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What is this plant? - indoor not growing well

I have had this plant for a while but have no idea what it is.
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Are iron vases ok to keep dirt/plants?

Is an iron vase apt to keeping dirt for plants? Or would it rust and leak from the bottom, so it shall be used only as a cache-pot? I'd like to use this to grew a pothos (indoor). Of course, I could ...
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Yellow Spots on Coconut Palm - Seeking Advice [duplicate]

Our Coconut Pal is getting yellow spots. We are encountering a problem with our Coconut Palm; it's developing yellow spots. I researched similar issues and found a discussion about brown spots on a ...
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Potted indoor olive tree with browned, curled, and dried leaves and branches. I need help. How to revive?

In November, I bought a 1.80m potted Olive Tree to keep inside my London flat. Pot diameter 20cm. Location By to a south-facing floor-to-ceiling window. Occasionally, I move it from the side of ...
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Options for growing indoors

I made the bad decision to move to an apartment (central Florida) governed by hoa who prohibits plants on the balcony. I am looking at options what I can grow and how. I have basil, oregano, thyme, ...
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Avocado tree wilting indoors

My indoors avocado plants have been looking worse and worse over the past couple months, even though they are receiving plenty of sun (summer in Australia). Their leaves have been drooping, becoming ...
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Too many wicks in a self-watering pot?

I have a maidenhair fern I'd love to keep alive. I got a Lechuza self-watering pot, and I don't want only one side of the soil to pull up the water. Is it okay to add a few more of my own wicks or ...
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Is my pineapple plant going to grow a pineapple?

I have had this pineapple plant for a year now and it seems like nothing has really changed from when I first got it. There are a lot more leaves, and there's a really nice thick stem, but there is no ...
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Why are my indoor grown Loquat saplings, grown from seeds, getting wilted and blackened leaves and dying?

I would like to apologise for the fact that I am not a good or experienced gardener. I had some loquat seeds and I thought I'd try to grow them, now they have sprouted and grown leaves I re-potted ...
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Why are all my indoor plants dying?

My indoor plants are one by one slowly dying and I'm clueless as to why this is happening. I even bought these water droppers to regulate the water level (at least, that's what I believe they do), but ...
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Red agleonema has yellowing leaves?

Some of the leaves have stared turning yellow and drooping. The soil is completely dry right now but I was afraid the yellowing was because of overwatering. Please help :)
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Vinca ( Madagascar Periwinkle ) leaves are curling and flowers are blooming shriveled looking

Flowers that bloomed a day ago were already shriveled when they bloomed . And the leaves started curling from the bottom up. . I have kept it in the bag that I bought it in and watering it a little ...
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Grow lights for indoor houseplants in a low-light living room

I have several houseplants situated on shelves in my ground-floor living room. The light from the window is quite diffuse and doesn’t reach them well. Considering winter and generally bad weather, ...
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Will my apple seedlings survive winter

I'm growing apple trees. They have been growing for 4 years. I didn’t have a problem with overwintering them since they were in small pots. Now they are in huge plastic ones. Also the weather has a ...
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What is this plant with green-pink leaves called?

I was shopping today, when I came across a plant I thought would make a nice small gift (image included). Unfortunately, besides being listed as a Danish plant on the label, what exactly is it?
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Is my pet cactus starting to rot? [duplicate]

I have a mini cactus named Ludwig and last Wednesday I repotted him. His rots look healthy, no signs of bugs. And last time I watered him was days before repotting. He is growing his four stems, but ...
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Fungus gnats or thrips?

I have installed blue traps for indoor plants, and I suspect they catched fungus gnats. However, I've read that fungus gnats are more attracted to yellow traps rather than blue ones. Blue traps are ...
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What window should I grow my San Pedro Cactus?

I have a baby San Pedro cactus and I'm wondering if I can grow it indoors in a west facing window. I live in the UK and the cactus seems healthy, it's only about 5-6 inches tall.
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River tamarind needing help

I’ve had this tamarind for nearly 5 years now. It will look excellent for about a month and then start dropping leaves. I’ve always been afraid to chop it, but every time I take a little off it ...
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Ivy- my indoor Ivy is dying from the roots- I think it could be root rot

My indoor ivy plant grew pretty big, then my mum decided to shorten it by quite a bit and it started dying… we put it into more sun but it kept dying. We only have one half-dead stem left! It’s dying ...
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Spider plant in my balcony and window

Leaves are turning yellow very fast. I removed the old ones and now again other leaves are turning yellow.It’s rainy season in my city. I water the plant in 3-4 days. Even the soil is moist. And the ...
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Why are microgreens considered a healthy food?

Recently I saw seedlings on sale. And the seller said that these seedlings can be eaten and are very useful for health. They are also known as microgreens. I was very interested in this and I found ...
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Why have the leaves fallen off my lemon tree?

My potted lemon tree is about 15 yes old. Repotted about 4 yrs ago. Always produced lots of lemons and was healthy. This winter it gradually lost all its leaves and some branches died.lives indoors ...
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What is this layer of spider web material on the top layer & how to fix? [closed]

I have an indoor ivy plant and it has a layer of spiderweb/fungi looking stuff on the very top. What can I do to fix this or how to treat it?
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My dracaena is turning brown in one month what should i do?

I bought this plant 1 month ago. Leaves are turning brown, faded and plae. What should i do? I have placed it in my bedroom.
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Can I top a money tree plant below its leaves?

