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Home plant identification and care

I recently recieved this plant (see image below) from my family, but they ripped out the identification ticket and they couldn't tell what kind of it is. To give it the best care I can, I figured ...
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tree branches of Green tomato tree start to drying

I have planted one green tomato tree around 2020 February and it was growing well by my observations but now after almost 2 months i have seen the tree branches start to drying like this ( maybe could ...
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What are these yellow splotches on some Christmas Cacti (Schlumbergera) I rescued? Are they a positive or negative sign?

A few weeks back — on a fairly windy night here in New York City — I was going out to toss out the trash when someone’s small pot of Christmas Cacti (Schlumbergera) crashed down on the ground right ...
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Peace Lily: Are these spores or eggs?

So i have thise peace lily that has been recently been getting brown spots all over the leaves and today i decided to take a closer look at the whole plant and see if i can find anything immediately ...
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What is the name of this “zombie plant”?

When I moved into my flat a couple of years ago, there were a couple of truly pathetic-looking plants. I went to the local (in Scotland) diy home & garden store, and bought a bag of potting soil ...
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Mystery House Plant (Succulent) is sick?

I inherited a mystery house plant that I assumed was some type of aloe. Honestly I wasn't too worried about it (it seemed happy and pretty enough😅) until it got these yellow growths where the leaves ...
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What’s wrong with my cacti

My cacti look very ill, and I don’t understand what I am doing wrong and what’s going on. Could someone please help me with advice of what to do?
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Why have my Chilli Pepper plants started to develop small slightly translucent spots/blotches on the leaves?

See the photos attached of the leaves. I planted these chilli peppers about 2 months ago (march 2020) and they have been sat on my windowsill. We've had relatively hot and sunny weather for the UK ...
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What's happening to my Ipomoeas?

I'm new in gardening and these stuff. So I planted some ipomoea seeds some time ago and at first they were growing nice and fast but suddenly they started to get wilted yellow and these brown spots ...
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Mango Tree has Black and Brittle Tips on New and Old Foiliage. What possible remedies are there to stop this from reoccuring?

The problem is growing everyday progressing up the leaf towards the stem. Here is a big picture of old foliage being affected by it. I water my 6 month old mango every 5-7 days. It grows in a 68F-75F ...
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Sick Hibiscus Plant

I’ve had this hibiscus for 1 year it was beautiful and healthy and then it had gotten aphids. I had treated it for the aphids and things seemed to improve. But now it’s in such poor condition I’m not ...
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brown spots on dracaena

I tried to search about this specific spots, but couldn't find anything relevant. But I'm also new to plants and gardening, so I probably don't know exactly what I should be looking for. I got this ...
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Herbs/Salads going purple in soil

I planted these herbs and salads a week ago in soil. The leaves of some (mint, sage, rocket) are turning purple. Bit of a newbie question but any advice welcome! Have been watering daily. Thanks
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My spider plant fell over! What do I need to do to keep it alive?

I have a spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) that I've had for about three or four years. I got it as a tiny plant in a 2 inch pot; I moved it to a 4 inch pot shortly afterwards, and it's been there ...
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Plz help! Why my Hypoestes phyllostachya Baker is drying?

I've noticed that after a month or so since buying, leaves of my Hypoestes phyllostachya is becoming brown and then dry out and colors are somewhat fading. I keep it in front of a south side window, ...
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Need help identifying this grapevine and how to care for it

Hi I live in South New Jersey and there's an old grapevine from the previous home owners I would like to get it to fruit as the past couple years it hasn't been successfully fruitful. Please see below ...
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Lavender (angustifolia) not handling the full sun well

I started these English Lavender from seed and they've been doing well a week or two after germination. Now that they have about 6-8 true leaves, whenever the sun is out, especially on a cloudless day,...
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Why is adult mango tree thinning, and leaves browning and dying?

Starting around 6 months ago the tree began I feel to be less full, now the leaves are browning and dying entirely. Top of the tree appears to be doing better, lower part of the tree is more shaded ...
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Growing cold climate cedar in warm climate

I am trying to plant some trees which are usually native to colder climates into Subtropical climate, is there any possibility that if i plant these 20 trees saplings in winters they will grow to be a ...
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Stems of my areca palm are gone brown and no new stems are coming out of it. How can i save my plant?

I keep it indoor in semi bright space and water in after 2-3 days.
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Why does my sago palm have yellow spots?

My Sago palm has suddenly developed a lot of yellowish spots on all the leaves, topside only. I found no pests on it at least that i could see. What can it be?
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Struggling pineapple plant

I have a plant pineapple that I started with the crown of another pineapple. I've had it for a few years, but for quite a few reasons, all of the leaves got ripped off, or rotted (too much moisture ...
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What is wrong with my curry leaf plant?

