Questions tagged [plant-health]

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My Cat ate the top and many of the leaves of my Oak Sapling; advise on how to stimulate growth

I have been growing some indoor plants as a project with my son, including a small oak sapling that grew in a planter we had outside during the summer. One of our cats, for reasons unknown, ate the ...
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Black spots on echeveria leaves - cause?

Activity on 28-01-2019: Watered - soil is damp as of 29-01-2019, but it is a fast-draining cactus mix. Pest control - sprayed 2~3 times with pyrethrum bug spray (brand below) Fertilized - about half ...
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What is this coloration on my Pachira aquatica?

About a month or two ago, a few of my succulents died from some white fungus. Since then, I’ve been a bit paranoid. I’m seeing some white discoloration on the tips of the leaves of my Pachira ...
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Young avocados drying out despite water?

I recently purchased 2 Fuerte - 1 possibly Hass- avocados. For 2 weeks they lived on the porch receiving late afternoon sun. I watered them with rain water. They seemed happy. Then I moved them to a ...
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Kentia Palm Yellow Stems

My Kentia Palm bought 6 weeks ago has started developing some yellow stems with leaves darkening and somewhat drying and contracting (see images below). It started on a small bunch of stems a few ...
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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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Gardenia Buds dropping

I brought a gardenia from store few weeks back. It looked very healthy. However, live in northern Germany and here winter days are really small and 95% of the time, it is extremely cloudy. The ...
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Why is my Aloe losing leaves?

I’ve had this plant since August and recently it has lost a couple of leaves, I was wondering if anyone could identify a cause. Thanks
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Is this pest? Please help me get rid of it

This is the leaf of my Poinsettia. I bought it just two days ago from a local nursery. It came with these tiny yellow, black, white spots which look like pest. The white ones are definitely some kind ...
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Is it possible to revive this hedge?

We've lived in our house a little over a year, and over time it seems like the hedge out front has gone from a healthy green to a grey / brown. I have to admit that I'm a bit of a novice when it comes ...
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Sago Palm - Won't put out more than a few fronds at a time

How do I get more growth from my Sago Palm? It never puts out more than one circle of fronds at a time until this winter. It put out three very long fronds as a second circle, but the leaves are dying ...
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Why is my plant turning white/yellow

It’s winter here in Quebec city, and I feel like my plant is slowly dying. At first I thought it lacked sun, do I putted it on the windows border, but the furnace in just below so it might have dry ...
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What's wrong with my tamarind?

These four saplings are grown from seed around 6-10 months was growing perfect untill around 4 weeks ago I started to see a little bit of yellowing thinking its nothing untill now.
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What’s wrong with my Dracaena Marginata?

I’ve had it for a few weeks now and watered it once. It was on the windowsill for a couple of weeks but has since been moved to my dressing table which gives it some sunlight. About 5/6 leaves have ...
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Buxus sempervirens - Deformed leaves

Can anyone help me? Suddenly my Buxus sempervirens appeared with the new shoots with deformed leaves. I'm in zone 9. It has not been cold though, and yes, it's a lot humidity every night.
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Single Dahlia pest infested. Help

This plant did good for a month before i bought it and then it caught powdery mildew. The buds began to rot and fall off. So after trying simple hacks like sprinkling baking soda solution, soap water ...
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Why did my hibiscus flower size reduce?

My hibiscus plant used to give really big and yellow (dark pinkish almost magenta shade in centre) flowers but after a month the leaves began to curl inwards and the buds started to fall off before ...
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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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messy curry leaf plant

Couple of questions, 1) The leaves doesn't look very healthy, any idea what might help them? 2) What bugs are these? they are making a big mess, how to get rid of them?
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Calathea advice needed

can anybody help me with some advice on how to revive this calathea? Since autumn [here in the UK] it hasn't been doing so well. It's in a fairly bright spot, an hour or so of fairly direct light. I ...
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Avocado tree - brown leaves black underside

We planted an avocado tree and within a week or so the leaves started browning and there were black dots on the underside. I'm wondering if the tree is experiencing transplant shock, but I feel like ...
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Brown leaves on shrub

Anyone know what’s happening with this otherwise healthy looking shrub?
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Miniature Peperomia Pilea depressa, losing leaves and color

I've had this plant for about 9monthes and it's been generally doing well, it even sprouted new babies (?). However, in the last 3 months, a good amount of its leaves are browsing and falling off. I ...
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Drooping Aloe? Is my Aloe healthy?

A friend just gave me this aloe. It has grown a lot since she had it and has two pups now. however, I'm noticing aloe online looks like it grows up whereas the large leaves at the base of my aloe are ...
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Why are my strawberry leaves turning brown at the tips?

As you can see in the picture attached, the leaves of the strawberry plant are turning brown at the tips and I don't know why. While it has recently moved to a new home, it is always indoors by the ...
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Is this how cucumber seedlings react to cold?

