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Questions tagged [plant-care]

General tag for questions on plant care

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Stromanthe triostar help

as you can see in the photo two of my Stromanthe leaves from the same roots are curling inward. what could be the issue? I don't think it's a humidity or watering issue, nor do I see any visible signs ...
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How can I help out this cactus?

Unfortunately I don't know the name of this cactus, How do I get rid of these little white things that is like a spider web? she is dying :(
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What seed is this? Oak?

I had this seed for a long time in my kitchen in a dry container. I decided to see if I could just plant it in a pot. When I was inspecting it I sensed that the outer shell was now easily breakable. ...
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my Peace Lily is getting droopy but I’m not sure why

i got this peace lily on May 17th from a garden centre (in england) i’ve inserted a pic from the day i got it, nice and perky and upright. i’ve been watering as instructed when the soil begins to dry ...
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can a purple onion plant thrive on water-only?

Is this article, 29 Plants That Grow in Water Only (Without a Hydroponic System) accurate, that is, can a plant thrive with only water? I ask this question since, from the half of a purple onion grew ...
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Cactus identification

I live in a student house where one of my fellow housemates has a cactus. She's incredibly bad in caring for her plants and pretty much doesn't give any attention to them whatsoever. Though, she ...
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Transplant aloe to several pots?

This is my aloe vera plant. It’s healthy but it long outgrew the 10” pot. Instead of moving it into a bigger pot, I would like to transplant it into 2 or 3 pots. How should I do this without hurting ...
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What are these red-brown markings outlining the cells on the underside of this fiddle leaf fig?

While shopping at a large chain retail store, I found a fiddle leaf fig tree with a major price discount. I got excited. I’ve always wanted one. But I was nervous about the reddish-brown color around ...
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What is this plant and the white stuffs?

This plant is in my front yard from previous owner and now I just pay attention. It has white stuffs all over the places. What is it and is it normal?
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Is this burnt from fertilizer?

I plant this about two months ago and now it is showing yellow leaves I think it is due to some powder-like fertilizer I put around the root (5 inches away) and bury in the compost when I planted it. ...
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How to support heavy old alo vera?

So I have managed to grow alo vera. Its fine but we cut its ‘leaf’ at times for various purposes. Now the plant has grown but its base is no longer supportive. This has caused the plant to lean ...
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Help! Why is my pepper plant experiencing dogs vomit slime mold?

I have a potted pepper and tomato plant (I know I need to move one out for more space) but yesterday I walked out and my pepper plant was having its leaves just fall off and my tomato plants almost ...
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What is wrong with Plant

First i dont know the name of this Plant. I bought it two months ago. It was growing very well But two weeks ago it started giving signs something is wrong. So i took out the Plant from Planter there ...
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Fixing bad shape almost dead shrub

I live in Pacific Northwest and since last summer, I didn't take care for this guy: Now it looks very bad shape. I guess lack of sun is part of the problem. What can I do NOW? How should I care ...
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What are these pale blotchy spots on the new leaves of my draceana marginata?

Recently, I decided to look at the new leaves of my dracaena that otherwise looks healthy and I've been surprised by this. I am wondering what are those stains and if they're bad for my plant. The ...
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Can I regrow this branch?

This morning I had to cut this branch for safety purposes. It's from a neighbor's tree. Can I regrow it?
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My Marigold plant that I started from seed is starting to droop, what do I do?

Please help ASAP I do not want my little plant to die, just last week it was doing spectacular and now nothing.
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The garden balsam doesn't seem as healthy and fresh as it used to be

It's been a few days since we noticed something like a spider web and a few semi-bugs living on the leafs. The store where I bought it from was a big greenhouse and they warned us to keep it away ...
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Elephant ear plant a bit limp and discolored

I bought this elephant ear a few days ago and wanted an opinion on the outter leaves. Are they dying and a lost cause, or do I maybe need to change conditions? The soil was dry when I bought it, so I'...
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What's wrong with pine tree?

I’m updating the thread to post a recent picture of the pine tree. As you can see, the tree’s looking worse. I moved it to the balcony so it would receive more sun, but it hasn’t helped: This is the ...
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Will pimento plant grow in direct sun in outdoor?

I have a pimento plant that I bought at a grocery store. I'm thinking of transplanting to a bigger pot and moving it to my outdoor terrace. We live in the Caribbean. We currently have about 85° ...
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Japanese Acer Growing Oddly

I'm wondering if someone can help, please? Please see attached photo of my Japanese Acer. It has no growth at the bottom at all and I'm wondering if this can be fixed with pruning or repotting. I ...
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Should I take precautious measures?

Noticed these fuzzy little balls clumped together in my pot. Its not a root. The other holes have very very very small white dots in the soil almost like little tiny specs of mold or eggs. Should it ...
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Why is my Four O'Clock plant (Mirabilis jalapa) dying?

I live in Sydney. Its hardiness zone is 10b-11a (depending on the region). This autumn thus far has been warm and sunny with temperature range between 28C to 13C on average. Not too hot and not too ...
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pineapple plants

The center of my pineapple plant looks rotted. You can actually pull the center out. What is happening to these plants? Did I have them too wet when putting them in for the winter? I did not have ...
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Wilting fittonia

kinda new to the whole gardening scene but I have a wilting fittonia and I’m not sure why, I thought it could be a lack of sunlight because the room that it’s in is in an area in the house where there’...
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Can I save this dire-looking plant?