My 3+ year old curry leaf plant has gotten some dark stains on some of the leaves. Some of it is on the edges and some on the inside as shown in the pictures. All pictures are of the same plant and ...
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Part of cactus turned brown and shriveled

I've had a cactus since December, which is placed next to a Northern facing window. I've only watered it a handful of times since then. It has a small piece near the top which about 2 weeks ago turned ...
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Monstera's leaves turning yellow

I water the plant every week or every couple weeks (whenever I remember) and occasionally spray the leaves with water. I recently added more soil to the top of the pot and cut off the longer aerial ...
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Monstera health check (rootbound?)

my girlfriend is not so internet savvy so I am posting for her here in the hopes of some advice. She has a plant (a monstera) that she is wondering whether might be rootbound. Here is a picture. ...
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How will I revive my peppermint plant

Please help. My plants look like this today. Yesterday it's healthy
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What is wrong with this avocado plant?

Over the last year I've grown lots of avocado plants from seeds and I've got nearly a dozen now (these are all indoor plants as it is quite cold where I live during the winter months). Unfortunately, ...
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35+ year old cactus turning yellow

Hello fellow plant lovers! I've adopted this beautiful 35+ year old cactus from a friend moving across the country, however I'm concerned with the yellowing you see here in the pictures. The ...
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Japenese Acer care

Hi I have a japenese Acer which I've had for 3 years. Every year around March/April it has regrown its leaves. This year it has not. I noticed last year that the pot that it was in was water logged. I ...
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Why are my Mango leaves crinkled?

This is my first time on here but I have been growing a small mango sprout since last month and it has grown well. The leaves that are growing however are a little deformed and crinkled but when I ...
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My Meyer lemon tree had so many diseases

So everything I read was to take curling or diseased leaves and branches off. I sprayed with neem oil and copper fungicide biweekly I live in zone 9 and the tree is in the ground with soil and compost ...
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How do I transplant this California walnut sapling?

This sapling seems to be a California walnut. Unfortunately it is growing in this narrow patch and it'll end up breaking the fence for sure (if it grows fully). This is a rental house and so I don't ...
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How to fix my paling black sage?

I have been noticing that my black sage is becoming pale. It has been looking dryer by the day. Near it is a Cleveland sage which is super healthy and busy. I planted the black sage in the last 8 ...
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Need help in saving Areca Palm

This is my 4th areca palm and if it doesn't survive then I guess we don't have good relationship however I would still give my level best to keep it alive like I do for so many other plants. This ...
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Help with suffering baby pine tree

I was given a young pine tree some months ago. I placed it in a larger pot in the communal garden (so I cannot see it from my window) and hardened off during the winter. It is now outside since ...
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New to me Plant Questions

Mornings folks! I inherited this plant from an office that was closing down. I’m hoping someone can help identify the plant so that I can look into proper care. It needs to be repotted for sure as ...
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New to me Plant, Not sure what steps to take

I recently inherited this plant (was in an office and neglected for a long time other than sporadic watering over the last 10 years). First of all - anyone know what plant this is? Dracaena was ...
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How can I make this marguerite nice again?

I bought these marguerites last summer (2 plants) and they survived the winter in a pot. It now looks woody and straggly with lots of brown leaves. Is there any way I can revive it to make it look ...
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Ordered Rosemary online a week ago and the plant looks dead

I ordered a Rosemary plant last week and just received it today. I live in a tropical region so it is usually sunny and humid. We opened the box and were surprised to see that the leaves were darkened....
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How to save unwatered croton? Nothing seems working:(

It happened that I couldnt water my croton for quite long, about 20 days. We had it for about 15 years, so it was almost like a small tree. After such lomg period without water it looks really bad, ...
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What are the spots on my chili plant?

this is my first vegetable plant and I have no idea what to do or if this is something normal. My plant has white spots on older leaves and they turn brown over time. Anyone here who has seen this ...
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Skinny, scrawny Baobab with two main stems?

I was given a stick of baobab from Senegal which I dutifully planted in a mix of soil and sand. At some point it split into two, so that there are now two trunks with a tuft of leaves at the end of ...
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Why tomato is too small?

I bought it a month ago then moved it to a bigger pot and the tomato started to be red but still too small, it is cherry tomato but still too small and not tasty sweet at all.
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How to revive plant whose base is mostly dead, but with one thriving section?

I have a couple of plants (one Asplenium oblongifolium, one Calathea Louisae Freddy) which were once medium sized plants, but through neglect, most of their stems died. As a result, there is a big ...
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What's wrong with my pilea peperomioides?

I recently moved this little Pilea to a windowsill of a south-east facing window. This means it gets some direct morning sun, whereas before it was in a room with a skylight and only got indirect ...
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Weird spots on avocado plant

My avocado plant of 4 years is having some weird pink-ish/white spots on some of its leafs. What are these and are they harmful? Should I remove those leafs or is there something else I should do? ...
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Tea bag method effectivity

I would like to ask for some of your opinion in using the "tea bag" method (submerging the rhizome part in tea) to rehydrate a shriveled cattleya w/ little to no roots. Maybe some of you could shed a ...
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Does Aloe Vera bloom?

I noticed today a kind of an 'offspring' on my Aloe Vera plant. This big plant produces many offsprings all the time but they always come from the roots and look different from this one. This is the ...
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Lemon Tree Help!

So I was a really bad lemon tree mom and didn't take the best care of my lemon over winter time. I've given it a severe prune and when I scratch the bark back at the base, it is still green. Can ...

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