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Plants with nutritional requirements similar to Cannabis

What are some short plants that preferably could be grown indoor which have similar nutritional requirements (in terms of N-P-K ratio, doses etc.) as Cannabis? The purpose of this is testing a mineral ...
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Indoor tree wasn't properly watered and now it seems the top is dead, what should I do?

Indoor tree wasn't properly watered and now it seems the top is dead, what should I do? Couldn't attach photos so I created a google photo album. Any help would be great thanks. I was advised to cut ...
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Portulaca / Moss Rose losing leaves near bottom half of plant

I've had this portulaca for 6 months. I keep it indoors as temperatures get very hot where I live (104 degrees +). I used to water it every 5 days, if it was still dry 2 inches below the soil. At ...
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Need help in Identifying this succulent and taking care of it

I was gifted this succulent plant about 10 days back. Need help in identifying the exact species of the plant. I live in Bangalore, India. If it helps. I searched online and found it to look similar ...
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Problem with indoor palm in UK

Hello fellow palm owners I have a Phoenix Robelini that I’ve had for about 6 years, grown indoors( summer spells outside) and has always been in the same spot and been a happy palm. There have been ...
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Ficus benjamina care and reviving

Someone in our house put a ficus benjamina onto a staircase, which basically means 'thrown away'. The tree is in moderate or poor condition. I think it will not have enough light in this place (there ...
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Why are my seeds getting moldy

This is the third time that I try to germinate seed, like strawberry raspberry kiwi and stuffs I put it in glass container with wet cotton balls in it Instead of the seeds germinate they always get ...
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what is the minimum lumens of light required to grow a single tomato plant and similar flowering plants Indoors?

I am planning to grow a single tomato plant Indoors. I am doing research on what grow light to invest on as a beginner. I want to know how many lumens does a tomato plant requires? If I want to grow ...
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Dendrobium with black spots on the leaves

There are these black spots on almost every leaf of our Dendrobium (?). It has flowered once but has kind of gone into a resting phase ever since, I guess that is normal (please correct me if it's not)...
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english ivy leaves browning suddenly

All of a sudden the leaves started turning brown and shriveling up and it started spreading to other plants. Anyone know the cause of this? The plants get regular water (soil is usually moist) and no ...
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How much water to use for very large indoor pot?

A while ago I rescued a couple of large cast iron plants (Aspidistra) from a dumpster. The largest pot is 38cm in internal diameter, about 30cm deep. Even that pot is probably a bit small for the ...
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Is it feasible to grow a thistle inside?

Is it feasible to grow/plant any species of thistle in a pot inside? I've always found thistles beautiful, both the bulb, the flower and the spiky leaves. I've tried googling, but all results are ...
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Balcony forest clearing [duplicate]

Please edit away the title to anything more suitable; I am not a native English speaker. Now to the point. An apartment in temperate climate. A garden of about half a cubic meter of soil spread in ...
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Pest identification

I'm dealing with an infestation in many of my plants, and it seems to be different things. Generally my plants are very happy, but every once in a while one of them just rapidly detoriates, with ...
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Please ID a weird vine, a pseudo hybrid of these two varieties

I met a lady that had a vine similar to a variegated pothos or a philodendron, with very fat and succulent heart-shaped leaves, about 4-5 millimetres thickness, 4"/10cm long, hanging on water-...
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Does it work? Veritable indoor garden

I moved in a house without balcony nor garden nor communal garden, very sad. I was considering the idea of having an indoor garden with LED lights, like the Veritable indoor gardens, or there are manu ...
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My “Ficus religiosa” sapling stopped growing. How to make it grow again?

I received this sapling more than 14 months back (April 2019). I had been growing this indoors in the same pot I received it until recently when I switched to a bigger pot in the picture below. I was ...
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can all epiphytes be mounted to wood?

I just mounted some staghorn ferns and have been reading that hoyas can also be mounted. I recently picked up a lipstick plant, and while I can't find any information on whether this genus (or ...
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Why does my rosemary stop giving out a fragrant?

I bought a rosemary plant in a 15cm pot from a nursery last Sunday. It was enclosed inside a big plastic bag when I cycled it home. I could smell the fragrance when opened the plastic bag once in a ...
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Are my trees stressed?

I have 2 baby tamarind trees for almost 3 months. I am watering them only if the soil seems dry none the less. I have noticed that on the leaves they have some stains which is worrying. I don't know ...
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Am I propagating correctly? Urgent!

I got some peperomia antoniana cuttings that I really really do not want to die and I am trying to propagate them. I placed the ends of them in soil and they were standing up fairly well earlier but ...
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Ficus elastica (robusta): what larva are these, and what is this white buildup?

my ficus has been doing well and growing well over the past 3 years. But recently two things have started happening: New leaves all become yellow and mushy, and sticky strings are sticking out of ...
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Dracena Happy Plant mould on Trunk

We bought home a Dracena plant about two months ago, it has been watered once since we have had it. We live in Melbourne Australia, so we are now in Winter. It is in a sunlit room in a corner out of ...
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Why Did My Maidenhair Fern Die Overnight?

I'd a maidenhair fern for 3 months that was thriving, very lush, seemed healthy. One morning nearly all its leaves shriveled. Most were still green, but several shriveled leaves near the root had ...
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Dark spots on plant with heart-shaped leaves

I have an indoor plant with thick, dark green heart-shaped leaves that has developed some small black and brown spots. Does anyone know what this is? I asked a question earlier this week about a ...
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New herbs turning brown. Need rescue

I'm super new to having plants/gardening. 4 days ago (as of writing), I purchased a set of herbs online from a seller just a city over. Here they are when they arrived: Now though, they're starting ...
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Peace Lily Flowers and Leave Tips Turning Brown

my peace Lily’s flowers have not bloomed and turned completely brown very fast. Before this happened, I’ve discovered some spider mites and used alcohol/water mix to clean the leaves and spray the ...
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Mold on soil on indoor mint plant?

pls kindly advise if these white spots are mold on soil? I am new to planting mint indoors. Thank you.
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What is the name of this variegated plant?

I've had it for a month, but lost the tag with info on it. if anyone has the name and/or helpful info, I'd really appreciate it. I don't want to kill it! all I know is it's two toned, it's been ...
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What house plant this is?

My wife picked up this plant and it didnt had a tag , though it looks beautiful. I have noticed it doesn't take much water and going fine in less light unlike the basil plant lying nearby dries ...
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Help me save my Variegated Rubber Plant 'Variegata' (Ficus elastica)

I bought this plant about 4 months ago. I repotted it form its original nursery pot to a larger nursery pot around 2 weeks later. Sometime after that, the bottom leaves started to get brown on the ...
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White and black spots on indoor plants: cayenne pepper and salad seedling

many of the plants I'm growing indoor are having these white and black tiny spots on leaves. Some of my seedlings are affected by it as well. The underside has mostly small black spots. From the ...
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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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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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