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Questions tagged [plant-recommendations]

For questions asking for particular plants that meet a specific need; be sure to describe the type of plant you're looking for, overall climate in your area, where the plants will be situated, and any other information that a respondent will need to know.

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What type of Sansevieria is this?

Does anyone know what type of Sansevieria is this? The foliage looks like Sansevieria Cylindrica, but I have only seen starfish shape or straight-up shape before. The layering of foliage looks a bit ...
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Can I take the seeds of the plant Strychnos nux vomica out of its packet with bare hands and sow them in my farm with bare hands?

Can I take the seeds of the plant Strychnos nux vomica out of its packet with bare hands and sow them in my farm with bare hands? Or they(i. e., the seeds) would cause me a poisonous effect due to ...
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What is this plant with five petal flowers and serrated leaves?

So I have had this plant for a while, it blooms with gorgeous flowers. However, I really want to know what is it called, how to better care for it and how to collect its seeds or propagate through ...
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Whats the name of this plant and is it edible?

Today i was wandering over a random meadow located outside the city of Groningen, The Netherlands. I was checking out some oak trees until i suddenly noticed these small plants between the grass that ...
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How old can a porcelainflower (Hoya carnosa) get?

I'm wondering since I have a porcelainflower at home which is atleast 45 years of age. Originally owned by my grandmothers mother. It feels so old for a flower(I'm not a flower expert though) and I ...
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Passer-by view of my garden - improvements?

What you see here is the view of a passer-by to a corner of my garden. It turned to be nice this year, with the addition of echinacea (light purple flower) and cosmos (dark purple flowers). In the ...
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cottonwood bonsai?

I am new to bonsai in fact, I have no bonsai tree's over the age of about 1 month. Funny, in my attempt to grow a Japanese Katsura from seed I had left one of my seeding pots outside. I came out to ...
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Is there a plant whose odour repels wasps, but doesn't repel bees?

I hate wasps. I like bees. I live in southern England, so we're talking about plants that can grow in a maritime climate. Any ideas?
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I need help deciding on what tree to plant in my backyard

I would like to plant a tree in my backyard next to my house. I initially thought a big tree that throws the leaves would be a good idea but now i am worried about how would that affect my house and ...
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Why did a section of my Holly turn brown & fall off?

I have a Goshiki Variegated False Holly & when we moved bought our home a month & half a go it was beautiful. It has now since turn mostly brown & the leaves have fallen off. The leaves ...
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How do you save an asparagus bed from comfrey?

I accidentally buried a lot of fresh picked comfrey stems under wood chips when building an asparagus bed. How do I save the asparagus bed from the comfrey?
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Growing Ipomea near mid-sized conifer?

Is it possible, and is it wise if it is possible, to grow Ipomea tricolor 'Heavenly Blue' so that it protrudes through mid-sized (9m/30ft) conifers? I think it could be an interesting aesthetic ...
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Tree for narrow strip

I’m in Melbourne, Australia, and interested in a tree for a narrow strip along the fence line. The tree is ultimately to obscure a neighboring property. It doesn’t matter if it takes years to grow as ...
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Side garden in need of plants, preferably useful

Place: UK, East of England Ground: Raised bed, 1.5m*2m I've just cleared the bed of weeds. I should plant something before the weeds return, but... what? Ideally, that would be: Low maintenance ...
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What's the correct lilac plant for my growing conditions?

I want to get one lilac and I wasn't aware that there are different kinds. I live in New Jersey, the soil is clay and acidic. I want to place it in front of my house where it gets half day full on sun....
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Which plant can co-exist with the other plant?

I have picked up the following list of plants and have only 4 decent size pots. Which plants can be grown together in the same pot? pepper tomato super fantastic tomato sweet 100 basil oregano thumb ...
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A substitute for Hydrangeas that can tolerate full sun (zone 8b)

I have an artificial border against a driveway which has limited depth (about 20-30cm, 8"-12"); I wanted a line of plants with good volume (perhaps 1m/yd plus in height) and some nice colour, so ...
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Should I replace this arborvitae or will it grow back?

I’ve got a row of arborvitae and one is looking a bit half-dead. Does this guy have a chance? Or should I dig him out and replace him? I’ve only been in this house one growing season, so I have only ...
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What plant should I choose to plant in a window?

I am from the tropics, to be specific, Mumbai. One of my windows (4ft X 4ft ie. 1.33m X 1.33m approximately) has an iron grill (about 6in --- 15cm --- square) and gets a lot of sun. I want to plant a ...
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Something's eating my plants

We live in an apartment with a back patio. Something has devoured our chives, kale, spinach and taken chunks of branches out of our tomato plant. Anyone know what would be so brave as to come into an ...
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Should I keep thistles?

I have dozens of wild thistles (most likely Silybum marianum, but there are several different kinds) in my yard. Should I keep them, or get rid of them? Their look is fine to me. Would they ...
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Broken mango seedling stem

I broke my mango seedling stem tip. Stem is still growing but it has no leaves at all. And to tell you the truth i don't understand from where could the leaves grow. Any ideas on this matter would be ...
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Is my choice for edible perennials for balcony good?

I'm looking to expand my balcony garden. I don't want to go through the trouble of getting new plants every spring so I am looking at cold hardy (-16°C is about the coldest I've seen here this winter) ...
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Fruit bearing plants in shade of northern wall?

