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I don’t know what’s happening to my opuntia, can you help me?

I've had this opuntia since may this year and it was growing fine, it had grown three new little opuntia and suddenly it started having this white rod like things, at first I cleaned them up but a ...
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White and yellow stuff in potting soil?

I have a cranberry tree in a planter, and today I noticed this white and yellow stuff in the soil. Here are some pics of the soil: A few months ago this same plant had tons of scale, and I cleaned it ...
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New leaves with holes on my spathiphyllum

for a while now new leaves on my Spathiphyllum are being born with some holes and signs of "burn" on the edges (see some pictures at the end of the post). At first I found old leaves started having ...
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Garden in a jar - (mould?)

Two days ago, I got a garden in a jar. Unfortunately, I saw a mold (or something like that) on plants and small worms in the ground. Is there someone who can help me? http://prntscr.com/pagear, http:/...
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What causes crinkled bean leaves?

I would like to know what causes the leaves to be crinkled and then the whole plant dies. I planted a bean seed in this soil before and the leaves gradually became crinkled and died. I thought that's ...
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How to save my plant?

I don't exactly know the name of my plant, but it seriously need some help. Over the course of time it grown long and shred the lower bottom leaves that leaves a long stem. I am not sure what kind of ...
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Odd Growths on Umbrella Plant - what are they?

These odd growths have recently appeared on my umbrella plant. Does anyone know what they are?
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What is going on with my cactus. Someone said miners but idk

my night bLooming cactus has its leaves eaten like this. I don’t see a bug on it. Ive Sprayed it with water etc and researched online but just two people answered and they said miners. I don’t know if ...
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Is sun burning my Rubber plant? Or is this something else?

Looks like sun damage to me. Or is it something else?
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Growing Mint. Do I need to keep the sol moist all the time?

I got a mint herb in a pretty dried state so very few of the leaves are left. I planted it in a pot, and I think the plant has rooted. I searched few stuff online about mint and found that it is a ...
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Burnt oak leaves as a fertilizer?

I smelled burning the other day and asked my neighbor what they were burning. (We had just had a skirmish with a hurricane and most of the debris was gone) Anyway, her response was she was burning up ...
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Are these whiteflies under my tomato plant's leaf?

For the last week or so, I have noticed several small yellow spots on the top of one of the leaves. Today, I looked under the leaf and noticed a bunch of very small, dark lumps, and a couple of small ...
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Why are my indeterminate San Marzano tomato plant's leaves turning yellow?

I started four San Marzano tomato plants from seed a little over a month ago. I repotted them a few weeks ago into 4-inch pots. The plants were doing fine until a few days ago. All four of them are ...
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Will potted HOYA grow well in Los Angeles?

I live in Southern California (Los Angeles) and it can be quite hot and dry here (low humidity). Can I grow potted Hoya? Does it tolerate/prefer direct sunlight or just bright light? Can it be grown ...
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Mango Tree from Seed - is it damaged?

I’ve been growing a mango plant from seed and transferred to pot a couple of weeks ago. Since, the top has hardened to an almost woody nub - is this healthy or did it get damaged in transfer. Also, ...
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Removing worms from potting soil?

This is the background for my question... I had a plant that I bought from a supermarket some time ago. I noticed it was dying, so when I inspected it I noticed the soil had worms (I recently posted ...
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How do I revive my dying rubber plants

Experts please advice on saving these rubber plants.They were repotted from nursery pot almost a month back.Their roots were completely exposed as roots were badly entangled in small plastic basket ...
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Can I cut the top off my Lace Aloe plant?

It is having trouble supporting its own weight, and I am hoping that cutting off the top (where it starts to droop) would let it grow more full, rather than just tall. Would that work? Does it work ...
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Should I be removing the oldest limbs from my palm?

I’m trying to figure out how to care for this palm. It’s not growing fast, it’s just grown it’s first frond after 2 years in the same pot. We repotted it when we got it 2 years ago. A few questions: ...
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What’s going on with my staghorn fern and how do I save it?

We bought this staghorn at Lowe’s awhile ago from the equivalent of a reject bin. It’s always looked kinda sad. Recently though it’s gotten mold or bugs on it. I don’t know what happened. It lost ...
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What's the ideal pot size for seedlings that will be transplanted outdoors as soon as possible?

I was wondering what is the ideal pot size for seedlings like tomatoes, peppers and eggplants, that will be transplanted to an outdoors raised bed as soon as possible (is that when they have 2 sets of ...
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Maintain cactus without soil?

I have several cacti plants (sabila), just like the one in the picture, and I have several cut wine bottles. I would like to place several of them around our balcony, but without using soil. My ...
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Hibiscus started drying suddenly

I have hibiscus plant in my Terrence garden. It started drying suddenly and about to die. One of the hibiscus plant already died and looks like another is also started drying. I tried uploading ...
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Is it time to transplant these indeterminate San Marzano tomato plants?

