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Will vine survive after this?

I have this vine that grew out of a pot, and it’s been wrapping around things. Then yesterday somebody kicked the pot and the vine “broke” (if that’s the word). I just stuck the end back in the soil,...
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Lotus-like succulent. What plant is this?

The plant is very small and looks similar to one I have that is quite bigger compared to this little fella. Is this Echeveria? What is the care and soil needs for this plant? Both the plants are in 4" ...
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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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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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Help: New Kentia Palm with Leaves Yellowing/Browning from Leaf Tips

(for some reason it won't upload my pictures, so I will try to add later today; or or look at this link because I was able to post the photos on this site: https://garden.org/thread/view/119484/New-...
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What is this hanging plant with variegated leaves?

I won this plant and hanging basket at a local dance club, I was so swept up in the excitement of winning I forgot to ask what it’s called. So what have I got and how should I care for it?
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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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Big Dracaena Marginata dying

I've got two Dracaena Marginata in one pot - the large one has had almost all of its leaves fall off (when still green showing no issues, trunk is still solid). The little one of the two hasn't had a ...
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Saving pineapple plant

All my pineapple plants leaves turned yellow, and drying in about a month. My mother most likely over watered it, about 2-3 times a week. It currently has a fruit which is completely yellow now. How ...
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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 kind of disease is this, which is ruining my crop

I have grown castor in 5 acres, Castor is not traditionally grown in our area, but in the last two years my father has been growing this crop, because its price is high in the market. Last year's ...
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Marigolds are dying!

I got these marigolds almost a week ago and the flowers has been turning brown and drooping down, they are only watered at night and they get sunlight in the morning. Any advice?
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Hard Water vs Soft Water for Houseplants

I have read that certain house plants should be watered with soft water. I would like to know if this applies to all house plants and what consequences would be visible when watering with hard water ...
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Where to place grapevines in the hot Australian sun?

I have three young grapevine cuttings about the size of a 30cm ruler (above ground). They rooted last spring (Australian spring), which was three months ago or so, and had a few leaves growing. I ...
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Indoor Cat Palm looks very sad/dying. Please help!

Got this Cat Palm about 3 weeks ago and in the last week it has started to look very unhappy with yellowing of the fronds to now looking a bit brown-black just dying off. It is in our workspace so ...
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Colocasia esculenta leaves drying

I have a few colocasia tubers planted since 2 months in a cocopeat perlite vermiculite compost 2:1:1:2 potting mix. Its leaves dry up when they reach a medium size after having a crispy bit of edge ...
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The cause of the pine needle fading

We have one vascular plant (Araucaria heterophylla) in my sister room and have this condition : And this gif type: My room plants are this kind: And : So my room is better for this vascular plant ...
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Can geranium (pelargonium hortorum) live in water?

I am interested in growing some indoor plants in water only, with some added fertilizer. I am wondering if geranium (pelargonium hortorum), like pothos can live in water. A quick google search did ...
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Unknown houseplant — what is the one on the LEFT?

That's pretty much it. I need to care for this unknown plant. What is it?
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What is the plant on the RIGHT?

That's pretty much it. I need to care for this unknown plant. What is it?
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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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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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Can I save this ficus elastica (rubber tree)?

This tree was so lush when I bought it! I took it home, repotted it, and put it in an indirect sunlit spot by the window that usually has light for at least 6 hours. There was no new growth but I wasn'...
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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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Sambac jasmin drying out

BACKGROUND I have a jasmin plant (jasminum sambac). Up until about a month ago it was full of green leaves, and had scented white flowers blooming About a month ago many of its leaves started ...
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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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Why is the bottom of my cactus discolored and soft?

I got this cactus a couple of years ago but in the last few months I have noticed the bottom half getting brownish and soft. I water the cactus about once every 6-8 days and it gets a lot of direct ...
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My Tulsi plant has white thing

Can anyone help why my Tulsi (Holy Basil) plant has the white thing and how I can fix it?
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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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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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What is causing these circular spots on my pepper's leaves?

I recently posted about a pepper plant that I got from the local market. Lately, I have noticed circular whitish-brown spots on a lot of the leaves and this seems to be gradually spreading to other ...
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Does my cyclamen need to go dormant?

Almost three years ago I bought a smallish cyclamen from IKEA to decorate my second bathroom. I fully expected it to be "produced as disposable" and to bloom for a bit and then .... whatever. Since ...
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What is this house-plant?

What plant is it? It's dying and I don't know why!
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Is it risky to dust off the leaves of a plant (e.g. in terms of bacteria)?

Should we dust off the leaves of an indoor bonsai with a dry sopalin by gently massaging each leaf towards its ends and then towards the outside?
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Locker Succulents

So my friend and I want to grow succulents in our locker. They will have no natural light but were thinking of getting them some form of battery powered grow lights and a fan to keep air circulation. ...
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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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Housepolant identification and care

Can anyone help me identify this house plant? Some of the leaves have gone yellow, I think due to under watering and this seems to be improving now. Should these be trimmed? Any other care tips ...
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Anything else I can do to promote growth?

I bought this plant some time ago, but I’ve noticed that it’s not looking that great. I decided to replant it with new soil since the original soil’s garbage. I decided to take a picture of the plant ...
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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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I want to stop my sago palms from growing taller

I have a mixture of male and female cycads in my gardens. I want to know how to stop them from growing taller, they are about 10 years older than when they were planted by previous house owner. If I ...
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Bottom growth of corn plant is yellow and brown, top is healthy

Any ideas what is going on with this week plant?
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Name of this Plant and how to keep it straight

What is the name of this plant and also how do i keep main trunk straight. When i bought this plant 7 months ago its leaves were curly and damaged as you can see some old leaves are still there , ...
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Why does my Choko keep dying off, but then it grows up from the ground again?

A Choko is vine which is supposed to thrive all year round but mine's dying off every winter. It grows in a subtropical area, but the weather is very changeable, sometimes it's as hot as summer other ...
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Wine colored leaf border on a French Marigold, what's wrong?

All the leaves are turning wine from the edge inwards. Not sure what is causing this, and after a long search I found nothing similar. Anybody?
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Can I leave a second, 2 spike phalaenopsis orchid attached to the parent plant for now?

I meant to detach and plant the second phalaenopsis plant,which is growing high up on the original spike, but now it has two spikes of its own, and I’m not sure what is best for mom and baby. See ...
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Plant care and identification

I just received a flower, but I really don't know how to keep it alive as long as possible. I'm assuming that it's not going to stay alive forever as it's not potted, but is just keeping it in water ...
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What are these dots my Marigold have?

I'm new to all gardening related topics so I can appreciate some help. I started to inspect more carefully my plants and I found what the picture show. All the leaves have black dots that look ...
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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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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: ...