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Can i use rain water for my aloe vera?

I have just bought myself a Aleo vera plant for my room and i was wondering, could i collect rain water and use it to feed my Aleo vera? Or should i just feed it tap water? Im very worried about it.
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Twofold question about Burning Bush - Rudy Haag

I purchased a few Rudy Haag burning bushes here. They arrived well and healthy-looking. I took care of them as instructed and for the first 3-4 weeks they did really well but after that they started ...
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Okra will not produce pods

I am attempting to grow okra around Portland, Oregon area, USDA hardiness zone 8b. I am growing them in a makeshift greenhouse make of some clear plastic tarp over a raised garden bed. This was ...
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How old can a porcelainflower (Hoya carnosa) get?

I'm wondering since I have a porcelainflower at home which is atleast 45 years of age. Originally owned by my grandmothers mother. It feels so old for a flower(I'm not a flower expert though) and I ...
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How to grow sandalwood plant in a pot?

I bought a little sandalwood plant from a nursery. But, after 20-25 days, its leaves started growing yellow. While planting, I used red mud, cow-ding as manure, and neem oil for pest control. What ...
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What's wrong with my garlic? Overwatered or lacked nutrients?

I'm growing 9 garlics in one container. Previously 10 but the other one died. Currently, some of their leaves are turning yellow and they are still one month old. I used a soil-less medium and I apply ...
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Snake plant leaf thinning

So I've had this snake plant fit and healthy for the last 4 years or so, but recently some of the leaves have been thinning around the edges, going almost paper like. It was recently repotted, and I'...
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dying chilli plants

I have a few chilli plants. initially 4 or 5 of them were in a same pot. Quickly they grew quite big and really strong and I thought it's time to move them to different pots and so I did. I repotted ...
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Privacy Trees - Keeping alive

I recently bought a property where I'll need around 340 feet of privacy trees. I'm planting around 35-40 Thuja Green Giants on the property line. However, I'd like to get these trees in the ground ...
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Fittonia leaves losing color

I have a Red-Green Fittonia. When I bought it from the store, the leaves were glossy, looked like there was a layer of wax on it. However, over the time, the color of the leaves faded. Now, it is red ...
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Aloe leaves turned gelatinous

I have a small aloe plant that someone gave me a while back and it's been doing well. They took some of their cuttings and planted them in a small pot. The longest leaf is probably the length of my ...
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Kalanchoe seems to becoming soft and wilted

I came by this stackexchange almost a year ago and had great success with folks giving me advice on my Kalanchoe, so I thought I'd come back with some more questions. Over the past few months its ...
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Unable to save Fuchsia

I have a small sized Fuchsia in a medium sized plant. Even few days back, it was flowering. Suddenly, for last few days (4 or 5 days) the leaves started drying out. I thought I was over watering and ...
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Is my Cayenne plant healthy?

I'm based in London, UK. I planted Cayenne around mid-may 2018, this is how they are currently looking like (leaves look a bit too big to me compared to other pics of the plants I've seen). So at ...
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What is wrong with this peach/apricot?

There's a young tree in my in-laws garden, I'm 90% sure it's a peach/apricot. As you can see in the pictures, it doesn't look healthy. Can someone point me to what may be wrong with it? A couple of ...
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What is wrong with my jalapeño?

My jalapeño plant has been doing great so far, with no problems. It’s even growing two jalapeños. However, I’ve noticed recently on some of the newer flowers that after the flowers bloom, the stem ...
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New grape vine health

At the end of Spring I planted a grape vine along our trellis/fence. In the early summer, it grew about 6 inches and got a ton of leaves (and even some tiny little grapes). In the past month though, ...
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How to revitalize my potted Rosemary

I have a potted Rosemary bush, purchased in the current pot a little over a year ago. It did well over last summer & this past winter, producing new growth after being pruned for kitchen use. As ...
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What’s wrong with my tomato plant?

I transplanted my tomato plant about three weeks ago, in a pot with potting soil. There is plenty of room in the pot as well. It is outside all day and the weather here is about 75 degrees at night ...
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Ginkgo Biloba Bonsai leaves turning brown from middle

I recently bought a young gingko biloba (maidenhair) bonsai from a nursery that looked healthy two weeks ago. I brought it home and have since watered it twice. I put it outside in the day and it gets ...
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why has my elephant ear suddenly turned yellow?

One of my three elephant ears on my deck in Brooklyn(only a mile from Stack Exchange HQ) has suddenly turned yellow. I had some yellowing on it's sibling earlier in the year, which I diagnosed as ...
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Yellow spots on leaves of my spices

Does somebody comes up with an idea why my spices got those lighter spots on their leaves: IMO it comes from airpolution, but can't proof it.
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Why did a section of my Holly turn brown & fall off?

