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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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The new leaves of my ponytail palm are cracking at the base, why and how do I fix it?

You can see my ponytail palm in the first picture. I have begin to notice that the new leaves after reaching a certain length start to crack near the base, (picture 2). In picture 3 you can see how ...
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Why do peppers grow poorly in Northern US?

We live in Upstate New York and have happily gardened between (about) Ithaca New York and Boston Mass. (so let’s say zone 5b-6a). When growing peppers (of all kinds), our experience and in the ...
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Geranium is short with leaves only no flowers in July

I put down the seeds for geranium around mid or late May in 2020. I live in Pacific Northwest. Now it is just like this after almost 2 months It's only 4-5 in tall and no flowers yet. It's been cool ...
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Is my Areca palm dying? How to save it?

I was gifted this areca palm about 8 months ago. It was fine for the first 3-4 months. After that it has started yellowing, the fronds are not straight as well. Earlier I used to water it about once ...
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Reduce stem growth of flowers

I have 2 trough planters with various flowers in thank my kids have planted. As you can see from the images below, they have grown quite tall and the bottom of the trough where the stems are look a ...
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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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what to do to make all the leaves of my Nerium variegata turn yellow?

I live in Portugal. I have a neriun oleander variegata whose leaves are on certain branches completely yellow. How can I get the whole bush to give leaves whid this color?
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Why are these tree branches growing downward?

The trees on my property tend to grow their branches downward, like this: It looks to me like they're just crowded and reaching for some sunlight, but I'm starting to worry about their health and ...
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Amount of sunlight and water for citrus tree

I got this the other day from the local plant shop. I have tried to inform myself how to take good care about it. I read that it is best to keep it outdoors if I can but right now I can't do that. I ...
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Why are the new leaves of my poly elephant’s ear turning yellow?

I just purchased a Poly Elephant’s Ear from my local nursery. It was in good condition prior to taking it home ( no yellowing of leaves). 3 days later, I noticed two new baby leaves have turned yellow/...
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How to nurse a plant damaged from shipping back to health?

I ordered a Peperomia Argyreia (Watermelon) and it arrived today. 5 out of 7 of the leaves have some or a lot of browning/blackening on the underside of them, with the 3 biggest ones all having some ...
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Dracena Happy Plant mould on Trunk

We bought home a Dracena plant about two months ago, it has been watered once since we have had it. We live in Melbourne Australia, so we are now in Winter. It is in a sunlit room in a corner out of ...
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Magnolia leaves partially browning and curling

I have had this Magnolia soulangeana 'Heaven Scent' for 2 years (I live in South East England). It is in a cubic pot (of side length ~50cm) on the patio and is currently 135cm tall. It did very well ...
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How do I maximize flowers from Sweet Peas?

My sweet peas are growing quite well up the netting. As shown in the attached photo, they’ve grown up past the netting and are reaching skyward into emptiness. (I put that black plastic square behind ...
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Is there something wrong with my Rainer cherry tree?

I just noticed this sap at the base of the Rainer Cherry tree (I think, I didn’t plant it I just noticed the cherries). I don’t believe I hit it with anything but it’s possible the weedwacker hit it. ...
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Should slugs and snails be treated the same way?

I've been reading articles on taking care of plant species such as basil and have noticed that though I've seen precautions for slug infestations, I haven't seen the same for snails. They're both ...
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Growing celosia outside in the UK

Can celosia plants be planted outside in the soil in UK climate? I have a small spiky celosia that I purchased from a gardening centre, where it was stored in a polytunnel. I understand that these ...
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Planting in soil filled with ivy roots

I want to place some plants in the borders of my terrace garden. The house has a large amount of ivy running up the side of the terrace. When tilling the soil, I've discovered that it's completely ...
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What are the tiny black dots on my basil?

I repotted my basil plant yesterday as it was in a small seedling bag. Today when I checked on my plant, all of the leaves even the small ones that are growing, had black dots all over. Please help I’...
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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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Flowering plant identification and why might flowers not open?

Are there common/well-known (and hopefully curable) reasons why a plant's flowers would fail to open? The plant in the pictures below has remained in the same earthenware pot - about 45cm at the top, ...
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Please identify my plant

I've had this plant for about 2 years- always in the same spot. So far it seems to be ok with watering about once a week and occasionally spraying its leaves. It is growing new leaves quite often but ...
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Cat palm is turning yellow. Help!

I have had this cat palm plant for over a year now. Over the last couple of months I notice that the leaves are turning yellow. I’ve tried watering it less and then more
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How do I transplant my English lavender that grew very close to each other

Is it too late to transplant my english lavender? I started them from seed in April, and didn't expect the ones that are gonna survive are the ones that are beside each other. So I am concerned that ...
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Adding shade to a potted plant?

