Questions tagged [plant-health]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is my Cayenne plant healthy?

I'm based in London, UK. I planted Cayenne around mid-may 2018, this is how they are currently looking like (leaves look a bit too big to me compared to other pics of the plants I've seen). So at ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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what's the matter with my pilea peperomioides? Its leaves are turning black and cripsy starting at the edges

I have had this plant for less than a year. I got it as a baby from the plant of a friend and put it in soil. Since then, the plant has grown like nobody's business. It is huge now so much so that I ...
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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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Removing worms from potting soil?

This is the background for my question... I had a plant that I bought from a supermarket some time ago. I noticed it was dying, so when I inspected it I noticed the soil had worms (I recently posted ...
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Maintain cactus without soil?

I have several cacti plants (sabila), just like the one in the picture, and I have several cut wine bottles. I would like to place several of them around our balcony, but without using soil. My ...
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Hibiscus started drying suddenly

I have hibiscus plant in my Terrence garden. It started drying suddenly and about to die. One of the hibiscus plant already died and looks like another is also started drying. I tried uploading ...
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What's wrong with my Amelanchier Canadenis?

Planted in may. Does it have an insect issue?
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What's wrong with my Acer?

Planted end of may, already looking a bit sad. Does it just need more water?
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does moss on maple tree harm it?

We have a red maple that after growing for 35 yrs has suddenly developed moss on the trunk. It is very dark in color, almost black. Is this a threat to our trees health?
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This asian squash leaves got black edges

This is a type of Asian squash (very common in Vietnam): I am trying to grow in Pacific Northwest in the summer but I got unlucky People have done this before so this plant definitely can survive ...
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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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Leaves turning brown?

This is one of two indoor planta I bought a Walmart. It used to be nice, but then I noticed that the leaves are turning brown. It’s not overwatering because I bought two of them and the other doesn’t ...
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Raspberries drying

I've received a couple of raspberry straws last year, planted them and they grew well. March this year I've transplanted them to another location. All the 6 plants started growing, however around ...
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Holes in my Hibiscus

I’m seeing holes like this on 4 separate Hibiscus plants. None on the other plants around them. Holes also on the buds. Any idea what’s causing it and how to stop it? Thanks
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I really need some help to save my aloe

(Link to album showing the state it's in in more detail : imgur link) Hello there, My aloe isn't feeling so well. It stayed in a really small pot for too long and was slowly dying out, so I ...
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Brown spots on pineapple plant leaves appearing/growing

Over the past few days my pineapple plant has developed what started as small brown spots and is rapidly growing into long brown lines of discoloration. I've had leaves turn yellow-y due to lack of ...
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My Meyer lime tree lost 2/3 of the branches

Can I save my Lime tree? 2/3 of the branches are dead. Only 1 branch has beautiful, green leaves. It had flowers but the fruits fell off. The main tree is dead. Only 1 branch is still green. Is it ...
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Identify this caladium?

This is a picture of a small caladium I bought yesterday. Can someone identify what type of caladium it is? Will it survive full sun for at least 8 hours/day? I'm in the Caribbean where the temp's ...
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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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What is eating the leaves on my hibiscus plant?

Something is eating the leaves on my hibiscus plant at the underneath black spots maybe right at the beginning of the leaf on the back side but it's eating it. I got it this way from Walmart I picked ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...