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Growing plants in an office environment.

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Is my pineapple bromeliad plant dead

About 10 days ago my plant was healthy and vibrant, but now the pineapple has gone brown and I can't work out why. This is my first attempt at gardening with a few plants in my office it brighten it ...
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How do I water a desk plant at my office without making a mess?

I have decided to get a few plants for my office desk. However, one thing still eludes me. Plant pots usually have a drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. If I keep the plant on my desk, how ...
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Guttation of my busy lizzie or something wrong?

This plant is in my office with AC on from 8am to 7pm (low humidity); receives strong sun from 2pm to 5pm. I water it around every 4 days when the soil feels dry from my finger dip into the soil. I ...
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Does it work? Veritable indoor garden

I moved in a house without balcony nor garden nor communal garden, very sad. I was considering the idea of having an indoor garden with LED lights, like the Veritable indoor gardens, or there are manu ...
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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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Plant recommendation for a home office

I am looking for a plant recommendation for a home office. I would like it to be 'interesting' - which rules out most of the typical office plants like spider plants, mother-in-law's tongue, etc. The ...
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Indoor garden built in an office - little flies problem!

We built this indoor "garden" in our office as a prank for one of our employees who was out for a stint. It was only meant to be temporary, however we have all grown a liking to it. We ended up ...
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Identifying an office plant

Is anyone able to identify this small office plant? It seems to get only a small amount of natural light, if that helps. Thanks!
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Cure a lucky bamboo with severe conditions

My bamboo (lucky) was sitting (in a room without heater or air conditioning). It is in a winter time where the temperature outside now drops to 15 F or -10 C. But the room temperature I think is ...
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My particular geranium situation for winter (must keep it at desk at work, can't do it at home)

I have a geranium which I really like, and I need to do the right thing for it this Fall/Winter. It's too cold here to keep it outdoors, but I can't keep it at my house because we have a cat who will ...
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A hedge for my working place? (indoor)

I'm working with a computer and got the window in my back. During late afternoon and sunset, the reflection of the sun rays in my screens is really annoying. I've also got a little cabinet between me ...
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Scale on plant in office: how to treat?

How do I treat "scale" on an office plant? I can take it into the bathroom or outside to spray it if necessary, but I cannot use anything that smells strongly or would off-gas. I'd like to avoid ...
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Why do ants appear around my panda plant?

I've had a panda plant indoors in my office, by a west-facing window for about 6 months or so. Yesterday I found that there are red/brown ants around my plant and it is obvious that their target is ...
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What soil mixture should I use for my office Schefflera?

I'm on here again, asking more questions about my office's Schefflera that I'm in charge of. You can find pictures and a previous question here: Whats the next step to improving my schefflera? I ...
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Why are there small white organisms spreading to all of my indoor ferns leaves?

I bought this fern a few months ago and it has lived on the office desk at home ever since. The small white bugs are around 1mm in size and began on just one leaf about a month ago. I noticed several ...
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Could a spider be causing my orchids and cactus to die?

I had several small plants in the office (two orchids and a small cactus) that died. In a short time they began to dry. Now a third orchid is beginning with similar symptoms and I wanted to ask what ...
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Dracaena Fragrans Grafting?

Our office Dracaena Fragrans (called Wilson) is not healthy looking. The stalk of the plant is beige, woody and completely dried out. Once it was cut (before my time) a new stalk developed. This is ...
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When should peaches be picked?

I recently discovered a peach tree at my office. It's right there, and started bearing fruit a few weeks back. Some peaches started falling off, so I picked a bunch to bring home before they fell. ...
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What's digging holes in my indoor potted plants?

I have a indoor basil potted plant in an office environment and over the weekend holes appeared on the surface of the soil, as if something dug them. The pots are next to a window, but it's closed at ...
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Are these yellow spots due to heat?

This is a kohleria plant. It had gone thorough a 5 day deficit of water back in Feb/Mar. From that day, it started to develop yellow spots along the rim of the leaves. These have remained as the ...
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Why did the leaves on my Plumeria alba develop black spots and fall off?

I got a small Plumeria alba tree in my office, right next to a very sunny window. At first, it was growing brand new leaves and looked great. Over time, however, the leaves got black dots and fell ...
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Small aloe vera in small pot - will it get too big?

I bought a small aloe plant for my office and it came in a small pot (around 8cm). I've only seen the aloes that get quite large, but I would like to keep this guy small since it's just sitting on my ...
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What can be used as plant media except soil?

