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What disease is affecting my Dypsis lutescens?

I received this Dypsis lutescens (palm) plant as a gift last spring, it had only two leaves and it was potted in nursery soil with sand. Recently I have noticed that the outer leaf started to form a ...
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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 avocado plant dying with brown, decaying leaves?

A few years ago I grew an avacado plant from some seed and some time later leaves started turning brown and fell from the plant. I tried a lot, but landed on the thought that perhaps since it has ...
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Indoor LEDs: Recommended Light Levels for Vegetables, Herbs, etc

I'm growing vegetables and herbs with LED lights inside. Where can I find a list of recommended lighting values (uMol per square foot) for a long list of plants that I might want to grow? For ...
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Is there an ideal drainage to soil layer ratio in terrarium etc.?

The question is about the size, ratio and composition of the drainage and soil layers in some improvised terrarium. It's made out of a 8'' (20cm) truncated/shaved off glass sphere (basically a cookie/...
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What is wrong with my plant? and why is it turning yellow?

For some reason, my plant started turning yellow. At first, I thought maybe I'm over watering it, because I was watering once a week. Then I stopped watering for three weeks, and even though there are ...
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Indoor plant leaves blackening- help! It may take over second plant

One leaf is almost completely curled and black and the others have started progressing with the same thing. It’s been sitting with direct sunlight by the window during our winter in Maryland. Is it ...
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Tomato leaf discoloration cause?

I am growing tomatoes early this season and I noticed some individual plants from two different species having a similar slight yellow discoloration appearance in their leaves. Any reading or visual ...
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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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Giving Miracle Gro fertilzer to prayer plant

The instructions on the Miracle Gro package says "Mix 1/4 tsp in 0.5 gallon water". Yet, the prayer plant (Maranta leuconeura) needs very little water every day (if at all) and fertilizer once every ...
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Indoor avocado plant - What is wrong with the leaves?

I have this avocado tree which i have taken care of since i planted a stone, and it started growing. The plant is around two years old now and for a lot of the time i have had issues with the leaves "...
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Growing conditions for hydroponics - Vanilla Planfolia and Saffron (Crocus Sativus)

Creating an indoor, temperature and humidity controlled hydroponics setup. Wanted advice on whether I can grow the following: Vanilla Planfolia Saffron (Crocus sativus) I was also wondering if ...
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Little light-green / yellow spots on my avocado plant leaf

So, basically I have this avocado plant that I grew from a seed a year ago. It is progressing really great. Planted in pot and staying indoors, located near direct afternoon sunlight. I had this ...
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Trim water damaged leaves?

I had a plant which was in too low of light and not sufficient drainage. After repotting with better soil and good drainage new leaves are coming out and soil is drying up nicely between watering. ...
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Why did my Indoor plants die?

I had five house plants, one of which was 38 years old. One was a vine which was hardy. I also had two spider plants and a large tree type of plant that has rooted stems. Will look for pictures and ...
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What can cause a Gasteria leaf to suddenly shrivel and turn greyish brown?

I have three succulent plants that I believe are Gasteria. One leaf in one plant has suddenly shrivelled and turned pale greyish brown. Sorry, no matter how I try, the colour in the picture is not ...
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How to maintain indoor Polyscias fruticosa

I have a little plant of Polyscias fruticosa in my living-room. It is about 1 m tall and more then 10 years old. It is not exposed to direct light. Last year it started to look a bit painful and, ...
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What to do with this Meyer Lemon Tree?

I have a Meyer Lemon Tree that used to be doing well, but has lately been losing most of its leaves. See How to tell if indoor lemons are ready to pick for what it used to look like. I had it outside ...
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How to bring my Olive's branches back to life?

I have an Olive tree that I keep indoors and potted (lots of sunlight in room and let it breath outdoors occasionally), I went away for a few weeks and the leaves on the bottom few branches have ...
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White coating on bottom side of pepper leaves

I just noticed this white coating on the bottom side of a few leaves of my pepper plant. I can not wipe it off. Is this some kind of fungal disease or some pest? Edit: I made some more images using a ...
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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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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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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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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's wrong with pine tree?

