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My croton is not growing

I have bought this like 3 to 4 month ago it has some leaf fall but no more recently .the problem is it did not grow one leaf since I've got it and also it have spider mites.
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What is this brown plant and how do I care for it? When do I water it?

I while back I got this interesting plant, but I never knew how to properly care for it, the leaves just seem to turn red and yellow and then fall off. Here's a picture of it (it's the brown stick ...
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Can I propagate a new Campanula Adansa from a broken branch?

While putting soil in the pot, I accidentally broken two Capanula branches with many flowers. Is it possible to propagate using them? If yes, can anyone please guide through it? PS: here is the ...
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Why my indoor Fuchsia is wilting?

I have this new Fuchsia plant which until yesterday was pretty good in shape. many buds are there and blooms were also coming I try to keep this plant moist. For that I use wooden skewers. I put it ...
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How to save my Fittonia (Nerve plant) after repotting?

I bought a pot of Fittonia (red leaves) yesterday. I was really in good health. Yesterday I moved those 3 plants into new pots since the actual pot was pretty small. I used soil bought from store (...
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What’s wrong with my Aloe Vera plant?

I have absolutely no idea what’s wrong with my aloe. It started getting these patches of light brown spots a few weeks ago and appears to have spread. Any advice on what it is/how to treat it?
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How to treat a magnolia with white fuzz on its leaves?

I can’t find photos with similar problem in the internet. Therefore, I don’t know how to treat this. Please help me, the tree looks worse each day.
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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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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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Chopping old vegetable/fruit to the ground as compost [duplicate]

Sometimes I have vegetable/fruit that's gone bad and it's going to be thrown. I was thinking about chopping it and mix it with the ground of the plants I have (not so many). Will it be helpful for ...
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Identify caterpillar infestation on apple tree

tl;dr; Found caterpillar nests. Should I keep them or destroy them? I spotted three caterpillar nests(?) on my apple tree. The apple tree produces green eating apples (don't know what variety). There ...
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Problems with Camellia sinensis

All my Camellia sinensis appear with the leaves like the foto shows. All the other Camellias ( japonica and sasanqua are Ok)- Please, someone knows what it is?
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White color substance on the branch of hibiscus plant

I have three hibiscus plants growing in our garden but for one hibiscus I could see some white color substance on the new leaves and branch. Can anyone please advise on how to get rid of this and save ...
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Cutting long branches from oregano plant to regrow?

I have an Oregano brujo at home in a regular rectangular pot, but some of the branches are getting too long to stay upright and will eventually break. Is it possible to cut these branches and regrow ...
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Identify a succulent with gray-green paired ovate leaves

I saw this potted plant at a local grocery store. It was USD $10 and there was only . Can someone identify this plant? Is it fast-growing? Does it have flowers? Is it indoor or outdoor? Does it have ...
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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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Exposed roots in a juniperus bonsai, plus probable fungi problem

A friend of mine has a juniperus bonsai similar to this, but it is not doing well recently. I noticed its top roots are now outside of soil, which I find not good, and I am about to suggest my friend ...
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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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Houseplant seems to be dying

I recently moved out and got gifted a fairly big houseplant by my aunt. I quite like the look of it and aim to keep it alive, in part because it is my first ever own plant. She didn't remember what ...
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How to prevent stacking in split rock succulents?

My split rock has 4 leaves, should the outer leaves be removed at some point to prevent stacking in order to prevent death of plant, and if so how do I do it?
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Can I put Hens and Chicks in the soil for cactus?

I have some soil for cactus and I was wandering if it is ok to plant Hens and Chicks in this type of soil? I have read aboout pH for the Hens and Chicks and it says it should be more than 7pH, and ...
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Can a plant survive bottled in its own ecosystem for 50 years?

I came across a story on about David Latimer, who put spiderwort plants into a bottle garden ("terrarium") in 1960, watered it in 1972, and then sealed the bung. The plants have been living, thriving ...
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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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What is this houseplant with oval, shiny, dark green leaves, and how can I care for it?

I got this plant from a yard sale, and have had it for six months. It has many shiny dark green, healthy leaves. New stalks are growing but their leaves are turning yellow and they're dying. What ...
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String drip system while summer away for 1 month

Is it suitable to string drip while summer? I am away for 1 month in April. I have 10 pots in my garden. so I decided to create string dripping. But is this suitable? If not, then what is the best ...
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Plant recommendation for travelling student

I am a university student who rents an apartment to live in. Because I study abroad, there are times that I return back at my parent's home. The time I spend there varies from a week up to two months ...
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Does anyone know what’s wrong with my Areca Palm?

