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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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Yucca plant not growing

I was given this plant and when it was given to me it already had the first leaves already grown. I’ve had the plant for about a 2 months and nothing has changed. Currently using Miracle Grow potting ...
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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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What insect is it? It always attacks indoor plant and annoying!

This is the closest photo shoot I could get before the insect flies away or gets murdered by my hands. Could anyone identify what insect is it? Why does it attack my plant? How to prevent that insects ...
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Is hardening off necessary whenever you uppot a plant?

Is hardening off necessary everytime you uppot the plant? Otherwise, how do you let the plant recover from transplant shock? Or won't the high temperature kill the plant whose roots are not ...
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Can this bamboo with brown leaves recover?

I have a bamboo, phyllostachus aurea (outside over winter, London, UK, 2nd floor balcony, exposed to some wind) that over the winter developed brown leaves. Is this normal? I don't think it's lack of ...
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What are these yellow/brown spots on the leaves of this Alocasia?

Last year this alocasia 'giant taro' was very healthy growing foot long leaves shooting up every couple of weeks. At some point the leaves started to decay and while it's still alive, the leaves are ...
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Do kidney beans or pinto beans grow stolons/runners?

I'm planning on growing pinto and kidney beans in a garden, and was wondering if they made stolons/runners like some plants, ex: mint. I don't want them to take over my garden and kill everything else....
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Can a newly sprouted avocado pit survive despite dehydration?

This may be a weird question, but maybe somebody has any advice. I had success with growing an avocado plant by suspending an avocado pit in water. The roots started growing about 2 weeks ago - after ...
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What happened to my rose plants?

The leaves of my rose plant is turning yellow. The young buds are turning brown. Lately the budding ends are drying up. I water them everyday. Why they are drying up? I can't understand what went ...
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Phenominal Lavender is dying, really need help

I am not really sure what is happening with my Phenomenal Lavender. Bought this from Home Depot and I was told it was a transplant shock but a month later, it is getting worse. Leaves are turning grey/...
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care for a thinning cactus

My cactus is growing very thin. I was left unattended for a month without sun and water. What should i do to bring it back to the way it was?
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Reddish brown edges on the leaves of the curry sapling. How to mitigate the damage?

I accidentally kept my curry leaf plant out in 6 hours of direct sun without hardening off. After that, I started seeing brownish dry edges in many leaves. It was kept in 2~3 hour direct sunlight area....
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Should I use blue light exclusively in the seedling stage, or red/blue/yellow light combined?

I bought this LED lamp for plants that switches either from entirely blue light, entirely red light, entirely yellow light, red and blue light together, or all three together. I've read that blue ...
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Need help with identifying peace lily root disease

My peace lily started dying, it's leaves were turning yellow and then brown from past 2-3weeks. I speculated it to be a root rot. Today, I took out the plant from soil and along with root rot, I found ...
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Do these kalanchoes look normal or healthy?

I have several kalanchoes and am having different problems with them. They are two different plants. I planted them a month ago. Do the leaves of the plant look normal or healthy? I ask because I ...
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What could be the cause of the yellow spots on my calathea?

The yellow spots are on most of the leaves now, I’m not sure what is happening?
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Should I repot this mint plant into a smaller pot?

This is a mint (field mint) plant grown from a cutting. I fell sick and couldn't water for two three days. Two of these dried and the last remaining one has dried edges and a light green appearance. ...
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Troubled Marigold

Good day everyone, a few months back I grew some marigold seeds in a pot and two of my plants have sucessfully come up with one full grown. However my marigolds seem to be experiencing trouble from ...
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What are these strange brown things coming out of plant soil?

I found these strange brown bugs coming out from my plants soil. I don't understand if these are soil mites or what. I found that 5 of my plants have the same problem. Same brown things coming out ...
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Is There Powdery Mildew On My Lily Plants?

Recently, there was a large rainstorm in my area, which soaked my lilies’ leaves thoroughly. Afterwards, and even for a while before then, I had noticed small white dots on their leaves. If this is ...
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How can we save our yucca plant?

