Questions tagged [plant-health]

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Pepper tree has dying parts

I can't seem to attach a picture because it's too large but I have a multi trunk pepper tree that has been beautiful for years. All of a sudden I'm noticing the tops of the branches on the right side ...
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What are these spots/pimples/holes/punctures in my succulent's leaves?

My succulent is otherwise healthy as far as I'm aware. I don't know whether this is normal and I never noticed it, or whether it's a sign of something more concerning. My mother-in-law speculated it ...
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I don’t know what’s happening to my opuntia, can you help me?

I've had this opuntia since may this year and it was growing fine, it had grown three new little opuntia and suddenly it started having this white rod like things, at first I cleaned them up but a ...
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White and yellow stuff in potting soil?

I have a cranberry tree in a planter, and today I noticed this white and yellow stuff in the soil. Here are some pics of the soil: A few months ago this same plant had tons of scale, and I cleaned it ...
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Garden in a jar - (mould?)

Two days ago, I got a garden in a jar. Unfortunately, I saw a mold (or something like that) on plants and small worms in the ground. Is there someone who can help me? http://prntscr.com/pagear, http:/...
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dark dots on myrtle leaves

I noticed dark dots on some of the leaves which I assume is not a good sign... but at the same time new leaves have been growing and are a beautiful green and spotless, so I am confused. Do you have ...
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Passiflora Snow Queen is drying out

I bought 3 plants of Passiflora Snow Queen in May this year. They have been thriving well and fast. My wall is almost covered and they are still growing as you can see: The plants are outside in a ...
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What is going on with my cactus. Someone said miners but idk

my night bLooming cactus has its leaves eaten like this. I don’t see a bug on it. Ive Sprayed it with water etc and researched online but just two people answered and they said miners. I don’t know if ...
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can a holly tree ruin the soil for shrubs

Can a holly tree ruin the soil? The holly tree has been gone for about 10 years but was there for about 30 years. It stopped thriving when a nearby maple tree grew higher and cut out most of the ...
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How much soil needed for cactus maintenance?

I have several sabila cactuses that look like the picture below. I was considering filling up a cut wine bottle like this with soil and using it as a pot for the cactus. Is this possible or do they ...
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Questionable small white spots on panda plant

I’m not too sure when these spots came up. Did a quick google search and the first results says that it could be mealybugs, but I don’t see any actual bugs on the plant or in the soil. A few other ...
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Are these whiteflies under my tomato plant's leaf?

For the last week or so, I have noticed several small yellow spots on the top of one of the leaves. Today, I looked under the leaf and noticed a bunch of very small, dark lumps, and a couple of small ...
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Is it true that shoots will grow only when the root system is fully established?

If you have two flower pods and one is double the size, will the plant in the double sized pod first fill out the whole pod with roots before its shoot starts growing?
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Why are my indeterminate San Marzano tomato plant's leaves turning yellow?

I started four San Marzano tomato plants from seed a little over a month ago. I repotted them a few weeks ago into 4-inch pots. The plants were doing fine until a few days ago. All four of them are ...
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Is my pineapple dying

I have been growing this pineapple for about two months and recently the fruit started turning brownish. Is it dying or have a problem? What should I do?
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what's the matter with my pilea peperomioides? Its leaves are turning black and cripsy starting at the edges

I have had this plant for less than a year. I got it as a baby from the plant of a friend and put it in soil. Since then, the plant has grown like nobody's business. It is huge now so much so that I ...
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Mango Tree from Seed - is it damaged?

I’ve been growing a mango plant from seed and transferred to pot a couple of weeks ago. Since, the top has hardened to an almost woody nub - is this healthy or did it get damaged in transfer. Also, ...
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Philodendron Imperial Red: What could be causing “burn spots” on leaves?

I have been slowly watching spots appear on the new leaves of my philodendron. They are small, brown and dry (similar in look to leaf tips when under/over watered). They don't appear on the leaves ...
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Pineapple leaves turn brownish

i have been groving pineapples planted from suckers. Two of three have been growing fine, but now are developing brovn soft areas on the leaves, but not at the tip or the base. They were planted in ...
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Is my chili plant infected?

I have a 50 days old chili plant in the balcony. Yesterday I noticed some white formations on it. I am not sure if my plant is infected by some pest. What do you think this is? And how can I deal ...
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Removing worms from potting soil?

This is the background for my question... I had a plant that I bought from a supermarket some time ago. I noticed it was dying, so when I inspected it I noticed the soil had worms (I recently posted ...
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Identify root growing from tree?

What is this white plant growing from the tree? The host tree (not the white root) is about 30” tall. I was checking the soil from this tree because it was deteriorating pretty fast and I wasn’t sure ...
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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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Colocasia mojito leaves turning red and wilting

My colocasia mojito has a few leaves that are turning red and wilting the one in the close up picture is the worst. I'm not sure if it's getting too much light or not enough. It's sitting on my ...
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Why is seed attached to plant even after growing?