Are there any fruit bearing bushes (preferably) or similar fruit bearing plants or small trees which can be grown on northern side of the house which is typically covered by shadow more hours than ...
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Lawn substitutions for yard with active dogs

We have two active Collies and they are destroying the lawn. I don't like grass that much, and it's not holding up to the abuse, even though it's supposed to be a high traffic grass. They are not ...
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What grows beneath Lapageria?

Lapageria, a forest native of southern Chile, prefers acidic, organic, damp, shaded, cool, well-drained soil. I wonder if there's a suitable native groundcover to match. What smaller plants grow ...
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What kind of sunflower is the best for making a flute?

Probably like many other gardeners, I like and plant many kinds od sunflowers - I've got many dry sunflower stalks from the previous year, and I would like to do something useful and creative with ...
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Mexican hat vs. Black-eyed Susan - comparison

Mexican hat vs. Black-eyed Susan or, in Latin, Ratibida columnifera vs. Rudbeckia hirta Ratibida: Rudbeckia: These are two not-so-distant cousins, from famous Asteraceae family. Do you guys know ...
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What's a slow growing, low maintenance water plant?

I'm asking for a home experiment, in which I need a slow-growing(so I don't have to trim it) water plant with leaves above water.
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Recommendation for low-light potted tree

My fiancé and I are getting married next month, and during the ceremony we would like to plant a small tree. Our problem is finding a variety of tree that will work for where we live. We live in a ...
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Plant recommendation for travelling student

I am a university student who rents an apartment to live in. Because I study abroad, there are times that I return back at my parent's home. The time I spend there varies from a week up to two months ...
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Plant recommendation for gift for kindergarten students

My wife is a kindergarten teacher and this year, as an end of year gift for the children, she wanted to give them each a small tomato plant to bring home on the last day of school. She asked me to ...
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What is the name of these palms? [closed]

I have a question about the name of those plants and I would also like to know how to care for them.
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Multiple hedge planting

I currently have a very well established Hawthorn hedge(it’s been there about 15 years). It has always been trimmed around 7 feet high and maybe 3.5 feet wide. Unfortunately new house have been built ...
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What companion plants will help the growth of young pines?

I recently planted a 2m (6.5ft) high relatively young Pinus pinea in zone 8a (−12.2 °C, 10 °F). It is going well so far. I tried to find out what plants I should grow in its vicinity that would help ...
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The bluest conifer of all time

I am creating a group of blue conifers in a small corner of my garden. A woman from a nursery I occasionaly order plants from claims that there is no bluer conifer than Picea pungens 'Edith'. Is she ...
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Cat safe colorful indoor plant?

Ever since the arrival of our clawed furballs necessitated the banishment of our house plants to the office room my GF misses having some green in the living room. I'd like to rectify this situation ...
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I would like to know if it is possible to plant trees in a difficult spot

My question is; what trees can I possibly plant in the area between walls? I was unable to load a picture of the (walls)so I hope I can describe this. I have 2 walls in my backyard (the issues), a ...
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Plants for fighting with smog?

During winter time there comes smog to my town, consisting of: Carcinogenic Benzo[a]pyrene PM2.5 (fine particulate matter) PM10 (respirable particulate matter) NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) SO2 (sulfur ...
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What plants can I grow in an air-tight jar?

Recently I found out about a way to grow plants in air-tight jars, where the plant is recycling water and air so it is basically a no-maintenance plant. There is a product available from Pikaplant (...
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What's the difference between Berberis Thunbergii cultivars 'Golden Ring' and 'Coronita'?

I'm trying to distinguish between two cultivars of Berberis Thunbergii. Two that are similar are available in my area: 'Golden Ring' and 'Coronita'. What is the difference? What do you recommend?
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How should I grow Cornus sanguinea with respect to surrounding ground covering?

A group of yellow-orange Cornus sanguineas would really fit a spot in my garden. The cultivar I am interested in is appr. 1.2m (4ft.) max height, like in this picture: I plan to plant them even ...
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What privacy hedge plants create little shade?

I'm interested in finding plants that make good hedges, but that have translucent leaves so as to let light through. I'm interested in plants that can create privacy without blocking all the light. ...
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Amelanchier canadensis vs Aronia melanocarpa

I am actively looking for a number of mid-sized plants (meaning small trees or large shrubs) that would attract wildlife to my garden (but other beautiful features would be welcomed too). Two species ...
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Designing cherry laurel grove

I plan to build a seating area close to my neighbor's yard. The little problem is privacy, and I would like to solve it by making a cherry laurel grove. Since I am a kind of plant-collectory person, ...
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Is there any way to recover drooped/folded leaves?

My snake plant is drooping because of the lack of sunlight. I'm going to revive it by moving the pot, but do I have to cut very folded/drooped leaves? They are bent from the middle of the leaf. Any ...
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What are these succulents in a decorative pot?

I got these awesome plants but I don't know what they are or how to care for them. Can you help me?
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Recommendations for climbers that'll climb by a walnut tree

I've got a large walnut tree (Juglans regia), and I am happy with it, I just want to improve further that part of my garden to be more attractive to birds and butterflies. My idea is to plant a ...
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Does my Philodendron have warts?

My Philodendron has little black spots that look like warts on the stock/stem. What could it be?
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'Nicoline' and 'Crimson and Gold' - differences?

I would like to add one or more japanese quinces (in particular, Chaenomeles x superba) to my garden. There are two interesting cultivars that are available where I live: 'Nicoline' and 'Crimson and ...