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Questions tagged [indoors]

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What's wrong with my indoor Areca palm with leaf blight?

I just received a small areca palm (about three feet high) in the mail that has some leaves showing signs of stress. Could someone help me identify the culprit? I'm wondering whether I could address ...
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Where to prune an indoor avocado tree?

I want to prune my indoor avocado tree to increase branching, and make it more bushy, not just one wobbly stem. Where should I cut it?
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What is this disease is this on my basil and mint?

I have a mint and a basil right next to each other. First the mint and then the basil developed a similar leaf disease. Any advice is appreciated.
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Indoor lucky bamboo

I was given a small stalk and now it is in gravel in a Ball jelly canning jar. How do I care for it, when do I transplant, do I put it in soil or gravel, and how to properly water it? Currently it is ...
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Is my rubber plant unhappy?

I bought this ficus a week ago. Already one leaf has dropped and another has these weird spots – but at the same time one new leaf has come through green and another looks to be on its way. Are the ...
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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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Curly avocado leaves

Morning, everybody! I was hoping you could help me with my little avocado plant. Its' leaves started to curl up. I thought it was from overwatering, but now I only water it once a week and it still ...
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Devils ivy plant leaves are growing with a cut in them; what can I do to prevent it?

How can I fix my devils ivy plant? It's growing fine but the new leaves are getting cracked or have a cut in them. I'm looking for suggestions.
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My dog removed my yucca's bark, what to do

I bought a yucca palm yesterday, and when I woke up today I saw that my dog bit the plant's bark on one side. The yucca's trunk is about 80cm, the highest leafs are at about 180cm and the trunk has a ...
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What this plant is called

Any one knew the name of this indoor plant
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Do plants need to be re-hardened after being brought back inside?

I have ~2 month old bell pepper and heirloom tomato plants that have been spending the last month outdoors in full sun. Unfortunately I'm leaving on a 10-day trip, and will be keeping them watered ...
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Areca Palm's leaves are drying. What should I do?

I bought a small areca palm 3 months ago. I noticed some leaves are drying out and dying. The others is drying as well. My palm is indoors in the apartment's lobby. The temperature inside is around ...
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Does my bay tree need plant food?

I have a small bay tree indoors in a pot. It's next to a large, north-facing window with a minor draught coming from it but thankfully the cold in winter doesn't seem to come in too badly. The tree ...
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Why are the leaves on my young avocado tree drooping?

This young avocado tree was grown from an avocado seed and is about 6 months old. I live in Tucson, Arizona and keep it inside my house by a south facing window. There's no direct sunlight in this ...
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Why is my avocado plant dying with brown, decaying leaves?

A few years ago I grew an avacado plant from some seed and some time later leaves started turning brown and fell from the plant. I tried a lot, but landed on the thought that perhaps since it has ...
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Can anyone identify this plant

I randomly bought it and it’s been thriving well, but I don’t know what plant it is. I live in Karachi, Pakistan. This plant is placed indoor, however its in lounge and is exposed to approx 1.5 to ...
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Advice on LED light periods for cactus

I want to grow large cacti, see my previous question. So I start with small plants and to keep them growing in winter time I want to give them LED (special grow) light. I was wondering about the best ...
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Why and how do I need to re-pot indoor Basil?

I have read that you need to frequently repot Basil grown indoor. Is that true? Why? What is the recommend repotting?
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What plant is this and is it supposed to be indoor?

we have beautiful plant at home, but I suspect that it draws out oxygen from room. Can you help me with identifying this plant and suggest whether it is okay to have it indoor, or whether there is ...
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Cucumber leaf turn to yellow , why? [closed]

5 times water per day Each time =3 minutes Can someone help with that Thank you !
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Fittonia leaves losing color

I have a Red-Green Fittonia. When I bought it from the store, the leaves were glossy, looked like there was a layer of wax on it. However, over the time, the color of the leaves faded. Now, it is red ...
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Dwarf Umbrella Plant Drooping

My umbrella plant suddenly started drooping. The leaves at the bottom drooped first and then the ones at the top. Now the whole plant has drooped. Is there any way I can bring back the plant? What has ...
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Flowers that grow in wine glass bottles filled with soil and/or water?

What flowers would be able to grow inside of a glass bottle filled with water? The glass bottle can also be filled with some soil, but they would need to grow in the bottle. We live in the ...
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yellowing leaves and black leaf parts on alocasia

info alocasia plant bought from a nursery placed in a well-lit corner of the room, without direct sunlight plant is not over-watered, only watered when soil dries got it for about 3 weeks now issues ...
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Aphids in my Fuchsia

Now, I am seeing Aphids in my indoor Fuchsia. Previously I lost my Petunia and Bleeding heart for this reason. I have initially removed them using Sellotapes and then I sprayed soap water. Is that a ...
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Fuchsia buds are dropping

My Fuchsia is indoor, it's a small plant and looks quite healthy with so many buds. However, I for last 2-3 days the buds are dropping if I am touching the plant. Watering conditions: Plenty of ...
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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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Why did this dracaena marginata die so quickly?

