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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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Do herbs & spices need dark time, in order to develop flavors and nutrients?

When you grow cannabis indoor, it is considered beneficial, to have lights turned on up to 24h / day, during the "grow" phase. While this would prevent blooming, it is beneficial for building plant ...
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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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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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What is this suculent-like plant

We inherited this indoor plant with a house in the UK. It seems to be a suculent (but does not seem happy in a warm, dry spot), but there is another similar plant in the house which has its roots ...
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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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Plant identification - small rubbery leaves

I acquired this plant from a friend recently, but am unsure how to properly care for it! The leaves are quarter sized at their largest, and they are stiff and rubbery feeling.
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Need advice for pruning indoor Avocado saplings

I have four Avocado "trees", which are now aproximately 1 - 1,5 years old. I did not prune them until now, because I did not know any better. I have read, that saplings should be reduced by half in ...
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Will moss affect my indoor rubber trees?

I've recently found moss growing very prettily in my outdoor pots, which I haven't paid much attention to over winter. I don't expect it'll do very well in summer out there, but I have Ficus elastica ...
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What causes young peppers, lettuce, arugula and basil to “faint”, dry out and die?

I'm planting in an indoor garden (with artificial lighting). This happens with some plants: They "faint" and after some days dry out and die. This doesn't happens with some other plants but it ...
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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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What can I do to reduce standing water in my indoor large pots?

I have the plants in pots with drainage holes inside plastic decorative pots w/o drainage holes (so that my carpet doesn't get wet) and even with a small amount of watering, over time water builds up ...
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Black branch tips on Ming Aralia

Is anybody familiar with this? I don't think I've been overwatering because the foliage is not drooping and I keep the soil fairly dry. Some stems and leaves are loosing pigment in tips possibly but ...
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vacation care for indoor plants

I recently bought self-watering pots. Currently, I am using it for Rosemary. But, is it even a good idea to use self-watering pots for indoor herbs? Which plants or herbs are good for self-watering ...
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Drying Oregano and Mint

I went for a vacation of 4 days and when I came back I found my Oregano drooping. Before going I watered it very, but, still it didn't work. Same happened with my mint as well. Both the plants are ...
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Should I separate the cilantro plant stalks? I bought a plant from walmart

I am growing the cilantro indoors. I bought a cilantro plant from Walmart(it was already a half-grown plant in a small container like a seedling container) on the 20th of Jan and today I transferred ...
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Christmas cactus: brown spots

I recently got a small Christmas cactus, and have put it on a shelf indoors, not directly exposed to sunlight (as I've been advised to do). I water it when the soil is dry to the touch. Recently, ...
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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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Flamingo (Anthurium) leaves turning yellowish

I have this Flamingo plant (Anthrium) for the last month. I use P rich fertilizer on it. Sometimes it gets occasional sunlight (Might be 2 days a week). It is kept in a room where it gets diffuse ...
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What’s this orange stuff growing on my snake plant?

I just noticed these things growing alongside my snake plant. Should I take them out?
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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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Are these bugs in poinsettia leaves?

We have a poinsettia at our house that we bought in Christmas. At least over here (the Caribbean), these poinsettias are very delicate; they usually die after a few months. So our poinsettia has been ...
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Which Fertilizers to use?

I have a Gardenia, anthrium and peace lily indoors. For my other plants, I use NPK (7+3+6) for the green plants, NPK (3.5 + 6 + 6 ) for blossom plants and another NPK(4+1.5+4) for all purpose. My ...
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what is the yellow/tan thin crust on both of ceramic pot holding an indoor palm plant

I have a large palm plant in my office in a ceramic pot which drains into a matching ceramic dish. Recently, a thin yellow or tan crust have formed on the planter right at the bottom. I can remove it ...
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Help! What is wrong with this Coleus? Overwatered? Underwatered?

Not entirely sure this IS a Coleus plant so apologies if I'm getting it wrong from the start! Currently housesitting for a friend and while it was looking a little limp when she left, it's taken a ...
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Indoor cat palm is dying

I bought a cat palm about a month ago and after about 2 weeks it started showing some yellowing and then browning. I'm an indoor plant noob so I can't tell if this is due to over watering or ...
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This plant doesn’t want to stay alive

I have searched everywhere. It was given to me by a friend who kept almost killing it. Consequently, I keep almost killing it too because I can’t figure out what it is or how to care for it. There ...
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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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Tomato plants: together or separate and replant?

I am growing some tomato plants indoor this season. I always burry 2-3 seeds together just in case one does not sprout. Each pellet containes the exact same species of plant. Can the tomato plants ...
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My Cat ate the top and many of the leaves of my Oak Sapling; advise on how to stimulate growth

I have been growing some indoor plants as a project with my son, including a small oak sapling that grew in a planter we had outside during the summer. One of our cats, for reasons unknown, ate the ...
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Can I grow two poinsetta in one pot?

About a month ago I bought a poinsettia plant to keep in inside my home After a couple of day's I found that maybe I am doing wrong care that is affecting my plant, thus went through a couple of ...
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Co2 enrichment with exhale bags

I’m intending to try co2 enrichment with Exhale bags. And from reading on the co2 enrichment I understood that photosynthesis does not play a role during night time and the plant actually emits co2. ...
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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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Fertilized reservoir for automated watering system

I would like to move forward and install an automated watering system for my home plants that grow in growing tent. Today I’m watering x3 times in a week, each watering is for 4liters of fertilized ...
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Potted tulips are drying up

This is the first time I bought tulip bulbs and I kept them inside, beside the window. Recently I got flowers. But, the flowers are there for only 2-3 days before they started drying up. Is this ...
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Please help me identify this houseplant

I’ve had this plant for about two years and it grows so well in our sunny office window. I don’t know what it is and it’s getting tall that it droops. Should I be tying it up? Should I be trimming it? ...
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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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What should I do with a secondary shoot on my lemon plant?

I’m growing a lemon plant indoors. After I planted the seed, two shoots came out of the seed. At first I thought the larger one would overwhelm the smaller and the smaller one would die. Growing it in ...
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Will a punctured stem harm my pepper plant?

The stem of one of my potted plants was slightly chewed on by a cat. Nothing that would seriously damage the structural integrity of the plant, but it did puncture the surface with a few small tooth ...
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How to create an indoor gardening?

I'm looking to build an indoor garden to grow lettuce, basil, maybe tomatoes etc.. I have numerous questions : Are smart gardens a viable options ? (In terms of electricity cost and harvest ...
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Getting rid of fruit flies on in-door pot with peas

I have a rectangular pot with soil where I have attempted to grow peas. For some reason (I'm not fully certain, probably over-watering) that pot became a breeding ground for fruit flies. I have read ...
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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 ...
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Should I re-pot these coffee plants?

I recently picked up a coffee plant from my supermarket's garden center. In fact, it appears to be made up of 6 distinct plants (they are quite young), planted in very close proximity in a small 5" ...
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What are these black/brown patches on my corn plant

I recently purchased a large dracaena fragrans, collquially "corn plant." Its stalk is approximately 1 meter tall. I keep it indoors, in front of a north facing window (probably not ideal, but at the ...
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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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Scraggly tangled Monstera

I purchased a Monstera from a coworker. She said it’s grown new leaves nonstop but I don’t know what conditions it lived in before. I now have it next to a large east facing window (unfortunately, my ...
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Tomato Plants indoors over the winter

Here is a picture of my tomato plants on my south facing window in the UK. I started them far too late from seed, I guess I planted them in about July. By the time winter came they weren't anywhere ...