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Aphids in my Fuchsia

Now, I am seeing Aphids in my indoor Fuchsia. Previously I lost my Petunia and Bleeding heart for this reason. I have initially removed them using Sellotapes and then I sprayed soap water. Is that a ...
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Fuchsia buds are dropping

My Fuchsia is indoor, it's a small plant and looks quite healthy with so many buds. However, I for last 2-3 days the buds are dropping if I am touching the plant. Watering conditions: Plenty of ...
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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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Why did this dracaena marginata die so quickly?

I purchased a healthy-looking plant 12 days ago, took it home and repotted it the same day in a mix of roughly 75% cactus/succulent soil and 25% perlite. Within 4-5 days, it was starting to droop ...
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Can I propagate a new Campanula Adansa from a broken branch?

While putting soil in the pot, I accidentally broken two Capanula branches with many flowers. Is it possible to propagate using them? If yes, can anyone please guide through it? PS: here is the ...
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Why my indoor Fuchsia is wilting?

I have this new Fuchsia plant which until yesterday was pretty good in shape. many buds are there and blooms were also coming I try to keep this plant moist. For that I use wooden skewers. I put it ...
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Inverted planters- a failure?

I recently bought inverted planters for my living room (indoors). I planted a spider plant in it. Used the water indicator to water it twice a week. To my dismay it died in two weeks. What did I do ...
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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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Peach tree pruning?!

I have a dwarf peach tree that isn’t producing fruit this year. It’s also sprouting new big shoots from the bottom. Should I prune these new shoots or should I let them continue to grow? Thank you!
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What triggers flowering for an overwintered chile pepper?

I have a bhut jolokia that is now going on 7 years old. Each year, I put it outside after last frost. 2-3 months later, I am able to harvest ripe peppers. At the end of the season, I bring it back ...
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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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Is there way to encourage a jade plant to grow new branches from the woody trunk?

This tangled, twisted but still beautiful jade plant is not the result of a bonsai experiment gone wrong but the product of years of neglect. It was often underwatered, never fertilized and positioned ...
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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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What are these tiny black things on the tips of my chive seedlings?

I just purchased and transplanted these chive seedlings. They came from the store with these tiny hard black ovoids on about a third of the tips, although I didn't notice until I got home. What are ...
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Why is my cilantro turning a yellow purple color?

This cilantro was planted from seed using Pro-Mix seed starting mix on February 22 and the photo was taken today, March 28; 5 weeks later. The pot is under timed T5 florescents (16h on, 8h off) and ...
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Help identifying this viney jade like succulent

I purchased this one about a year ago from a garage sale and has tripled in size. It seems to be a jade like succulent that is viney. Any help is appreciated.
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Do plants react differently to artificial light than to sunlight?

Sun light is 5700Kelvin and up to 100 000 lumens per square meter. If I was to use Halogen or LED light's with similar properties would plants (sunflowers in particular) know the difference?
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Parlor palm leaves turning brown

I just got a parlor palm from the nursery last week, and placed it in a low-light area in the house, and no watering, since the soil seemed moist at the nursery. Many of the larger leaves of the plant ...
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Why can it be that a green bell pepper plant just grows a single pepper with all the rest falling?

I am growing a green bell pepper plant: It grew many flowers and one started to grow a pepper But when it started to grow that one, all the rest stopped to grow, started to dry becoming yellow and ...
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Root rot in indoor plants

I often find some of my potted plants have root rot problem. They start dying from below. I was been advised in the past to avoid over watering but even if I maintain that and the soil remains between ...
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Why are my Dracaena Fragrans leaves browning from the base?

I just brought home a Dracaena fragrans a couple of weeks ago, and it is in dire straits. Hoping someone here will have some ideas. The problem(s): Leaves turning brown from the base of the leaf (...
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What is this succulent with cylindrical leaves?

I saw this plant today in the shop. It wasn’t labeled. What is it?
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Is this plant Aloe vera?

A friend of mine received this plant 4-5 years ago from someone who didn't know the name of the species. This friend wants to collect gel from Aloe vera, but so far only a few teaspoons were provided ...
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Cutting banana tree without harming it

I have a banana tree that recently decided to retire its main central branch. What’s left is a big dried of stem visible in the center of the pot. Can I just cut it out without harming the plant?
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How much light do I need to grow peppermint indoors?

I want to grow a peppermint plant at my office desk (specifically peppermint because I enjoy the smell). However, my desk is well away from the windows, so natural light will be minimal at best. I'm ...
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How closely should herbs be spaced?

