only on the dead leaves and the rest of the plant and stems seem fine. Wondering if this is pest related or maybe mould?
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Selaginella plant dying - care and maintenance tips

I received the Selaginella plant back in March and I've been watering it each 2nd day. (Recommendation from the florist) Also, if I would skip more than 3 days without watering it the plant's leaves ...
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Plant identification and advice on how to maintain it

I found this plant on the street a few weeks ago and I took it home. Initially, I placed it on the balcony, but I noticed after a few days that the leaves were losing color. I replanted it in a bigger ...
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I don't know why my calathea makoyana is dying

I was only traveling for 5 days, when I came back Calathea leaves were curled. I thought it was because of the hot weather, I watered it, but it did not improve. When I thought that there might be a ...
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Yellowish dots and rotted stems on my palm

Can anyone tell what is wrong with my palm tree. The whole centre of new growth is destroyed, the stems are mould and have collapsed and the leaves have yellowish spots.
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Just brought a snake plant from the store and

I just wanna know how I can fix it? Like the edges are brown ... I cannot upload a photo ... it's too big sadly. I am a beginner to plants. I ordered it thru instacart.
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Kalanchoe lower leaves yellowing

I have a pretty big Kalanchoe and it looks 99% green, but the bottom leaves are starting to brown and die. Not many of them, just like one at a time I think. Is that normal? If I look online, it says ...
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