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Can I do anything for my squash vine that lost its leaves?

This year I set myself up a grow tent for for the first time. My first group of seedlings were all luffa gourd. I sowed the seeds into soil blocks at the very end of February, and they lived in the ...
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What is the best way to manage a large bush(previously bush hogged down)?

We moved to a property that was being used as a hay field but had a large garden previous to that. We find new plants all the time and I have found a row of bushes that I would like to let regrow for ...
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African Daisy Seedlings

It’s my first time planting. Do they look okay. I’m worried they are too stretched or weak. I’m planning to transplant my plants in a few days. I also don’t want to thin my seedlings
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Is my rainbow cactus able to be saved

My rainbow cactus has fallen over and broken. Can the top part that broken bit able to be replanted?
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What form of nitrogen will be best for plants?

I was thinking about other approaches to wards supply of nitrogen to the plant other then using urea, so what form of nitrogen will be best for plants? And also if we just pass the atmospheric N2 (of ...
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Avocado cutting's (and plant) stem is turning black/brown

I have an avocado cutting which showed some promising growth, but now is dying as the top of the stem is turning black, with some white powdery stuff on it. The plant that this cutting was from also ...
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Purple spots on a common potato plant

A few months ago, after discarding some store bought purple potatoes that had gone old, I managed to grow some nice potato plants. Recently, however, I have been noticing purple blotches on the leaves ...
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Buried hostas - should I try to dig them up?

We had some work done on our retaining wall in November. My mature hostas were over wintering already. During the wall repair a lot of soil got dumped on them and compacted down. I mentioned that ...
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What is this sad plant?

So a coworker gave me this. When she purchased it, it was labeled Anthurium but I don’t think that’s what it is. She said it has never bloomed and the leaves are sorta small, thin, and not quite ...
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What is this plant? - indoor not growing well

I have had this plant for a while but have no idea what it is.
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Leaf Curling in Japanese Loquat

Why does the deformation/curling (shown by the red circles) happen for the leaves of my Japanese loquat? It has been a few days since I bought this tree, and the young leaves on the crown have risen ...
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Beginner Bonsai Advice

My wife bought me a bonsai but as I am a beginner with it I have no idea where to go or start. Currently I had been putting it outside for sun for four hours and then bringing back inside because that ...
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My Avocado losing leaves [closed]

I have an Avocado tree that is about two years old and is about 3 feet tall. Some of the lower leaves are drying up and falling off. I have it in a self watering pot and just moved it under grow ...
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Shade for plants during wet season necessary or not

I have tomatos, beans, chilis, onions, and garlic plants, and also juvenile fruit tree (30cm) avocado, grapes, ficus carica, strawberry, papaya, and I think some outdoor flowers I had oranges sprouts ...
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how does papaya tree works to bear fruit?

I just read an article about papaya trees, and it said the female flowers need to be pollinated to produce fruits. Does it mean the single papaya tree I grow from seed can’t produce fruit? Although I ...
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What plant is it? Why its leaves look weak now than the first time I bought it?

Did I underwater it. Is it because the sunlight or just needs fertilizer? It’s been a week. I just move it outside this morning though. It’s not direct sun and I fertilized it with mono potassium ...
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My Water bamboo inside house healthy or not? Do I have to move it outside?

This is my water bamboo I got it last week Do I need to put it outside?
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Houseplants not looking good

I recently moved and now my money tree and monstera are getting brown / yellow leaves and leaf drop. I think the monstera is too far gone but any help would be appreciated!!! I had to walk them ...
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I think I have peace lily and the looks not so great

I have kept them around two months and the first time I got it was looking really good and then I can put them into new pot. That’s all I didn’t change the soil and I water it for a few days it just ...
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How do we preserve moss and how long does it have after being taken off the rock its on?

I have an art project coming up soon, and they want us to bring our resources to the classroom, how long do i have till the moss can no longer survive and how do I preserve it as long as I can without ...
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Why are my succulents getting powdery and black?

This is an Echeveria Blue Blush Succulent: I've got it in on a window sill where it gets good natural light (as much as you can get in December in NY State, anyway), and I think I'm watering ...
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What is wrong with my plant , how I can save it? [closed]

I need your help to save this plant , I water it when the soil is just dry, I don't know what is the disease
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Why is my tulsi plant drying up?

There are traces of white spots, leaves turning brown from the edge and the plant is dying off. (I don't see evident signs of spider mites, which are present on my other plants and I am using need oil ...
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A caterpillar is plaguing my garden and I don't know what to do

Location is India. My grandmother takes care of 50+ plants in the garden and is recently facing a problem. Some kind of caterpillar is eating the leaves, 'sewing' them like the above image and ...
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How do I care for these three succulents?

I was given a present of three succulents in a glass greenhouse... As you can see, they are planted in some sort of moss, possibly sphagnum, but not sure. Now I'm no plant expert at all, but my ...
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Is my pineapple plant going to grow a pineapple?

