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Cat Palm has browning leaves

Recently I purchased a Cat Palm (about 3 weeks ago) and its leaves have begun turning yellow. It is definitely an issue with the watering schedule as it has improved right after watering's. The Plant ...
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Why are my cucumbers wilting?

So i have been growing potted cucumbers for roughly 5 weeks now but they have been starting to like they are wilting in the last couple of days. I water them about once a week and measure the soil ...
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Dracaena leaves becoming brown

I started to see the end of my dracaena's leafs becoming burned, then later the other leafs started to became brown-ish. See the photo below. I put some organic fertiliser and later left it outside, ...
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Leaves dropping from young variegated lemon tree

I have a young, indoor, variegated lemon tree that I purchased in November 2020. This is my first tree and I live in PA. I understand that the climate here is not optimal for this type of tree. Leaf ...
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What kind of plant is my little plant here?

(Please forgive the Instagram format -- it's the best picture I have of it!) ETA: I'm thinking maybe it's a leggy Kalanchoe?
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Indoor Mango leaves drooping and brown

Environment: I have been growing a mango plant indoors from the pit in a clay pot for roughly 2-3 months. I live in Canada and it is currently Winter. I have a 6000K grow light which points directly ...
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Can an indoor Birds of Paradise thrive in gardening soil?

I bought gardening soil by accident and I have a beautiful and large BoP that I'm repotting. I am curious if gardening soil will be OK for this plant.
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pineapple houseplant tipped and stem disturbed at ground level

When returning my pineapple plant to its usual spot, the central stem almost snapped at ground level. I propped up the plant with a stake, but want to know if there is anything else to do to ensure ...
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Monstera brown spot in leaves

I started to see that the leaves of Monstera started to have a brown spots. Here is all the details and photos. Can you please help me identify the reason of the issue and how to fix this and prevent ...
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How to care for calathea plants

I have chosen to grow Calathea as an indoor plant, but how should I care for them? How should I overcome the problems that occur during their growth?
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Dracaena Propagation/thicker trunk

I have 3 questions about my Dracaena! She currently has 3 nodes off the main trunk. If I cut the trunk in half, will these nodes die? Secondly, I've seen some Dracaenas with incredibly thick trunks, ...
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Cat Palm drooping/dying?

My cat palm seems to be dropping quite a bit. Is this normal? Is it meant to droop so much? I also see some brown on the roots. I’m very new to indoor plants hence asking because I don’t want it to ...
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How to encourage a Dracaena marginata to grow for its trunk?

We have a Draceana marginata for 3-4 years now that is generally growing well and happy. We have cut it back last summer, propagated the cuttings and planted them back to the mother plant's pot to get ...
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Help identifying this plant from Cali to CO

I have a friend who gave me this plant to look after. They were concerned it was dying and want me to bring it back. Can anyone tell me what it is? On closer inspection, it produces a sticky sap ...
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Orchid buds yellow and fall off

I have this white flower orchid (Phalaenopsis), for many years now. I got it as a present once, I think more than 15 years ago. And ever since it survived and produces new branches each year, but... ...
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Bird of Paradise leaves dying/drying out with central pallor

Photo 1 was presumably from a spider mite infection that was (hopefully) resolved, but this past week a newer leaf started to deteriorate (photo 2). I water it when it completely dries out in the ...
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Will my Kentia Palm die?

I have two Kentia palms that I’ve had for a couple months now, and they’ve been doing really well with a lot of new growth - until yesterday when I noticed these brown, and crispy leaves at the bottom ...
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Help! Signs of over and under watering

My bird of paradise is showing signs of over watering (new leaf has brown and yellow edges) but one of my older leaves is dry, crispy and dead!
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White patches on leaves on my indoor lime tree

I have an indoor lime plant that flourished through its first winter. Then, scale invaded, and I have been busy taking it to the shower and carefully cleaning leaf by leaf and stem by stem. The most ...
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Please help save my Dracaena Compacta

Is my Dracaena compacta dying? This is a Hydroculture plant. I’ve only had it for 1 month and it has started developing brown and yellow tips. Some leaves have gone brown and fallen off. I water it ...
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Indoor Avocado plant dying in winter

I grew my avocado plant from seed this spring. It’s been doing amazing, water it every 5 days or so and sits directly in the sun. I live in Canada and now our winter is hitting my avocado pretty hard. ...
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Help with identifying plant (Pink Stem, Green leaves)

As can be seen in the image, the plant has a pink stem, pale green leaves, and grows close to the ground. It is also probably native to the Indian Subcontinent. (I currently live in Southern India.) ...
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Repotting Monstera in Winter (UK)

I have had my Monstera Deliciosa since March 2020, it's still relatively small (maybe five big leaves) but has become very top heavy and looks like it has outgrown it's current pot. It is also growing ...
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Can you tell me what plant this is (pic attached)?

I took a small cutting of this, a few weeks ago. It is now four feet long and very tough. Can anyone tell me what it is?
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Why is my otherwise healthy indoor meyer lemon dropping so many leaves?

I have a meyer lemon tree indoors that appears very healthy except that it is losing all its leaves. As such, I'm worried that it's actually dying. I've checked the other answers on Gardening SE ...
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How can I save my dying cat palm?

