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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 ...
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Is something wrong with my ZZ plant?

This morning I looked over my ZZ plant and saw these white spots underneath some of the leaves. The best match I could find is something called powdery mildew. Is it that or is it something else?
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Plant appears to die quickly

Bought this plant a fortnight ago and it was in perfect health. Suddenly it’s whittling away. Any reason this could happen so quickly. It’s not too hot, too cold, nor is it heavily watered. It looks ...
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Bonsai tree leaves turning brown and falling

I have Bonsai tree which it's leaves have been turned brown and falling, even the green leaves are falling. The tree has been kept inside then moved outside, the issue still appearing. The below ...
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Carolina Reaper problem

I have a problem on a Carolina Reaper. It's +- 2 months old. I grow them indoors(living room, +- 20 degrees celcius) under a 45 Watt LED grow panel (50 cm above the plants). I use universal potting ...
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Dracena Marginata has new leaves growing white

I've had this dracena plant for almost 2 years now and today I noticed that the top growing leaves are white. Is this normal? I looked at the top leaves a while ago and didn't notice the white colours....
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Help - kentia palm dying

Photos: https://imgur.com/a/OY1lPGy/ Background: My SO and I got this ~4 ft kentia palm about 2 months ago. Our cat chewed it up a bit at first, but we put it on a table so she couldn’t get to it ...
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Is my aloe Vera dying

[ The leaves have lots of indents, there are marks on the leaves and some of the leaf tips are turning brown
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Cherry tree fungus

I’ve got a cherry tree of some variety (at least, I think that’s what it is). Last winter, some black fungus clusters started forming on some of the branches. I figured I should snip them all off the ...
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Please help- brown patches on my Dracaena?

I’m quite concerned about my White Jewel Dracaena, and I was hoping to get some answers if anyone is willing to help. It has brown, rough-feeling patches on many of the leaves. It’s potted in regular ...
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Do plants feel pain? [closed]

We all cut down plants, for varying reasons. Like all living beings they have potential to feel pain. But when harmed, do they feel pain?
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Does ash from cigarettes help plants?

I have a friend who recently invited me to his house for dinner. Sometime in between, he had lit up a cigarette whilst we were standing on his balcony where he's kept a lot of potted plants. I noticed ...
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Identify a plant and recommend how to save it

Can please somebody identify this plant? Are there any suggestions to save it? Its leaves are weak and getting yellowish.
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Advice on saving rubber plant

So here is our rubber plant, it is quite large and we have recently determined that it is suffering from overwatering. It has been losing leaves daily and now only has 2 on the main trunk and 2 (...
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Spider plant soft discolored leaves

My spider plant first looked like this when I bought it, which is about a 5 weeks ago. (https://i.stack.imgur.com/siszj.jpg) I put it in a the corner of a south facing room that has floor to ceiling ...
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Why are those Marigold leaves turning white?

I got a few marigold plants planted in the ground. A lot of them died, two are surviving somehow. Earlier these two seemed to be dying also. Their leaves are turning white or are they white spots ? ...
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Why are my corn plant's leaves turning yellow?

Backstory: I picked up my Corn Plant about a month ago (January 21st) from a local nursery. The plant had just been watered and the lady told me that I will likely have to water it once a week. ...
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Is aloe supposed to grow like this?

I just propped it up but it is really top heavy and some of the leaves are pretty droopy. The outside leaves seem to just stack on top of eachother and never spread out and around. Should I cut the ...
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Are these bugs in poinsettia leaves?

We have a poinsettia at our house that we bought in Christmas. At least over here (the Caribbean), these poinsettias are very delicate; they usually die after a few months. So our poinsettia has been ...
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White residue in leaves?

What’s this white residue in these leaves?
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Is my Kentia Palm beyond saving?

I bought two Kentia palms about a month ago and over the last few days they seem to be dying. I noticed that a lot of the lower leaves were going very dark and turning crunchy so I cut those off at ...
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Could you help me with the name of this plant?

This plant started getting dry, but I have no idea what is this plant called so I don't know how to treat it the best way.
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Help! What is wrong with this Coleus? Overwatered? Underwatered?

Not entirely sure this IS a Coleus plant so apologies if I'm getting it wrong from the start! Currently housesitting for a friend and while it was looking a little limp when she left, it's taken a ...
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Indoor cat palm is dying

I bought a cat palm about a month ago and after about 2 weeks it started showing some yellowing and then browning. I'm an indoor plant noob so I can't tell if this is due to over watering or ...