I have had this pineapple plant for a year now and it seems like nothing has really changed from when I first got it. There are a lot more leaves, and there's a really nice thick stem, but there is no ...
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Dragon tree leaves drooping and falling off – Can it be saved and should I trim the stems?

Edit: I reposted this on Reddit and from the answers I got there I decided on repotting, trimming the leaves and lightly trimming the stems. Going to hope for the best now. Cheers. Is it too late to ...
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Tree replanting question

I have a generic question. Can all trees be replanted, by extracting them with all their roots, and, I would guess, also the soil, or are there also some trees that cannot be moved? What are some ...
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Neon pothos plant needs to grow leaf again

I have a neon pothos plant. First pic is its original state (IMG_1258), second pic is post-being bitten by a Beagle (IMG_6078) Before After I took it to a horticulturalist after it developed brown ...
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Help please my rubber tree

I am new here and I am reading lots of good advice. I have had this plant for 7 years now and it’s been repotted 3 times, I’ve cut back many times where the arms are and the top but it never grows in ...
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Vinca ( Madagascar Periwinkle ) leaves are curling and flowers are blooming shriveled looking

Flowers that bloomed a day ago were already shriveled when they bloomed . And the leaves started curling from the bottom up. . I have kept it in the bag that I bought it in and watering it a little ...
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Should I repot my birds of paradise?

I just got this birds of paradise from someone and just noticed that the root is growing out of the drainage hole. It's not blocking the entire hole but I'm wondering if I have to repot this since the ...
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What is this plant with green-pink leaves called?

I was shopping today, when I came across a plant I thought would make a nice small gift (image included). Unfortunately, besides being listed as a Danish plant on the label, what exactly is it?
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What are these brown spots on my cactus? Are they normal or?

My cactus has these brown spots that are spreading and I’m not sure what they are? I’ve tried adjusting sunlight exposure and how much I water but it doesn’t seem to have changed anything. Some of the ...
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Balcony tree which can be kept in winter in appartment

I am looking for a small tree/plant up to 2.5m high, which can be kept in the winter months in the apartment, I.e. sunny and about 20 degrees C, otherwise on balcony. live in Austria, rather warm ...
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What are the spots on my lilac bush?

I just had someone plant lilac bushes for me and this is what they look like. They don’t seem healthy.
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Why did this plant lose its red flowers?

I purchased this plant, and I don’t remember the name. At the time it had one or two vividly red, waxy flowers. The flower had a “tongue” part (excuse my ignorance) that looks like a hard, bumpy ...
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Help with dying plant

I've had this plant for a few months, actually have no idea what it is (if someone could let me know that would be great). I am getting a lot of dead leaves, although there are also some fresh shoots, ...
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How to make plants uneatable for cattles

Is there any spray or powder that we can spread on top of the leaves of plants. So that Either cows or goats won't consume that. There are insecticide or pesticide or so many cides which makes plant ...
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How do encourage my Ficus Lyrata to branch?

I live in Sintra, Portugal and I have two Ficus Lyatra in a greenhouse with enough heat, water and fertilizer. The problem is that they grow vertically and do not branch. They have already almost 3 ...
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Browning and dying lotus leaves

Outside pot in Santa Clara County California. Lotus is about 8 years old and has done fine up to this year. Now every single leaf gets brown around the edges, then gradually gets totally brown from ...
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What's wrong with my arugula - yellow/pink leaves

I planted my arugula roughly 6 weeks ago and the small plants were growing very nice and fast. During the last weeks, however, their leaves turned yellow/pink with white spots (maybe mold?) on them. ...
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High value weeds or plants that can replace the chemical treatment of pesticides and herbicides?

I'm working on a project that aims to replace (at least lower) the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides in farming with the use of high value weeds and plants that can naturally replace the ...
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How to take care of Mammy Croton?

I got a beautiful Mammy Croton today. Unfortunately, I am completely new to gardening & plant care and was wondering how I am supposed to properly care for this plant. I have been reading about ...
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Is there any way to save it

Unfortunately it was placed in a greenhouse and then the vents closed for a full day or two leaving no ventilation
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Can someone tell me whats wrong with my kalanchoe?

The leaves at the bottom don't grow and other leaves easily fall off. They are too soft
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Advice for taking care of trees in garden

The house we have bought has a number of trees in the garden and I'm looking for advice for basically how to take care of them. How often and how much to water them and any other particular tips and ...
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Yellow lemon tree leaves and fruit dropping

So it’s summertime and I know that lemon trees should be growing fruit. My young tree has been struggling of late with these yellow leaves for while now and it’s dropping a lot of its young fruit. It’...
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Why did my creeping thyme turn brown?

I am wondering if this is a symptom of overwatering. I've seen this also happen to Corsican mint but never really knew why.
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Should I cut my raspberry cane that bloomed but they dried up before fruiting?

My 3 yr old red raspberry bloomed and the flowers dried up due to weather/watering. I don't know what kind of raspberry plant it is. It's a bare root from Walmart. Should I cut the cane or will it ...
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