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Questions tagged [plant-care]

General tag for questions on plant care

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What are these brown and white patches on my jelly bean succulent / sedum rubrotinctum?

I recently bought this jelly bean succulent but I didn't notice these brown and white spots. I really should've check the plant, but I just love succulents and I was too excited. Seems like the white ...
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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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Taking care of Euphorbias

We have two euphorbias which we are struggling to take care of. They aren't dead but the leaves continue to brown and fall off. We aren't sure if we are over watering them or under watering them. Any ...
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Name of this variegated plant

Anyone know the name of this variegated plant. I purchased it a month ago from nursery , i week ago it was at home in low light now i put it in bright indirect sunlight.
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Should I water my indoor plant with warmer water during winter?

At the moment where I live the ambient temperature ranges from -5 to 5°C (23 to 41°F) and will get colder. I have an indoor plant and I noticed that after I water it, the pot and the soil remain ...
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How to care for sweet basil plant in a humid climate, such as Hawaii?

I am growing a sweet basil plant and providing full sun and plenty of water. I pinched off the first set of flowers and pruned the plant a bit, but the leaves are still drying out towards the top. I'm ...
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Cactus shoots drooping and turning olive

Hey Gardening & Landscaping SE, happy to be a new member! I am concerned for my cactus shoots and hope you are willing to help me out. Short version: My 3,5 months old cactus shoots are starting ...
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Why is the bottom of my cactus discolored and soft?

I got this cactus a couple of years ago but in the last few months I have noticed the bottom half getting brownish and soft. I water the cactus about once every 6-8 days and it gets a lot of direct ...
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Water accumulation with big pots?

We have several big pots (they're about 2ft wide) and water accumulates in the saucers. The water in the saucer begins to stink after a while, so we have to pick up every pot, remove the foul-...
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Pineapple leaf discoloration?

Can some tell me what’s going on with my plant? I have not done anything different and this started when we moved it inside.
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Identify plant?

Can anyone help me identify this plant. Someone told me In passing that it needs to be pruned back every Fall, but I’d like to read up on the specifics first. Thanks for your help!
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Name of this Tree/Plant

I bought this Tree/Plant from nursery but dont know the name in English. It has sweet fragrance to it.
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Can I save my Dwarf Umbrella (Schefflera) Tree?! It's suddenly dying (possibly my cat?!)

Wondering if I can still "save" this dying branch on my dwarf umbrella tree (Schefflera) houseplant?? I've never had much luck when it came to house plants but this one was really growing on me (ha! ...
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How to care for this plant

I have a potted plant in my house that needs come care (especially after my cat tried to eat it); but I don't know what plant it is, or what type of environment this plant needs. Right now, I keep it ...
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How much sun for a hellebore plant?

I have a hellebore plant that I transferred from the ground to a pot a couple of months ago because it didn't seem to be doing well. The leaves were turning brown and crispy on the ends and it was ...
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What is this plant with five petal flowers and serrated leaves?

So I have had this plant for a while, it blooms with gorgeous flowers. However, I really want to know what is it called, how to better care for it and how to collect its seeds or propagate through ...
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My marigold is dying. Please help

So I’ve had this Marigold for a few months so far, and now it seems to be dying. Can I still save it? Shall I replant it? or cut the flowers ? Any advice could help. I live in Costa Rica central ...
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Reviving a very old rose

This rose is at least 30 years old and struggling with resistance to diseases and pests attacks. I treat it religiously to protect it from black spot, mildew.... However, this summer has been very ...
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Why did a dwarf mammoth sunflower grow?

I planted at most three dozen mammoth sunflowers last spring. They are all coming up fine, some even blooming. However, one in particular is a tiny, what I would describe as dwarf, that is less than ...
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How old can a porcelainflower (Hoya carnosa) get?

I'm wondering since I have a porcelainflower at home which is atleast 45 years of age. Originally owned by my grandmothers mother. It feels so old for a flower(I'm not a flower expert though) and I ...
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What is this houseplant with woody stem and varigated leaves?

What is the name of the plant pictured below and what is its watering cycle? Thanks in advance
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What plants are these?

I threw a bunch of seeds and fruits over the year to my backyard and now two plants showing up: I am just curious if they are anything valuable before I pull them. I am in Pacific Northwest. Thanks.
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What's the name of this leafy brassica looking plant?

I somehow lost the label for this beauty growing in my garden and I have no idea what it is. Can anyone help me???
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Fittonia leaves losing color

I have a Red-Green Fittonia. When I bought it from the store, the leaves were glossy, looked like there was a layer of wax on it. However, over the time, the color of the leaves faded. Now, it is red ...
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Dwarf Umbrella Plant Drooping

My umbrella plant suddenly started drooping. The leaves at the bottom drooped first and then the ones at the top. Now the whole plant has drooped. Is there any way I can bring back the plant? What has ...
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How to revitalize my potted Rosemary

I have a potted Rosemary bush, purchased in the current pot a little over a year ago. It did well over last summer & this past winter, producing new growth after being pruned for kitchen use. As ...
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Bought this mint pot from Jewel osco 3 days ago. Browning on leaves and stem now

I bought this pot 3 days ago. It receives sunlight everyday the whole morning. I water it morning and afternoon depending how dry the soil is. It is still dying slowly. I cut 1/3 of the mint from the ...
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Unidentified purple flowering plants that continually die mid-summer

I've got five large clumps of these plants on the south side of my Michigan home and each year they grow like crazy until mid-to-late July and then they start to die from the bottom up (yellowing and ...
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How to look after a bougainvillea

I just bought this bougainvillea but I need help on how to take care of it. Where should I plant it? How much sun and water does it need? And I dont know if it can survive the winter here because it ...
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Can I save this ficus elastica (rubber tree)?

