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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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Is my spartan juniper sick?

Earlier this year (early April), I had a half dead tree removed from my yard and we planted some spartan juniper trees along our fence to replace it. I noticed this past weekend that one of them is ...
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Sick Birds of Paradise

I live in Seattle, WA and I water my birds of paradise once or twice a week depending on the weather and it has a well draining soil with drainage in the bottom. It started getting sick inside and it ...
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Why does my basil have brown edges, yellowy spots, and split ends?

There seem to be all sorts of problems with my basil but I can't figure the cause of it. I've had it for a few weeks after buying it at the grocery store and it's been through a bit. I transplanted it ...
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Black spots on my tomato plants?

My tomatoes have been slowly developing black spots on the leaves for a while now. I cant figure out what is causing it. I also just found some tiny bugs all over the plant today, but I can’t figure ...
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Holy Basil / Tulsi Plant Leaves Turning brown w/ netted holes

My holy basil/tulsi plant was doing well up until a week ago when netted holes started appearing in brown spots on the leaves. I had not changed the location of the plant so the environment was ...
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What is the name of the green plant with long thick leaves?

Name of this plant that has long thick green leaves and small bell white flower growing from it.
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Metrosideros dying (?)

I have two Metrosideros bushes (different species) that are both dying (?). In the last couple of weeks I’ve noticed that some of the flowers that were blooming and the leaves, which totally lost ...
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Echinopsis multiplex is getting brown and soft in the bottom. It also has developed a hairy growth on one side

I have been watering the cactus once a week. The bottom has got really soft and mushy. The cactus also has hairy growth on the top for a month.
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Is my Endless Summer Bloomstruck Hydrangea healthy or am I doing something wrong?

I purchased it in this pot from Home Depot in April. I check it daily and add water if soil feels dry. I water until it drains out the bottom. It gets morning sun and afternoon shade. I don't know if ...
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What is this plant that has been growing in my garden?

This plant looks nice but I don't know the name for this plant. It doesn't have flowers and it is about one feet wide and long. It grows on tilled soil. Plant got a bud: My First plant is so tall: ...
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White speckle on chilli plant

I've found these white speckles on my chilli plants and at first thought it could be Edema, but then I found these larger furry things on the top of the leaves and can't work out what they are, as ...
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What's wrong with my Dracaena

I brought this from nursery last week, repotted in Top soil and water gently. Today I started noticing a yellow leaf. Can someone help me to understand what's wrong with this? I don't want this to die....
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Metrosideros dying

I have two Metrosideros bushes (different species) that are both dying. In the last few days, some of the flowers that were blooming and the leaves, which are now yellow and totally lost their color, ...
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Brown spots and holes on calathea leaves

I bought a calathea roseopicta plant a few weeks back. At the time only a few leaves had those brown holes and I didn't really think that would be a big issue. I watered and cared for the plant ...
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What is happening to my Chilli plants?

My new Chilli plant leaves are having light and dark pigmentation with shriveled leaves. How can I fix this?
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Are repotted plants having transplant shock better kept in shade?

Is it better to keep them in shade till the plant recovers? Or should they be shown sunlight? Assuming you don't know how much sunlight the plant got before being repotted. Edit: Added images ![enter ...
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What are these in potatoes?

Planted potatoes for the first time. A lot of the potatoes turned out to be like this: What is this, a disease, any deficiency? I guess it is not safe to eat those potatoes, are they? How to cure ...
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Very thin stem of Brussels sprouts at the soil line

I started some Brussels sprouts from seed, and on several of them I notice that the stem is very thin at the soil line. These ones are tending to lie instead of standing erect. Is this something to be ...
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Leggy and etiolated Aglaonema or just mature?

My friend is kindly gifting me this Aglaonema that no longer works for her space. Though it is beautiful just the way it is, is its legginess a sign of etiolation or simply maturity? What would you ...
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Ants on trees - ok or bad?

I have two trees that experience significant traffic of ants up and down? Crataegus 'Pauls's Scarlet' - An established mid-age tree. Ants go up to the top of the tree, can't see what they are looking ...
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What’s wrong with my cactus?

My cactus has been like this with cracked skin for months, I then noticed it had aphids and removed them with soap and water for one week and they went away, and just today I noticed these brown spots ...
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Parlour palm has gone pale and tips are brown

My parlour palm was nice and green for a few weeks but its leaves have recently turned pale and some of the tips have gone brown. Some of the leaves also seem to be curling. Some of the stalks and ...
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Do I need to divide my elephant ears to stop yellowing of leaves?

My elephant ears has sprouted 4 bulbs and has grown a lot of leaves. However, even though its still producing new leaves, the smaller leaves keeps on turning yellow. I’m not sure if its overcrowded in ...

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