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What are the white nodules on my Peperomia Polybotrya, near where the leaves fell off?

I'm very new to indoor plants so thought I would ask some more experienced indoor gardeners as I am coming up empty after a few weeks of Google searching. I've had these small white nodules appear on ...
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Does my Bird's Nest Fern have a problem?

I've had this Bird's Nest Fern for about two months and I've started noticing some brown spots around some of the edges of the plant. I've checked the roots and they look healthy and am wondering if ...
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What type of Aloe is this ? Do the properties differ much?

lately I came across this Aloe that looked a bit like a different type, it has white marks and spiky sides generally looks like normal medical aloe properties but cannot really tell since i first time ...
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What to do if too many seedlings are in the same pot?

I have attempted to grow cacti from seeds I collected from my own cactus. Since the last time I tried this (last year), only about 5 seeds started germination and then quickly died, this time I ...
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What are these clusters of orange dots on the leaves of my serviceberries?

I recently purchased a handful of young Running Serviceberries (A. stolonifera) online but soon after they started to bounce back from shipping I noticed these rusty colored spots on them (almost ...
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Cut off Cucumber Vines

One of the vines on one of my cucumber plants got cut off. Can I plant the cut off vine? It has small cucumbers on it.
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Please help! Seemingly dying Areca palm (Dypsis Lutescens) 24cm pot, bought a month ago

Please help! I bought these Areca plants from Ikea about a month ago, i'm now concerned that i'm killing them, especially the younger one. Some fronds are dying outright, some are drooping and getting ...
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Lavender is taking off!

My lavender has just exploded with new stems this spring. I didn’t expect it would grow so tall. Do you think it’s time to repot so it spreads out? I have a much larger space I could fill with it if ...
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Brown tips on young Norway Spruce

Do you think I should treat these young Norway Spruce trees for a fungus or is this browning just from winter or transplant stress? We live in Minnesota so we have long winters. We planted a long row ...
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Can someone help identify and diagnose this plant?

These are new plantings from about 1.5yrs ago and weren't doing well from get go. They were planted in a winter with lots of snow. I think it's some kind of holly but I'm not sure. The leaves have ...
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Silver Tree (Leucadendron argenteum) leaves yellowing?

I planted a Silver Tree (Leucadendron argenteum) a few months ago in a spot where it gets several hours of sunlight. Recently, its lower leaves started turning yellow; see photo: Is this a cause for ...
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What is the cause of my avocado plant´s drooping leaves during the day?

I know that similar questions have already been asked here, but mine has strange circumstances to it. For the past couple of days my avocado plant has been showing some strange patterns of behaviour. ...
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Chinese money plant- Overwatered?

My Chinese money plant is showing signs of overwatering (leaves curling under), but I only water it when the soil is bone dry all the way to the bottom of the pot. Is there potentially another issue? ...
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Will my dwarf peach tree do fine in just afternoon sun

I recently bought a dwarf bonfire patio peach and have it in only afternoon sun from 1-6pm but because I live in an apartment I only can either leave it where it is or move it to the front of the apt ...
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Flower is shedding leaves

My flower is shedding leaves. I have my flower for 6 years. My flower is next to the heater (new place after moving). It is bright. I water it once a week. What can I do?
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Is this neglected Bay Tree dying? Is it worth saving?

I am in New Zealand where it is currently late summer/early fall. I have this tree which has been living in the same pot, unattended, for a number of years. As you can see in the photos, about half ...
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Tobacco Plant Seeds

Hi my mum ordered some tobbaco seeds for me I was wondering if they will survive on my windowsill in uk temperature or will it need a hydroponic light? Or some way of getting more heat as they ...
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What could cause this white/silvery mottling on the Rubber Plant leaves?

We have this large rubber plant for some years now and it’s growing constantly. Large Version Except from two issues: The first was overwatering two years ago, but we fixed it as we quickly re-...
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White & yellow stone-like objects in the soil of potted plan

What are these small stone-like objects in a potted plant? They are present in multiple plants and I was wondering if this is a pest or an illness, or nothing to worry about.
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Why are the branches of my dracaena marginata shrivelling up and why are all the leaves coming completely off?

I'm having issues with my dracaena marginata. The leaves have begun to turn brown at the tips. But that's not all. The other issue is the center of the bud like the newest leaf is brown and eventually ...
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How can I revive my cat palm (chamadorea cataractarum)?

Any advice would be appreciated. Should I relocate it somewhere that receives more light?
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Alocasia amazonica - brown/red spots

I have been gifted this plant one month ago. According to plant.id it is an Alocasia Amazonica. One or two weeks ago some of the leafs started to show a brown spot and some reddening on the side. The ...
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My Calathea zebrina is having burnt edges in almost all leaves and even the new baby leaves are burnt

I have attached the pictures of the plant here. I water sufficiently and I place the plant in moderate humidity and light.
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What causes boxwood hedging to lose its leaves in the UK's winter months?

Boxwood is supposed to be an 'ever-green', yet in the UK it's becoming increasingly noticeable over the past few years how they shed their leaves, especially on the top surface, over the winter months ...
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Why is my cordyline superstar’s leaves falling off?

