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Questions tagged [plant-health]

For questions about how to maintain or assess a plant's health.

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My Meyer lime tree lost 2/3 of the branches

Can I save my Lime tree? 2/3 of the branches are dead. Only 1 branch has beautiful, green leaves. It had flowers but the fruits fell off. The main tree is dead. Only 1 branch is still green. Is it ...
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what should I do about my pineapple plant?

The leaves are very light brown it’s not a healthy green color. One other plant has black spots in the center.
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Identify this caladium?

This is a picture of a small caladium I bought yesterday. Can someone identify what type of caladium it is? Will it survive full sun for at least 8 hours/day? I'm in the Caribbean where the temp's ...
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How can I help out this cactus?

Unfortunately I don't know the name of this cactus, How do I get rid of these little white things that is like a spider web? she is dying :(
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Not sure if this is a Croton tree?

This plant is probably 17 years old. Very tall and leggy. What needs to be done? And is it a croton?
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Rosemary turning yellow

I've moved the rosemary to this pot a month ago, and where I live, the temperature is around 28-30 degrees celsius these days and usually i water them on a daily basis. Everything looks just fine and ...
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Can I save my aloe?

My entire aloe plant ripped off of the root system. Is there any way I can save it?
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my Peace Lily is getting droopy but I’m not sure why

i got this peace lily on May 17th from a garden centre (in england) i’ve inserted a pic from the day i got it, nice and perky and upright. i’ve been watering as instructed when the soil begins to dry ...
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Is my cactus being under watered?

I’ve had my cactus for over a year now. I bought it late winter/early spring (February/March?) and from the time I bought it to around a month ago it had very stunted growth and didn’t grow any new ...
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Potential cause for wilting plum tomatoes in hydroponics system? (see picture)

You'll find two photos below. The first photo is of a plant that isn't doing too well, and is clearly wilting (though still hanging in there) despite being in a similar state for almost two weeks now....
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Are my roses killing my Lavender bushes?

We have 3 lavender bushes in our front yard, they get plenty of sun and we prune the regularly. We also have a rose bush which is doing alright, although I did have to cut some stems from it last year ...
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What are these marks on my apples?

I recognized that this year the apples on one of my trees nearly all begin to show marks like the one on the photo. The marks started as little spots and seem to grow all around the young apples. ...
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How do I save my chilli plant

I was away for a couple of days and I guess the weather was hot here, so when I came back my chilli plant had dried up, picture below. I have watered it now, but the plant hasn't perked up. The ...
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Lavender is white

Why is my normally purple lavender flower, white this year? Does the soil need to be more acid like hydrangeas? I have grown lavender for many years and this is the first time the flowers have ...
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Transplant aloe to several pots?

This is my aloe vera plant. It’s healthy but it long outgrew the 10” pot. Instead of moving it into a bigger pot, I would like to transplant it into 2 or 3 pots. How should I do this without hurting ...
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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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What is this white web-like, mold-like thing on the plant

what is this web-like, mold-like thing on the base of the watch chain succulent plant? I searched in google for plant "molds" --> I saw powdery mildew. I think this is not that. It's more similar to ...
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What is eating the leaves on my hibiscus plant?

Something is eating the leaves on my hibiscus plant at the underneath black spots maybe right at the beginning of the leaf on the back side but it's eating it. I got it this way from Walmart I picked ...
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What causes curled leaves in ctetanthe pilosa?

I have recently purchased a small ctetanthe pilosa, about 6 inches tall. I have it inside with morning sun through glass window. Temp outside is cold winter between 3 degrees and 10 degrees at the ...
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How to support heavy old alo vera?

So I have managed to grow alo vera. Its fine but we cut its ‘leaf’ at times for various purposes. Now the plant has grown but its base is no longer supportive. This has caused the plant to lean ...
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Saving broken branch of begonia?

What can I do with this broken branch in my potted begonia? Can I plant it in a small pot?
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Does anyone know what is growing in my sweet pea soil?

I am trying to grow my first deck garden (all in pots on my balcony). I am trying to grow sweet peas that I started from seeds that I left in a damp paper towel in a plastic bag for about a week ...
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Identify this in soil?

These look exactly like white grapes and they’re in the soil. Does anyone know what this is?
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Can anyone help me diagnose issues with my rubber plant?

I bought my rubber plant a couple months ago. I have it in a room that receives bright afternoon light - the window across the room is southwest-facing. When I bought the plant it was quite full but ...
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Mango seedling has stem and leaves but no root!

