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What is this white furry-looking mold in my potted plants?

Can anyone help me identify the mold growing in two of my potted plants, and how to treat them? I bought the plants and potted them two weeks ago. The flowering plant is in a pot with a drainage hole ...
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Can anyone tell me what this orange stuff is on my indoor rocket?

Orange type mould? Around my indoor rocket plant? What is it?
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Unknown indoor plant; I.D. and repot?

Question 1: What is the name of this plant? Question 2: Should I separate & replant individual stalks? Thank you
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Chia seeds:can I plant food grade chia seeds?

I am trying to grow indoor plants that my pet bird can eat. I have wheat grass (cat grass) that has done very well, and he loves it but I also read that birds can eat chia, the plant and the seeds. I ...
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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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Why is my cactus getting long spindly arms

We've had this cactus along with 4 others for nearly 2 years and it's been transplanted to cactus soil and watered and kept in a warm sunny spot and now it's drooping badly. Has anybody got any advice ...
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I need advice about a Dipladenia (related to Mandevilla)

I need advice about a Dipladenia that I bought today. I actually thought that it was a type of Mandevilla, until I got it home and Googled the name. It is in the same family, and needs the same type ...
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Why is money tree shedding a lot of leaves and growing a lot of leaves?

So I got this money tree (Pachira aquatica) like four months ago. Since then it's lost over a dozen leaves (not leaflets) and it's grown over half a dozen new ones. The first of the new ones also fell ...
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When to cut chives for drying, and can I separate them?

Should I wait until my chives have bloomed to cut them for or can I cut them anytime? Will the taste be different? I'm growing them in a small terracotta pot inside. They're small but I read online to ...
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Orange and White thing in my new house plant soil

I got these new plants from Walmart just a week ago ( Monday ) and I did some research saying to water them once a week so I waited until Wednesday to water them. The research told me to water until ...
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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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Can a solution of neem oil and water remain effective through storage, and if so, for apx. how long?

I made a mix of 1:8oz neem oil: water solution to treat some indoor plants against insects occassionally. I wonder how long, if at all, this solution can be stored and remain effective? It's in a ...
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Have I terminated this Calamondin?

There is some advice here on how to grow a Calamondin orange (Citrus × microcarpa or Citrus citrofortunella mitis) and that is consistent with how one particular specimen was treated to survive (and ...
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What is damaging my pepper plant?

I noticed about 4 days ago that leaves on one of my peppers got soft and started to hang down a little. I thought that it just needs some water so i watered it along with my 2 other peppers. Today the ...
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Deformity in the form of many, miniature leaves

I have a nulles clementine that isn't doing too great after a winter indoors, for a variety of different reasons that don't surprise me in the least. I am, however, at a loss to explain the new growth ...
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Why is my Peace lily dying?

Help! My peace lily is dying. Can anyone please tell me what's wrong with it? I just don't understand why the leaves continue to darken around the edge and then fall off. I only water it once a week. ...
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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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Rotating the pot to force the plant to grow branches and leaves on both sides

Is it recommended to rotate the pot of a plan (arboricola dazzle) in order to force her to grow leaves and branches on both sides? The plant naturally lost the leaves of that side because not ...
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“Plenty of light but no direct sunlight”: reflection on walls vs shades diffused sunlight

For many indoor plants I read this instruction regarding light requirements: "Plenty of light but no direct sunlight". How I understand it is that the light has to come from a secondary source of ...
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White crystal like spot on bottom side of chili leaves

I have a (thai) chili in my kitchen. It seems to be fine overall. One week ago I discovered some white spots on the bottom of the leaves (see image). Whatever it is it does not seem to be moving. It ...
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Could I grow a fruiting plant in my office?

In the office there is an abundance of fluorescent light and that's about it. The temperature stays around 70 ºF (21 ºC) I think. Could I grow a fruiting plant in these conditions? Is there any ...
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Lemon tree transplantation

I transplanted my lemon tree 2 days ago and I positioned it in the corner without lights. How many days should my tree stay without lights after transplanting?
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How do I keep my indoor plants warm without spending any money

So I have three totes with little rows of lettuce/Swiss chard/salad mix in each one. They're only about a week and a half old, so they're still fragile but have cotyledon and are working on the first ...
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What's wrong with my Ficus tree?

All the leaves have fallen off of my Ficus tree. Will they grow back? What would cause the leaves to turn yellow and fall off?
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Whitening of some leaves of a potted key lime tree

I have a potted one-year-old-or so lime tree, which has looked quite healthy for the past two months or so (after recovering from a winter where it lost a lot of leaves due to overwatering). Since ...
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Is this a Dracaena reflexa?

I struggle to identify this plant. I have searched for similar leaves but could not find a definitive answer yet. Some details about the plant: age: about seven years height: 80 inches / 2 m (as ...
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Does anyone recognise this plant?