Someone lent me a cordyline superstar for the holidays. I don’t know if I gave it the right amount of water (2 glasses each 3 days) but the soil is humid. The problem is that now the base of the ...
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Why are my repotted plants dying/not growing?

I have recently re-potted my plants as the soil they came with was either clay or too compact or they were already root-bound or the soil was not able to hold moisture. They have been shedding leaves/...
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Does anyone know what is happening/happened to my Peperomia Obtusifolia?

I recently got this Peperomia Obtusifolia as a gift last week, and am wondering what these brown tips are. they are only on the underside of the leaves, and only some leaves have them. I am keeping ...
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Orange mould in cactus soil?

I’ve noticed some orange-ish spots in the soil of my cactus plants which I am guessing is mould? I’m new to owning plants so I don’t really know what I’m supposed to do in terms of treating and ...
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Curio ficoides (Mount Everest)/Blue Chalksticks leaves are drying up

The leaves of my Curio ficoides have been drying up for more than a month now, I'm watering it about once a week, what should I do?
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Can I give my Jade tree soda?

I have a Jade tree in my store and I just love her to bits. We try to give her water regularly, but sometimes at the end of the day some of the guys have leftover pop in the break room. Would it be ...
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Is my pineapple plant dying?

I noticed my pineapple plant was severely over-watered so I removed the wet soil, let my plant air dry out of the pot for a few days, then re-potted it with dry soil. But now its falling over, the ...
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Tulsi (holy basil) brought indoors for winter dropping leaves

We brought our potted Tulsi plant indoors for the winter and put it near a South facing window that gets sunlight during the day. Today is the first day it’s been inside and it’s dropping a ton of ...
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What is this on my false Christmas cactus?

Well, I've been trying to figure out what this strange white cotton, fungus looking thing is, it seems to be a part of the dirt maybe? and I've been looking at some posts but I don't know myself if ...
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Hydrangea got these brown dried spots

So I planted this hydrangea and it has these brown dried spots. Please let me know if I need to add/spray anything or simply sniping it of or ignore it. Im located in south Jersey Soil is clay but was ...
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Broccoli Plants Stem Problem it is too thin and sometimes it is chewed

I'm still learning how to grow broccoli and need some help. Recently i have had 4 broccoli plants which were perfectly healthy start to die because the stem can't support it anymore. The main issue is ...
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Tiny black and white insects under every pot

In my small garden, I used to have a lot of garden ants living under the pots. With these ants, there used to live black, and some white insects. They (ants and those insects) live under every pot. ...
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why are my mango leaves dying?

I planted this mango a month ago. under direct sunlight. the weather temp is around 30-35 centigrade here. I water it when I feel the soil is dry- around 1 time in five or six days. and use fertilized ...
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Did this festuca glauca go to seed?

Last year this festuca glauca grew long brown shoots with seeds on the ends. I had hoped it might just come back, but it's stayed the same and only has a few blue strands growing. What happened to it, ...
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Peperomia metallica care

I bought this plant 2 months ago from nursery. One of its branch had this weird disease when I bought, but it's getting worse. I don't know what kind of disease is. I tried neem oil by mixing it with ...
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My Nepenthes Alata is growing leaves, but its tendrils are drying

I bought a new pitcher plant (nepenthes alata) and since, it was doing great, there are no pitchers since I got it but it has shown significant growth... I observed that its tendrils(which are ...
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House plant with no name

Just received thus beautiful plant. Can anyone help with identification and care?
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What is happening to my peace lilly?

It is hunched over and new leaves are growing from its behind. Should I be worried?
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My kale fainted - can I save it?

I have kale in a pot. So far it went quite well, but in recent days it seems very weak, though I water it as usual. What is the cause and how can I save it?
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Prairiefire Crabapple leaves drying and falling off

I recently planted two Prairiefire Crabapples in my backyard. One of them is currently doing well, while the other one, not so much. I see leaf-scorch in all the leaves and they are falling off. It ...
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What shall I do with baby pineapple plant?

Hey so my plants didn’t get watered for a few weeks as I was away and unable to do it. I have come back and the pineapple on my pineapple plant has fallen down to one side, shrivelled up and gone hard....
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Yellow leaves and brown tips on new leaves of mango tree

My mango tree is about 3 years old. I cut off the flowers last year to allow it to grow stronger before fruiting. It is about 4 feet tall. Recently the new young leaves which appeared are yellow and ...
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Why are leaves on my plant drying and have white spots?

I have a plant (I don't know what kind of a plant is it) which used to be in the hallway of the building I live in. I didn't really take good care of it and most of the leaves dried up and fell off. A ...
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Selaginella plant dying - care and maintenance tips

I received the Selaginella plant back in March and I've been watering it each 2nd day. (Recommendation from the florist) Also, if I would skip more than 3 days without watering it the plant's leaves ...
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Baby Baobob tree losing leaves

I bought the tree from Senegal in April. I left it in its original pot for about a month and the repotted it in a new terracotta pot. I put it in my kitchen window which gets southern exposure. It ...
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Monstera root coming out of pot hole after being sick

edit: I've only touched the root and it seems to be already a bit rotten, so I just pulled it out, hope for good! So I have this Monstera plant that after some time of not growing I took out of it's ...
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