I’m quite new to this, honestly should have done this earlier. I got plants to keep me company in this lonely place as I’m in uni, I’ve had my plants since September and to be honest it’s been a long ...
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Lifetime of a Poinsettia

I have a Poinsettia that I've been caring for since xmas. I've taken a look at online guides and they all seem to be focused on making the leaves turn red near xmas. Is this a process that's crucial ...
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Flourishing Venus Flytrap: Special needs?

I've been having a venus flytrap plant (actually, 3 plants in the same pot) for about 8 months. It was greeh and healthy, but about 4/5 months ago (summer here in Spain) it started to become black ...
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What is wrong with this Strawflower?

I have a tom thumb/dwarf strawflower growing in a gallon plastic pot. It's not supposed to get higher than 15 inches and the plant next to it came from the same packet. It only has a few flowers on it,...
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Is my Kalanchoe healthy?

I first adopted my K. Blossfeldiana about a year ago from a friend of mine. When I got it, the flowers had all wilted and were falling off. Since then, it only blossomed around 2 or 3 flowers (single ...
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How to obtain the inoculant for Lespedeza thunbergii?

I am considering Lespedeza thunbergii for my shrub border, and I found a document on internet that says: Lespedeza thunbergii is a legume, so you must obtain the appropriate fresh, viable inoculant....
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Is the trunk of this honeysuckle in danger of being strangled?

You are looking at a rare specimen of estimated 50 years old honeysuckle: (the honeysuckle is in the foreground; there is a high dark green conifer in the background, but it is not essential for this ...
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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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My Areca Palm is dying

I bought a 5ft areca palm about a month ago. About two weeks after I purchased it, I noticed some leaves had spots and others were turning brown. Initially I thought it was normal but more leaves seem ...
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Planting moderately acidophilic plant under the rain downspout

I bought a couple of slightly acidophilic plants, and my soil is neutral, and also I don't like to use any chemicals. Would it be a good idea to plant them at the base of rain downspout? (The plants ...
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Sick Elderberry help

Recently I've seen my Elderberry trees develop some yellow leaves and I don't know what the problem could be or how to fix it, so I'll leave a picture if anybody can help me.
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When is the winter period for plants kept in a country with no winter (or a constant room temperature)?

Reading up on how to care for a Mammillaria Elongata Cactus I see it mentions such things as suspending watering in winter for best care (and to encourage better flowering) the preferred time to re-...
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Thyme (Black up curled tipped leaves) [closed]

I have a thyme cutting that has rooted, probably about two months and the tips of some of the leaves are turning black and curling up. Any idea what that is? Light, nutrient deficiency or some ...
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What are these succulents in a decorative pot?

I got these awesome plants but I don't know what they are or how to care for them. Can you help me?
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Carnation photoperiod responsive stage?

I would like to know when do Carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus) become responsive to their photoperiod for flowering. That is, at what leaf stage e.g. two leaf, four leaf. Thank you a lot.
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Blacking of peace lily

Leaves of my peace lily are turning black starting from a brown tip. I water them once in 6 days unless water comes out of drainage hole, temperature is consistent on more or less 35° C . Humidity is ...
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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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Why remove dead leaves from plants?

What reasons are there to remove dead leaves from plants? Does plant type or indoor vs. outdoor change the important of removing dead leaves? People says it's the correct thing to do. Searching ...
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Resurrecting my almost dead house plant

This was a friends plant, a Dracaena Marginata and it basically died, I took it to see if I could regrow it but I’m not that savvy in gardening. Luckily some green has sprouted from the bottom but I ...
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How to treat a Beaucarnea recurvata wounded at the base of the trunk?

I have recently relocated a Beaucarnea recurvata in the garden. In the process the plant got wounded and I am worried about its survival. Earlier the ball (caudex) was in contact with a 2 feet wooden ...
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Tulsi/ basil leaves turning yellow

I have a potted Tulsi plant got from a nursery a month back. The leaves were green then. After a pruning, the new leaves started getting yellow. There are two plants and both of them have the same ...
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What is this ornamental conifer and is it dying?

This ornamental conifer, which looks like some sort of blue spruce, has lived in this spot since at least spring of 2014, when it looked like this: I live in SE Pennsylvania, and it has appeared ...
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Tomatoes and pepper plants dropping flowers

I am new to gardening and I have planted tomato and pepper plants. They make flowers but they drop them and they are not making any vegetable. Any idea what could be reason? I am in the city so I ...