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Cycad - Zamia fischeri - large chunk from caudex

Advice please on what may have caused this large chunk to be taken from my specimen of Zamia fischeri? Background The plant was purchased about six months ago and I recently (three or four weeks ...
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Plants turning purple and red?

I recently transplanted a bunch of corn flowers and they are turning purple and red. I also have lupins, tomatoes, and sun flowers turning red and purple. When I transplanted them i dug the hole twice ...
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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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Why is my Eureka lemon tree losing leaves?

I have an Eureka lemon tree that was doing great over the winter. I repotted it with Miracle grow soil and it has slowly started to drop the leaves and it has a couple brownish colored limbs. I again ...
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Avocado leaves browning and dying

Anyone know what is going on with my avocado tree last year it was fine i grew it from a seed but this year the leaves have suddenly started browning and dying off and at first i thought i was over-...
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What to do with avocado seed at this point?

I have an avocado seed that's sprouting. What should I do now so that the seed continues growing at a healthy rate? It will eventually grow in a pot.
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Phoenix Canarienses going brown and dying

Hope you can help. I have a beautiful Phoenix Canarienses that was very healthy till this summer and then suddenly is going brown and slowly dying but I have no idea what is the reason. I have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is wrong with this cherry tree .. how to revive it?

It has been so from last couple of months. Place:kashmir
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What's wrong with my pilea?

We're having a tough time with our Pilea. We were afraid that it had spider mites so my friend sprayed it with some kind of organic pesticide. Since then, it's been in shock. No progress on growth at ...
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What is wrong with my potted mango tree?

I started growing these in 2016. One is doing good but growing very slowly. The other one grew fast but now the leaves at the top are dying but yet at the bottom, new branches are growing. I live in ...
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How come my majestic palm has patchy dried out spots?

This is an indoor pot plant. We have quite a bit of natural light thanks to a skylight, but not much direct sunlight unfortunately. The dry patches have been there for a while and I’ve tried various ...
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1/4 of my Christmas palm dead, do I cut or leave alone?

One forth of Christmas palm seems dead. Other parts of cluster seem to be doing fine but I don't know if I should cut the dead part off or hope it will come back. Any help would be greatly ...
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Little light-green / yellow spots on my avocado plant leaf

So, basically I have this avocado plant that I grew from a seed a year ago. It is progressing really great. Planted in pot and staying indoors, located near direct afternoon sunlight. I had this ...
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Is this bay tree dying?

This tree has just recently got these marks on all the leaves and there's no new growth this year. I'm afraid it's dying but is there anything I can do?
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Trim water damaged leaves?

I had a plant which was in too low of light and not sufficient drainage. After repotting with better soil and good drainage new leaves are coming out and soil is drying up nicely between watering. ...
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Are these roots healthy or bad?

Related: Tiny Yellow spots on Dracaena Reflexa Pleomele. What I am doing wrong? I am having trouble taking this plant out to examine the roots. I have used some technique to take it out but it is not ...
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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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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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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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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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What causes curled leaves in ctetanthe pilosa?

I have recently purchased a small ctetanthe pilosa, about 6 inches tall. I have it inside with morning sun through glass window. Temp outside is cold winter between 3 degrees and 10 degrees at the ...
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Does anyone know what is growing in my sweet pea soil?

I am trying to grow my first deck garden (all in pots on my balcony). I am trying to grow sweet peas that I started from seeds that I left in a damp paper towel in a plastic bag for about a week ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Twofold question about Burning Bush - Rudy Haag

I purchased a few Rudy Haag burning bushes here. They arrived well and healthy-looking. I took care of them as instructed and for the first 3-4 weeks they did really well but after that they started ...
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White marks on magnolia.

I posted about similar marks on one tree I had. Now I see the same on another. Still looking for info about what this could be...
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Hostas in river rock - am I doing it wrong?

Last year I put water permeable fabric and then river rock down on a slope that sends water runoff toward my garage. A furrow at the edge of the rock helps direct the runoff away slightly better. It’...
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What caused this yellow speckles and shrinking?

The plant is Arabian Jasmine Sambac. Is this caused by too much heat? Ambient temp in Delhi these days is 43C This was growing all fine. It developed numerous green buds and was growing just like a ...
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What is causing tip dieback of Norway Spruce?

This is a recently planted Norway Spruce in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. 1/3 planted trees is experiencing tip dieback. Is this planting stress, symptom of a tip blight, or something else?
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How to help thuja aurea nana to florish

I have a few of these pants - about a year and half old. But they (all of them - 6) are drying one side but looks better on the other side. Please help Update 9/1: after adding some fish emulsion and ...
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why is this laurel hedge still dying

This laurel was dying, leaves going brown. Soil a bit dry, watered it loads, a week and a half later still dying. Googled it, some results said probably drought and some said waterlogged roots! So I ...