We live in the Caribbean and I have several potted plants in my rooftop. One of the plants is a small citrus plant. The problem is that the climate here is so hot (over 90 degrees in the morning) and ...
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How to prune an apple tree

I have 2 apple trees that are about 5 yrs old. They are about 6 to 7 ft. tall, but the main stem seems to be dead. There are quite a few new branches lower down,near the base and in the middle. Is ...
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My Vinca plants are dying

My Vinca plants are dying in my pots at home. Please suggest some measures to prevent further or possible cause for it.
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What is the name of this variegated plant?

I've had it for a month, but lost the tag with info on it. if anyone has the name and/or helpful info, i'd really appreciate it. i don't want to kill it! all i know is it's two toned, it's been ...
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Small white growth on indoor plant pot and in soil

After I potted my indoor Fiddle Leaf Fig tree - a few days later I noticed a strange white growth or webbing of some sort alone the bottom of the pot where the water would drain. I’ve been trying to ...
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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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Ficus Elastica having weird surface on leaf

My plant is healthy and no yellowing leaf. Keep growing new leaf but the younger leaf below the new growth is looking weird. Surface is unusual from the rest. Only one leaf looking strange and the ...
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Can someone show me a picture of full grow Nepenthes Rafflesiana or Bicalcarata?

Im trying to grow nepenthes rafflesiana and bicalcarata and im curious, i have seen many picture of this nepenthes species on google but the picture only show pitcher, stem, and leaf. Im also watch ...
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Home plant identification and care

I recently recieved this plant (see image below) from my family, but they ripped out the identification ticket and they couldn't tell what kind of it is. To give it the best care I can, I figured ...
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tree branches of Green tomato tree start to drying

I have planted one green tomato tree around 2020 February and it was growing well by my observations but now after almost 2 months i have seen the tree branches start to drying like this ( maybe could ...
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What are these yellow splotches on some Christmas Cacti (Schlumbergera) I rescued? Are they a positive or negative sign?

A few weeks back — on a fairly windy night here in New York City — I was going out to toss out the trash when someone’s small pot of Christmas Cacti (Schlumbergera) crashed down on the ground right ...
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Peace Lily: Are these spores or eggs?

So i have thise peace lily that has been recently been getting brown spots all over the leaves and today i decided to take a closer look at the whole plant and see if i can find anything immediately ...
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What is the name of this “zombie plant”?

When I moved into my flat a couple of years ago, there were a couple of truly pathetic-looking plants. I went to the local (in Scotland) diy home & garden store, and bought a bag of potting soil ...
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Mystery House Plant (Succulent) is sick?

I inherited a mystery house plant that I assumed was some type of aloe. Honestly I wasn't too worried about it (it seemed happy and pretty enough😅) until it got these yellow growths where the leaves ...
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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 have my Chilli Pepper plants started to develop small slightly translucent spots/blotches on the leaves?

See the photos attached of the leaves. I planted these chilli peppers about 2 months ago (march 2020) and they have been sat on my windowsill. We've had relatively hot and sunny weather for the UK ...
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What's happening to my Ipomoeas?

I'm new in gardening and these stuff. So I planted some ipomoea seeds some time ago and at first they were growing nice and fast but suddenly they started to get wilted yellow and these brown spots ...
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Mango Tree has Black and Brittle Tips on New and Old Foiliage. What possible remedies are there to stop this from reoccuring?

The problem is growing everyday progressing up the leaf towards the stem. Here is a big picture of old foliage being affected by it. I water my 6 month old mango every 5-7 days. It grows in a 68F-75F ...
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Sick Hibiscus Plant

I’ve had this hibiscus for 1 year it was beautiful and healthy and then it had gotten aphids. I had treated it for the aphids and things seemed to improve. But now it’s in such poor condition I’m not ...
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brown spots on dracaena

I tried to search about this specific spots, but couldn't find anything relevant. But I'm also new to plants and gardening, so I probably don't know exactly what I should be looking for. I got this ...
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Herbs/Salads going purple in soil

I planted these herbs and salads a week ago in soil. The leaves of some (mint, sage, rocket) are turning purple. Bit of a newbie question but any advice welcome! Have been watering daily. Thanks
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My spider plant fell over! What do I need to do to keep it alive?

I have a spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) that I've had for about three or four years. I got it as a tiny plant in a 2 inch pot; I moved it to a 4 inch pot shortly afterwards, and it's been there ...
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Plz help! 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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Need help identifying this grapevine and how to care for it

Hi I live in South New Jersey and there's an old grapevine from the previous home owners I would like to get it to fruit as the past couple years it hasn't been successfully fruitful. Please see below ...
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Lavender (angustifolia) not handling the full sun well

I started these English Lavender from seed and they've been doing well a week or two after germination. Now that they have about 6-8 true leaves, whenever the sun is out, especially on a cloudless day,...

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