I think the seed functions as a source of nutrients for small plants. I have a mango plant which didn't break out of shell completely (only shoot came out) and eventually its seed became rotten, maybe ...
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Why do the leafs of peppermint plant look ill?

In the image below that I just took of my peppermint plant you can see that the leafs have this silver-grayish spots that don't look healthy. What am I doing wrong? Is it too much sun maybe?
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What’s going on with my staghorn fern and how do I save it?

We bought this staghorn at Lowe’s awhile ago from the equivalent of a reject bin. It’s always looked kinda sad. Recently though it’s gotten mold or bugs on it. I don’t know what happened. It lost ...
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Neon Pothos slowly rotting

So I’ve got this neon Pothos around five weeks ago and since then the leaves are slowly turning yellow and rotting at the bottom. and I really don’t know what to do bc I read that it can be under ...
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Maintain cactus without soil?

I have several cacti plants (sabila), just like the one in the picture, and I have several cut wine bottles. I would like to place several of them around our balcony, but without using soil. My ...
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Why are the new growths on my Sago Palm withering and turning yellow/vrown

I’ve had this sago palm for just over a week. When I bought it, the new growths were already a little bit sad looking, and they’ve since deteriorated. The older parts are healthy and green, and have ...
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Can cactus live in water permanently?

I have many small sabilas (a cactus), so my idea was to cut the top part of several wine bottles, fill the remaining glass container with water, and place the cactus in the bottle, like in the picture ...
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Solanum mammosum withering

I have two Solanum mammosum (nipplefruit) plants next to each other, and the one on the right is starting to wither since a week. The other one is not, what's going on here? The plants are from seeds,...
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Granny Smith apple trees fruit health

I have a young apple tree and it has fruit for the first time, but most of the apples have this in them. Any advice would be welcomed.
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Hibiscus started drying suddenly

I have hibiscus plant in my Terrence garden. It started drying suddenly and about to die. One of the hibiscus plant already died and looks like another is also started drying. I tried uploading ...
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Is it time to transplant these indeterminate San Marzano tomato plants?

As you can see, I have two seedlings in each "container." I don't want their growth to be stunted because they are so close to each other. I know that normally, you would thin them out at this point. ...
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Curled leaves on Jojo plum and something rot like in fruit

We have planted Jojo plum tree couple weeks ago. Some of tts leaves are curled and there is also something rot like in the fruit. I have not found any aphids in leaves. We have mostly sandy soil and ...
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Will this plant grow in pot?

I was walking through an abandoned parking lot, and saw this plant. It's about 5 feet tall (more or less 150cm). I was thinking of cutting it and placing it in a pot. Considering the plant is already ...
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What's wrong with my Pear tree?

Is it Pear blight? What's the best way to fix it?
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What's wrong with my Amelanchier Canadenis?

Planted in may. Does it have an insect issue?
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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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My friend’s pepper plant has some odd leaf lesions

It looks like the leaves are being distorted by whatever these lesions are. Any ideas? Viral disease?
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Carolina reaper leaves turning brownish and veiny

I planted 2 seeds about 3 weeks ago and the plant seemed to grow pretty much okay then the leaves started to turn kinda Brown and now it stopped completely it's growth. They almost have full sun all ...
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Are these indeterminate San Marzano tomato plants “leggy?”

I sowed the seeds 11 days ago. As soon as they germinated, I placed them by a SW-facing window, where they receive direct sunlight all day. I'm no expert, but they appear to be healthy. I just can't ...
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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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Is this soil any good?

Yesterday I was looking at a plant in pretty bad shape that I had bought a few months ago. The plant was indoors and the ceramic pot didn't have any holes at the bottom. When I start looking at the ...
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Chrysanthemum flowers and buds turning brown and dying, leaves wilting and getting brown spots

I bought these mums less than a month ago and planted them in Miracle Grow Potting Soil. Kept them in sun for 3-4 hours and in shade for the rest. They were left in sun for a couple of days at around ...
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Will small tomato plant thrive under strong heat sun?

I bought this small tomato plant at a grocery store. I'm considering moving it to our rooftop. In the rooftop, it will receive shade during sunrise and sunset (there are buildings on both sides), ...
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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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What plant is this and how can I keep it alive?

I am hoping to get some help with my succulent. I recently bought a little pot full of a few different types of succulents. It was already looking a little bleak, but one of the succulents seems to be ...
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does moss on maple tree harm it?

We have a red maple that after growing for 35 yrs has suddenly developed moss on the trunk. It is very dark in color, almost black. Is this a threat to our trees health?