As you can see, I have two seedlings in each "container." I don't want their growth to be stunted because they are so close to each other. I know that normally, you would thin them out at this point. ...
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Avacado sprout dying

My seed sprouted but it started to drying out from the top . Not sure what went wrong.
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What's wrong with my Pear tree?

Is it Pear blight? What's the best way to fix it?
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What's wrong with my Amelanchier Canadenis?

Planted in may. Does it have an insect issue?
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What's wrong with my Acer?

Planted end of may, already looking a bit sad. Does it just need more water?
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Are these indeterminate San Marzano tomato plants “leggy?”

I sowed the seeds 11 days ago. As soon as they germinated, I placed them by a SW-facing window, where they receive direct sunlight all day. I'm no expert, but they appear to be healthy. I just can't ...
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Diagnosis - plumeria leaves are yellowing and falling off

My plumeria, grown from a cutting, is starting to lose leaves. The leaves slowly turn yellow and brown over the course of 2-3 weeks. They start off green, then have a few white spots, then turn fully ...
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What is wrong with my desert roses and how can I cure them?

I got 7 desert rose plants about 2.5 months ago. They all now have something. I don't know. Leaf curls. some white stuff? (Might be rain residue/powdery mildew but I don't know which). Some spotty ...
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What plant is this and how can I keep it alive?

I am hoping to get some help with my succulent. I recently bought a little pot full of a few different types of succulents. It was already looking a little bleak, but one of the succulents seems to be ...
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Rose leaves are getting yellow

I have rose plants in my home garden and they are quite old like 3 years. This plant was doing so good but suddenly it's leaves are started getting yellow and fell down. Even the new tiny leaves are ...
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Kentia Palm (Howea Forsteriana) is drying out [duplicate]

I bought this Howea Forsteriana less than 1 month ago. I water it around each 7/10 days, spray some water on leaves every day, often twice a day. It used to be in front of a north west window, when I ...
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Revert lettuce to vegetative phase by cutting it down

I have read several article stating that it is possible to revert a bolted leafy lettuce to vegetative growth by cutting it down to 1 centimeter. Is that right?
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Why is my aloe turning brown?

My aloe plant has been turning brown for several months. I can’t tell if I’ve been overwatering or underwatering it.
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Areca Palms Keep Dying on Me

This is my 3rd Areca and no matter what I do, the plant keeps dying on me, it's saddening and frustrating! The leaves are turning brown from the tip, others are drying. Some, however, are still fine. ...
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Is my Avocado dead?

The result of 4 weeks without any additional watering. I have had this avacado growing from seed, perhaps 3 or 4 years now. It has always grown well. I could leave it in the window for 2 weeks and at ...
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What can I do if my Cannabis plant starts flowering early

I have an Alaskan Thunderfuck that is a little over a month old that started flowering. It has been growing alongside several other plants and nun are in a 12-12 light cycle. The plant is still small ...
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What are first steps for a novice gardener?

After living most of my life in urban apartments, I bought a house in the suburbs and suddenly find myself with a lawn and garden to take care of. Apart from mowing, which I'm familiar with, I have no ...
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Fertilizing plumerias with homemade fertilizer

Wondering if there is a combination of commonly found household items , e.eg. Food , oil, whatever, that can be used to fertilize plumerias
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Why is my houseplant dying?

I have the plant in the picture. I have been watering it about every third day or so. Everything was going well, and new baby leaves started growing. But at some point in the last couple of weeks, it ...
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Prickly pear wilting after being in the sun

my prickly pear has been doing great, until this morning I put it outside in direct sun and within a few hours the new baby on the top started to lean. I also watered it the same day. Any ideas as to ...
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Is it a Peace Lily and can I rescue this?

Bought two of these (Peace Lily?) for the bedrooms but this one is in trouble - what can I do to rescue it? Am thinking it has been overwatered by house sitter during my absence and seems also to have ...
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Is it a weed or part of the aloe vera plant?

This was growing at the base of my aloe vera plant. I always remove weeds from the pot and I removed this as well thinking it's a weed. But it was so strong, it felt almost as if it was connected to ...
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Mint fertilized with geranium feed - not feeling good

A couple of days ago my roommate fertilized his mint with a geranium feed, but unfortunately, the mint does not seem to have appreciated it - the leaves became brown and mostly fell: see the picture ...
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Should I trim back sun-damaged parts of my bamboo?

I recently moved house and brought a bamboo plant with me in a pot. The plant spent a couple of hours in a car on the hottest day of the year and the top 1ft got burnt by the sun. It's doing great in ...
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Chinese evergreen with clear droplet secretions on leaves

Is my Chinese evergreen plant here in my office ok? I noticed some water droplet type secretions on the new leaves and on the undersides of some other leaves. Is this normal? An officemate said it ...
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Do I need more vertical support for climbing roses?

This is the front of my house in Pacific Northwest and you can see the red rectangle frame was there before: I was told it was built for climbing plants back in the 70s. Now I want to grow this ...
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Which plants relate simbiotically to chillis?

I have been reading about symbiotic plants and mutualism and I am wondering which plant to introduce to the pot of my perennial chilli plant. Any hints? thanks!