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What went wrong with my potted creeping fig?

I bought this ice caps creeping fig in September, and it's just not doing very well. The leaves are very dry and brown looking, and I haven't seen any new leaves since shortly after we got it; I'm not ...
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Full spectrum LED strips tape for growing succulents and indoor plants

I'm looking at modifying some built in shelving that I have in my house with some LED strips to help my succulents and indoor plants. Due to the fixed nature of the shelves and the relatively narrow ...
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Anything else I can do to promote growth?

I bought this plant some time ago, but I’ve noticed that it’s not looking that great. I decided to replant it with new soil since the original soil’s garbage. I decided to take a picture of the plant ...
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What is happening to my Dieffenbachia, and what can I do about it?

BACKGROUND I brought 2 similar plants, of this same Dieffenbachia (see attached photo): Both were brought from the same nursery Both were brought at the same time Both were placed in new (never been ...
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Avacado tree from seed

I have an almost one year old tree from a seed. It keeps dropping leaves as new growth happens and I can't figure out why. It only holds 3 or 4 leaves at a time.
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How to tell if indoor lemons are ready to pick

I have an indoor lemon tree that has two lemons. It took a long time, but they finally turned yellow from green. How do I know when they are ready to pick?
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Do golden pothos, rubber plant & spider plant release oxygen at night?

Just like snake plant & money plant, is it safe to keep golden pothos, rubber plant & spider plant in bedroom during night? Do they release oxygen during night as well?
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Tree recommendation for Christmas

Well, Christmas is coming, and I'd like a Christmas tree. But I hate the idea of having to throw it away every year. So I'd like a tree which would be happy in a tree pot, can live indoors, at ...
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Grow hydroponics on fleece [closed]

I would like to grow plants in an indoor garden on fleece mats like used in this video: Aero Farms indoor growing . Where can I find these "reusable cloth"? They should be suitable form multiple ...
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Plant is bending and getting die

Suddenly my plant start bending to one side I think the stem is weak and from weak stem it is shedding off Will my plant can thrive again if i cut the upper bending part Or some other measure should ...
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Apple seedling stunted growth, stem reddish brown, soil smelling bad. Please help me!

I stay in an apartment in Kuwait and have an apple seedling of about 2 inches. I grow it indoors, planted it from a sprouted seed inside an apple, alll went well till it suddenly stopped growing. I ...
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Help! Areca Palm with dry leaves

Photos I'm pretty new to growing plants and this is the first plant that i care about. I did bought this plant about a month ago and it was delivered as it is in the photos. I've been watering it two ...
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Am I over or underwatering my bird of paradise?

About two months ago I acquired a large bird of paradise plant. I keep it indoors, about 15 feet away from a north facing window. Its leaves have been browning and curling, which I believe is either ...
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Indoor houseplant - stand up or flop over?

I have what I think is a peperomia plant based on other searches here but my question is about if it's meant to be upright or grow more like a vine. Is the plant, as it grows, meant to "flop over" ...
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Best wavelength mix for an indoor LED grow light

I want to grow basil. A lot of it. Unfortunately the winter is coming, and my plants won't be able to survive outdoors. Beeing an electronics engineer, i decided to DIY an indoor growbox, so that in ...
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Should I start seeds early indoors in my zone?

I am a pretty new gardener, this would be my second year. This year I tried starting a lot of hot peppers and eggplants, a lot of the peppers died before showing the first true leaves, lot of ...
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Questionable small white spots on panda plant

I’m not too sure when these spots came up. Did a quick google search and the first results says that it could be mealybugs, but I don’t see any actual bugs on the plant or in the soil. A few other ...
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What's wrong with my Calathea?

We've had this plant ~6 months in the UK, it usually lives in the bay window so gets lots of sun. However, the edges of the leaves started to go brown, despite twice-weekly watering and reading online,...
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what are these little plant stuff growing in the pot of my house tree?

what are these little plants growing in the soil of my house plant?
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Can I cut the top off my Lace Aloe plant?

It is having trouble supporting its own weight, and I am hoping that cutting off the top (where it starts to droop) would let it grow more full, rather than just tall. Would that work? Does it work ...
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Should I be removing the oldest limbs from my palm?

I’m trying to figure out how to care for this palm. It’s not growing fast, it’s just grown it’s first frond after 2 years in the same pot. We repotted it when we got it 2 years ago. A few questions: ...
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What’s going on with my staghorn fern and how do I save it?

We bought this staghorn at Lowe’s awhile ago from the equivalent of a reject bin. It’s always looked kinda sad. Recently though it’s gotten mold or bugs on it. I don’t know what happened. It lost ...
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Neon Pothos slowly rotting

So I’ve got this neon Pothos around five weeks ago and since then the leaves are slowly turning yellow and rotting at the bottom. and I really don’t know what to do bc I read that it can be under ...
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Type of lights needed for desert terrarium

What type of lighting would work best for a desert/drought plant set up in an 8x8x8 terrarium without a top?
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Indoor Avocado plant leaves are drying up with dark brown spots

My year old avocado plants leaves are drying up. I raised my avocado tree from a pit. When it became larger we moved it from a window sill to our master bathroom. He gets sunlight through a block ...
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Please, what is the name of this plant?