We recently inherited a yucca plant that looks like it might be struggling. The only healthy growth is at the very top of the highest branches/trunk, and the ends of the branches where it has most ...
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My question is concerning an Avocado plant with very dry and brittle leaves

My friend gave me an avocado plant from her place of work to revive. As soon as I saw it droopy very dry and brittle leaves..they have not dropped ..the soil was very very dry and looked old.. I ...
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Have we killed our new acer palmatum Taylor?

Acer in large pot Brought a young tree last month from a specialist supplier. Repotted it into the larger intended permanent container adding a mixture of multipurpose and ericaceous compost, with ...
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Red Anthurium leaves are dying. What should I do?

Can anyone please give me information on how to take care of this Red Anthurium.
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Is applying fertilizer to newly planted rootball laurel bushes a good idea?

I've recently planted some medium size (about 4' or 1.25m) root-balled cherry/common laurel bushes. Some are looking a little unhappy a couple of weeks later and I wondered if applying some balanced ...
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Should I start roselle in full sun?

I am starting roselle in seed trays with plain sterilised cocopeat and the temperature hovers around 24~40 degrees celsius each day, with atleast 6 hours of heavy sunlight here. Should I do this in ...
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Why are my ginger falling over and drooping?

They started drooping during winter while it was raining and the soil if anything was too muddy. Now that it's drying up a bit I've turned the irrigation on for 30 minutes every 48 hrs. The soil is ...
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Why are my Zinnia seedlings dying?

It is a seedling of Zinnia elegans Super Yoga. The cotyledons have dried out and I have no idea why. Potentially relevant information: The soil media is an equal mix of compost, river silt and coco ...
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Problem on stem base of tomatoes and peppers

I'm a beginner gardener growing tomatoes and peppers from seed for the first time. I need some help diagnosing a problem on the base of the stem of most of my plants. I've been watering my plants once ...
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Perennial geranium collapses in late spring

How can I care for this plant differently so it doesn't collapse in on itself? Do all geraniums fall in on themselves? Every year these geraniums grow like crazy and get full, tall and beautiful like ...
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How do I save my Tomato plant

Recently my tomato plant seems dying. The leaves from the bottom are drying up. The leaves have turn curly (some inward, some outward). I water the plant everyday morning. I live in Ahmedabad, ...
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Is this cactus being overwatered, underwatered or ill?

Can anyone please tell me what’s up my with my cactus? Is it being underwatered, overwatered or disease? Or could it be cold? Thank you very much!
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Is moving plants around good for plants?

I am new to gardening. My neighbour owns a garden and has a lot of plants in pots. I see him regularly moving those pots around the garden, some pots in the interval of 2-3 days, others in 2-3 weeks. ...
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what are these brown buds on rose plant stem

I often see these brown buds on my rose plant stems, What are these Brow buds, are these harmful? if so how to prevent/cure these. They can be removed easily, but rose Thorns make it difficult. (...
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When can water hyacinth be started in zone 8b

I'm starting a half barrel pond and am wondering when I can add water hyacinth. I'm in zone 8b (seattle, WA USA).
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Peace Lily leaves turning yellow and brown

After 2 years of health, some of the leaves on my peace lily started turning yellow towards brown on the edges. I water it with the same frequency, have a constant temperature and have it outside of ...
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What type of Ping is this?

I got this ping/butterwort as a present. (If you're wondering why it has no flower, I accidentally knocked off its stem/flower.) The instructions for caring for a ping vary depending on which variety ...
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What's wrong with my cycas?

I have some questions: What are these, new leaves?(red circle) What is this?(white circle) And my cycas leaves are turning yellow (yellow circle). What is the matter? Is my cycas dying?(It's old ...
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Dragonfruit plant: Is this a fungal disease or is this normal?

I see this white scab near the base of this dragon fruit plant: The scab hasn't necessarily grown the way I've seen most white mildew or fungus grow. That part isn't soft or mushy either. The new ...
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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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