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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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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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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 ...
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Can I save my Dwarf Umbrella (Schefflera) Tree?! It's suddenly dying (possibly my cat?!)

Wondering if I can still "save" this dying branch on my dwarf umbrella tree (Schefflera) houseplant?? I've never had much luck when it came to house plants but this one was really growing on me (ha! ...
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how to best take care of a xanthosoma sagittifolium?

A few months ago I bought a big beautiful xanthosoma sagittifolium. I have it situated by a northern facing window because I read it does not like full sun. I'm very confused by this plant because it ...
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Devils ivy plant leaves are growing with a cut in them; what can I do to prevent it?

How can I fix my devils ivy plant? It's growing fine but the new leaves are getting cracked or have a cut in them. I'm looking for suggestions.
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Is there anything I can do to save my cactus? Thanks in advance!

Does anyone have any suggestions about what I can do to save my cactus? I've summarized a timeline below 3-4 weeks ago: Small sunburn-ish looking thing appears. It's near the top of the cactus, not ...
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Camelia leaf turning brown

[!I have planted my in a barrel. Few months back its leaf started turn yellowish . I feed it with iron containing fertilizer . Now its leaf becoming brown , like it caught fire. What i have to do now?...
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Cactus spines turning yellow?

I'm a first time cactus owner. My flatmate is watering it while I'm out on long holiday, and she sent me a picture showing that the spines are yellowing. I've read this can be a sign of old age, but ...
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Webs, black spots, and dying leaves- what disease is inflicting my plants?

I'm trying to identify an plant disease that has infested my sage, rosemary, and oregano. The plants have have a few webs on their leaves and there are black dots all over the plant, which don't seem ...
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Drying chilli plants

I have this healthy chili plant with 7-8 fruits in it. since last 2 or 3 days I can see a couple of branches of the plant are drying up. Fruits are okay but the branches, leaves and flowers of some ...
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Magnolia not flowering well

My Magnolia ‘Vulcan’ flowers are not looking right. Attached photos are all new growth (in Australia, just entering Spring). Any thoughts as to the issue?
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How can I deal with a heavy infestation of mealybugs on my potted Mandevillas?

I have several potted Mandevillas on my terrace, and I’ve been fighting a war on mealy bugs and black spot all summer. I’ve tried everything! Even replacing all plants at the same time and washing all ...
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How much sun for a hellebore plant?

I have a hellebore plant that I transferred from the ground to a pot a couple of months ago because it didn't seem to be doing well. The leaves were turning brown and crispy on the ends and it was ...
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My marigold is dying. Please help

So I’ve had this Marigold for a few months so far, and now it seems to be dying. Can I still save it? Shall I replant it? or cut the flowers ? Any advice could help. I live in Costa Rica central ...
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Reviving a very old rose

This rose is at least 30 years old and struggling with resistance to diseases and pests attacks. I treat it religiously to protect it from black spot, mildew.... However, this summer has been very ...
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How should I eliminate spider mites on my big boston fern?

What would the best solution to get rid of spider mites on my big boston fern be? I discovered beneath all the healthy beautiful fronds that there were dead leaves and webs with lots of white dots ...
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Are there bugs on my adenium?

Can you please check the leaves of my adenium? It grows black in colour and I don't know why. Please share the reason so that I can improve the health of my adenium.
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Spiders in my plant (not spider mites)

I am wondering if it is ok to let the spiders I have in my plants live? The plants seem happy, going about its day (its a maranta leconeura and a calathea orbifolia) Both plants don’t seem to have ...
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My sunflower is dying what do i do?

I have a potted sunflower and it was overwatered. Is there any way to revive it? It hasn't been watered in a week and the soil still seems very wet. Any help is much appreciated. Thank you!
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Camelia with virus?

What is the problem with this white camellia? Some leaves are getting completely yellow but the plant is generally very vigorous. Is it virus? Is there a treatment?