I’m updating the thread to post a recent picture of the pine tree. As you can see, the tree’s looking worse. I moved it to the balcony so it would receive more sun, but it hasn’t helped: This is the ...
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Distance and spacing of LED growlights for propagation

I am planning to make an indoor propagation setup which consists of h:30cm x w:40 x L:50cm recycled polystyrene boxes and full spectrum LED panels. Clearly, the biggest limitation is height in this ...
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Kentia Palm Yellow Stems

My Kentia Palm bought 6 weeks ago has started developing some yellow stems with leaves darkening and somewhat drying and contracting (see images below). It started on a small bunch of stems a few ...
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Why is my Areca palm dying

I've bought this Areca palm in Ikea about a month ago. It was doing fine for a week or so, and then, suddenly, leaves started turning yellow, then black. At first I thought it was normal, since only ...
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Identify potted plant

We have this potted plant indoors that we bought in a garden shop about a year ago. It is now getting sick, so I am trying to research how to treat it. However, first I would like to know which ...
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What's wrong with my indoor Areca palm with leaf blight?

I just received a small areca palm (about three feet high) in the mail that has some leaves showing signs of stress. Could someone help me identify the culprit? I'm wondering whether I could address ...
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Devils ivy plant leaves are growing with a cut in them; what can I do to prevent it?

How can I fix my devils ivy plant? It's growing fine but the new leaves are getting cracked or have a cut in them. I'm looking for suggestions.
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What caused this yellow speckles and shrinking?

The plant is Arabian Jasmine Sambac. Is this caused by too much heat? Ambient temp in Delhi these days is 43C This was growing all fine. It developed numerous green buds and was growing just like a ...
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I cut my avocado roots too much

I have a 4year old avocado plant which is about 5 feet tall. Recently I cut the roots in attempt to thicken the stem, but I think I took way to much off and now it doesn't look too well. Stem is ...
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Houseplants care tips

I am a new plant mom and have a variety of plants ( peace lilies, anthuriums, dracaena, pothos etc.) And I am very particular about watering, soil check and pruning etc. I am leaving for a trip (...
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Japanese squash seedlings are going limp

Having boned up on online articles on how to grow kabocha (Japanese squash), I understand that it is not ideal to have them indoors and in planters. However, I live in a high-rise and there is nothing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 bug in leaves?

Does anyone know what this is? Will soap water kill this? Unlike the mealyworms I’ve seen this on the top part of the leaf. It also doesn’t come off easily; you kinda have to scrape it off. I ...
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Aloe ferox or aloe broomii?

I have this plant for at least a dozen or so years, I do not remember the source. It survived all ;) Her spines are very hard and sharp, colored at the ends in brown/red. They are on the edges of the ...
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Pesticide for plants?

For some reason, most of the plants at my house have some sort of bug, from mealy bugs to whiteflies to other crap. I've been spraying with soapy water but it's not working. What pesticide can I buy ...
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Brown thing around Mango leave's veins

My 4 mango plants (from 5 to 8 months) are now struggling with weird disease. It started about 3 weeks ago, lower leaves got brown and finally gone. Now I have noticed brown thing on younger leaves. ...
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Extreme leaf-falling from Azalea

I have an indoor Azalea which was perfectly fine before I went for holiday. I arranged for watering system, but, because of some mechanical problem, the watering was not good. when I came back, my ...
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should i trim the roots of my phalaenopsis

i was recently repotting some orchids from the hardware store / ikea after watching https://www.youtube.com/MissOrchidGirl some of the roots look like the one being held in the photo, where there is ...
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six foot avocado tree (indoor)

I have been given an avocado tree that is six feet tall. It looks more like a big bushy vine, and was never staked. Need to trim it and need to know how far back I can cut it safely.
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Growing tomato's and other plants inside

I've always started the garden season late and I want to change that! I figured I could start seedlings now growing them as indoor plants until April even though it's a little early to start inside. ...
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Gardenia Buds dropping

I brought a gardenia from store few weeks back. It looked very healthy. However, live in northern Germany and here winter days are really small and 95% of the time, it is extremely cloudy. The ...