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Feasibility of transplanting a mature rose

This rose is in the way, and I would like to move it about 20 feet back and towards the fence in the next week or two. It's about 6 feet tall; the largest stem is about two inches in diameter at the ...
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Clear sap like substance on underside of Chinese evergreen leaves

I just recently discovered some clear sticky dots under the leaves of my Chinese Evergreen. The look and feel like some sort of sap. They can be wiped off but are thick and sticky. There isn't any ...
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Hydroponic Chilli plant deficiency

I've been experimenting with hydroponics chili but no success. Here are some pics. There is no infection or bugs for sure but seems like deficiency of nutrition. Flowers grow but rot very easily and ...
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Pruning and maintaining Heliconia

I have a heliconia in my rooftop, and surprisingly, is one of the few plants that hasn’t died... yet. It seems to be healthy with its one orange flower, but it should look nicer (it has lots of dry ...
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Plumeria too close to other plants?

I live in San Diego, CA. I have a Plumeria planted about 2.5 ft from a thriving Bird if Paradise. The Plumeria seems to be at a standstill. Should I move it or take cuttings?
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What’s wrong with basil plant?

I have an albahaca plant in my rooftop that I water daily. We’re in the Caribbean and it receives full (very strong) sun when the sun’s setting (it’s behind a wall). I’ve noticed that the leaves are ...
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Cat Palm has browning leaves

Recently I purchased a Cat Palm (about 3 weeks ago) and its leaves have begun turning yellow. It is definitely an issue with the watering schedule as it has improved right after watering's. The Plant ...
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Dracaena leaves becoming brown

I started to see the end of my dracaena's leafs becoming burned, then later the other leafs started to became brown-ish. See the photo below. I put some organic fertiliser and later left it outside, ...
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How can I revive my mint plant?

I am not really sure how to take care of a mint plant. I would like to get an idea of how much water I need to put in the plant. Some websites say to make sure the plant is not drying by putting water ...
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Is this a pest? How can I get rid of it?

I found these bugs on my Kalanchoe plant this morning. I might have overwatered it for a while so that may be the reason why they appeared. They're tiny and green in colour, though there are some that ...
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Is my kalanchoe dying?

I bought two kalanchoes about a month ago and planted them in a pot. They were out under the sun from 8 am to 4 pm when the maximum temperature varied around 27-30 degrees. The pot does not have ...
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Mini rose “bush” - how to save?

My grocery store was selling some weird Valentine’s Day rose bush things. They were desperately under-watered and looked so sad, so I picked one up, hoping to save it. But I’m not sure where to start ...
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What can I do to save my homegrown pineapple plant

Looks as if my homegrown pineapple plant has heart rot Roots seem ok.I have cut off the tips of leaves that are brown but the centre is very black and new growth coming through is quite blackened.I ...
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Is it too late for this peace lilly?

My husband received this peace lilly back in '04 from his office as sympathy for a family loss. When he was there the plant grew to be huge (florescent lights?) But he left that position and brought &...
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Kentia palm care indoors?

Kentia Palms brought in winters from a shop in Western Europe. Outdoor temperature 1-2 °C, interior 23 °C and 40% humidity. I notice leaves turning brown and some at the bottom going yellow. Any idea?
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Should I prune this Java Plum (Syzygium cumini) or not?

I have this plant grown from seed of the fruit that was planted last year after summer (probably around August). They were lush green and the leaves are really big. However, this plant is not even an ...
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Is there any way to save my marigold plant?

I bought this marigold plant with some flower buds a few weeks ago. During the first few days, the leaves were fine. Sadly, once the flower bloomed, the leaves started to look like this. I do not ...
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Unknown plant growing in indoor kale garden

A plant has consistently grown in an indoor kale garden next to the kale as shown in the image below. What is this plant? Even if the plant is unknown, is there a way to determine if such a plant is ...
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How to care for calathea plants

I have chosen to grow Calathea as an indoor plant, but how should I care for them? How should I overcome the problems that occur during their growth?
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My nursery bought marigold is dying

I bought this marigold from a local nursery and it looked fine for a few days but after about a week it is starting to wilt. I have cut off the dried flowers and stems and it looks like this. Is there ...
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What is with the rocks in succulent plants?

I notice that people generally plant succulents in rocks why do they do this? Are my succulents better if I use rocks? What type of rock is best for them?
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Cactus dying from insufficient light?

I left the country for two and a half months and left my cactus in the care of a friend. When I came back, apparently he had been leaving it under a desk lamp and not by the window to get enough ...
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Cocoa leaves turning brown

Hello, My 4 months old cocoa plants are starting to get brown. Any idea what is the reason? Is this the cold weather? to much watering? What should I do? And does the left one still have a chance to ...
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Bush transplants bought too early

I bought some of these starters from a big box store and it says plant them when chance of frost is gone. Since I'm probably still 1 month out how should I best keep them? Should I water them in the ...
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Rubber plant is dying!

I can't seem to save my rubber plant for some reason! Would really appreciate all the help I can get please :) I bought a rubber plant last year and it has been okay ever since I moved it from the ...
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Can you bleach human poop to use as fertilizer?

I was thinking about how in The Martian the astronaut used the crew members poop to fertilize the soil and grow potatoes and decided to learn more about that. I read, though, that unprocessed human ...
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How do I keep Azolla (duckweed) alive in a sealed container?

