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Sudden wilt of my cucumber plant, need some help ( Not a bacterial wilt)

80% of my cucumber leaves wilted overnight, the tricky part is that since the plant is grown completely indoor(window screens installed to prevent any insect get in), there is no chance for cucumber ...
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Help to keep plants watered without overwatering and prevent burning the leaves?

I have a Majesty Palm and a Monsterra I am trying to grow so I followed the instructions on the tag to water once a week. But I live in a dry environment so by end of the week, both had yellowing of ...
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Unidentified indoor insects in my Click & Grow garden

I am growing a small click and grow smart garden with 3 pods that my girlfriend was offered. It's been pretty good so far, that's not the best way of growing plants but for some aromatic plants in an ...
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Grass with indoor potted plants

I have never seen any ground cover plants with houseplants. Why not? In my specific case, I have some young dragon trees and some leftover seeds for "Easter grass" (Timothy). Will I ...
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Areca Palm Leaf Disintegrating-Help

Can anyone help me understand what is causing the leaf to disintegrate. I repotted and checked for insects/bugs too. Thank you!
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Plants that will thrive under LED grow lights and are also cat-friendly

I recently bought two grow lights to utilize a particular indoor growing space in my house where everything perfectly fits. The only trouble is that I'm now discovering that the plethora of things I ...
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Garden space in a basement with dirt space

My house was built in 1952 and the basement was dug out from under the house at a later date. The way they did this left a perfectly sized (approximately 12"x40", about 4' from the floor) ...
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Do I need to give my snake plants a snip after a fall

My daughter dropped my snake plant from the stand could someone please guide me of where to now, I think it is little damaged? Snapped leaves but not fully broken (will post pic if I can) But could it ...
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How to supply heat to indoor growing setup

I'm starting an indoor garden, b/c I live where its constantly cold, and snow/freeze danger doesn't go away until late May. I have purchased a plant sprouting system, as well as a heat mat, some ...
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Tobacco Plant Seeds

Hi my mum ordered some tobbaco seeds for me I was wondering if they will survive on my windowsill in uk temperature or will it need a hydroponic light? Or some way of getting more heat as they ...
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What could cause this white/silvery mottling on the Rubber Plant leaves?

We have this large rubber plant for some years now and it’s growing constantly. Large Version Except from two issues: The first was overwatering two years ago, but we fixed it as we quickly re-...
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How to turn one long string of hearts into a pot?

I have a string of hearts plant growing in a small pot. It is currently just one very long (~1m) string, dangling down. I'd like to start turning it into many different strings, filling a pot. What's ...
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How do I save this dying over-watered pineapple?

So I was growing a pineapple at home which was doing well for more than 1.5 years. Its leaves are growing larger, and it was growing more as the time passes. It was planted in a small pot though, so I ...
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What Kind of Leaf Burn is this on my Bell Peppers?

These Bell peppers are nearly a year old and about a foot tall. They come from seeds from eating peppers from the supermarket. They have lived most of their lives indoors starting July 2021. I live in ...
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brown/yellow discoloration on chili leaves

Strange discoloration on my chili plant started small but now getting fairly noticeable. Wondering what might cause this.
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Overcrowding vinca leaves. Any idea?

I have a pot of vinca I took inside for winter. It receives light from aero garden (which I’m not using to grow herbs right now) and indoor temperature is about 70-74 degrees. I’m noticing that ...
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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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My Calathea zebrina is having burnt edges in almost all leaves and even the new baby leaves are burnt

I have attached the pictures of the plant here. I water sufficiently and I place the plant in moderate humidity and light.
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Did i trim too much of my pineapple plant?

While my pineapple plant was outside it grew long, wide leaves. When I brought it inside I had to trim the leaves or it would not have fit. That was probably in October and now it is January. The ...
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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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How high to the top of the pot should plant be?

I had asked the question Aloe vera plant has rot deep in the leaf, and is looking wilted I think when I re-potted it, I didn't put enough dirt in and the level of the plant may be too low. Would it ...
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Aloe vera plant has rot deep in the leaf, and is looking wilted

I've had this plant for several years. Last summer I replanted it. It seems to have significantly wilted over the past few months. The leaves used to reach for the sky. A healthy leaf had fallen out ...
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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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Should I prune my Avocado

So, I planted without a lot of expectation an Avocado this summer. It has now grown a lot, but yeah, except changing the water regularly and putting near the sun, I haven't done much on it, since it's ...
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Avocado sapling of 1 year or so developing brown spot on leaves

