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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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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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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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Why does my Choko keep dying off, but then it grows up from the ground again?

A Choko is vine which is supposed to thrive all year round but mine's dying off every winter. It grows in a subtropical area, but the weather is very changeable, sometimes it's as hot as summer other ...
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whats wrong with my my zz plant`s leaves

hi would you please help me what's wrong with my zz plant... its leaves are rolling as you see in pictures.i water it very carefully but it was started 1 month ago,after that i repot it. some roots ...
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Getting rid of mealybugs in geranium/citronella?

I have a small citronella plant that used to look very leafy and green. All of a sudden, the plant started turning brown, and the leaves were dying. So I looked at it today, and found some white ...
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Pruning small tomato plant?

I bought this tomato plant some time ago, and it grew about 3 small tomatoes. The tomato plant currently looks like this. I’m not sure if it’s dying, but the tomatoes grew in the dying branches. Now ...
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Plants turning purple and red?

I recently transplanted a bunch of corn flowers and they are turning purple and red. I also have lupins, tomatoes, and sun flowers turning red and purple. When I transplanted them i dug the hole twice ...
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Avacado tree from seed

I have an almost one year old tree from a seed. It keeps dropping leaves as new growth happens and I can't figure out why. It only holds 3 or 4 leaves at a time.
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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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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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Why are those leafs drying?

Why are they drying and how can I save them. They are in front of yhe window facing north. There is an apartment across very close. So not too much sunlight but enough I guess. I am in İstanbul. I ...
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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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What are these dots my Marigold have?

I'm new to all gardening related topics so I can appreciate some help. I started to inspect more carefully my plants and I found what the picture show. All the leaves have black dots that look ...
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White growth on the outside bottom of the pot

I have a question about a peace lily we are currently growing inside. We aren’t really sure what we are doing for this to be caused but there’s a white/yellow growth on the bottom of the pot and also ...
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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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Young avocado plant moves to soil for a week and leaves are drying and pointing down

Hi guys, am looking for advice for my young avocado plant which has stop growing and leaves curling and pointing downward as in the picture. Moves it from water to soil a week ago and it doesn't get ...
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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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Bonsai fig displays unnerving lack of thirst

I bought a bonsai maybe ten days ago. The man who sold it to me said that I should check the soil daily and expect to water it every few days. I bought it on a Friday and watered it on the Sunday; ...
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What are those dark spots on my pilea

Since 2 weeks I have noticed that the leaves on my pilea started to have clusters of small dark spots. I'm wondering if it is a bad sign and whether I should do something or change something. So far, ...
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Falling yellow Fiddle fig leaves

My fiddle fig leaves have started to become yellowish and fall. In last one week two leaves have fallen. Not sure why is that. We water it every 15-20 days so as not to over water it. Any how to fix ...
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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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Is it true that a flower can become stressed?

I am reading a book and author said that if a go a nursery and find a flower that is yellowed or wilted it is probably not sick it can be "STRESSED". I thought this term very awkward. For me it can be ...
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Plant is bending and getting die

Suddenly my plant start bending to one side I think the stem is weak and from weak stem it is shedding off Will my plant can thrive again if i cut the upper bending part Or some other measure should ...
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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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Will my avocado plant grow after the top has broken off?

I tried to root an avocado pit in water with toothpicks as suggested, but gave up after leaving it for quite a long time. Finally I just stuck the pit in dirt and watered it. Six months later a tall ...
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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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Why are my violet leaves no longer pointing up?

When I bought these violets, the leaves were pointing up. Now, they seem healthy and are even flowering, but the leaves are going downwards. What makes them point up or lay down like that? They ...
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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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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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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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Will starfruit grow in planter?

Can a carambola/starfruit tree grow in a planter in the Caribbean? A friend in Florida has a carambola tree in his backyard. Would this fruit grow in a planter? The planter will be in a patio that ...
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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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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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Cycad - Zamia fischeri - large chunk from caudex

Advice please on what may have caused this large chunk to be taken from my specimen of Zamia fischeri? Background The plant was purchased about six months ago and I recently (three or four weeks ...
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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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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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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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New growth on my schefflera is yellow

I have recently repotted my schefflera plant (it stopped growing due to how small the previous pot was) and it’s started growing again but all the new growth is yellow! The old leaves are perfectly ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Rose leaves are getting yellow

I have rose plants in my home garden and they are quite old like 3 years. This plant was doing so good but suddenly it's leaves are started getting yellow and fell down. Even the new tiny leaves are ...
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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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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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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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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 ...