Some days ago, I planted cucumber seeds in my garden. They didn't all sprout at the same time, and the ones that I'm showing are the ones that appeared few days later than others. The climate is ...
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Multi planting in one pot

If you wish to have an instant effect with your planting, can you plant more than one plant in a pot? In this case, I have 3 Hydrangea arborescens ‘Anabelle’ which I want to place on a large pot. ...
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What is happening to my Serrano Pepper?

I recently started gardening and this is one of my first plants. Can you help me understand what's wrong with it? Location: Souther California (warmer weather). Plant location: In a pot, outside (5th ...
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Why are my tomato leaves yellowing and withering?

I have two tomato plants and two peppers in a hydrocultural system, going on a month and a half. The tomatoes initially grew really fast. Two weeks or so ago they started to wither away, leaves ...
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What are these brown and white patches on my jelly bean succulent / sedum rubrotinctum?

I recently bought this jelly bean succulent but I didn't notice these brown and white spots. I really should've check the plant, but I just love succulents and I was too excited. Seems like the white ...
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Why are my avocado plant leaves brown and brittle?

I have a small avocado plant that sprouted from seed this summer (June). It was thriving for a while and then it stopped growing and started getting brown leaves. The leaves start getting brown on the ...
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Taking care of Euphorbias

We have two euphorbias which we are struggling to take care of. They aren't dead but the leaves continue to brown and fall off. We aren't sure if we are over watering them or under watering them. Any ...
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Hydroponics and transparent water container

Is it fine to have a transparent bucket of water for hydroponics with recirculating water? the roots of the plants are obscure, but not so sure about the container. This is the setup: https://www....
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White-ish powdery spots on my strawberry plant

I have very recently bought a strawberry plant. It looks fine, as far as making new flowers is concerned, but has powdery (rather faint) white spots on its leaves. Is it an issue, and if so what can ...
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Strange spots on leaves on rubber plant (Ficus Black Night)

I purchased this plant about a couple weeks ago and when purchasing I saw these strange tiny black spots underneath the leaves but I went ahead and purchased anyways since it was the last one left. ...
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Reviving rubber tree - almost all leaves are gone - one shoot left

I moved away for a year, and left my rubber tree with a friend - unfortunately I think the move shocked it, and it's now lost almost all of its leaves. Do you have any tips on what I could do to ...
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Magnolia leaves browning and falling

My Kay Paris Magnolia has browning leaves, which ultimately fall off. I also notice spotting on the leaves. Neighboring trees have a scale problem, but not much on this tree, which I also put white ...
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Losing chamadorea elegans stalks

So I’ve lost about two of these little stalks over the pas couple of weeks and I’m not sure what the problem is. They are sitting in a place a couple meters from a window but there is enough sunlight ...
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Dionaea miscipula (venus flytrap) laid over the ground

First of all, I live in Valencia, Spain, where the temperatures now are about 16-20°C. I have a dionaea muscipula that I bought at Lidl store and I moved it to a plastic pot. I bought it being the ...
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How can I care for my dwarf meyer lemon tree with leaf drop?

I have a 3 year old potted dwarf meyer lemon tree that's not doing particularly well at the moment. It's never had a huge abundance of leaves, but a few weeks ago there was a particularly windy storm ...
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Can I replant the propagated branch into the same pot that it is coming from?

I replanted and propagated my monstera 2 months ago, and it started to grow new leaves since then. I am trying to reshape my awkward shaped monstera to look dense and compact. My question is, can ...
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Browning aloe leaves - what do I do?

My aloe plant is currently browning a little. I reported it about six weeks ago into a cactus and succulent mix. I separated some of the aloe pups to grow, they’re currently doing something similar to ...
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Why is my avocado tree dropping its leaves?

I live in S. Florida (zone 10B). We planted a grafted avocado this past May. All year it's been doing pretty well, and we got a few small fruits a few weeks ago. Shortly after harvest, it started to ...
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Water accumulation with big pots?

We have several big pots (they're about 2ft wide) and water accumulates in the saucers. The water in the saucer begins to stink after a while, so we have to pick up every pot, remove the foul-...
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Are black spots on Areca Palm contagious to other flowers?

I read here that those black spots caused by either bacteria of fungus aren't bad for my Majesty/Areca palm, but are they bad for other flowers which will be next to the palm? Will they become ...
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How can we save the trees in our historical garden from dying?

Our historical building is located in a big garden with 2700 pine trees in Khaf city, Iran, and about 300 trees have died. Is there anything we can do to save these huge trees? Khaf city has warm ...
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Pineapple leaf discoloration?

Can some tell me what’s going on with my plant? I have not done anything different and this started when we moved it inside.
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Can These Plants Be Saved?

I believe the more dead one is sage. How should I help it? Also the plant with brown ends on the stems is mint. Should I cut off the brown bits? I don't care about harvesting or eating them I mostly ...
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San Pedro tipped over and broke

My San Pedro has been growing quite a lot the past 2 years, but very thin. It was windy the other day and found him tipped over. Not completely broke in half, only half way. So I tipped him back right ...
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Is my cactus dying? Or what is this?

So I just bought this cactus two weeks ago. First cactus or plant I’ve ever had. When I got it the plant was dry af. So I watered it a little bit and every 2 days or so I put it on the window sill ...