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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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White patches on leaves on my indoor lime tree

I have an indoor lime plant that flourished through its first winter. Then, scale invaded, and I have been busy taking it to the shower and carefully cleaning leaf by leaf and stem by stem. The most ...
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Why some types of banana trees seem to grow better when I leave the dried leaves on them?

I always thought that leaving the dried leaves was good, according to my experience, but then I saw on google that cutting the dried leaves stimulates growth, so I'm confused. I noticed that the dried ...
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What’s wrong with my snake plant leaves?

I recently discovered the tip of my snake plant had turned blackish and cut off from the rest of the plant, basically dead, the dead part feels moist and floppy. I don’t know what’s wrong if I’m under ...
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ZZ plant has light spot on the leaves

I have had a ZZ plant for 1,5 years. It was already big when I got it. It grew a couple of leaves last spring. The old pot was changed in August 2020 and the new one is 12 liters with Lechuza PON ...
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What's this in flamboyan plant trunk?

I planted a flamboyan seed (ie. Royal Poinciana) in a pot a few months ago, and it was growing really nice and had nice foliage (if that's the correct name?) . Recently, I've noticed that the leaves ...
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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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Help identifying white spots on an indoor palm?

I got this palm tree from a trade yesterday and I'm trying to come up with a rehab plan. I know it needs repotting, and potentially more light than it was getting at its old home, but it also has ...
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Parsley leaves losing colour/ white spots

My parsley and thyme leaves have started losing color. Does anyone know what might be the cause? They are slowly turning white. The plants have been in this container for a few years could the soil be ...
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Need to identify plants

I have 2 plants I got as gifts and don’t know how to care for them. Anyone have any idea what they are? One has thick. Curved leaves, if you can even call them that. It has a layer of short, fur like ...
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Yellow Leaves Calathea Medallion

I bought this Calathea earlier in the year (UK based) and it’s recently started to show yellow leaves, see pictures. It’s had about 3-4 yellow leaves now, all of them at the bottom of the plant ...
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What is wrong with this Jade plant?

Another gifted plant to my not so green thumb. We moved this jade plant to the south window for natural sunlight. It is about 1 foot from the window and it is winter, but the room itself isn’t that ...
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What's the reason my Bitter Gourd leaves are turning yellow?

I have planted some Bitter gourds in my backyard, they get 4-5 hours of morning sunlight each day. I am watering them regularly; once I find the top 2-inches of soil completely dry. Recently I am ...
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Lemon Tree Lost Most of its Leaves

I have a lemon tree and it recently lost most of its leaves. I am not sure why. Some information about the tree: I am not sure what the variety of the lemon tree is (here is the store website for the ...
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Brown leaves and spots on Baby Rubber Plant (Peperomia Obtusifolia)

I have a Peperomia Obtusifolia which has developed brown leaf edges and spots prior to this it was growing well and no issues. I have tried to diagnose the issue which seems similar to black spots on ...
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Name of this Plant and Care recommendations

I bought this Plant three days ago from Plant Nursery, but unfortunately they didnt mention the name of this plant. So i brought it home and cleaned the pot and just places under growing light.
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Help to identify and care for these plants [closed]

A friend of a friend passed two houseplants down to our family and I have no idea what they are or how to care for them (e.g. watering frequency, pruning, proper amount of sunlight, etc. ). At some ...
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Rose plant having problem

This is my new Rose plant I bought it last week from the nursery. I have already lost one last month. Leaves are turning yellow & brown. I only watered it once. I don't want to lose this one 🥺.
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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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Tomato seedlings drooping after being placed outside

I don’t know what happened to my tomato seedlings. I just left them outside the balcony and when I checked them after 1 hour, they were all drooping. I already moved them inside my room. Please help ...
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How can I keep plants from drying, when shifted from shade to bright sunlight?

Recently I had to (re)shift certain plant pots (kept in a shaded area from a while (an year or so)) to a bright area. Earlier the plants leaves had turned dark green in shade probably due to their ...
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My rue plant is partially yellow

I have this problem with my rue, that some of its leaves are yellow and weak. I tried watering less often and all the leaves became a little dry/crispy so I assumed it was not over watering. I live in ...
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Is this Dieffenbachia (dumb cane) sick?

I believe this plant to be a Dieffenbachia (dumb cane). My mother got it about 40 years ago. The lower leaves have suddenly turned yellow (see pictures). Is this plant sick? Does the soil lack proper ...
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Flax leaves shriveling up

I have what I believe is a Flax plant in my yard and many of the leaves dry out and shrivel up. Any idea why and what I can do to make it stop?
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Why is my hibiscus plant leaves droping ,turning yellow and producing small flowers even when it has been watered?

