Questions tagged [plant-recommendations]

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Why is my apple seedling turning brown and wiliting

I just started growing an apple from an apple that had germinated seeds inside, and at first it was thriving and growing pretty quickly but now the top part of it is drooping dowards and some of the ...
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Plants that will thrive under LED grow lights and are also cat-friendly

I recently bought two grow lights to utilize a particular indoor growing space in my house where everything perfectly fits. The only trouble is that I'm now discovering that the plethora of things I ...
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Any recommendations for low light house plants?

I'm looking for a low light plant to have in my bathroom, and looking for recommendations. I do have one window in the bathroom, but it is has that foggy/blurred treatment on it. Any insights, advice ...
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Will my dwarf peach tree do fine in just afternoon sun

I recently bought a dwarf bonfire patio peach and have it in only afternoon sun from 1-6pm but because I live in an apartment I only can either leave it where it is or move it to the front of the apt ...
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Succession planting for bluebells

I have a small semi-shaded patch of garden, where I have sown common bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) seed over several years; they are now growing well, possibly going to flower for the first ...
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What low height plants have a good root system?

I need to remove a bunch of junk weeds / trees on my sloping property blocking a beautiful view. I realize the root system is preventing some erosion into the nearby lake. I plan to cut at the trunk. ...
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What plants would do good in Central America vivarium, on coco fiber substrate?

I made a vivarium and I'm looking for plants that could live happily there. Conditions will be: Temperature 22°C to 35°C / 72F to 95F; there will be a hot end and a cold end Humidity around 40%, once ...
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What other cactus can I plant in the same box with my FairyCastle Cactus?

I’m planning on planting my fairy cactus in a new box but I’d like to also plant a second cactus with it, I really want to get a lady finger cactus but I don’t know what cacti are plantable next to my ...
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Broccoli Plants Stem Problem it is too thin and sometimes it is chewed

I'm still learning how to grow broccoli and need some help. Recently i have had 4 broccoli plants which were perfectly healthy start to die because the stem can't support it anymore. The main issue is ...
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My Nepenthes Alata is growing leaves, but its tendrils are drying

I bought a new pitcher plant (nepenthes alata) and since, it was doing great, there are no pitchers since I got it but it has shown significant growth... I observed that its tendrils(which are ...
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Good bedding plants for Autumn/Fall colour UK

I'm getting my house ready to sell. Because of building work there are a lot of bare patches of soil in the garden. I'd like to put some colourful plants (ideally flowering) in to make it look ...
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Selaginella plant dying - care and maintenance tips

I received the Selaginella plant back in March and I've been watering it each 2nd day. (Recommendation from the florist) Also, if I would skip more than 3 days without watering it the plant's leaves ...
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Black spots on my tomato plants?

My tomatoes have been slowly developing black spots on the leaves for a while now. I cant figure out what is causing it. I also just found some tiny bugs all over the plant today, but I can’t figure ...
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White alternative for Alchemilla Molis

After 20 years, I'm somewhere close to getting a garden I'm happy with but I now need to undo a plant choice I made 20 years ago: Alchemilla Molis. The problem: I need a plant that provides the ...
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New Pepper Plant leaves with light green patches

The new leaves are having light and dark green pigmentation. Can someone please guide me on this?
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Recommendations for inter-planting with buddleia

I'm about to buy and plant out some buddleia bushes (link if you're curious about type) Are there any sensible options for either interplanting with buddleia, or planting in front/around the buddleia, ...
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Will different species of elderberry get the same cross pollination benefits

I recently planted a Lemon-Lace Elderberry (a Sambucus racemosa cultivar). Since I've read online that elderberries produce much more fruit if planted in multiples of different varieties, I'm looking ...
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What are these strange brown things coming out of plant soil?

I found these strange brown bugs coming out from my plants soil. I don't understand if these are soil mites or what. I found that 5 of my plants have the same problem. Same brown things coming out ...
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Looking for a plant for my appartement

I already killed a cactus because of mold/ humidity. And a Yucca by lack of sun light. And I'm looking for a new plant.. The plant will be siting, right next to a window touching the wall. Windows is ...
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Best Vegetable for growing in pots?

I've grown a few different veg over the years including Tomatoes, Green Beans, Peppers, Sweetcorn and a few others. However, they are usually planted in the ground. I'm looking at moving house later ...
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What type of trees for space behind boulder wall?

We live in Boise ID and just built a brand new house. We live in a bit of a hilly part of town so we reclaimed some of the land for my kids to play in by digging back a hill and installing a large ...
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My rue plant is partially yellow

I have this problem with my rue, that some of its leaves are yellow and weak. I tried watering less often and all the leaves became a little dry/crispy so I assumed it was not over watering. I live in ...
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Plants with nutritional requirements similar to Cannabis

What are some short plants that preferably could be grown indoor which have similar nutritional requirements (in terms of N-P-K ratio, doses etc.) as Cannabis? The purpose of this is testing a mineral ...
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ZZ Plant stem rot

Last week, I ordered 5 pieces of ZZ plants. It arrived somehow damaged (leaves yellowing and some have fallen off). The stem appeared to be undamaged. Today, however, I noticed that one of the ZZz ...
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Why is my Miranda not coming to full pitchers and it has brown spots?

I have a Miranda Nepenthes and I've had it for about 8 months or so. It is growing like crazy but I haven't had a pitcher to get to full maturity since it came in the mail. It starts to grow pitchers ...
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Is it feasible to grow a thistle inside?

