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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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Monstera: odd stalk growing sideways?

This odd rough stalk in the center of the image has been growing sideways for a few weeks now, what is it?
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What is this growing in the soil of indoor plant?

What is the yellow thing protruding from the soil? Should I dig it out? Also there appears to be white mineral deposits at the top of the soil This is an indoor aloe vera plant in a pot.
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How to revive my rubber plant

I have a rubber plant, it’s a good 4/5ft tall & up until August it was thriving! It was my grandmas, & she passed away. From August-January the house was empty, we would visit maybe once a ...
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White dots on pepper plant leaf. Which nutrient/fungal problem?

Consider the attached pictures of some leaves of my pepper plant. There are white dots on the backside of the leaf which correspond to regions of mild translucency on the face of the leaf. Further, ...
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Looking for a plant for my appartement

I already killed a cactus because of mold/ humidity. And a Yucca by lack of sun light. And I'm looking for a new plant.. The plant will be siting, right next to a window touching the wall. Windows is ...
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Coleus wilting, unsure why

My coleus plant was thriving about 2 weeks ago, it even flowered for the first time. I repotted it into a bigger pot and watered it, the soil is not dry and I don’t believe I over watered it, no sign ...
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Cat Palm! Please help

Please help! I don't know what to do to make my Cat Palm start doing better. I've tried everything that I can think of. I only use distilled water. At first the tips started to turn brown. And then ...
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Self watering planters. Top watering strategies

There really isn’t much definitive information on self watering pots. I’ve planted 3 6ft tall fiddle leaf plants in a Lechuza 43cm pot. The pot instructions say every third watering fill the reservoir ...
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Question about illumination for moss

I'm about to open my store and I built my logo with moss in a coconut fiber board (sticking little parts of moss with gardening wire to the board). I wanna hang it on the wall and direct a light ...
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Monstera: 2 new stalks, only one survived?

Recently 2 new stalks started simultaneously to grow from the same base of my Monstera. You can see them below: You've probably noticed that one thrived and became a beautiful new leaf! The other ...
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Indoor Yucca is dying after cut/repot

I bought a Yucca in fall 2018: It was growing so big as I have plenty of sun and was so beautiful: I google and read it was possible to split the plant, repot, cut the base as well so I did it as I ...
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Tomatoes not growing from seed

Hi can you grow tomatoes on your windowsill to grow outside on 22nd March and beyond? I tried a few years back and got some tasty tawny tomatoes (Can't remember the date I planted) But have tried some ...
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Need help determining all possible locations for growing plants

I am creating a social media website for gardeners. One of the features is that gardeners can create their own garden journals. A user can indicate in the garden journal where he or she is growing the ...
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Can you overwinter garlic in a basement?

Back in the fall I planted garlic for the first time. Unfortunately, we had a mild winter (or, anyway, it got cold late and didn't stay cold consistently), and the garlic sprouted too early and then ...
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Identification of flowering houseplant

It resembles an Aloe or Agave maybe a Pandanus, I am not sure. The leaves are spiky. The flower seems to be on its way out, but more or less it looked the same before I took the pictures. Long stalk, ...
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Are there any ways to combat the Bibio lanigerus?

For the last year I've had small black flies (1-2mm) in my house. I also noticed that some of my plants were slowly dying, and when removing one from the pot I saw small silver (1mm) larvae undergound ...
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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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