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Java Palm brown leaf

I have had a Java Palm for around 1 year. Indoor. Recently, about 1 month ago, I am observing an abnormal amount of leaves turning brown, gradually. I normally water the plant couple times a week, 1 ...
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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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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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Wondering what type of plant this is

I recently bought this plant and really like it, but I don’t know what it is called. I want to make sure I am able to take good care of it.
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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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Does ginger grow well indoors?

I'm considering growing some ginger on my window-ledge. Is ginger a hardy plant that is conducive to indoor cultivation? Also, will ginger root from the supermarket grow?
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Can I feed Nepenthes pitcher plant meat?

Recently I've bought a Nepenthes pitcher plant, and the seller have told me that I may feed it meat, if there is not enough flies and bugs in the house. As I have nets on my windows, I guess that ...
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Please help save my Dracaena Compacta

Is my 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 once a week ...
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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 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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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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Why are my Monstera's leaves turning brown and drooping?

I just bought my plant last month, and recently the leaves have been getting brown spots on them and the leaves and stems are weak and drooping close to the ground. I kept it in the same pot I bought ...
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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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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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Weird things found in Alocasia plant soil

Today I wanted to change the soil in my Alocasia plant, but I found these things in the soil, around the roots. They weren't attachments, they where just laying in the soil. I bought in in an IKEA ...
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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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Miniature Peperomia Pilea depressa, losing leaves and color

I've had this plant for about 9monthes and it's been generally doing well, it even sprouted new babies (?). However, in the last 3 months, a good amount of its leaves are browsing and falling off. I ...
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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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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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What is a good replacement for Click & Grow “Smart Soil”?

I was given the 9-pod click & grow (https://www.clickandgrow.com/) as a gift, shipped to Australia. Somehow it made it past customs and I've started the growth cycle for the starter pack of seeds, ...
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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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Philodendron Brasil unfurl deformed

The leaves unfurl in a deformed manner, it will unfurl in a unusual shape, or be crinkled or translucent in some parts. I can't see any bugs, however it typically only happens on new leaves. I apply a ...
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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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Monstera (Swiss cheese plant) brown patches on leaves

I've gone through some of the previous posts for Monstera but couldn't quite find anything like this. I bought a new Monstera about a week ago and it seemed to be adapting well. New leaves were ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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What are some low maintenance plant choices for apartment (indoor) living?

I'm not an expert on plants, but would like to add some plant life to my apartment. I'm looking for good choices that: don't require direct sunlight require minimal watering survive for at least a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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