Is it feasible to grow/plant any species of thistle in a pot inside? I've always found thistles beautiful, both the bulb, the flower and the spiky leaves. I've tried googling, but all results are ...
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Suitable grape variety for UK

I plan to train grape vines up and over the top of a pergola to create a shaded, outdoor dining area. I am more interested in the aesthetic of the vines and their shade giving properties than in ...
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I want to plant 5 species of plants in my garden, which can purify the air around the garden and also keep away mosquitoes . Suggest some to me

I have a garden in my house where I had some plants earlier. They were mostly flowering plants. Now I am looking for some plants which can purify the air around the house, keep away mosquitoes, and ...
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What's wrong with my fairy castle cactus?

My cactus used to be really thick and dark green but now it's so much skinnier and starting to shrivel up. Some of the arms are turning a dusty kind of brown and they're all leaning away from the stem ...
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I keep getting differing answers to this cucumber question

I was always told to remove the male flowers from a cucumber plant or the fruits will be bitter, I then read "female flowers need to be pollinated with the male flowers or the fruits will not set&...
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Planting to obscure a tree stump

We had a tree removed from a corner of our garden a couple of years back, but now we want to green up the space so we're not looking at ugly stump and ugly fence. It was in an awkward position where ...
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Why do peppers grow poorly in Northern US?

We live in Upstate New York and have happily gardened between (about) Ithaca New York and Boston Mass. (so let’s say zone 5b-6a). When growing peppers (of all kinds), our experience and in the ...
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Suggestions for rabbit-proof plants for North Carolina

We live in southern North Carolina and are trying to figure out what to plant on this hill. We put in some azaleas a month or so ago, but the bunnies have since ravaged them. We have tried some &...
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What are the tiny black dots on my basil?

I repotted my basil plant yesterday as it was in a small seedling bag. Today when I checked on my plant, all of the leaves even the small ones that are growing, had black dots all over. Please help I’...
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Lake Edge Grasses

I live on the edge of Clearlake in California. The lake rises and falls by as much as 6 to 10 feet per year. Therefore, about 2,000 to 3,000 square feet of my yard below my seawall is under water for ...
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why my 4 weeks old indoor coriander and garlic chives falling apart?

I have started growing coriander and garlic chives on port inside house. Till four weeks after planting ,every thing grows well. but now I found all branches look very week and cannot stand firmly and ...
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My Vinca plants are dying

My Vinca plants are dying in my pots at home. Please suggest some measures to prevent further or possible cause for it.
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What type of fig to plant in the Netherlands

I have a garden that I would like to grow a fig tree in, currently it already has a fig, however the fig in question doesn't make a lot of fruit and we would like to get a 2nd one that does make a lot ...
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Tree recommendation for Fort Collins, Colorado

I am shopping for a tree for my yard. I have tried the local government website, and it literally gives me just a list of hundreds of trees... https://extension.colostate.edu/docs/pubs/garden/...
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Will these small arborvitaes grow back?

I planted these small arborvitaes 2 years ago and the deer got right to them. I’ve recently started protecting them with a fence, but the deer chewed them up during the winter time. I’m wondering if ...
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Why my Hypoestes phyllostachya Baker is drying?

I've noticed that after a month or so since buying, leaves of my Hypoestes phyllostachya is becoming brown and then dry out and colors are somewhat fading. I keep it in front of a south side window, ...
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Unhappy Brighamia Insignis, how do I help it?

I recently bought a Brighamia insignis, also known as a Hawaiian palm or cabbage on a stick and I’m worried it’s going to die given it’s rapidly deteriorating condition. If anyone is able to help I ...
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Need help identifying this grapevine and how to care for it

Hi I live in South New Jersey and there's an old grapevine from the previous home owners I would like to get it to fruit as the past couple years it hasn't been successfully fruitful. Please see below ...
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Fungal or bacterial infestation ? Pachypondium Lamere or Pin Palm

I have this Madagascar Pin Palm or Pachypondium Lamerei which has been attacked by some kind of fungal or bacterial infestation. I've been using an antifungal solution, yesterday was the 3rd ...
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Is Yucca plant dead?

I bought my Yucca plant in February and it was fine. I believe I might have over watered it. Recently I saw the leaves turning yellow, I decided to re-pot it with cactus soil and one spray of plant ...
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Which term would you use to describe these propagation start point?

I am building a web application and i want the user to be able to browse information that is relevant to a certain propagation method, for example propagation from seed, bulb, rhizome. English is not ...
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Why is my newly planted hydrangea dying?

I just planted this hydrangea 2 weeks ago that was donated as a gift to the front line workers from landscapers. It was indoors for a day and I took it home and planted it. I never planted one before. ...
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Upright shrub/small tree recommendations for south facing house in zone 3 climate

South facing sites are difficult. Cold air, already not containing much moisture, is warmed and it's relative humidity drops even further. So evergreen needles/scales and tree buds dry out. The ...
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Can I save this Northfork Pine?

I recently re-potted this guy to a pot thang would drain at the bottom and have moved him over the course of a few months to a spot that has more light. The color has continued to get darker and the ...
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Which one of these 2 is more hardy?

I have a pittosporum here and an euonymus. Not sure which variety though. I've never used either one in the landscape and i have room for only one. Which one is more drought tolerant, heat tolerant ...
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