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What houseplant is this and what conditions does it like?

Hello, I've had this houseplant for a few months but it doesn't seem to be very happy. Can anyone please identify it so I can make sure it's in the right conditions? Thanks
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What's the difference between fluorescent and LED “grow lamps”?

I've been studying a bit on how to take care of my Ming Aralia inside my office, and some sources mainly mention fluorescent lamps and how they should be placed very near to the leaves, almost ...
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What's happening to my Ipomoeas?

I'm new in gardening and these stuff. So I planted some ipomoea seeds some time ago and at first they were growing nice and fast but suddenly they started to get wilted yellow and these brown spots ...
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What's the best way to grow a Ming Aralia with artificial lightning? [closed]

I've got a small Ming Aralia (Polyscias Fruticosa), and decided to take it to my home office, together with a small LED grow light. It was initially under full shade in my living room - until I ...
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identify plant and problem. maybe a Sansevieria?

A friend gave me this plant but didn't know what it was. I thought it could be some kind of Sansevieria, but I'm not sure. But the problem is the leaves are getting yellow, and I don't know why. The ...
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Plz help! Why my Hypoestes phyllostachya Baker is drying?

I've noticed that after a month or so since buying, leaves of my Hypoestes phyllostachya is becoming brown and then dry out and colors are somewhat fading. I keep it in front of a south side window, ...
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Unhappy Brighamia Insignis, how do I help it?

I recently bought a Brighamia insignis, also known as a Hawaiian palm or cabbage on a stick and I’m worried it’s going to die given it’s rapidly deteriorating condition. If anyone is able to help I ...
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My strawberry shoots keep wilting and dying back.. am I over watering?

I recently bought ten Strawberry 'Honeoye' Bare Root, soaked the roots in luke-warm water as instructed and left them for 24 hours before potting in a mix of compostable and clay pots.. I used broken ...
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why newly brought acera plam is turning yellow and corner of leaf is becoming wilt?

I brought acera plam three days back and placed it indoor near window, by which the plant gets sunlight after 1 pm. When i brought the plant the soil was just watered so I thought watering after a ...
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What are these brown dot on my palm stems

Hi my palm has developed these small brown spots on the stem any ideas what it is? The edges of the fronds are also browning /turning yellow Thanks
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Help Needed- what's wrong with my plant

Any ideas whats going on and how to fix it? The plant has been fine for over years and recently developed brown spots on the stems and edges of the fronds are brown some have dark spots /yellow in the ...
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Help what type of plant is this?

Hi I have had this plant for a while and I am trying to figure out what type of plant this is. If you suspect or know the name please let me know thank you.
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Why should I cut my indoor banana plant down to soil level?

I have a little banana tree plant growing on my kitchen windowsill. This advice says: Banana palms will often reemerge from the rhizomes, so when the weather begins to cool, cut your indoor banana ...
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Why does my in-door pomegranate tree seem stressed?

I have a sweet pomegranate tree (I bought a 2-3 year old plant from here) that I bought about 9 months ago. I have it planted in a 12" diameter, 14" deep pot with drainage holes at the bottom that ...
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How can I get my mushroom kit to finally fruit?

I've never grown mushrooms before, but I bought a Herbal Since Ling mushroom kit 6 weeks ago. It consist of a plastic miniature greenhouse and a substrate block. The substrate block was covered all ...
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What are these tiny bugs that kill my Monstera Leaves?

My Monstera has pale specks on the leaves. I noticed it on one leaf first, and it's slowly spread to others. I have also noticed tiny black specks, about the size of a grain of sand, that I think may ...
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Short shiny silver threads in potted plant soil?

I have an indoor potted plant, and I'm seeing this very freaky thing in the soil. It's hard to see in the video, and basically impossible to see without a flashlight or bright light shining on the ...
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Aloe Vera - How can I straighten/repot?

I've had my aloe vera for over 10 years, and since I repotted it into a much bigger pot last summer it has grown uncontrollably. It's now way too tall and top-heavy and bends in several directions, ...
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What species of aloe is this? This one had white spots on the leaves but those has disappeared when it has reached to maturity. Now is 8 years old

What species of aloe is this? This one had white spots on the leaves but those has disappeared when it has reached to maturity. Now the plant is 8 years old. Can I use it in medicinal purposes?(...
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Help with lemon tree and encouraging new branch growth

I bought a lemon tree at the start of the year, at the time it was healthy and had fruit on it. Unfortunately it then suffered severe leaf drop and branch death. I think it was due to high stress from ...
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What should I do if my pepper plants got too strong of fertilizer and they are wilting?

Basically, I added too much fertilizer to my pepper plants unknowingly. I thought it would help them, but the ends of the pepper plants are starting to turn brown and their stems are weak. Also, one ...
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What's wrong with my philodendron bipennifolium's stems?

Can someone tell me what's wrong with my bipennifolium's stems? It is light brown but the leaves are nice and green, so are the top part of the stem. Is that a disease?
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mealybugs, spider mites, on ALL of my plants!

So I am currently dealing with essentially a houseplant massacre: boston fern is infested with (I believe) mealybugs bonsai cape mallow is infested with (confirmed) mealybugs bonsai south african ...
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Indoor lemon tree has yellowing and falling leaves

My indoor lemon tree was doing just fine and had a beautiful bout of growth, some branches developing huge leaves and up to 10in in new growth. I've had it for about a year. However, several leaves (~...
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What happened to my green chili leaf?

