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What kinds of larvae/maggots/worms are these?

While I was repotting my rosemary, I discovered several, fairly large, worm-like creatures (see images below; I found more after taking the picture, but they look the same as the other ones). For ...
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Will this banana tree grow in pot?

I have a small plot of soil with two banana trees. The banana tree in the picture will grow bananas if I leave it there. I’m thinking of taking this 3-ft tree and moving it to a pot. Will it grow ...
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How does a seed germinate in a plastic bag and how long before it start dying

I have successfully germinated mango seed in what was impossible to think. It has sprung beautiful. I had placed it within wet kitchen towel. I was surprised and wanted to find out how without soil ...
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What's wrong with my Dracaena

I brought this from nursery last week, repotted in Top soil and water gently. Today I started noticing a yellow leaf. Can someone help me to understand what's wrong with this? I don't want this to die....
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Are these elephant ears ready for uppotting?

These Colocasia esculenta are in an approx 7 inch diameter pot (from the top). Should I uppot them? If so, should I uppot separately or together? And would 12~15 inch ones work for these separately?
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Are repotted plants having transplant shock better kept in shade?

Is it better to keep them in shade till the plant recovers? Or should they be shown sunlight? Assuming you don't know how much sunlight the plant got before being repotted. Edit: Added images ![enter ...
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Emergency case of dying lavender in a pot

As I was shopping in a big grocery store yesterday, I found this sad little lavender pot (picture below) in the flower aisle, it is in an awful condition and the price was reduced to cents. So I ...
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Edelweiss not doing well, looking for care tips

Two days ago I received an Edelweiss flower in a pot as a gift. It's really important for me to take good care of it, however, I'm concerned I've done too many mistakes by now :( So I'm looking for ...
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Potted cilantro plant falling over outside. What am I doing wrong?

It’s not standing up straight and the ends look very fragile. I’m not sure if I should try to repot it and add more soil. The pot is 12.5 inches. The pot is draining and I am careful not to overwater ...
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Do I need to divide my elephant ears to stop yellowing of leaves?

My elephant ears has sprouted 4 bulbs and has grown a lot of leaves. However, even though its still producing new leaves, the smaller leaves keeps on turning yellow. I’m not sure if its overcrowded in ...
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Is hardening off necessary whenever you uppot a plant?

Is hardening off necessary everytime you uppot the plant? Otherwise, how do you let the plant recover from transplant shock? Or won't the high temperature kill the plant whose roots are not ...
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Dieffenbachia plant leaves have drooped

Hi I recently repotted my Dieffenbachia plant. I had the plant in a fast draining succulent soil but decided to switch to an indoor soil when I reported it.I also switched to a clay pot. Now the ...
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Can I replant a Bonsai into a bigger pot during growth?

I've been gifted a Bonsai (jap. Hornbeam) which is already in growth (leaves have fully emerged). However the root bulb is already pretty dense and I'd like to put the bonsai into a bigger pot to ...
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Can I re-pot this mango sapling?

I grew this from a mango seed in pure coconut coir. Now I see the root and the sapling coming from the seed. Should I let the seed sit in the coconut husk till when or I should plant it now in a ...
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How much room does an apple seedling need as it grows?

Like father like daughter, my little girl has grown an affinity for watching seedlings grow from apple seeds. This is a picture of the one she's watching now: The diameter of the open end of that pot ...
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Should I repot this mint plant into a smaller pot?

This is a mint (field mint) plant grown from a cutting. I fell sick and couldn't water for two three days. Two of these dried and the last remaining one has dried edges and a light green appearance. ...
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Suggested pot size for fruit trees?

In different orangeries the pots for fruit trees (in particular citrus fruit) seem rather small compared to what some gardeners suggest, and also compared to the following root ball table. What ...
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When and where should I keep these saplings?

These roselle seeds were germinated in a 15 inch (please don't bang your keyboards in anger) soil from the ground with cocopeat, compost, vermiculite and perlite mixed with it. Didn't knew the dangers ...
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Indoor Yucca is dying after cut/repot

I bought a Yucca in fall 2018: It was growing so big as I have plenty of sun and was so beautiful: I google and read it was possible to split the plant, repot, cut the base as well so I did it as I ...
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What do I do with over crowded tomato plants?

Very new to gardening, but trying to get it right! I put a lot of tomato seeds into one container and now they are growing. They are obviously too crowded. How do I correct my error? Can I lift them ...
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Can this baby rose plant be shifted to a different pot

[I bought this rose plant a couple of months ago. I recently noticed there's a smaller baby rose plant next to the main plant. I'm not sure if it's a new seedling or just an offshoot of the main plant....
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Chrysanthemum not thriving outdoors; dig up? Australia

Chrysanthemum planted in garden in semi sun 2 years ago from pot. Never thrived.😔 Fair drainage but sun exposure varies as trees above grow more leaves! Probably too much mulch at times by ...
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Can Monstera's aerial roots grow out the base of the pot?

I recently ordered a monstera plant online and the seller mentioned that the plants they send out shouldn't need to be repotted for ~6 months, but when mine arrived, it looked to be root-bound in the ...
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Can an indoor Birds of Paradise thrive in gardening soil?

I bought gardening soil by accident and I have a beautiful and large BoP that I'm repotting. I am curious if gardening soil will be OK for this plant.
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Terrace garden plants are slowly getting sick

I live in Pune, India and I am new to terrace gardening. I have no knowledge in this field. I bought Marigold, Catharanthus, and Zinnia (name not sure) from nursery. I made pot mix myself of 30% soil, ...
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Should I re-pot my cacti if they're starting to touch each other?