I bought my cat palm in July and it lived outside until the weather turned cold. It’s been indoors for a couple of months now and I fear that I over watered it once and it caused multiple leaves to ...
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Need to identify plants

I have 2 plants I got as gifts and don’t know how to care for them. Anyone have any idea what they are? One has thick. Curved leaves, if you can even call them that. It has a layer of short, fur like ...
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What causes yellow spots on Calathea Warscewiczii's leafs?

So I bought this Calathea about two weeks ago and the leafs were like that when I got it, however, for preventative measures, I'm wondering what causes these yellow spots on the leaf like that. Is it ...
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What is growing on the edge of my flower pots? (indoor)

On the edge of three of my flower pots is growing this white hairy layer after I returned from a two weeks vacation. The other pots are not affected while standing in the same room. I gave plenty of ...
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Can I use bonsai liquid fertilizer on my regular houseplants?

I have 0.5 liter bonsai liquid fertilizer that has outlived my bonsai. I have tried to give it away for free in my local Facebook plant groups, but as it seems no one is really into bonsai in my area. ...
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Can I save my rubber tree?

I have a rubber tree that's probably 5-7 years old and that's been kept in the same smallish pot the entire time. I've trimmed the tree once. It is about 70cm/2ft tall. I don't have a bigger spot for ...
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Does sprinkled cinnamon on top of the soil really help to prevent mould and fungus gnats?

I often hear nowadays that cinnamon could be used to fight fungus gnats or mould. You only have to sprinkle the top of the pots either by prevention or as a remedy to an existing issue. I could ...
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Keeping plants in the dark for 2 weeks?

I was wondering if my houseplants would be able to survive in darkness for 2 weeks? They are a variety of species, including an orchid, a dracaena, some cacti, some succulents and a spider plant. ...
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Is it safe to put drinks near snake plants?

I have a snake plant inside my room that is placed on a desk. I heard that such a plant is toxic (if consumed). So, I'm wondering if it is safe to place my cup of water beside it. The desk is rather ...
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Brown spots on avocado tree leaves

I transplanted my 7 years old avocado tree two months ago and since then it's condition continually worsened. First, the leaves lost turgor for a few weeks and I thought that this was over. ...
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How much to water indoor snowdrops?

Last year I bought my girlfriend some snowdrops, they didn't like repotting very good and promptly fell over and died. Or so I thought at first, turns out they have an onion that makes new snowdrops, ...
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Anthurium discoloring leaves and browning stem

I have my anthurium repotted and after a while I see that the leaves have developed yellowish spots and the stem is becoming brown at the surface. I water it using the saucer under the plant. Also ...
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What is wrong with this Jade plant?

Another gifted plant to my not so green thumb. We moved this jade plant to the south window for natural sunlight. It is about 1 foot from the window and it is winter, but the room itself isn’t that ...
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What kind of Syngonium species or cultivar this plant is?

I have a Syngonium or commonly known as Arrowhead vine but I cannot really decide which species or cultivar it is. Based on its coloration and texture it looks like a Syngonium White Butterfly but by ...
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Should I get a tissue-cultured Rhaphidophora tetraspermas or find a regular one instead?

Rhaphidophora tetrasperma has become readily available due to its mass production using tissue-culture or otherwise known as micropropagation. So plants are kind of being cloned artificially in ...
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Howea forsteriana thinning leaves with lesions and brown tips + roots growing into the air

I bought this palm one week ago. When I bought it the fronds were a nice uniform green, but it has started to develop light-green spots/lesions, brown tips, and thinning tips. There is also part of ...
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What plant is this, is it a Hoya?

Just got this plant and I thought it's Hoya but not sure. Can anyone tell me the name of this plant please?
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Majesty palm has 3 out of 7 leaves brown. 4th one becoming very brown as well also with yellow?

Help! My majesty palm now has 3 brown leaves (out of 7 total) over the span of a week or so. The 4th frond is now becoming mostly brown, though has yellow. I move it to partial sunlight 5' from a ...
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Growing Tomato Indoors from Cutting: When should I transplant to larger pot? When should I start seeing flowers?

I took a small cutting from an indeterminate tomato plant from an outdoor plant at the end of the growing season. Cutting is getting pretty tall (about 19 inches). Not sure what to do with it at this ...
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Lily species identifiaction and bloom time

Guys I want to know what species these lilies are and when do they bloom.
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Cordyline has dropped many leaves. Remaining look curly and browning at tips

I've recently taken a Cordyline plant from my parent's back yard into my apartment. After 2 weeks its leaves started to get brown tips and drop down. Some completely dried out and were removed. (It ...
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How to prevent water at the bottom of a large ceramic indoor container for a Norfolk Island Pine?

I purchased a Norfolk Island Pine that's about 4 feet tall (20 bucks at Home Depot!) to replace the one I got last year, that I put in a large ceramic pot (14 inches high, 15 inches across), because ...
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What are these seeds/eggs that appear on my indoor plant leaves?

I keep finding these tiny brown ridged "seeds" that appear on the leaves of my indoor plants. Since seeds don't normally fly, I am guessing they might actually be related to an insect. But ...
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What are these weird white spots and black spots on my Monstera?

I used a microscope on one of those black dots and took a picture. I also found this insect that looks suspicious. I don't know if the white spots are related to the black dots. What can I do?
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My Kentia Palm has crunchy and black leaves

My Kentia Palm has crunchy and black leaves. I have checked the roots and they look fine. I then applied neem oil but this didn't seem to stop the spreading of the plant. The base of the plant looks ...

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