I recently planted a few Asian hot chilies. It is completely indoor and beside the window. They got morning sunlight. I watering them every other day. In the last couple of days, I noticed a few ...
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Need help in saving Areca Palm

This is my 4th areca palm and if it doesn't survive then I guess we don't have good relationship however I would still give my level best to keep it alive like I do for so many other plants. This ...
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Am I growing too many tomato plants in my pot?

I am growing three tomato plants on my windowsill in a pot with a diameter of approximately 25cm. Am I growing too many tomato plants in my pot?
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Bonsai tree keeps losing leaves

Sorry for asking probably a question that has been asked before, but I really don't know what could I do to improve by bonsai's health. I bought it 1 year ago, and all this time it kept losing leaves. ...
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How to save unwatered croton? Nothing seems working:(

It happened that I couldnt water my croton for quite long, about 20 days. We had it for about 15 years, so it was almost like a small tree. After such lomg period without water it looks really bad, ...
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How can I save this string of pearl?

I bought a string of pearls plant online. when the plant arrived, the soil was quite moist. But still, I didn't want to repot the plant, because I thought I should give some time to the plant to be ...
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Is lemon plant dead?

I bought this lemon plant about 1 year ago, and placed it in my rooftop, where it received very harsh sun. The plant's never been super healthy, but Lately it's been looking worse. I replanted it to a ...
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Lemon seedlings

i just started to grow lemon from seeds. But i just want to ask you something about my seedling's leaves as they seem healthy but there are these dots on one of the leaf, i wonder if this is normal or ...
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Meyer lemon tree coming back to life

I over watered my July purchased Meyer lemon tree when I brought it in from outdoors in the fall. It bloomed and began to make lemons when all of a sudden every leaf fell off. I think it had root rot....
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Is “legginess” due to distance from a grow lamp a real thing?

I'm starting Common Milkweed seeds indoors under an LED panel grow lamp, and I've found this tutorial to be a useful reference, and my seeds have just started to sprout. One thing it says is: If ...
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What indoor plant will be able to absorb 0.5-1L of human urine daily?

I´ve recently moved into a place with a shared bathroom. I enjoy my birthday suit when I´m at home, but suspect that others might not. Hence my question. I have no balcony, my window gets 2-3 hours ...
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What is the cause of the blackening of leaves?

My plant leaf seems to have diseased. It's leaf seems blacken on edge and cut on middle. Even new leaf is getting this problem. Could anyone please help me? Thanks in advance.
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Growing vegetables indoors under grow lights - How much space for 1 person to survive or at least have significant yield?

I am curious, I have enough space to grow my own vegetables under grow lights. How much space would I need for one person to survive or at least have decent yield? Let's leave fruit and meat, bread ...
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What can I do to help my spindly plant?

I have a houseplant, which has a label which says 'Iresine' (I'm not sure what species, as Google images finds various different versions including some that look like bushes, and Wikipedia says it's ...
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Should I transplant or wait for recovery?

I have a couple of indoor lemon trees that went without water while I was away for a couple of weeks. When I got home I watered them, and after waiting a couple of days it seems almost all the leaves ...
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My indoor plant doesnot look fresh 🍃💦

I bought this plant to place it in my room but the plant does not look fresh 🍃💦 . What should i do? Do i need to put some fertilizer in it? My room doesnot have good sun. Thanks in advance and ...
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Browning tip on Sansaviera (spiky) houseplant

I have a Sansaviera (spiky variety), the tip of one of the spiky leaves has begun to brown and whither. What could be the cause of this? The plant isn't located near a radiator so there are no large ...
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Should this plant be grown indoors or outdoors?

I want to know if this plant should be grown indoors or outdoors, and (if possible) what is the name of this plant?
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Monkey Tail Cactus Burned under lights do I have to move it?

My Monkey Tail Cactus hangs down really low, so I have to raise it up to keep it from touching the ground. When I raise it up it gets closer to the grow light. The last time I raised it up I burned ...
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Calatheas & allies as houseplants without climate control

I live in a warm Mediterranean climate. Close to the sea, summer is humid, but air may be dryer in winter possibly because the wind arrives from over the European continent during most of its time. ...
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What are those white spots? Are they mould & harmful?

I have an indoor plant located at the windows of my kitchen. I water it every 2-3 days with rice water and the plant has been growing well. Recently I spotted some white spot at the soil of the ...
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my dumb cane's leaves are browning and

I have this dumb cane that I bought 6 months ago from a local store. It did not grow much since then, may be 2 leaves. The existing leaves are also turning brown and are curled up. I also saw ...
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Wondering why my Ocean Spider Plant is not thriving

A friend of mines had given me this Ocean Plant about six months ago. It has not made the long spider babies that normally come out. I was wondering if someone can suggest what Im doing wrong or if ...
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What is the best light timing for an indoor ficus bonsai in both the winter and summer?

I recently got an indoor ficus bonsai and it's doing well. I bought a grow light for it and I put it on a timer, but I'm not sure what the best light timing is for the plant. I'm having trouble ...
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indoor avacado tree care

I have an avacado tree that I grew from a pit. The tree is about a foot and a half tall and has 3 big green leaves on it. It's been the same way for about 3 months now and is not growing anymore ...
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Curio Mount Everest : Leaves drying out

I bought a Curio Mount Everest from Lidl 1 week back. Since I am in northern Germany, it does not get much sunlight or sun in winter. So, I am watering it only when it is totally dry and I am also ...

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