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Avocado stem bit off by 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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Will a periwinkle plant regrow leaves on bare branches?

I got a periwinkle plant from a relative. She's a bit absent-minded and barely watered it. When I got it, the branches were all bare (leaves fallen off) and no flowers. I have had it a few months now....
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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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Fertilized reservoir for automated watering system

I would like to move forward and install an automated watering system for my home plants that grow in growing tent. Today I’m watering x3 times in a week, each watering is for 4liters of fertilized ...
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What might be eating small holes in my bell pepper?

There appears to be something eating very small holes into my pepper fruits. At first I suspected an insect, but upon cutting the pepper open there were no signs of investation. One of the holes even ...
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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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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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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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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.
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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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whats wrong with my my zz plant`s leaves

hi would you please help me what's wrong with my zz plant... its leaves are rolling as you see in pictures.i water it very carefully but it was started 1 month ago,after that i repot it. some roots ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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’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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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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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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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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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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How can I save my dying cat palm?

I bought my cat palm in July and it lived outside until the weather turned cold. It’s been indoors for a couple of months now and I fear that I over watered it once and it caused multiple leaves to ...
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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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Why is my "Alocasia amazonia" leaf yellowing and drooping?

Got the plant a week ago in a pot with 4 other plants. I propagated them all into one individual pot each. Suddenly, one of the leaves on one of the plants broke and the leaf starts yellowing. The ...
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Can I feed Nepenthes pitcher plant meat?

Recently I've bought a Nepenthes pitcher plant, and the seller have told me that I may feed it meat, if there is not enough flies and bugs in the house. As I have nets on my windows, I guess that ...
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Ginkgo leaves turning brown from middles out. What do I do?

Young ginkgo dwarf tree that’s been planted for about a month. Gets watered twice a day for ten minutes and is in a sunny spot. Leaves are turning brown in the middles and some are developing dark ...
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Why are my green pepper plant leaves deformed from the top?

I live in Toronto, Canada. I have noticed some of the leaves of my Green chilli plant curling at the top, always towards the side. Also, some leaves are deformed. It would be great if you can help me ...
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Leaves of mango tree are looking weird

So I've been growing this mango tree from a seed, and I'm amazed at how fast it's growing! However some of the leaves are looking a little weird. Some of them only have actual 'leaf' on one side of ...
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What’s wrong with my cacti

My cacti look very ill, and I don’t understand what I am doing wrong and what’s going on. Could someone please help me with advice of what to do?
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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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Why is adult mango tree thinning, and leaves browning and dying?

Starting around 6 months ago the tree began I feel to be less full, now the leaves are browning and dying entirely. Top of the tree appears to be doing better, lower part of the tree is more shaded ...