Last summer, a plant has been offered to me, supposedly unkillable. However, I am not one to back away from a challenge, and a winter later, it looks quite dead to me. However, there seem to be a ...
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How to get papyrus houseplant to grow more fully?

Inherited this when it was full and thick but dried and browned stalks. Hadn’t been watered in weeks. Cut all back, repotted as it was root bound, and surprised it started growing again. But it’s ...
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Is it possible to save this aloe?

My friend moved into a new house where the previous owners had left this aloe. She didn’t want it, so it was given to me, but I don’t know how to save it. Because of the droopy leaves (and somewhat ...
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Making emulsion out of slaughterhouse waste

I have previously made fish emulsion to fertilize a small greywater garden; pretty much sealing fish waste (entrails, bones, skin) into oxygen-free plastic containers and leaving it for 6 months to a ...
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Plant identification - small rubbery leaves

I acquired this plant from a friend recently, but am unsure how to properly care for it! The leaves are quarter sized at their largest, and they are stiff and rubbery feeling.
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Where to cut plant to regrow?

I posted a similar question, but now the owner won't let me cut a branch to regrow. So I'm posting this question with another type of tree/plant. I was driving through an abandoned lot and saw these ...
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Tomato Sprouts is this normal?

1st time growing from seeds indoor under grow lights. I started these tomatoes seeds 7 days ago. I read about leggy plants so I had them 3-4 inches from lights. Are they suspose to look like this? I ...
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Plant appears to die quickly

Bought this plant a fortnight ago and it was in perfect health. Suddenly it’s whittling away. Any reason this could happen so quickly. It’s not too hot, too cold, nor is it heavily watered. It looks ...
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Bonsai tree leaves turning brown and falling

I have Bonsai tree which it's leaves have been turned brown and falling, even the green leaves are falling. The tree has been kept inside then moved outside, the issue still appearing. The below ...
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School plant identification and care

At my school, every project team has their own plant and needs to take care of it. I was wondering if you guys could help me out taking care of my plant. A picture of my plant can be seen below. So, ...
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Carolina Reaper problem

I have a problem on a Carolina Reaper. It's +- 2 months old. I grow them indoors(living room, +- 20 degrees celcius) under a 45 Watt LED grow panel (50 cm above the plants). I use universal potting ...
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Dracena Marginata has new leaves growing white

I've had this dracena plant for almost 2 years now and today I noticed that the top growing leaves are white. Is this normal? I looked at the top leaves a while ago and didn't notice the white colours....
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Help - kentia palm dying

Photos: https://imgur.com/a/OY1lPGy/ Background: My SO and I got this ~4 ft kentia palm about 2 months ago. Our cat chewed it up a bit at first, but we put it on a table so she couldn’t get to it ...
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What plants are suited for a shallow pot?

I've recently acquired a beautiful plant container that is wider than it is deep. There is no drainage hole. What sort of plants are suited for this type of container? The pot is 8 inches in diameter ...
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Strange looking rubber plant leaf

This one week-old leaf looks really odd. It came out with two cracks near the top of mid vein and the tip is separated from the rest of the leaf. It's gotten a deep curve on the top that seems too ...
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Can I make a sapling out of this part of the plant?

I have this bromeliad and on the low parts, close to the ground it is growing something unusual. It looks like it might be an offshoot, but I am not sure. This is the plant: and this is (possibly?)...
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Leafs turning yellow and fall off rubber fig

What is happening to my rubber fig? Rather many leafs are now turning yellow and falling off? I got this large plant last autumn and it now the end of the Winter season (here in Central Europe). One ...
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This beautiful Aloe is dying! Please help?

Have this magnificent Aloe plant that is huge and a friend doesn't know what to do. It's so wilted and there is dry dead leaves everywhere. I'd seems to big for the pot.. bulging out the top. What can ...
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Advice on saving rubber plant

So here is our rubber plant, it is quite large and we have recently determined that it is suffering from overwatering. It has been losing leaves daily and now only has 2 on the main trunk and 2 (...
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Spider plant soft discolored leaves

My spider plant first looked like this when I bought it, which is about a 5 weeks ago. (https://i.stack.imgur.com/siszj.jpg) I put it in a the corner of a south facing room that has floor to ceiling ...
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Why are those Marigold leaves turning white?

I got a few marigold plants planted in the ground. A lot of them died, two are surviving somehow. Earlier these two seemed to be dying also. Their leaves are turning white or are they white spots ? ...
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Why are my corn plant's leaves turning yellow?

Backstory: I picked up my Corn Plant about a month ago (January 21st) from a local nursery. The plant had just been watered and the lady told me that I will likely have to water it once a week. ...
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Are these bugs in poinsettia leaves?

We have a poinsettia at our house that we bought in Christmas. At least over here (the Caribbean), these poinsettias are very delicate; they usually die after a few months. So our poinsettia has been ...
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Could you help me with the name of this plant?

This plant started getting dry, but I have no idea what is this plant called so I don't know how to treat it the best way.