I would like to keep Azolla (duckweed) alive for a week in a sealed container. Is there any way to do this? How can I do this?
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My Roses have disease gall?

I have noticed the discoloring of the stems of my roses. Do I have to remove the discolored stems? Aside from cleaning my cutting tools, is there anything I can do to prevent this?
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How to encourage a Dracaena marginata to grow for its trunk?

We have a Draceana marginata for 3-4 years now that is generally growing well and happy. We have cut it back last summer, propagated the cuttings and planted them back to the mother plant's pot to get ...
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Peperomia Albotittata loosing leaves and drying up from the support out and falling off still green

My Peperomia (which I believe I correctly identified as Peperomia albovittata, but I might stand corrected) has lost 50% of its leafage over the last 8 months. At first it had no troubles at all, ...
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Terrace garden plants are slowly getting sick

I live in Pune, India and I am new to terrace gardening. I have no knowledge in this field. I bought Marigold, Catharanthus, and Zinnia (name not sure) from nursery. I made pot mix myself of 30% soil, ...
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Bird of Paradise leaves dying/drying out with central pallor

Photo 1 was presumably from a spider mite infection that was (hopefully) resolved, but this past week a newer leaf started to deteriorate (photo 2). I water it when it completely dries out in the ...
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Brown spots in succulent

I just noticed my cactus has these dark spots and it seems to have passed it on to one more of my plants. Does anybody know what is it and what I can do to save them?
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My Cherry tree saplings are drying and dying, and I'm not sure why

I have two cherry tree saplings here in Bogotá Colombia. It's sunny and not raining much, with 20 °C (80 °F) During the day, dropping to around 8/9 °C at night (47 °F). I'm watering around a cup of ...
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Marigold buds grow sideways and die

Plants are in 3 gallon pots, outside in full sun, watered and fertilized, and pruned when necessary. I live in S. Florida, so cold is no problem.
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Some leaves of Iresine herbstii turning white, what do I do?

I'm in the tropical region. I've got a new Iresine herbstii recently, I placed it outdoor under shade, so there is some sunlight but not direct sunlight. Yesterday I found that some of the leaves are ...
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White patches on leaves on my indoor lime tree

I have an indoor lime plant that flourished through its first winter. Then, scale invaded, and I have been busy taking it to the shower and carefully cleaning leaf by leaf and stem by stem. The most ...
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Why some types of banana trees seem to grow better when I leave the dried leaves on them?

I always thought that leaving the dried leaves was good, according to my experience, but then I saw on google that cutting the dried leaves stimulates growth, so I'm confused. I noticed that the dried ...
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What’s wrong with my snake plant leaves?

I recently discovered the tip of my snake plant had turned blackish and cut off from the rest of the plant, basically dead, the dead part feels moist and floppy. I don’t know what’s wrong if I’m under ...
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ZZ plant has light spot on the leaves

I have had a ZZ plant for 1,5 years. It was already big when I got it. It grew a couple of leaves last spring. The old pot was changed in August 2020 and the new one is 12 liters with Lechuza PON ...
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What's this in flamboyan plant trunk?

I planted a flamboyan seed (ie. Royal Poinciana) in a pot a few months ago, and it was growing really nice and had nice foliage (if that's the correct name?) . Recently, I've noticed that the leaves ...
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How can I save my dying cat palm?

I bought my cat palm in July and it lived outside until the weather turned cold. It’s been indoors for a couple of months now and I fear that I over watered it once and it caused multiple leaves to ...
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Help identifying white spots on an indoor palm?

I got this palm tree from a trade yesterday and I'm trying to come up with a rehab plan. I know it needs repotting, and potentially more light than it was getting at its old home, but it also has ...
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Parsley leaves losing colour/ white spots

My parsley and thyme leaves have started losing color. Does anyone know what might be the cause? They are slowly turning white. The plants have been in this container for a few years could the soil be ...
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Need to identify plants

I have 2 plants I got as gifts and don’t know how to care for them. Anyone have any idea what they are? One has thick. Curved leaves, if you can even call them that. It has a layer of short, fur like ...
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Yellow Leaves Calathea Medallion

I bought this Calathea earlier in the year (UK based) and it’s recently started to show yellow leaves, see pictures. It’s had about 3-4 yellow leaves now, all of them at the bottom of the plant ...
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What is wrong with this Jade plant?

Another gifted plant to my not so green thumb. We moved this jade plant to the south window for natural sunlight. It is about 1 foot from the window and it is winter, but the room itself isn’t that ...
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What's the reason my Bitter Gourd leaves are turning yellow?

I have planted some Bitter gourds in my backyard, they get 4-5 hours of morning sunlight each day. I am watering them regularly; once I find the top 2-inches of soil completely dry. Recently I am ...
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Lemon Tree Lost Most of its Leaves

I have a lemon tree and it recently lost most of its leaves. I am not sure why. Some information about the tree: I am not sure what the variety of the lemon tree is (here is the store website for the ...
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Brown leaves and spots on Baby Rubber Plant (Peperomia Obtusifolia)

I have a Peperomia Obtusifolia which has developed brown leaf edges and spots prior to this it was growing well and no issues. I have tried to diagnose the issue which seems similar to black spots on ...

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