My hibiscus plant's leaves are drooping, and yellow and the flower size has shrinked substantially. Yellow leaves are present at bottom and middle of the plant. The plant is 4 feet tall, and the pot ...
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Is it too late to plant roses in the ground in November

I bought some David Austin roses earlier this year and put them into containers to test. The reason is that my yards are very shady so I wanted to see if the "spot" works due to many pine ...
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Is a Monios-L T5 LED Grow Light good for all life stages of flowers?

There is an overwhelming amount of lights to choose from for optimal plant growth. I have purchased a Monios-L T5 LED Grow Light but am uncertain if it is suitable for seedlings. I am currently trying ...
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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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Need help in Identifying this succulent and taking care of it

I was gifted this succulent plant about 10 days back. Need help in identifying the exact species of the plant. I live in Bangalore, India. If it helps. I searched online and found it to look similar ...
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What is wrong with my indoor cat palm?

There are black spots on my leaves, black lesions, black tips, and yellowing younger leaves. The younger leaves are most effected while the older leaves have black tips. One stem has a few black spots....
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Ficus benjamina care and reviving

Someone in our house put a ficus benjamina onto a staircase, which basically means 'thrown away'. The tree is in moderate or poor condition. I think it will not have enough light in this place (there ...
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Crassula ovata/Jade plant: leaf tips shrunk in

I have several crassula plants, and the leaf tips on some of them started appearing shrunk in, as if something chewed them of or sucked them out (see image). I can't see any bugs on the plants. They'...
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ZZ Plant stem rot

Last week, I ordered 5 pieces of ZZ plants. It arrived somehow damaged (leaves yellowing and some have fallen off). The stem appeared to be undamaged. Today, however, I noticed that one of the ZZz ...
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Kalanchoe issues. Leggy, yellowing leaves, etc

I've had this kalanchoe for a year and a half and it was doing great until a couple months ago. It started getting very tall, almost etiolated with all the bottom leaves dying. I was likely watering ...
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Shea Nuts growing in South Africa

What are the odds of getting shea nuts to grow in south africa? I am interested in growing shea nuts while living in South Africa.
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What's this brown spot on my jade leaf?

What's this brown spot on the leaf of my jade plant? I first saw it on the leaf about a week ago. A few days before I saw it, I had to remove one of its bottom leaves because it looked like it was ...
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Sun-scorched Mamey sapling

I have been letting my two Mamey saplings grow for about a month and a half now. They were quite prosperous at the beginning: a half cup of water bi-daily and lots of sunlight—but unfortunately, after ...
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Staghorn Fern Non-Hanging Planter

I’ve just been gifted a staghorn fern and it’s outgrowing its nursery pot already. I read that you’re supposed to hang staghorn ferns either by mounting them or in wire baskets. Unfortunately my ...
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Aglaonema Firecracker leaf turning yellow with brown spot. Sunburn or overwatering?

I left my Aglaonema firecracker with my neighbor for about a month while I was away. When I came back, I found that one of the leaves had completely turned yellow and a brown spot (slightly ...
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Why are the new leaves on my philodendron drying out and brittle

Just recently bought this about 2-3 weeks ago. The soil still feels damp so I haven’t watered it yet. The small leaves or nodes..I’m not sure what they are are dry and brittle. What do I do?
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Red/pink spots and light spots on my oregano

Does anyone know what are those?
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White patches with black dots on leaves of Areca Palm

I have a small Areca Palm and today I noticed these small white patches appearing on the leaves, the patch is on the top and bottom side of the leaf, it almost looks like it's dried out? Whatever it ...
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Well-watered Fittonia is sad (droopy)

I've had a Fittonia (Nerve plant) for more than a year now, and it's been doing really great. I've repotted it once and until a month ago it was doing so well that I was considering dividing it. ...
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When to bring potted calamondin tree indoor?

I have a potted calamondin tree (calamansi). I had to bring it to the balcony in summer because it does not fit on a window sill and it was too hot to keep the curtains open all day. Now I noticed ...
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When to move Euphorbia milii to full sun?

Yesterday I bought a Euphorbia milii (Crown of Thorn) in a 6" pot from my local Home Depot. At the store it never received full sun. I know that this plant thrives with direct sun, so I'll be ...
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The leaves on my succulent are getting brown and mushy - help!

I got this succulent from a local florist and have kept in my living room with low light and regular potting soil. I have have it for about a week - I am just starting to notice the bottom leaves are ...
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Help! Kentia palm is sad :(

https://imgur.com/a/bRCIHPo [EDIT] More pictures requested of the underside of leaves: https://imgur.com/a/OOmzIKL We're having troubles with our Kentia palm after a month in its new home. It has all ...
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What plant is this? How do I take care of it?

I recently came across this plant, can anyone tell me what is it called and how do I take care of it. Before I received it, it was placed in a very dimply lit room with no direct or indirect sunlight. ...
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What caused the leaf discoloration in my Kaffir lime?

The leaves of my kaffir lime plant have the grainy discoloration which looks like a disease. I assume normal leaves would be plain dark green. I didn't see insects or aphids living or staying in the ...

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