I am thinking about making myself an office table. I want to put a plexiglass top on the table and then put small plants under it. My concerns are the water hazard and insects. Can we use something ...
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Identify this houseplant with large green split lobed leaves

Another tenant in our office building left this plant. So inherited another child, which I am happy to do. Any care advice is welcome as well.
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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 ...
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Orange spots on Polypodium

A few months ago I asked a what kind of plant my office plant is and how to take care of it. I got a clear answer on that recently, but I just discovered orange spots on some of the leaves (NOT ALL!). ...
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Can aloe be grown indoors, in an office with artificial light only?

I came across a very beautiful aloe in a shop a few days ago, which I would like to plant in my office next to my computer. However, there is no natural light (sunlight) and only fluorescent light, ...
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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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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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What is wrong with my ponytail palm?

I have a ponytail palm on my office desk, which I love. I've noticed the leaves are brown at the tip and quite tightly bunched together. They don’t sit as beautifully as in the pictures of other ...
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How to keep my roses fresh?

I got a few roses from my friends and I keep them in my office. I've changed their fresh water for three days but they won't stop fading. What can I do to extend their flowering? Some people tell me ...
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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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Why has my kiwi office plant developed red leaves?

I have grown a kiwi plant which is growing nicely in my office. Recently, some of it's leaves have developed a red hue. What is happening here? Do I have to worry?
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Can anybody identify this office plant?

Can somebody let me know the name of this plant? My office desk has inherited it and I would like to keep him alive :)
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What are some succulent plants that are suitable to be planted in my office?

Many gardening websites recommend succulent plants as the best plants for indoors such as an office. It's true that they require minimal care with respect to water, but the websites usually don't tell ...
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How can I ensure my panda plant has enough light indoors?

I have a panda plant in my office facing west. I thought it was receiving adequate sunlight. However, my panda plant didn't grow very well and most of its leaves very thin and not fleshy. Does the ...
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How can I determine if I have sufficient light for kohleria?

I want to grow some kohleria, not sure which variety, in the office, but I am not sure the light requirement is satisfied. Most websites said kohleria require partial shade sunlight. We don't have ...
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Do Golden Pothos need a day/night cycle?

My office has quite a few Golden Pothos and they are beautiful! I am wondering: how many hours of light do these plants need per day in an indoor environment? To go along with that I know that some ...
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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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Is my Schefflera arboricola getting the right amount of light and water?

I have a Schefflera arboricola (also known as Strahlenaralie in German). I've placed it in my office so that it receives some sunshine, but not directly - I've put it behind a plastic plant (on the ...
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Are these spots on my office plant bad?

Are those spots on my plant at my desk at work anything to worry about?
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Plants that grow well in offices [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I grow in a sealed office environment with no natural light or airflow? Can anyone recommend a plant that do reasonably well in an office environment please? The ...
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What are good shade-loving consumable plants for a high-rise windowsill?

At our office, we have a wonderful recreation area that gets a few hours of morning sun. The rest of the day the space is engulfed in generic flourescent light. I'm curious which herbs, vegetables or ...
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Identification office plant, fake or real? [duplicate]

There is a huge pot with a plant in it in the hall way of our company. Nobody knows what it is and if it's fake or not (some photos can be seen below). We never give it water as well and it doesn't ...
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Office plant identification

Does anybody know what plant is this?
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How can we keep high air humidity with a simple setup?

I want to plant a small size sinningia in my office. I read about the plant and found that it requires high air humidity. How can I maintain a high air humidity in my office with a simple setup?
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What can I grow in a sealed office environment with no natural light or airflow?

Can ANY plant with green foliage survive in a sealed office environment with fluorescent lighting from 8am to 5:30pm and air conditioning set at 20 C (for the remaining time, there is basically zero ...
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Is there a simple rule of thumb for caring for potted plants in an office?

I've recently been made responsible for watering and taking care of many small potted plants around our office, and I have little to no gardening experience. There are many different types of plants, ...
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What is this small white pest on the leaves of my office plant called?

I'm an office worker in IT and have just enough knowledge of flora to know that these office plants are probably not healthy, but I have no clue what this is or what should be done with it. I would ...
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Can you recommend some small plants for my new office?

I am basically setting up a new office and I believe placing some plants will smoothen the work there and help get rid off boredom. Can you guys suggest some plants or setups that could make my ...