I purchased a healthy-looking plant 12 days ago, took it home and repotted it the same day in a mix of roughly 75% cactus/succulent soil and 25% perlite. Within 4-5 days, it was starting to droop ...
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Can I propagate a new Campanula Adansa from a broken branch?

While putting soil in the pot, I accidentally broken two Capanula branches with many flowers. Is it possible to propagate using them? If yes, can anyone please guide through it? PS: here is the ...
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Why my indoor Fuchsia is wilting?

I have this new Fuchsia plant which until yesterday was pretty good in shape. many buds are there and blooms were also coming I try to keep this plant moist. For that I use wooden skewers. I put it ...
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Inverted planters- a failure?

I recently bought inverted planters for my living room (indoors). I planted a spider plant in it. Used the water indicator to water it twice a week. To my dismay it died in two weeks. What did I do ...
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What caused this yellow speckles and shrinking?

The plant is Arabian Jasmine Sambac. Is this caused by too much heat? Ambient temp in Delhi these days is 43C This was growing all fine. It developed numerous green buds and was growing just like a ...
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Peach tree pruning?!

I have a dwarf peach tree that isn’t producing fruit this year. It’s also sprouting new big shoots from the bottom. Should I prune these new shoots or should I let them continue to grow? Thank you!
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What triggers flowering for an overwintered chile pepper?

I have a bhut jolokia that is now going on 7 years old. Each year, I put it outside after last frost. 2-3 months later, I am able to harvest ripe peppers. At the end of the season, I bring it back ...
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Growing conditions for hydroponics - Vanilla Planfolia and Saffron (Crocus Sativus)

Creating an indoor, temperature and humidity controlled hydroponics setup. Wanted advice on whether I can grow the following: Vanilla Planfolia Saffron (Crocus sativus) I was also wondering if ...
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Is there way to encourage a jade plant to grow new branches from the woody trunk?

This tangled, twisted but still beautiful jade plant is not the result of a bonsai experiment gone wrong but the product of years of neglect. It was often underwatered, never fertilized and positioned ...
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I cut my avocado roots too much

I have a 4year old avocado plant which is about 5 feet tall. Recently I cut the roots in attempt to thicken the stem, but I think I took way to much off and now it doesn't look too well. Stem is ...
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What are these tiny black things on the tips of my chive seedlings?

I just purchased and transplanted these chive seedlings. They came from the store with these tiny hard black ovoids on about a third of the tips, although I didn't notice until I got home. What are ...
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Why is my cilantro turning a yellow purple color?

This cilantro was planted from seed using Pro-Mix seed starting mix on February 22 and the photo was taken today, March 28; 5 weeks later. The pot is under timed T5 florescents (16h on, 8h off) and ...
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Help identifying this viney jade like succulent

I purchased this one about a year ago from a garage sale and has tripled in size. It seems to be a jade like succulent that is viney. Any help is appreciated.
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Do plants react differently to artificial light than to sunlight?

Sun light is 5700Kelvin and up to 100 000 lumens per square meter. If I was to use Halogen or LED light's with similar properties would plants (sunflowers in particular) know the difference?
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Parlor palm leaves turning brown

I just got a parlor palm from the nursery last week, and placed it in a low-light area in the house, and no watering, since the soil seemed moist at the nursery. Many of the larger leaves of the plant ...
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Why can it be that a green bell pepper plant just grows a single pepper with all the rest falling?

I am growing a green bell pepper plant: It grew many flowers and one started to grow a pepper But when it started to grow that one, all the rest stopped to grow, started to dry becoming yellow and ...
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Root rot in indoor plants

I often find some of my potted plants have root rot problem. They start dying from below. I was been advised in the past to avoid over watering but even if I maintain that and the soil remains between ...
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Why are my Dracaena Fragrans leaves browning from the base?

I just brought home a Dracaena fragrans a couple of weeks ago, and it is in dire straits. Hoping someone here will have some ideas. The problem(s): Leaves turning brown from the base of the leaf (...
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What is this succulent with cylindrical leaves?

I saw this plant today in the shop. It wasn’t labeled. What is it?
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Is this plant Aloe vera?

A friend of mine received this plant 4-5 years ago from someone who didn't know the name of the species. This friend wants to collect gel from Aloe vera, but so far only a few teaspoons were provided ...
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Cutting banana tree without harming it

I have a banana tree that recently decided to retire its main central branch. What’s left is a big dried of stem visible in the center of the pot. Can I just cut it out without harming the plant?
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How much light do I need to grow peppermint indoors?

I want to grow a peppermint plant at my office desk (specifically peppermint because I enjoy the smell). However, my desk is well away from the windows, so natural light will be minimal at best. I'm ...
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How closely should herbs be spaced?

Newbie herb planter here who is very confused by all of the different information online about how best to start planting herbs. I have started with the following basic herbs: Basil Oregano ...