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Will my Avocado plant survive having the stem bit off by a raccoon?

I have 2 avocado plants - grown from pits, indoors and just a year old. With the weather getting better, I moved them outside in their containers. It has been a week and they are outside day and night ...
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Does anyone know what is happening/happened to my Peperomia Obtusifolia?

I recently got this Peperomia Obtusifolia as a gift last week, and am wondering what these brown tips are. They are only on the underside of the leaves, and only some leaves have them. I am keeping ...
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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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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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What to do with avocado seed at this point?

I have an avocado seed that's sprouting. What should I do now so that the seed continues growing at a healthy rate? It will eventually grow in a pot.
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Dragon Fruit developing translucent areas which then turn tan/white

I have two dragon fruit plants which were started from healthy cuttings. The new growth segments have developed an odd thing which I can't figure out when reading up on problems and diseases. Along ...
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Areca Palm - Browning / dying leaves

I bought my first Areca palm around 2 months ago and it seems to be dying. Almost all the leaves are browning or have brown tips. I previously was misting it every day and watering it every couple of ...
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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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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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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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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. Update: You are right, the growth was a flower. And it ...
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Are repotted plants having transplant shock better kept in shade?

Is it better to keep them in the 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
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"Dracaena reflexa" aka Song of India almost lost all its leaves

My Dracaena reflexa plant which I got a month back lost all its leaves. I have been watering only if the top soil is dry and have kept it in a window sill. Initial two weeks it was inside my living ...
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Golden Pothos Yellowing/Variegation? Possibly Mosaic Virus?

I am wondering if anyone can help me to understand if my Golden Pothos is getting improper care or if it has the mosaic virus. I have moved it to a location with less direct sunlight, but everything ...
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Bougainvillea flowering crisis

My bougainvillea plant hardly flowers and only at the tips. It has one very long vertically growing stem(if I may call it so). Is this an example of apical dominance. If so how is it to be corrected? ...
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Unidentified euphorbia turning yellow, how can i rescue it?

This is my first post and I have been looking on several forums where I can discuss plant queries. I have a couple of questions regarding a euphorbia cactus so please bear with me. I recently ...
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Why my Hypoestes phyllostachya Baker is drying?

I've noticed that after a month or so since buying, leaves of my Hypoestes phyllostachya is becoming brown and then dry out and colors are somewhat fading. I keep it in front of a south side window, ...
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Kentia Palm Yellow Stems

My Kentia Palm bought 6 weeks ago has started developing some yellow stems with leaves darkening and somewhat drying and contracting (see images below). It started on a small bunch of stems a few ...
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Buxus sempervirens - Deformed leaves

Can anyone help me? Suddenly my Buxus sempervirens appeared with the new shoots with deformed leaves. I'm in zone 9. It has not been cold though, and yes, it's a lot humidity every night.
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What are these brown and white patches on my jelly bean succulent / sedum rubrotinctum?

I recently bought this jelly bean succulent but I didn't notice these brown and white spots. I really should've check the plant, but I just love succulents and I was too excited. Seems like the white ...
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Brown strawberry Leaf

Greetings, newly planted strawberry plants..some are flowering while others have a brownish colour towards the edge of the leaf. Need to know the reason for the brown leaves. Appreciated. PS: I live ...
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Pineapple leaf discoloration?

Can some tell me what’s going on with my plant? I have not done anything different and this started when we moved it inside.
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What are the white and black spots on the under side of my chilli leaves?

I am a newbie to gardening and was so chuffed to see my chilli (the plants are Chile guajilo and Chile chipotle) plants grow up. However, I have noticed leaves starting to fall. These leaves have, on ...
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Is this bay tree dying?

This tree has just recently got these marks on all the leaves and there's no new growth this year. I'm afraid it's dying but is there anything I can do?
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Hoya care - will it ever flower again?

Oh, the things I have done to my mother-in-law's Hoya plant: First, I watered it weekly. Neither the plant or the mother-in-law liked that. Then I had the audacity to re-pot the root bound mess. I ...
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Browning and dying lotus leaves

Outside pot in Santa Clara County California. Lotus is about 8 years old and has done fine up to this year. Now every single leaf gets brown around the edges, then gradually gets totally brown from ...
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Peperomia metallica care

I bought this plant 2 months ago from nursery. One of its branch had this weird disease when I bought, but it's getting worse. I don't know what kind of disease is. I tried neem oil by mixing it with ...
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My Nepenthes Alata is growing leaves, but its tendrils are drying

I bought a new pitcher plant (nepenthes alata) and since, it was doing great, there are no pitchers since I got it but it has shown significant growth... I observed that its tendrils(which are ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cactus(Astrophytum) seedlings weather requirements

I live in Kerala, India, where the weather is humid dry. The temperature ranges from around 26 at night to 33 on daytime. My Astrohpytum seedlings are growing. They're 1.5 months old now. My questions ...
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Browning at base of my cactus

I have had this cactus for a while now (about 4 or 5 years) and recently noticed browning near the base. The spines at the bottom are also a different color and pressed closer to the body of the ...
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My Water bamboo inside house healthy or not? Do I have to move it outside?

This is my water bamboo I got it last week Do I need to put it outside?
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Houseplants not looking good

I recently moved and now my money tree and monstera are getting brown / yellow leaves and leaf drop. I think the monstera is too far gone but any help would be appreciated!!! I had to walk them ...
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Balcony tree which can be kept in winter in appartment

I am looking for a small tree/plant up to 2.5m high, which can be kept in the winter months in the apartment, I.e. sunny and about 20 degrees C, otherwise on balcony. live in Austria, rather warm ...
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What's wrong with my arugula - yellow/pink leaves

I planted my arugula roughly 6 weeks ago and the small plants were growing very nice and fast. During the last weeks, however, their leaves turned yellow/pink with white spots (maybe mold?) on them. ...
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High value weeds or plants that can replace the chemical treatment of pesticides and herbicides?

I'm working on a project that aims to replace (at least lower) the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides in farming with the use of high value weeds and plants that can naturally replace the ...
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Can someone tell me whats wrong with my kalanchoe?

The leaves at the bottom don't grow and other leaves easily fall off. They are too soft
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What type of Aloe is this ? Do the properties differ much?

lately I came across this Aloe that looked a bit like a different type, it has white marks and spiky sides generally looks like normal medical aloe properties but cannot really tell since i first time ...
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Silver Tree (Leucadendron argenteum) leaves yellowing?

I planted a Silver Tree (Leucadendron argenteum) a few months ago in a spot where it gets several hours of sunlight. Recently, its lower leaves started turning yellow; see photo: Is this a cause for ...
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Will my dwarf peach tree do fine in just afternoon sun

I recently bought a dwarf bonfire patio peach and have it in only afternoon sun from 1-6pm but because I live in an apartment I only can either leave it where it is or move it to the front of the apt ...
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