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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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How much water do these hydroponic office plants need?

A large company near our office has moved to another building. We got the chance to take over some of their office furniture, including two pretty massive office plants. Click on pictures for full ...
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Can leaves absorb light from below as easily as from above?

I'm considering trying to improve my indoor herb growing. It seems that under certain conditions, one could easily run strings of LED lights at the soil surface, which would allow for the plants to ...
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How can I make indoor composting a success?

I live in an apartment building and would like to have an indoor composter (not vermicomposter). This idea is not addressing drainage, this looks promising but expensive and Bokashi mixture is not ...
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What this plant is called

Any one knew the name of this indoor plant
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Delosperma (Ice Plant) indoors during winter

I live in Canada and it will soon be time for me to bring in my succulents and cacti. Last year I brought in two Delosperma plants and within less then a month they both died. they were both very ...
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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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Diagnosis: capsicum plants with holes in leaves, brown spots - no bugs visible

While growing chili plants indoors and lately holes in the leaves and brown spots have started to appear. Images: There are no bugs visible on the leaves. The plants are grown indoors, have ample ...
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How can I keep my cycad from growing too large?

For the first year, my cycad was a stout and aesthetic little plant. But then its annual fronds shot out. And they kept shooting out. And today the plant looks like this: Each frond is about 2 feet ...
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Is light direction or proximity more important when considering indoor natural light for plants?

I'm trying to provide my houseplants with as much natural light as possible inside my 2nd floor apartment. I have 2 large bay windows that face north, and can put my plants directly by the window/on ...
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Can I grow chestnuts or hazelnuts indoors? If yes, how?

Can I grow chestnut or hazelnut trees indoors? If yes, how? If not, how can I grow them outdoors?
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What is this house plant (looks a bit like rocket salad, but succulent)?

I got this plant from a colleague couple of years ago and she said she didn't know how it was called, supposedly "stag horns" or something, but it's definitely not stag horn fern. It can grow really ...
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What type of Sansevieria is this?

Does anyone know what type of Sansevieria is this? The foliage looks like Sansevieria Cylindrica, but I have only seen starfish shape or straight-up shape before. The layering of foliage looks a bit ...
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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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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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How should I take care of my bromeliad?

I have the following indoor plant but it looks it is not happy. Some of the leaves turned brown and the flower is dry. Is this a perennial plant? Do you think I can revive it? I water it once a week.
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How can I regulate lettuce indoors so it doesn't bolt/flower?

Is there a science to regulating lettuce indoors in a way that prevents or minimizes bolting/flowering?
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Indoor pesticide for edible plants

I've got a small indoor container garden, with a variety of herbs, a couple of flowers, and a couple of succulents. A while ago, we noticed very small white insects moving around on my morning glories....
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Does cypress produce any smell or allergens when planted indoors?

I'm thinking about putting a cypress (Chamaecyparis) onto my office desk which is in an open space, however, I don't want it to disturb my coworkers. Is an indoor cypress known to produce any notable ...
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Can an evergreen fern be adapted for indoor use?

I was hoping to find a fern houseplant at the gardening store, but the next best thing I could find was a potted evergreen fern, Dryopteris Affinis Crispa. I would have thought it's small size and ...
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Pest identification

I'm dealing with an infestation in many of my plants, and it seems to be different things. Generally my plants are very happy, but every once in a while one of them just rapidly detoriates, with ...
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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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What plant is this and is it supposed to be indoor?

we have beautiful plant at home, but I suspect that it draws out oxygen from room. Can you help me with identifying this plant and suggest whether it is okay to have it indoor, or whether there is ...
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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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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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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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Edible, indoor, winter plants. What lights? (and other advice)

I don't have any outdoor gardening space and I'd love to grow some edible plants indoors, preferably during the winter when the sunlight is low. I understand I need non pollinated plants, since my ...
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My Dracaena reflexa (Song of India) is dying. Help!

Help! I got this dracaena over a month ago and it was doing well up until this week. This plant stays in an office with just fluorescent lights and is watered once a week. Last week it started ...
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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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What is this evergreen houseplant?

I have a house plant which has green leaves in the summer and the leaves turn pink and white at the tips in the autumn to spring. When cut at the tip it sprouts another growing shoot from the next ...
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Relocated lime tree not doing well

A friend of mine gave me well-established lime and lemon trees. They're about four years old, two or three feet tall. She's moving and can't take them with her. The lemon tree is doing relatively well:...
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My Air Plant (Kalanchoe Pinnata) is attacked, how do I save it?

My Air Plant (Kalanchoe Pinnata) is attacked by little green worm like insects which are eating its leaves. Slowly one by one, all of the leaves are dropped by the plant, now it is left with just ...
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How much light is enough for indoor plants?

I have a cute bonsai sitting by my desk, it's a juniper. I have a window and it gets around an hour a day of direct sunlight. For the rest of the day it has a mix of indirect and florescent light. ...
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Is it feasible to grow a thistle inside?

Is it feasible to grow/plant any species of thistle in a pot inside? I've always found thistles beautiful, both the bulb, the flower and the spiky leaves. I've tried googling, but all results are ...
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Ficus elastica (robusta): what larva are these, and what is this white buildup?

my ficus has been doing well and growing well over the past 3 years. But recently two things have started happening: New leaves all become yellow and mushy, and sticky strings are sticking out of ...
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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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Calathea advice needed

can anybody help me with some advice on how to revive this calathea? Since autumn [here in the UK] it hasn't been doing so well. It's in a fairly bright spot, an hour or so of fairly direct light. I ...
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How should I take care of this succulent?

Please guide me in how to take care of the succulent shown in image below. I took this picture when I got it. It was dead in a few days, so I got a new one of the same kind. It also died. I gave it ...
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Advice on LED light periods for cactus

I want to grow large cacti, see my previous question. So I start with small plants and to keep them growing in winter time I want to give them LED (special grow) light. I was wondering about the best ...
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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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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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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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How can I keep my persimmon tree warm?

I'm trying to grow my persimmon tree, but my country has a very cold weather in winter and a few months with above freezing daytime temperature in summer (USDA hardiness zone from 2 to 4), so I am ...
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How can I use rockwool for indoor gardening?

So, I decided to do research on using rock-wool for my indoor panting needs, rather than the potting soil I obtain from the local stores here. Reasons are 1. I have some rock-wool leftover after ...
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Index of photoperiods

I planted a Sequoiadendron giganteum (Giant Redwood) sapling today, and I was wondering how many hours of daylight the little guy needs. I found this answer, which mentioned photoperiods of different ...
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What columnar cactus species I should select as a rootstock for a Rhipsalis standard?

I want to make a standard(1) with scions from a Rhipsalis pilocarpa, or mistletoe cactus. I need a rootstock that: Is columnar Is unbranched Has good longevity (at least 20 years) Can adapt to high ...
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What is the optimal LED wattage for a single bell pepper plant?

I plan on topping it to keep the canopy wide. I am most concerned with getting an LED fixture that doesn't fully activate photosynthesis. Granted I know that wattage isn't the best way to determine ...
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Dry brown patches on cayenne chilli plant leaves, leaves starting to curl, tiny black spots

Note: I have posted a previous question regarding my chilli plants, its details may help in diagnosing this new issue. You can see it here: White, fur like strands and spots on underside of chilli ...
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What is causing the yellowing on my English Ivy's leaves?

Same unfortunate newbie from this thread I have some ivy plants that two weeks after transplant are yellowing of the leaves and starting to look rather sad. These were purchased as full size plants ...

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