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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 ...
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Advice on deterring ants from living in an indoor plant's soil

I have a potted Pachypodium in the windowsill with an ant nest in its soil. A couple of months ago I left it in water for a week and thought I had got rid of them, but a new batch must have hatched or ...
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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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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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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 ...