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Will starfruit grow in planter?

Can a carambola/starfruit tree grow in a planter in the Caribbean? A friend in Florida has a carambola tree in his backyard. Would this fruit grow in a planter? The planter will be in a patio that ...
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Cactus shoots drooping and turning olive

Hey Gardening & Landscaping SE, happy to be a new member! I am concerned for my cactus shoots and hope you are willing to help me out. Short version: My 3,5 months old cactus shoots are starting ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 there a way to help a stunted Euonymus europaeus grow more?

I have an Euonymus europaeus. However, it appears its growth is stunted - it consists of only one weak looking main branch (I really can't call it a trunk) with several smaller branches. There is no ...
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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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Caring for Ficus Starlight plant

I have a Ficus Starlight with green and yellow leaves. The size of the leaves are small, not very big. Is this plant require same care as weeping fig? What is the correct soil mix for this plant and ...
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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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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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Avacado sprout dying

My seed sprouted but it started to drying out from the top . Not sure what went wrong.
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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'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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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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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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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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Plumbago auriculata without flowers

enter image description hereMy Plumbago auriculata has not bloomed this year. I pruned it, in February like I do every year, I not modified the watering or fertilization but .... no flowers. What can ...
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Hostas in river rock - am I doing it wrong?

Last year I put water permeable fabric and then river rock down on a slope that sends water runoff toward my garage. A furrow at the edge of the rock helps direct the runoff away slightly better. It’...
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Lilly pilly hedges growing unevenly

I have 12 lilly pilly (acmena smithii) hedges (2 out of picture) facing south in the Victoria, Australia which get some sun all year round. It seems though that the ones on the left are growing much ...
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Biodegradable material that keeps the termites away

Recently I came across Groasis Growboxx, a biodegradable coccoon that ensures maximum survival rate, and less water being used for their nurturing. This was tested in Urulikanchan, Pune, India. The ...
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Are my Salvia Blue dead? or will they bloom again?

My Salvia stem and leaves went from deep green to olive green and the flower from purple/blue to light brown. This is my first time planting this type of plant. I didn't do the best research and I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do I revive my dying rubber plants

Experts please advice on saving these rubber plants.They were repotted from nursery pot almost a month back.Their roots were completely exposed as roots were badly entangled in small plastic basket ...
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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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Diagnosis - plumeria leaves are yellowing and falling off

My plumeria, grown from a cutting, is starting to lose leaves. The leaves slowly turn yellow and brown over the course of 2-3 weeks. They start off green, then have a few white spots, then turn fully ...
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What is wrong with my desert roses and how can I cure them?

I got 7 desert rose plants about 2.5 months ago. They all now have something. I don't know. Leaf curls. some white stuff? (Might be rain residue/powdery mildew but I don't know which). Some spotty ...
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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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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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Is it a Peace Lily and can I rescue this?

Bought two of these (Peace Lily?) for the bedrooms but this one is in trouble - what can I do to rescue it? Am thinking it has been overwatered by house sitter during my absence and seems also to have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...