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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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Elephant ear plant a bit limp and discolored

I bought this elephant ear a few days ago and wanted an opinion on the outter leaves. Are they dying and a lost cause, or do I maybe need to change conditions? The soil was dry when I bought it, so I'...
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Plant recommendation for a home office

I am looking for a plant recommendation for a home office. I would like it to be 'interesting' - which rules out most of the typical office plants like spider plants, mother-in-law's tongue, etc. The ...
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Less invasive alternatives to willow for living structures

I want to create a living willow arbour (something like this: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:RuddSeating.JPG). However, it would be only 6-8m from my house, and around the same from two ...
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Regrowing basil from bought plant

I bought some basil which came with its roots (in a plastic container, not a pot) I thought it could be a great opportunity to regrow my own basil! I have seen some videos that show how they take ...
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Dracena Marginata has new leaves growing white

I've had this dracena plant for almost 2 years now and today I noticed that the top growing leaves are white. Is this normal? I looked at the top leaves a while ago and didn't notice the white colours....
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Identify a plant and recommend how to save it

Can please somebody identify this plant? Are there any suggestions to save it? Its leaves are weak and getting yellowish.
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Ideas for small no low-maintenance plantation

I am from eastern Europe and looking for ideas on how to domesticate some small acreage (about 0.75 hectare). I don't want to sell this area and maybe there are some ways (which won't require lot of ...
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What is the most effective plant for in-house oxygen production?

I'm looking for an plant with main purpose of oxygen production and CO2 removal in the house. The ideal plant whould have the following features: Produce fair amount of oxygen; Not very demanding in ...
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Could you help me with the name of this plant?

This plant started getting dry, but I have no idea what is this plant called so I don't know how to treat it the best way.
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Planting and landscaping around a grave

This is a graveyard in South Asia. My goal is to grow some plants covering the rather bare area. What kind of plants would thrive here? From trees, flowering plants to ground covers. Plus, something ...
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House plant recommendations for disabled elderly gardener

I friend has recently become unable to live independently and moved into a care home. She was interested in her former garden, though other people have been doing most of the actual gardening for ...
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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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Which will produce a neater block of low mass planting, Lonicera pileata or L. nitida?

For massed plantings, with the aim of clipping into a neat ground-covering block 500-600mm high (not a hedge), is Lonicera pileata or L. nitida species superior? What are the best cultivars for this ...
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How to reclaim my backyard that has turned into a swamp?

Problem Anyone on the East Coast of the US is probably aware of what a rainy year it has been. As of my writing this, the last six months in Northern Virginia have had more rain (1149mm at Dulles ...
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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 ...