I have 4 spiny cacti in one flowerpot and after few years one of them is starting to grow more side-wards and getting closer to the other cacti (spines are already touching). I'm just wondering if it'...
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When to repot my 2 baby tamarind trees?

I live in London UK and have two small tamarind trees about 12 inches high which were sprouted from a pod we ate years back and kept the seeds, rediscovering them at the start of lockdown #1! So they ...
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Majesty palm has 3 out of 7 leaves brown. 4th one becoming very brown as well also with yellow?

Help! My majesty palm now has 3 brown leaves (out of 7 total) over the span of a week or so. The 4th frond is now becoming mostly brown, though has yellow. I move it to partial sunlight 5' from a ...
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Indoor Majesty Palm has yellowing leaves that also have brown tinges - too much water or not enough?

Help!! My majesty palm now has 20% of its large leaves being mostly yellow... There are brown tinges on many of the leaves, including the green ones. I am not sure if this is too much or too little ...
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Entangled coffee plant

6 months ago, I received my first coffee plant that I immediately repotted in a 14" pot. It was 6 " in height, now 2 ft tall. I have recently realized that it was actually made up of 6 ...
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Need Potting Advice!

Looking for some recommendations on the best pot to re-pot my Dwarf Umbrella Tree into indoors. I’ve read that my tree isn’t happy due to over watering, current pot has no drainage so I think that’s ...
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Browning cactus. Cut and repot or wait?

Not sure what type of cactus this is, but it was a grocery store purchase from 2 years ago and has been doing okay until the past 6 months. It sits in a western facing window with about 7 hours of ...
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Succulent in need of repotting

My colleague had bought this succulent plant for our office in a supermarket, and it was left there before lockdown. Over the months it has grown in size (it had a small rose-like shape just above the ...
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Usual plant Qs: what, how, when etc

What plant is this? How do I care for it? Placement, watering, feeding, pruning... I was given this plant when somebody left the country. It seems happy enough. As you can see it's gone native! But ...
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Need help on shoot separation

Greeting friends, newbie to gardening here and currently growing dahlia I bought last month from local florist, bought with flower blooms for about 2 weeks and then wilt and I cut it, there’s also ...
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Why is my “Alocasia amazonia” leaf yellowing and drooping?

Got the plant a week ago in a pot with 4 other plants. I propagated them all into one individual pot each. Suddenly, one of the leaves on one of the plants broke and the leaf starts yellowing. The ...
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Is it a problem if I pot multiple Bonsai at the same pot?

I repotted my Bonsais in one shared pot, they are from different types. Is that a problem? Sorry for the newbie question.
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Avocado leaves drooping

Why are my avocado’s leaves pointing down? I water it once a week and everytime i water it, the leaves raise up a little. Should I water it more often? I am afraid of rotting roots. Should I transfer ...
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Banana tree health declining after repotting, yellowing leaves

I recently received a banana tree as a gift and as it is starting to decline I am worried about it. First off, I live in southern Canada (London) so I don't have a tropical climate but its been quite ...
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What’s a reasonable number of succulents to plant in this dish?

I have a good few small succulents that are growing well. They were initially planted in small seashells, then moved to small planter pots and now I’d like to have them merged to save space and have ...
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Avocado Tree Pot Size - Start Large or Increase Over Time

I am buying a 3 foot tall avocado tree (¼-½ in. diameter stem) that I want to keep potted long term as opposed to planting in the ground. Is it better to repot the new tree in a slightly larger pot ...
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Is it necessary to replace old soil when repotting a rootbound plant?

Yesterday, I repotted a rootbound monstera into a larger pot. I had been told that replacing the old soil wasn't a high priority if it meant cutting out too many roots, so I simply added new soil ...
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Elephant ear weeping and yellow

I just bought 3 elephant ear plants at a nursery. I potted them 2 days ago with indoor potting soil and kept some of their original soil. I watered them (about half a bottled water each) and they ...
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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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Bonsai sprout is loosing all of its leaves, help!

My boyfriend planted this bonsai from a seed almost a year ago, so not exactly sure which type it is. We keep it watered and it sits on the window in our bedroom, where it receives fresh air, sunlight,...
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Aloe vera - How can I straighten/repot?

I've had my Aloe vera for over 10 years, and since I repotted it into a much bigger pot last summer it has grown uncontrollably. It's now way too tall and top-heavy and bends in several directions, ...
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What will help a sappling Silver Birch which is struggling after repotting?

My girlfriend received a silver birch sappling as a present at Christmas as a memorial for a dead relative. A month ago we repotted it into a large pot. We placed broken tiles in the base for ...
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dracena mass cane is dying… I think? Can anyone give me advice?

I bought this mass cane from Ikea in Sept 2019. Since the day I bought it, the leaves were constantly turning brown. At first, I thought it was because I had given it tap water. Ek. I started over, ...
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What will happen if I repot my Acers in May

Good afternoon. I wonder if you would answer a question that is if real concern to me. I can see that the common advice for reporting acers is to do this in April or September. Due to this lack of ...
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How do I transplant this California walnut sapling?

This sapling seems to be a California walnut. Unfortunately it is growing in this narrow patch and it'll end up breaking the fence for sure (if it grows fully). This is a rental house and so I don't ...