I have a money tree plant that has grown very leggy and tall, and it has lost all of its lower leaves. I want to make it shorty and fuller, but I don't want to kill it by pruning it. If I cut off the ...
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Should I put stevia seedlings in direct sunlight or indoor?

This is my first time trying to grow stevia. For my diabetic mother. I saw videos on the internet. they cover the seedlings with plastic sheets. The temperature in my area gets from 34 to 24 at night. ...
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Lemon tree dropping healthy leaves

I have read a number of posts on the same topic, "healthy" lemon tree dropping leaves, here, here, here, here, here, and even this post from my same city (Vancouver). The general guidance ...
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White powder (?) on the leaves pf my apple tree sapling

My (indoors) apple tree sapling has some white powder/decoloration on its leaves. I have no idea what causes this, how serious it is, and what I can or should do.
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What would you recommend to help with the current state of my mint plant?

My mint plant stem is turning brown and i had to take out all the dead leaves and I don’t know what to do. I think it was dry and put some water now, an it gets adequate sunlight near a window.
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Does it make a pure utilitarian sense to have indoor plants for dark rooms solely for the purpose of purifying the air?

My goal is not to decorate the interior, but simply to purify the air. I wonder if having plants is the cheapest option to purify the air. My concerns are as follows: My bedroom is rarely lit, and ...
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Growing temperate plants indoors

I have grown several (small) trees, native to western Europe, from seed. (Oak, Pine, Chestnut, Walnut, Plum, Maple, Beech, etc). I have had the fortune of having some space in the garden where I could ...
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What is keeping indoor basil from thriving?

I have been trying to figure out how to successfully grow basil indoors, but I have constantly struggled to help the basil thrive. I have two LED grow lights, and the different places on the plants ...
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Looking for an extremely shade-tolerant decorative plant

direct sun light: 0h/day indirect sunlight: quite dim, the window is 10 meters away temperature: never freezing, never too hot We tried a Ficus tree (was 50cm and in good health when moved there, ...
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Some questions about sowing/growing timothy grass (in pot / indoor)

I'm going to sow and grow timothy grass (Phleum pratense) in a pot (in a lab) with a controlled environment (to make some scientific measurement). But I know nothing about growing plants. So, my ...
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What kind of soil should I used for Indoor Plant

What kind of soil should I used for Indoor Plant ? I planted some plants last year but due to wet soil fungus/mold was growing in soil, so I don’t want it now. coco peat or soil which one is best for ...
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Does Sassafras Sawdust Make A Good "Brown" For Kitchen Composting?

I've read Sassafras is a slow decomposing wood.
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Digging at night in indoor potted plants

I recently filled a window seat with potted plants, mostly succulents. The last couple of days something's been digging into plants, mainly an aloe vera. This isn't a small hole, almost half of ...
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Ficus elastica - repot in November?

I’ve just bought a huge ficus elastica from local people, but looks like it has a very small pot - 20x20cm - the plant is 1.80m tall. I’m living in Estonia and the winter is approaching - right now ...
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Why aren't my marijuana seedlings thriving?

Now that it's legal to grow, I decided to try growing my own. I bought a 1000 W LED light and have set up my seedlings in a 2 ft high area and the light is approximately 9 inches from top of plants. ...
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What is eating my vine?

I’m trying to figure out what is getting at my indoor vine plant. I’ve never seen bites like these before, but found them after a week away on holiday. What do they look like to you? I have a couple ...
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Can apple trees be made evergreen?

Is it possible for an apple tree to become evergreen under particular conditions? I'm asking because I've seen an in-door apple tree that for over an year hasn't lost leaves. Question moved from Earth ...
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My lily of the valley plant is turning brown -- is this a normal part of the cycle or an I doing something wrong?

So my dad recent sold my childhood home, but before he did, I gathered a few of the lilies of the valley plants we had in our garden for sentimental reasons. I replanted them in a pot as I live in an ...
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Canna turning brown and yellow HELP

My plant has a few leaves turning yellow and brown. This happened after I watered it this weekend, help!! I really love my plant, what should I do?
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Is this grow light (GE BR30) harmful to your eyes?

Can the GE BR30 LED grow light could pose harm to one's eyes, especially if they are used in somewhere like a high bedroom shelf where the bulb itself is visible from below? Here is an image of the ...
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Does my umbrella plant need to be trained?

I’m not planning to size up the pot for my umbrella plant, I’m happy to keep it at this size and let it fan out. However I’m not sure if the branches will just get longer and less manageable (they’re ...
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What is the proper way to germinate seedlings?

So this was my first year of doing a vegetable garden and I have had some hits and misses. My main miss seems to be with starting my seeds indoors under a grow light. I watch Monty Don of Gardeners ...
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Rose leaf edges are browning , please help?

I have an indoor rose. Some time ago I added some succulent potting mix to it, then I noticed the tips are turning brown. I changed its soil again. I feel it's not as fresh as before. Any idea what ...
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Treat thrip on houseplants

I diagnosed these little guys as thrips as you could see them and the typical silvery trails in the leaves where the immature thrip live. They had spread to the ivy and philodendron plants inside the ...
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Avacado leaves browning, new leaves wilting

Ive been growing three avacados from pit for about 2 years indoors, they’ve done well but recently two have developed brown spots in between the “veins” one I decided to replace with a different plant ...
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