I've got two problems with my mango seedlings: Problem #1 I have germinated a mango seed in water, it now has a decent stem and healthy-looking leaves. It is currently still in water, indoors, in ...
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Old leaves of Chinese Elm bonsai have gone brown at the edge and yellow at the center and then falling off

I have a 7 year old Chinese Elm bonsai. So far it has been growing new shoots without any problems. As of last week I noticed most of the leaves of the old shoots have started going yellow at the ...
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What is wrong with my plant? and why is it turning yellow?

For some reason, my plant started turning yellow. At first, I thought maybe I'm over watering it, because I was watering once a week. Then I stopped watering for three weeks, and even though there are ...
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Have I killed my Acer?

I recently re-potted my Acer into a larger pot using multi-purpose compost but the leaves are now drying with what looks like bleach marks and brittle and just keep falling. It’s not been too windy ...
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Identify bug in leaves?

Does anyone know what this is? Will soap water kill this? Unlike the mealyworms I’ve seen this on the top part of the leaf. It also doesn’t come off easily; you kinda have to scrape it off. I ...
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Erigeron not flowering

I have a few Erigeron plants in my garden which are about 3 years old. This year they are producing many buds which are not developing into flowers. The petals appear stunted. Does anyone know what ...
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Drying sedum. How can I save this plant?

I bought this plant in the month of April. It looks like a sedum. It was very green and healthy back then. Now since summers started the plants branches started to dry though I watered it properly(not ...
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Is it ok to plant tomato plants in an old slightly rusty lawn cart?

Is it ok to plant tomato plants in an old slightly rusty lawn cart used for pulling behind my lawnmower?
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Can I regrow this branch?

This morning I had to cut this branch for safety purposes. It's from a neighbor's tree. Can I regrow it?
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Little brown spots on my variegated rubber tree

Hi I have these little brown spots. When I google mostly the issue is with browning leaves (from the sides) I’m not exactly sure what these are from. They were propagated in water and recently been ...
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What is wrong with my mango tree, it’s loosing colour

Hello, My Mango tree which is five years old was transplanted last year into the ground after growing in a large pot. After transplanting, it grew really quickly and bore fruit for the first time.It ...
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Pesticide for plants?

For some reason, most of the plants at my house have some sort of bug, from mealy bugs to whiteflies to other crap. I've been spraying with soapy water but it's not working. What pesticide can I buy ...
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Is this red habanero plant overwatered and how should I save it?

So I'm quite a newbie in gardening but I decided to plant a couple chilli plants for the summer because I was very interested. This red habanero was planted about a week ago and been on slow decline....
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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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Japanese Acer Growing Oddly

I'm wondering if someone can help, please? Please see attached photo of my Japanese Acer. It has no growth at the bottom at all and I'm wondering if this can be fixed with pruning or repotting. I ...
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Monstera (Swiss cheese plant) brown patches on leaves

I've gone through some of the previous posts for Monstera's but couldn't quite find anything like this. I bought a new Monstera about a week ago and it seemed to be adapting well. New leaves were ...
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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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What is happening to my Areca Palm

I shifted my areca Palm indoor near a window from outside and it was green and healthy. Within two weeks it's leaves are rust coloured and hard. What could be the problem?
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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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How to revive my licuala grandis?

I was away for two weeks and unfortunately forgot to tell the caretaker to water my licuala grandis while I’m away. When I got back home this is how it looks like Is there any chance to revive this ...
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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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Cutting branch and stick it in pot?

I've asked several of these questions, but this is more specific of a tree in my parking lot. I would like to grow this Bougainvillea in a pot in my rooftop. Here's the branch. Will the branch ...
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What's causing this severe yellowing and spots on areca palm leaves?

I've got an areca palm that's around 3 years old, and until the end of summer last year it was thriving. Fed, watered and misted regularly over summer months, with watering reduced over winter months ...
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Is something eating my peperomia?

I’m new to house plants, and I bought a peperomia and snake plant. My peperomia was doing fine, growing new leaves, enjoying life.. But I realized that the new leaves were being munched, and the big ...
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Can this fittonia argyroneura be saved?

I gave my friend a fittonia that I propagated from my own plant. Since she's had it, I've been checking up on it a bit, letting her know the best light placement, etc. Almost a year since I last ...
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Where to cut plant to regrow?

I posted a similar question, but now the owner won't let me cut a branch to regrow. So I'm posting this question with another type of tree/plant. I was driving through an abandoned lot and saw these ...