Newbie herb planter here who is very confused by all of the different information online about how best to start planting herbs. I have started with the following basic herbs: Basil Oregano ...
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Why does one lemon seedling out of a large group have dry withering leaves?

I'm living in a student house in the UK. It's winter now and my lemon tree seedlings are placed next to a window. I'm worried about it being too cold for them, however, only one tree is showing any ...
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Drosera / Sundew not eating

I have had a Drosera for about a month, and in the beginning it was taking care of flies and little insects but for a couple of weeks it has stopped eating them: This little bug has been here for a ...
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Funny looking new leaves

The new leaves on my plant appear healthy, but are coming out all jagged-y. Interested to know what’s happening?
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Cat safe colorful indoor plant?

Ever since the arrival of our clawed furballs necessitated the banishment of our house plants to the office room my GF misses having some green in the living room. I'd like to rectify this situation ...
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Why is my mango seed turning green but not sprouting?

I planted a mango seed six weeks ago, the seed itself turned green and it seems to me I can see a root forming down into the soil. Yet after all this time there is no sprout coming up. I'm a bit ...
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How old should a seed-grown Passiflora ligularis be to set fruit?

I have five granadilla (Passiflora ligularis) grown from seed this year. How long does it take for them to bloom and bear fruit, assuming they receive proper light and watering?
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What house plants or flowers act like a dehumidifier

I live in a wet climate and the house I currently reside in gathers a lot of moisture on the windows, this is due to no ventilation on the windows among other factors. We are only renting so I'm ...
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My Areca Palm is dying

I bought a 5ft areca palm about a month ago. About two weeks after I purchased it, I noticed some leaves had spots and others were turning brown. Initially I thought it was normal but more leaves seem ...
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Dark spots on dieffenbachia leaves

I have this plant for some months, but it didn't turn out healthy... About 2 months ago these dark spots began to appear and the leaves wither shortly after. I remove the leaves as soon as the spots ...
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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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Why are the leaves on my peach tree sapling wilting and dropping off?

I have a peach tree and it stopped growing and the leaves started to wilt, but then the tree grew new leaves and they looked great. However, the old leaves kept getting worse. They are now dropping ...
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Abies koreana molli - diseased?

I bought Abies koreana molli tree (25 cm high) 3 month ago. Im keeping it in my flat at the balcony door (so it shoudl have enough light). Temperature in my flat is constantly at 18-20 degress of ...
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Can I overwinter a banana tree on an unheated sun porch?

Can I overwinter a banana tree that is growing in a container in an unheated sun porch in zone 5? Do I cut it back, water it just enough to keep it from drying? Should it be exposed to light? Would ...
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Should I account for seasons when growing inside only?

My indoor plants are fairly disconnected from the outside: the temperature and humidity are controlled and they are under strong artificial lights 18h/day. Should in any way care about seasons? For ...
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What type of grow light should I buy for young citrus seedlings

I have several young, potted citrus trees that range from 1 to 3 years old that are mandarin, grapefruit, key lime, Meyer lemon and eureka lemon varieties. They spent a productive spring, summer and ...
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I left Car. Reaper seedlings in the tray for 51 days, did I leave them in too long?

I left my carolina reapers in the starter tray for 51 days, the bottom of the stems are starting to get woody, and they have about 5 sets of true leaves and are still growing more. They are ~2.5 ...
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Identify this indoor plant

Can anyone ID this indoor plant growing in the UK?
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Can I put my Aloe vera plant in a room without a window?

I have just purchased a beautiful Aloe vera plant that I intended to place on a unit in the hallway of my flat. The hallway is a little corridor with no window. It has a ceiling light which I usually ...
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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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Planting too many seeds in small pot

What will happen if i keep my sweet basil here?
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Mounting Air Plants and commonly used terrarium substrate safeness

I'm wanting to put together air plant (Tillandsia) terrariums and hanging decor for gifts. I'll be making 8-9, and want each one to look different. I read on a Google search you can use silicone glue/...
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What to do with a plant that can't support its own weight?

I received this plant (I'm sorry, I'm not entirely sure what it is) a few years back when it was on death's door and only had a few living leaves left. I managed to bring it back to health but that ...
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Removing blooms from these unidentified Bromeliads?

So, I have two Bromeliads (I don't know specific names) for conversation sake, until identified I've labeled the pics Small Brom(1st 3 pics) and Larger Brom(last 2 pics) below. Please see blooms. Both ...
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Condition for coffee plant to produce indoors

I have an Arabica coffee plant growing indoors, in my office kitchen area. It has good light (no direct sun) and it's watered regularly. The pot is about 40 liters, filled with potting mix and ...