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How to revive ferns

I have had two ferns (one is an asparagus fern and one’s a boston fern I think) and I went on vacation about two years ago, they dried and have never really recovered. Both of them have about one stem ...
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Advice on repotting plants and soil density

When I repot plants (or plant them into the ground) my reaction is to ensure they are reasonably firmly covered and anchored in potting/garden mix, but I don't push it down very much. (It doesn't ...
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Should I repot my birds of paradise?

I just got this birds of paradise from someone and just noticed that the root is growing out of the drainage hole. It's not blocking the entire hole but I'm wondering if I have to repot this since the ...
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repotting a dracaena marginata plant

I have had this plant (dracaena marginata) for some time and it is now drooping as it is now 3ft tall. A new sprout is growing in the same pot. Is there a way to cut off the tall part of the plant ...
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Coverings of drainage hole

I use plastic pots, concrete and ceramic pots with holes at the bottom, often without a saucer for outside. When I water, I bath my plants or put enough water and allow excess amount to pass through ...
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Is repotting necessary if the pot is huge and I use a fertilizer?

I am new to gardening and I am using an app to help me take care of my plants. For each plant, there is an instruction/recommendation on when to repot it. It seems that in most cases it is every year. ...
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Is there any hope left for my lemon seedling?

I was gifted this lemon seedling two months ago and re-potted it using soil from an old raised bed, and it seemed to be happy: It grew two new leaves, one being quite large compared to all the ...
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What pot should I use for my Chinese elm bonsai

I bought this Chinese Elm Bonsai yesterday and it came in a traditional glazed square pot. It was too small and the plant was very rootbound. So I repotted it in a larger pot but in all the pictures ...
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Is my rice cactus healthy?

I've had this rice cactus for a few years but lately one of its main "branches" has been falling over. I'm not sure if this is normal for this plant to do or not. And I just want to know if ...
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Potted lemon tree not growing/flowering

I bought a potted lemon tree (>1m tall)and I had it indoors until the weather was good enough to then move it onto the balcony (west facing). Since I bought the tree (2 months ago) I have seen ...
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Something dug up my 1yo plumeria, should I prune off its leaves?

I'm growing a very small plumeria in a container (I'm in Wisconsin). It's just a year old - a stem and four leaves. Recently, I put it outside for the summer so it could get proper sun. Today, I came ...
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Potted Japanese Pieris not doing well -need to repot it -any advice?

The plant is like 5 years old and it did not seem to enjoy the in ground planting or the place where it was planted (full sun in the afternoon -this is in Toronto-5a) Last year I moved the plant to ...
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Spider Plant can't support own weight

I've had this spider plant for 2 years at this point. I've repotted it recently. The plant consists of 4/5 supplants, if I can count correctly. To be fair, the plant is a little bit crowded in the ...
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Dracaena: does it need a repot?

Please consider this plant: It is in the same soil/pot from about 10 years, without any care that some water. After starting to try take some care, ( ie adding some fertilizer), the plant developed a ...
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My lily of the valley plant is turning brown -- is this a normal part of the cycle or an I doing something wrong?

So my dad recent sold my childhood home, but before he did, I gathered a few of the lilies of the valley plants we had in our garden for sentimental reasons. I replanted them in a pot as I live in an ...
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Is it OK to repot a small echo Echinopsis uhascua (Red Torch Cactus) while flowering?

I purchased my plant on line receiving it about 10 days ago. It's been out of the sun acclimating to our hot climate since and one of three flower buds opened today. It is about 2 inches (5 cm) high;...
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When to sever and repot a baby orchid?

I have an orchid that has produced a "baby" on a former flower spike. The baby orchid has 4 leaves (2 small, 2 medium), and some nice & healthy-looking aerial roots. The roots are all ...
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Preferred soil for a ficus/rubber tree

What kind of soil is best for a ficus/rubber tree indoor plant? I recently moved across the US and my very healthy ficus was too tall to bring in the car. My old house had amazing light and the plant ...
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Potting on annuals into one pot

I've grown some annuals (e.g. sunflower and cosmos) and pricked out the seedlings into small pots (one per seedling). Once the roots started to show at the bottom, I potted them on to 3 plants per 9-...
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How can this limp hot pepper plant be saved?

I recently repotted my pepper plant, and ever since, it's suffering from limp leaves. My guess is that I did too much damage to the roots when repotting. Supporting this theory is the fact that when I ...
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How much leaf growth is required before chilli seedlings can be re-potted?

How much leaf growth is required before you can re-pot the chilli?
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What is happening to my chocolate mint plant?

⁷I just got this chocolate mint plant. I repotted it since it was way too big for it's original container. It's been 4 four days and I am noticing black dots on some, not all, leaves. Is it fungal ...
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Roots growing up in newly potted propagate

I tried propagating my first plant: a fiddle leaf fig. I propagated in water and when roots were about 2 or 3 inches I put it in a pot with soil. I noticed some roots started showing above the soil. ...
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Pandan leaves and stalk turning yellow and soft, why and what do

I'm not sure what plant this is exactly, Plantsnap said it's pandan, but it's been growing fine for about 10 years in mom's dark office, and now 4 years in my kitchen, but recently it started to dry ...
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Why are my repotted plants dying/not growing?

I have recently re-potted my plants as the soil they came with was either clay or too compact or they were already root-bound or the soil was not able to hold moisture. They have been shedding leaves/...
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Waterlogged Acer

I have a large Shirasawanum Aureum Acer potted in large glazed pot. Unfortunately the large roots have grown through the drainage hole and into the ground blocking drainage so it is now very ...
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How can I save my tangerine tree after repotting and leaves curling?

I have a 10 year old tangerine tree. It put on a ton of new leafy growth this summer when I had it outside, but I pruned a lot of the branches to make it look more uniform. It was in a pretty big pot ...
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New plant came with a stowaway palm, how do I tease them apart?

I bought a strelitzia nicolai and it came with a surprise stowaway palm growing in the pot. I'm not one to complain, but I think I should tease them apart before they grow to suffocate each other. I ...
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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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Bare rooted trees vs potted

I need to understand the pros and cons of bare rooted vs potted. For example: If I get dormant bare rooted trees vs dormant potted, would I get "lag" in tree growth when I pot it and wakes ...
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Moving hortensia from a too-small pot into plain Earth in autumn?

It is beginning of September in central Europe and I have an hotensia (Hydrangea) which is currently not flowering. It barely survived the last winter, but I am happy that it came back with many ...
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Money plant (Crassula Ovata) growing roots on its branches

Early this year the 8+ year old money plant was getting a bit sad and branches kept falling off. I repotted into a larger pot with fresh compost around the existing roots. I also turned it around so ...
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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 the 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
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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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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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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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