Questions tagged [plant-health]

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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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How large can areca palm grow?

I've been researching to buy plants for my rooftop. We live in the Caribbean, so the plants will receive at least 6 hours of direct sun. The heat is also unbearable. With that said, I saw an ad where ...
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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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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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What kind of disease is this, which is ruining my crop

I have grown castor in 5 acres, Castor is not traditionally grown in our area, but in the last two years my father has been growing this crop, because its price is high in the market. Last year's ...
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whats wrong with my my zz plant`s leaves

hi would you please help me what's wrong with my zz plant... its leaves are rolling as you see in pictures.i water it very carefully but it was started 1 month ago,after that i repot it. some roots ...
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Moringa yellowing & leaf drop

The plant was growing well for a few months but in the last month or so the lower leaves started to yellow as the plant continued to grow rapidly. The rate yellowing and dropping of the leaves is ...
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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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Getting rid of mealybugs in geranium/citronella?

I have a small citronella plant that used to look very leafy and green. All of a sudden, the plant started turning brown, and the leaves were dying. So I looked at it today, and found some white ...
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What is causing these circular spots on my pepper's leaves?

I recently posted about a pepper plant that I got from the local market. Lately, I have noticed circular whitish-brown spots on a lot of the leaves and this seems to be gradually spreading to other ...
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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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What went wrong with my potted creeping fig?

I bought this ice caps creeping fig in September, and it's just not doing very well. The leaves are very dry and brown looking, and I haven't seen any new leaves since shortly after we got it; I'm not ...
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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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Washing roots to make sure it has no hidden insects?

My red pepper plant isn't doing too great, so I decided to check the soil and it had dark red worms. I took it out of the pot, and removed all the soil from the roots with a water hose (or so I ...
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Falling yellow Fiddle fig leaves

My fiddle fig leaves have started to become yellowish and fall. In last one week two leaves have fallen. Not sure why is that. We water it every 15-20 days so as not to over water it. Any how to fix ...
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Bonsai fig displays unnerving lack of thirst

I bought a bonsai maybe ten days ago. The man who sold it to me said that I should check the soil daily and expect to water it every few days. I bought it on a Friday and watered it on the Sunday; ...
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Anything else I can do to promote growth?

I bought this plant some time ago, but I’ve noticed that it’s not looking that great. I decided to replant it with new soil since the original soil’s garbage. I decided to take a picture of the plant ...
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Do all desert cacti need a rest period?

Assuming a desert cactus could get all of its needs, light, heat, water... during the growing season met year round, does this cactus need a rest/dormancy period to remain healthy? Flowering does not ...
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Sambac jasmin drying out

BACKGROUND I have a jasmin plant (jasminum sambac). Up until about a month ago it was full of green leaves, and had scented white flowers blooming About a month ago many of its leaves started ...
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My 8ft+ long butternut squash female fruits don't ripen. What am I doing wrong?

I have a long (8ft+) butternut squash vine that seems to be healthy (green leaves) and producing both male and female flowers. It grew all summer and is still alive and healthy. I see many nice ...
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How to revive my licuala grandis?

I was away for two weeks and unfortunately forgot to tell the caretaker to water my licuala grandis while I’m away. When I got back home this is how it looks like Is there any chance to revive this ...
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Nerve plant with curly crunchy leaves

I've had this nerve plant for several years. Since moving apartments in June 2018 it's been looking worse and worse. It got very tall and leggy at first, which I assumed was because it wasn't getting ...
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Funny looking new leaves

The new leaves on my plant appear healthy, but are coming out all jagged-y. Interested to know what’s happening?
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How can you tell if a ponytail palm tree is dying?

I'm worried my ponytail palm is dying because its leaves are falling off and there's black stuff on the top. Can you tell me if and how I can save this plant?
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Pepper tree has dying parts

I can't seem to attach a picture because it's too large but I have a multi trunk pepper tree that has been beautiful for years. All of a sudden I'm noticing the tops of the branches on the right side ...
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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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Why does my Choko keep dying off, but then it grows up from the ground again?

A Choko is vine which is supposed to thrive all year round but mine's dying off every winter. It grows in a subtropical area, but the weather is very changeable, sometimes it's as hot as summer other ...
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Pruning small tomato plant?

