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Questions tagged [plant-health]

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

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How long can plants survive without light?

For context I'm moving house and shipping most of my stuff. Shipping is expected to take 1-2 weeks. I want to know if shipping my house plants is worth considering. I have a bunch of cacti and ...
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What is causing large white spots on my sweet basil seedling's leaves, and can the plant be saved?

Several weeks ago, I put soil and sweet basil seeds into part of a plastic water bottle that I cut. I put one seed in each of the water bottles, and made a hole at the bottom of the bottles to allow ...
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What Kind of Pepper Plant is This?

My neighbor was growing this on her deck. She thought they were mini sweet bell peppers, but it turns out they're hot. I tried one, and to me it was very similar in taste to a jalapeno, with a bit ...
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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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Red chilli plant, do I have a problem and how do I fix?

My chillies were growing fine but all of a sudden have started to develop this yellowing (soft/hollow to touch) near the tips of some of my chillies, would anyone have any ideas as to why this is ...
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Why is my houseplant dying?

I have the plant in the picture. I have been watering it about every third day or so. Everything was going well, and new baby leaves started growing. But at some point in the last couple of weeks, it ...
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Prickly pear wilting after being in the sun

my prickly pear has been doing great, until this morning I put it outside in direct sun and within a few hours the new baby on the top started to lean. I also watered it the same day. Any ideas as to ...
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Is it a Peace Lily and can I rescue this?

Bought two of these (Peace Lily?) for the bedrooms but this one is in trouble - what can I do to rescue it? Am thinking it has been overwatered by house sitter during my absence and seems also to have ...
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what are these brown spots on my potato plant?

I have noticed brown spots on my potato plant but cannot figure out what it could be. Do you might have an idea?
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Saving a blueberry bush that lost all leaves

Earlier this year I bought a small blueberry bush at a local garden store. Since it was written on the attached note that it can grow in a pot on the balcony without a problem, I bought bigger pot, ...
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Kentia Palm browning leaves and yellowing tips

I purchased this Kentia Palm about 3 weeks ago now. I was instructed by the owner of the store to water thoroughly (wait until water comes from the drainage holes and then empty the water to prevent ...
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Should I trim back sun-damaged parts of my bamboo?

I recently moved house and brought a bamboo plant with me in a pot. The plant spent a couple of hours in a car on the hottest day of the year and the top 1ft got burnt by the sun. It's doing great in ...
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Why are my aloe’s leaves flattening?

In the past few weeks some of my aloe’s leaves are becoming flat. What is wrong with it? Is there anything I can do? .
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Yellowing bottom leaves on a Fuschia

The leaves at the bottom on our Fuschia plant have started to yellow. I have heard contradictory advice that either...this is part of the usual process as the plant grows whilst others have said that ...
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What's wrong with my Peony?

Bought this Peony about 2 weeks ago, was happy and green with two buds at the time. Repotted in its own soil when we got it home, it gets quite a lot of sun and we have had several wet days recently. ...
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This asian squash leaves got black edges

This is a type of Asian squash (very common in Vietnam): I am trying to grow in Pacific Northwest in the summer but I got unlucky People have done this before so this plant definitely can survive ...
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Pot bound Acers with dropping leaves

I have two Acers which are around 13 years old, they are in despair as they need re-potted but we are finding it hard to get a pot bigger than the one they are already in. They are already looking ...
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Good-enough practice for transplanting raspberry at not-ideal season

I'm planning to transplant some raspberry canes during summer heat. I know normally raspberries should be transplanted in early spring or late fall when the plants are dormant, but I'm moving so it ...
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Leaves turning brown?

This is one of two indoor planta I bought a Walmart. It used to be nice, but then I noticed that the leaves are turning brown. It’s not overwatering because I bought two of them and the other doesn’t ...
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Diagnosing white nodules on plant stem

I'm writing to ask what these are. Help appreciated. (It turns out to be very difficult to search for this particular affliction online!)
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Indoor mint leaves rapidly turning brown!

My poor mint plant is losing leaves at an alarming pace. I’m not the best gardener, but how do I save this little guy? No idea what’s causing the fast browning! I’ve been trying to water it every ...
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Small aloe watering help

So I have a semi-small aloe and it was neglected for a while but I was able to bring it back. I'm going away for two weeks and want o know if my aloe stands a chance. ( if it helps at all its growing ...
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Raspberries drying

I've received a couple of raspberry straws last year, planted them and they grew well. March this year I've transplanted them to another location. All the 6 plants started growing, however around ...
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Holes in my Hibiscus

I’m seeing holes like this on 4 separate Hibiscus plants. None on the other plants around them. Holes also on the buds. Any idea what’s causing it and how to stop it? Thanks
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Colocasia esculenta leaves drying

I have a few colocasia tubers planted since 2 months in a cocopeat perlite vermiculite compost 2:1:1:2 potting mix. Its leaves dry up when they reach a medium size after having a crispy bit of edge ...
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I really need some help to save my aloe

(Link to album showing the state it's in in more detail : imgur link) Hello there, My aloe isn't feeling so well. It stayed in a really small pot for too long and was slowly dying out, so I ...
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can I save my cactus?

my Cactus is all mushy and shrunken in at the bottom and I don’t know what’s wrong, or if I can fix it.
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Apple tree leaf problem

Does any one know what this leaf problem is called, so that I can take action to get rid of it
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Cooked rice and peanut shells?

Some background: I’m a beginner gardener (and that’s being generous) with a rooftop and a balcony, so everything I grow, if it survives, is in planters and pots. But I know almost nothing about ...
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Identifying possible causes of struggling peppers

I'm a little worried about a few of my pepper plants, but I'm not certain what's wrong (or what to do about it). I got these pretty late in the season this year and they were almost this size when I ...
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Brown spots on pineapple plant leaves appearing/growing

Over the past few days my pineapple plant has developed what started as small brown spots and is rapidly growing into long brown lines of discoloration. I've had leaves turn yellow-y due to lack of ...
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Excessive browning of Peace Lily

This is an 8-month old Peace Lily. The plant had started browning about a month ago. I water it once in 3days and fertilize it with sea-weed solution once in 15 days. It sits nearby a window that gets ...
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Mushy Aglaonema stem with browning leaf tips. Answer asap please

Recently I've been watering my Aglaonema Silver Bay a little too much (due to the scorching heat of summer in India). I've noticed that the stem has gotten pretty mushy and dark brownish. The plant ...
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White stuff in lemon tree branches?

The stuff literally looks like white paint drops that fell on the plant. it’s all over the plant and it’s not paint. What is it and what can I do to get rid of it? Is it contagious? Thanks.
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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 ...