So I’ve had this avocado for about a year or more now, and it’s been through a lot. From being outside and developing I’m guessing sun burns on the leaves, to my cat peeing in the pot recently and me ...
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Aloe Vera leaf is broken

I have an Aloe Vera, which leaf became broken by this morning. I do not know why this happened, or even what I should do with that leaf. I admit that taking care of Aloe Vera is very hard (very ...
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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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Spider plants failing to thrive after dying back - parent still doing well

I have some spider plants that I grew from babies from a parent plant. They were mostly doing "OK" until a few months ago when the new plants simultaneously lost all their leaves suddenly - ...
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Indoor Growing - Light Selection

I have undercabinet lighting using f8t5/cw fluorescent bulbs. I want to replace these with lights that will allow small plants (ex. basil, oregano, mint, and other low maintenance herbs) to grow ...
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What are the best parameters of LED lights for Phalaenopsis orchids

I am planning to use LED lights for growing Phalaenopsis orchids. What are the parameters I should choose in terms of light strength color duration? There is very minimal sunlight, if any at all.
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Should I remove Aloe Vera offshoots to enhance growth?

I have 3 Aloe Vera plants that used to be in the same pot. I let them remain in it for too long I presume, since all of them have thin (although full) leaves and long stems. Since they used to give ...
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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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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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Indoor cactus during winter - switch growing/dormant seasons?

I have a small decorative cactus (exact species unknown, but I'll attach a picture) and one west-facing window next to both the air conditioner and the heater. I have no other windows. I have no ...
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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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Why is my pepper plant suffering?

My pepper plant, which is planted indoors in a 31cm Ø pot, has been suffering increasingly over the last few weeks to months. I've had the plant since the end of May, and it seemed pretty happy in the ...
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What are my mint plants suffering from?

My mint plants (regular peppermint and Moroccan mint), which are planted indoors in 24cm Ø pots, are both suffering similar damages, with spots on the leaves and brown spots on the leaf tips (see ...
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Is this plant a Dracaena fragrans?

I am having this plant for a really long time now and had to cut it back, after it was growing above 1m and only having some leaves at the top. I put the cutted parts and some of the leaveless parts ...
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Avocado indoor tree wilting

I am not sure why this is happening, some information the top 2cm soil is cocounot soil, the soil beneath I believe is just normal indoor plant potting soil. This is the pot, about 26cm wide and 23cm ...
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Newly Delivered Indoor Areca Palm Browning, Withering, Yellowing, Dying Leaves

I received an Areca Palm from Bloomscape about two weeks ago. It doesn't seem to be doing too well. I've cut off around 15 fronds at the base that have withered, yellowed, browned, and died. I've been ...
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How do I get my Monstera deliciosa plant to grow upwards instead of sideways?

Most of the leaves on my Monstera plant grow sideways, rather than upwards. What causes this? How do I make the leaves grow vertically? For context, I've had my Monstera for about a year. I recently ...
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Can fruiting plants detect that they are in an indoor environment?

I have a blueberry plant that's a few years old now, and when I left it outside it grew berries, but indoors it did not, despite nearly the same conditions. This got me wondering if my plant knew it ...
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Can my vegetables grow indefinitely

I'm a newbie in the gardening world and have been doing some research on indoor gardening during winter months. I currently have a tomato, bell pepper and a few hot pepper varieties growing outside in ...
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bonsai tree identification

Please can someone help me identify this bonsai! It looks like rosemary or buddhists pine but its neither of those.
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What is this plant with buds?

It's been growing for a few months -- first as a little seedling in my polka dot plant pot, and now I have it outside. When I put it outside, it shot way up and started getting these little green buds....
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Can I reuse the lower portion of soil or pot that had fungus gowing in it?

I had a plant with a fungus growing in the soil. I have since replanted the plant with new soil and in a new pot. Since the old pot was rather big, I am wondering if I could reuse some of the soil in ...
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How to branch indoors grown mango?

I have this mango tree, which is about 7-8 years old and 150cm - 200cm high. But its still not branching, still only growing new straight trunk. How do I make it to branch abit? Should I prune it? If ...
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Why are 2 rosemary plants in the same potters getting woody at a very different pace

I recently bought a couple rosemary arp plants and have them in my mini indoor greenhouse. Ive been noticing that one of them is turning woody at a much faster pace whereas the other has almost all ...
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Are these aphids that I've found in my indoor greenhouse and trying to figure out what this caterpillar like creature is?

So I've started up a little indoor herb garden/green house about a month and a half ago.I should preface by saying I'm relatively new to the gardening game. I've basically just used some greenhouse ...
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Can anyone tell me what I have planted?

I have a feeling it could be beetroot but not totally sure.
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