Questions tagged [plant-health]

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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 ...
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What to do for the young avocado plant with brown spots on its leaves?

I've read the answers to two similar questions but as the answers were opposing, i couldn't be sure what action to take. Here is what I have: Here (Figure 1) is my Avocado plant, which i had potted ...
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Can I save my Dieffenbachia from the cold?

I moved my dieffenbachia to the house we're moving into, but its too cold. All the leaves are like a dark green and very very droopy. How can I save it?? Its almost 5 ft tall
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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?