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What is happening to my peace lilly?

It is hunched over and new leaves are growing from its behind. Should I be worried?
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My kale fainted - can I save it?

I have kale in a pot. So far it went quite well, but in recent days it seems very weak, though I water it as usual. What is the cause and how can I save it?
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Prairiefire Crabapple leaves drying and falling off

I recently planted two Prairiefire Crabapples in my backyard. One of them is currently doing well, while the other one, not so much. I see leaf-scorch in all the leaves and they are falling off. It ...
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What shall I do with baby pineapple plant?

Hey so my plants didn’t get watered for a few weeks as I was away and unable to do it. I have come back and the pineapple on my pineapple plant has fallen down to one side, shrivelled up and gone hard....
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Yellow leaves and brown tips on new leaves of mango tree

My mango tree is about 3 years old. I cut off the flowers last year to allow it to grow stronger before fruiting. It is about 4 feet tall. Recently the new young leaves which appeared are yellow and ...
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Why are leaves on my plant drying and have white spots?

I have a plant (I don't know what kind of a plant is it) which used to be in the hallway of the building I live in. I didn't really take good care of it and most of the leaves dried up and fell off. A ...
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Selaginella plant dying - care and maintenance tips

I received the Selaginella plant back in March and I've been watering it each 2nd day. (Recommendation from the florist) Also, if I would skip more than 3 days without watering it the plant's leaves ...
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Baby Baobob tree losing leaves

I bought the tree from Senegal in April. I left it in its original pot for about a month and the repotted it in a new terracotta pot. I put it in my kitchen window which gets southern exposure. It ...
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Monstera root coming out of pot hole after being sick

edit: I've only touched the root and it seems to be already a bit rotten, so I just pulled it out, hope for good! So I have this Monstera plant that after some time of not growing I took out of it's ...
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Is my spartan juniper sick?

Earlier this year (early April), I had a half dead tree removed from my yard and we planted some spartan juniper trees along our fence to replace it. I noticed this past weekend that one of them is ...
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Sick Birds of Paradise

I live in Seattle, WA and I water my birds of paradise once or twice a week depending on the weather and it has a well draining soil with drainage in the bottom. It started getting sick inside and it ...
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Why does my basil have brown edges, yellowy spots, and split ends?

There seem to be all sorts of problems with my basil but I can't figure the cause of it. I've had it for a few weeks after buying it at the grocery store and it's been through a bit. I transplanted it ...
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Black spots on my tomato plants?

My tomatoes have been slowly developing black spots on the leaves for a while now. I cant figure out what is causing it. I also just found some tiny bugs all over the plant today, but I can’t figure ...
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Holy Basil / Tulsi Plant Leaves Turning brown w/ netted holes

My holy basil/tulsi plant was doing well up until a week ago when netted holes started appearing in brown spots on the leaves. I had not changed the location of the plant so the environment was ...
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What is the name of the green plant with long thick leaves?

Name of this plant that has long thick green leaves and small bell white flower growing from it.
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Metrosideros dying (?)

I have two Metrosideros bushes (different species) that are both dying (?). In the last couple of weeks I’ve noticed that some of the flowers that were blooming and the leaves, which totally lost ...
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Echinopsis multiplex is getting brown and soft in the bottom. It also has developed a hairy growth on one side

I have been watering the cactus once a week. The bottom has got really soft and mushy. The cactus also has hairy growth on the top for a month.
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Is my Endless Summer Bloomstruck Hydrangea healthy or am I doing something wrong?

I purchased it in this pot from Home Depot in April. I check it daily and add water if soil feels dry. I water until it drains out the bottom. It gets morning sun and afternoon shade. I don't know if ...
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What is this plant that has been growing in my garden?

This plant looks nice but I don't know the name for this plant. It doesn't have flowers and it is about one feet wide and long. It grows on tilled soil. Plant got a bud: My First plant is so tall: ...
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White speckle on chilli plant

I've found these white speckles on my chilli plants and at first thought it could be Edema, but then I found these larger furry things on the top of the leaves and can't work out what they are, as ...
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What's wrong with my Dracaena

I brought this from nursery last week, repotted in Top soil and water gently. Today I started noticing a yellow leaf. Can someone help me to understand what's wrong with this? I don't want this to die....
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Metrosideros dying

I have two Metrosideros bushes (different species) that are both dying. In the last few days, some of the flowers that were blooming and the leaves, which are now yellow and totally lost their color, ...
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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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