I bought this beautiful plant on a village marketplace, but I have no idea what name it possesses. If someone knows the answer, please, do help me. Thank you!!!
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Is it time to transplant these indeterminate San Marzano tomato plants?

As you can see, I have two seedlings in each "container." I don't want their growth to be stunted because they are so close to each other. I know that normally, you would thin them out at this point. ...
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Are these indeterminate San Marzano tomato plants “leggy?”

I sowed the seeds 11 days ago. As soon as they germinated, I placed them by a SW-facing window, where they receive direct sunlight all day. I'm no expert, but they appear to be healthy. I just can't ...
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How to promote a Dracaena to branch

I have a Dracaena cutting that has taken very well and there is good upwards growth but it is just a single stem at the moment. Is there any way to promote braching is this type of plant?
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Can I keep my Dracaena cutting in water long term?

A while back I was given a Dracaena (I'm not sure of the species, but its leaves are narrow and about 12 x 0.5 cm) that was in pretty poor shape (it was grown to around 1.3 m high and had three ...
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Why is my passion fruit's leaves are yellow? Is it dying?

I've bought a plant of passion fruit. Recently I've changed the ground of it. Several days ago the leaves began to be yellow and curled up. The photos are below. Could you please give an advise how ...
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Is this soil any good?

Yesterday I was looking at a plant in pretty bad shape that I had bought a few months ago. The plant was indoors and the ceramic pot didn't have any holes at the bottom. When I start looking at the ...
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Black marks on peace lily stems

Im new with plants and just bought this plant last week. I don't know if they are existing marks or just started to appear. Also some leaves got holes on them. Can anyone tell me how can I fix it and ...
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What's wrong with my house plant? (Chamaedorea)

I should start with the fact that I know next to nothing about plants and plant care, but I'm keen to learn and keep my plants alive! I have two indoor palm type plants, one has been doing absolutely ...
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Green moss/fungus on the soil of my Pilea plant

Recently, i have noticed some green fungus (?) on the soil of my indoors, potted, Pilea plant. I have tried to spray it with copper fungicide, but it hasn't gone away. What is it? Should i do ...
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Leaf turning yellow on newly bought Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema). What could it be?

Some more info: Bought it and could see that the soil was dry the next day. Watered it thoroughly with 6.5 PH tap water. Plant has a couple of leaves turning yellow, one of them is almost completely ...
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snake plant young leaf tip broken

A young leaf of a snake plant's tip at the top of the leaf broke off. will it continue to grow, or just not grow at all?
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Why are my aloe’s leaves flattening?

In the past few weeks some of my aloe’s leaves are becoming flat. What is wrong with it? Is there anything I can do? .
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Chinese evergreen with clear droplet secretions on leaves

Is my Chinese evergreen plant here in my office ok? I noticed some water droplet type secretions on the new leaves and on the undersides of some other leaves. Is this normal? An officemate said it ...
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Indoor ficus leaves are turning brown and falling off

After moving to a new place with less light, I noticed some of the leaves on my indoor green ficus have begun to form brown spots, and some leaves have fallen off as well. I clipped off a leaf today ...
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Leaves turning brown?

This is one of two indoor planta I bought a Walmart. It used to be nice, but then I noticed that the leaves are turning brown. It’s not overwatering because I bought two of them and the other doesn’t ...
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Pepper Plants - Strange Spots and Colouration

Pictures should speak for themselves. 6 Week old pepper plants started from seeds. Are they doing okay? I keep them inside under LED lights. Whats with the purpley colour?
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Best approach to take on half dead string of pearls

Long story short, I placed something light on top of my basket of string of pearls and then forgot to take it off. I believe that is what killed the top ends of each string, as you can see in the ...
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White spots on indoor palms

Can someone help identify the white mildewy stuff growing on my indoor palms and how to possibly get rid of them? Tried wiping them down with mild soap water, but didn't seem to help much. Thank you.
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Identify this caladium?

This is a picture of a small caladium I bought yesterday. Can someone identify what type of caladium it is? Will it survive full sun for at least 8 hours/day? I'm in the Caribbean where the temp's ...
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Which soil works for Dracaena sanderiana (lucky bamboo)?

I got this Dracaena sanderiana (lucky bamboo) recently, and would like to replant it in a different pot and change the soil: I've done some googling and got wildly different and often times opposing ...
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How to support heavy old alo vera?

So I have managed to grow alo vera. Its fine but we cut its ‘leaf’ at times for various purposes. Now the plant has grown but its base is no longer supportive. This has caused the plant to lean ...
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Is it possible for indoor allergies to be aggravated by potting mix?

Anecdotally, I've noticed that my allergies seem worse after working with it, even when using those brands specifically formulated for indoor containers. (Also, I tried to tag this "allergies," and ...
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Saving broken branch of begonia?

What can I do with this broken branch in my potted begonia? Can I plant it in a small pot?
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Help me identify this small plant and how to take care of it

Please help me identify this plant. It was a gift and I don't know what plant it is. I want to know what plant it is so that I can take care of it properly. It's starting to brown and some leaves are ...