This tree was so lush when I bought it! I took it home, repotted it, and put it in an indirect sunlit spot by the window that usually has light for at least 6 hours. There was no new growth but I wasn'...
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Why did a section of my Holly turn brown & fall off?

I have a Goshiki Variegated False Holly & when we moved bought our home a month & half a go it was beautiful. It has now since turn mostly brown & the leaves have fallen off. The leaves ...
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How can I get rid of weeds in my garden?

Obviously it is my first time gardening and I have weeds taller than my tomato, pepper, basil and mint plants. Is there any chemical I can use without hurting my plants or any solution? Also it has ...
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problems with adults Brachychiton

A bout 20 years ago I planted Brachychiton acerifolius and Brachychiton populneus.I could not get any of that flower.Now the Brachychiton populneus are losing leaves.  Does anyone know why? Soils ...
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My croton is not growing

I have bought this like 3 to 4 month ago it has some leaf fall but no more recently .the problem is it did not grow one leaf since I've got it and also it have spider mites.
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What is this brown plant and how do I care for it? When do I water it?

I while back I got this interesting plant, but I never knew how to properly care for it, the leaves just seem to turn red and yellow and then fall off. Here's a picture of it (it's the brown stick ...
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Can I propagate a new Campanula Adansa from a broken branch?

While putting soil in the pot, I accidentally broken two Capanula branches with many flowers. Is it possible to propagate using them? If yes, can anyone please guide through it? PS: here is the ...
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Why my indoor Fuchsia is wilting?

I have this new Fuchsia plant which until yesterday was pretty good in shape. many buds are there and blooms were also coming I try to keep this plant moist. For that I use wooden skewers. I put it ...
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How to save my Fittonia (Nerve plant) after repotting?

I bought a pot of Fittonia (red leaves) yesterday. I was really in good health. Yesterday I moved those 3 plants into new pots since the actual pot was pretty small. I used soil bought from store (...
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What’s wrong with my Aloe Vera plant?

I have absolutely no idea what’s wrong with my aloe. It started getting these patches of light brown spots a few weeks ago and appears to have spread. Any advice on what it is/how to treat it?
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How to treat a magnolia with white fuzz on its leaves?

I can’t find photos with similar problem in the internet. Therefore, I don’t know how to treat this. Please help me, the tree looks worse each day.
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Plumbago auriculata without flowers

enter image description hereMy Plumbago auriculata has not bloomed this year. I pruned it, in February like I do every year, I not modified the watering or fertilization but .... no flowers. What can ...
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Hostas in river rock - am I doing it wrong?

Last year I put water permeable fabric and then river rock down on a slope that sends water runoff toward my garage. A furrow at the edge of the rock helps direct the runoff away slightly better. It’...
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What might be eating small holes in my bell pepper?

There appears to be something eating very small holes into my pepper fruits. At first I suspected an insect, but upon cutting the pepper open there were no signs of investation. One of the holes even ...
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Chopping old vegetable/fruit to the ground as compost [duplicate]

Sometimes I have vegetable/fruit that's gone bad and it's going to be thrown. I was thinking about chopping it and mix it with the ground of the plants I have (not so many). Will it be helpful for ...
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Identify caterpillar infestation on apple tree

tl;dr; Found caterpillar nests. Should I keep them or destroy them? I spotted three caterpillar nests(?) on my apple tree. The apple tree produces green eating apples (don't know what variety). There ...
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Problems with Camellia sinensis

All my Camellia sinensis appear with the leaves like the foto shows. All the other Camellias ( japonica and sasanqua are Ok)- Please, someone knows what it is?
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White color substance on the branch of hibiscus plant

I have three hibiscus plants growing in our garden but for one hibiscus I could see some white color substance on the new leaves and branch. Can anyone please advise on how to get rid of this and save ...
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Cutting long branches from oregano plant to regrow?

I have an Oregano brujo at home in a regular rectangular pot, but some of the branches are getting too long to stay upright and will eventually break. Is it possible to cut these branches and regrow ...
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Identify a succulent with gray-green paired ovate leaves

I saw this potted plant at a local grocery store. It was USD $10 and there was only . Can someone identify this plant? Is it fast-growing? Does it have flowers? Is it indoor or outdoor? Does it have ...
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What to do with avocado seed at this point?

I have an avocado seed that's sprouting. What should I do now so that the seed continues growing at a healthy rate? It will eventually grow in a pot.