I bought this tomato plant some time ago, and it grew about 3 small tomatoes. The tomato plant currently looks like this. I’m not sure if it’s dying, but the tomatoes grew in the dying branches. Now ...
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Avacado tree from seed

I have an almost one year old tree from a seed. It keeps dropping leaves as new growth happens and I can't figure out why. It only holds 3 or 4 leaves at a time.
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Can I leave a second, 2 spike phalaenopsis orchid attached to the parent plant for now?

I meant to detach and plant the second phalaenopsis plant,which is growing high up on the original spike, but now it has two spikes of its own, and I’m not sure what is best for mom and baby. See ...
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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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Why are those leafs drying?

Why are they drying and how can I save them. They are in front of yhe window facing north. There is an apartment across very close. So not too much sunlight but enough I guess. I am in İstanbul. I ...
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Philodendron Imperial Red: What could be causing “burn spots” on leaves?

I have been slowly watching spots appear on the new leaves of my philodendron. They are small, brown and dry (similar in look to leaf tips when under/over watered). They don't appear on the leaves ...
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What are these dots my Marigold have?

I'm new to all gardening related topics so I can appreciate some help. I started to inspect more carefully my plants and I found what the picture show. All the leaves have black dots that look ...
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White growth on the outside bottom of the pot

I have a question about a peace lily we are currently growing inside. We aren’t really sure what we are doing for this to be caused but there’s a white/yellow growth on the bottom of the pot and also ...
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White and yellow stuff in potting soil?

I have a cranberry tree in a planter, and today I noticed this white and yellow stuff in the soil. Here are some pics of the soil: A few months ago this same plant had tons of scale, and I cleaned it ...
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Young avocado plant moves to soil for a week and leaves are drying and pointing down

Hi guys, am looking for advice for my young avocado plant which has stop growing and leaves curling and pointing downward as in the picture. Moves it from water to soil a week ago and it doesn't get ...
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Will pimento plant grow in direct sun in outdoor?

I have a pimento plant that I bought at a grocery store. I'm thinking of transplanting to a bigger pot and moving it to my outdoor terrace. We live in the Caribbean. We currently have about 85° ...
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What are those dark spots on my pilea

Since 2 weeks I have noticed that the leaves on my pilea started to have clusters of small dark spots. I'm wondering if it is a bad sign and whether I should do something or change something. So far, ...
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What is this white web-like, mold-like thing on the plant

what is this web-like, mold-like thing on the base of the watch chain succulent plant? I searched in google for plant "molds" --> I saw powdery mildew. I think this is not that. It's more similar to ...
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Is it true that a flower can become stressed?

I am reading a book and author said that if a go a nursery and find a flower that is yellowed or wilted it is probably not sick it can be "STRESSED". I thought this term very awkward. For me it can be ...
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Plant is bending and getting die

Suddenly my plant start bending to one side I think the stem is weak and from weak stem it is shedding off Will my plant can thrive again if i cut the upper bending part Or some other measure should ...
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How much soil needed for cactus maintenance?

I have several sabila cactuses that look like the picture below. I was considering filling up a cut wine bottle like this with soil and using it as a pot for the cactus. Is this possible or do they ...
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Will my avocado plant grow after the top has broken off?

I tried to root an avocado pit in water with toothpicks as suggested, but gave up after leaving it for quite a long time. Finally I just stuck the pit in dirt and watered it. Six months later a tall ...
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Are these whiteflies under my tomato plant's leaf?

For the last week or so, I have noticed several small yellow spots on the top of one of the leaves. Today, I looked under the leaf and noticed a bunch of very small, dark lumps, and a couple of small ...
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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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Have I killed my Acer?

I recently re-potted my Acer into a larger pot using multi-purpose compost but the leaves are now drying with what looks like bleach marks and brittle and just keep falling. It’s not been too windy ...
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What are these spots/pimples/holes/punctures in my succulent's leaves?

My succulent is otherwise healthy as far as I'm aware. I don't know whether this is normal and I never noticed it, or whether it's a sign of something more concerning. My mother-in-law speculated it ...
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Mango Tree from Seed - is it damaged?

I’ve been growing a mango plant from seed and transferred to pot a couple of weeks ago. Since, the top has hardened to an almost woody nub - is this healthy or did it get damaged in transfer. Also, ...
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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 ...