I have a Goshiki Variegated False Holly & when we moved bought our home a month & half a go it was beautiful. It has now since turn mostly brown & the leaves have fallen off. The leaves ...
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How can I get rid of weeds in my garden?

Obviously it is my first time gardening and I have weeds taller than my tomato, pepper, basil and mint plants. Is there any chemical I can use without hurting my plants or any solution? Also it has ...
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Why are my cilantro plants wilting?

I am growing my cilantro in a pot, and it gets at least 4 hours of sunlight. I water my cilantro once a day. I also have five other cilantro plants in my pot, which is about 12 inches in diameter, and ...
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Why is my Eureka lemon tree losing leaves?

I have an Eureka lemon tree that was doing great over the winter. I repotted it with Miracle grow soil and it has slowly started to drop the leaves and it has a couple brownish colored limbs. I again ...
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Why does my peppermint have long purple stems with very small leaves?

For the past few months I have been trying to grow a peppermint plant indoors. It grows pretty well except for a few stems that have gone purple and only seem to be able to grow these small leaves and ...
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What is attacking my morning glories and how do I get rid of it?

enter image description here What is this affecting my morning glories? And what can I do to help get rid of it? I have took a wet napkin and wiped them off today. I also have seen small bugs ...
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Is Sawdust good for flower gardens?

So I live in Phoenix, AZ in a house neighboring my grandparents. Today we had to cut down a huge pine tree in our front yard because it had died from bark beetle (or some other parasite). I mentioned ...
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White marks on magnolia.

I posted about similar marks on one tree I had. Now I see the same on another. Still looking for info about what this could be...
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Why is my plant dying?

So this plant was a present and its blossoms were already kind of wilting when I got it. I tried my best and repot it asap and watered it on a regular basis. It had a few symbols as instruction how to ...
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Drying and curled up leaves on pluot tree

We planted the tree about 2 months ago. It was thriving beautifully. Last week suddenly the leaves curled up and dried becoming brown. It coincided with dry days (I’m in northeast) so I started ...
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Fruit on trees shriveling up before it develops (peach, apple, pear)

I can’t figure out why the fruit on my trees aren’t developing fully. I have a few fruit trees in my back yard (peach, apple, pear) and they all used to produce good fruit. They were never really ...
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problems with adults Brachychiton

A bout 20 years ago I planted Brachychiton acerifolius and Brachychiton populneus.I could not get any of that flower.Now the Brachychiton populneus are losing leaves.  Does anyone know why? Soils ...
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I feel my plant looks sad. Does it need more light?

My rubber plant which I bought just a week ago looks sad, does it need more light?
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What is happening to my squash/cucurbita?

I have planted in a pot the seeds of a squash/cucurbita (this type) and it was growing very quick and nicely. In the last couple of days I noticed that the leaves looks half dead/sick, and I don't ...
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Money Plant Leaves

What can I do to make my money plant healthy? It's leaves are like burnt and also has holes in it. If I place it indoor, the leaves become yellow and fall off. Posting pics too.
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Cucumber plant turning yellow and babies dying

I live in Los Angeles and am growing cucumbers in a container. My cukes were going like gangbusters until about a week ago, had probably 10 little baby cukes growing, and then my leaves started ...
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Why are my cilantro leaves turning brown?

My cilantro are about three inches tall and has been growing for about three weeks. Today, the leaves are wilting? This is on several of the plants, and some of the leaves’ edges are beginning to ...
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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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Trying to identify small insects on peppers (and if they're dangerous)

I'm completely new to gardening in Colorado, so I hope this isn't a dumb question. Today I noticed some very tiny bugs crawling on the leaves of my pepper plants and and there are a few very small ...
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small cherry tree has gum leaking, probably wound

I have a small cherry tree that has some glue leaking, think it might have a wound that I didn't notice before, probably from when it snowed in spring last year. There are also some yellow leaves on a ...
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Dry brown stem on tomato plant

I carefully transferred this tomato from a pot because some of the leaves are starting to dry out and the stem is turning brown, and it did not seem to make a difference. So I was wondering if this is ...
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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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Can I save this stem or must I cut it out?

One of my stepdaughters decided to use their nails to damage my plant. Can I save it or do I have to cut this out?
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Black stem tips in a blueberry plant

I have a blueberry plant that is about 4 months old and a couple of weeks ago I noticed that the tips of the two main stems (the ones that the plant came with when I bought it), and some leaves are ...
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Avocado leaves browning and dying

Anyone know what is going on with my avocado tree last year it was fine i grew it from a seed but this year the leaves have suddenly started browning and dying off and at first i thought i was over-...
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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’...