We have a plant in our office that came from another office and has no label. It has started growing some interesting flowers. Just wondering if anyone knows what it is?
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Will these roses bloom this year?

A few weeks ago I bought two tea-hybrid roses with their roots in wet sawdust and saran wrap (it is called nude root in my area, no idea how to call it in English). The shoots started to grow the next ...
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How should I prune a large indoor avocado plant?

I have an avocado plant indoors that is seven feet tall, and that has never been pruned. The top two feet which have most of the growth are now bending over. The ceiling is at nine feet, and the plant ...
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Can all plants grow inside all year round?

I live in an apartment and both the entire south-east and the north-west sides are huge windows, so I have lots of light coming in (I think I have about 6h 40m on the shortest day of the year). I ...
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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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How can I promote new growth on a section of my Jade cutting?

I inherited this jade from my mother who got it 10 years ago. It had some considerable root rot and some wild and curvy/lanky branches, so I hacked it way back. The root rot went up about 2" of the ...
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It is possible to keep blueberry bushes as a house plant?

I'll be going moving soon from my house to an apartment, and most likely a studio at that, so I was wondering if it was possible to grow lowbrush blueberry bushes as a houseplant and expect it to bear ...
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Trimming indoor croton

I have an indoor croton. It keeps growing vertically. Is it possible to trim to encourage horizontal bushier growth?
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Are grow lights bad for lemon trees?

Background: I have a near-one year old lemon tree sapling (kept indoor), which was very healthy until December. I then left the country for one month, leaving it to my flatmate -- who overwatered it. ...
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Is a self-watering pot viable for indoor gardening in the long term?

I got a big self watering pot with 3 different plants. After some weeks it got some mold (something like this, but I got it earlier) in it and after trying some stuff in the internet I ended up ...
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Should I cut off the withered parts of my pepper?

I got this little pepper plant recently in now the peppers and some leaves are withering, should I cut those part off?
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Should I cut off some banana leaves before flowering?

I am growing a banana plant in my house. Some of my neighbors say that trimming or cutting fresh banana leaves from the tree before it has borne a fruit, would result in the banana tree not producing ...
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Can rice be used as a potting medium?

A friend took the attached picture a few months ago. It is an Aloe vera potted in rice, coffee and sugar. I would like to learn how to use rice (and coffee and sugar) to grow plants in. I wonder if ...
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Ficus lost 80% of leaves over the course of November

I've had a 3-foot variegated indoor Ficus tree (F. Benjamina to be exact) for two months now. The first month was uneventful, but over the course of the last month (November) it has lost most of it's ...
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What should I consider while building a grow-light system?

I will build a grow light system from LED lights for a 1m x 2m square area. I am planning to grow 6 plants (vegetables) in that area. I am a little tight in terms of budget. So I want to find cheapest ...
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How much depth is needed for vegetables to grow in an indoor area?

I will grow the following vegetables in a big square area. How much depth is required to prevent root damage and non-vertical root growth? Note that I will grow them indoors. Carrot Arugula Brocolli ...
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Is this white fluff on my indoor grass bad for the plant, people, or pets?

For our cat, we have some grass in flower pots on the windowsill. I don't have the package with the seeds any more, it said something with cat grass. On some of the blades, there is some white fluffy ...
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How to isolate light in indoor growing?

I want to make an autonomous system that sustains light for indoor plants. For that purpose I want to isolate plant from outside light sources. In that way I can apply all kind of light cycles that I ...
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How can I automatically water my mushrooms?

I am growing mushrooms indoors on coffee waste, and I am trying to find a DIY system to water them automatically. Basically, the reasons why it is different than watering plants are: - You don't know ...
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Pests from fertilizer?

Since three years I am growing chili's inside my apartment. And every year I have huge problems with fungus gnats (Hope thats the right translation). I replace everything at the start of a season: -> ...
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Why does my house plant have brown leaves?

Why does my house plant have brown leaves scattered all around? I water it when it's dry, it gets enough sunshine. It's growing fine as the vines are getting longer. But the brown leaves won't stop ...
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How do I grow Snake Plants from seeds?

I bought about 300 Snake Plant (Sansevieria) seeds as they ship better than full plants typically. I've been having a lot of trouble getting them to grow and have found very little information on ...
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Why is this years-old vine dying and showing strange beige spots?

My housemate has a hanging plant, we think it's a form of vine, in her room. It's her favourite plant and at least 10 years old. Lately, it's started thinning out massively, leaving dried leaves on ...
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Over wintering banana trees inside the house in USDA zone 5

I live in USDA zone 5 and have banana plants planted in the ground. I know I need to dig them up and bring them in (I left them out one year and covered them up but they didn't survive). The ...