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dying chilli plants

I have a few chilli plants. initially 4 or 5 of them were in a same pot. Quickly they grew quite big and really strong and I thought it's time to move them to different pots and so I did. I repotted ...
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What can I do to help root-bound cucumber plants?

I planted some cucumber seeds in egg cartons and then repotted the best of them twice in coconut coir pots, first a 3" and then a 4" pot. Some of the seedlings had stopped growing and had to be ...
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Should I move out my bell pepper plants?

Should I be moving my bell pepper plants into bigger pots now or should I let them grow more? If I should be moving them, how should I space them?
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How to save my Fittonia (Nerve plant) after repotting?

I bought a pot of Fittonia (red leaves) yesterday. I was really in good health. Yesterday I moved those 3 plants into new pots since the actual pot was pretty small. I used soil bought from store (...
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How do I know if seeds are growing?

I bought some "aji dulce" (peppers) seeds from home depot,and I planted two of them in a pot, but I have no idea if these seeds are growing since they are so small. Instead of planting them in a pot ...
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Oak Tree Seeding

A year and a half ago, during the last stages of autum, my five year old niece and I were going for a walk in our neighborhood. She began collecting acorns that had fallen on the ground and asked ...
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Help needed to repot my 42" avocado tree in my apt please!

Hello wonderful people with green thumbs! I've managed to grow an adorable avocado tree from a supermarket avocado pit. I don't know what I'm doing and I'm usually awful with plants so this was truly ...
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How to revive a bonsai that was repotted after it was dying of overwatering?

I have a 15 year old Chinese Elm which I bought last year in April and keep indoors. It is placed next to a window, but due to british weather it doesn’t get very strong light. The bonsai survived ...
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How can I care for my euonymus japonicus president gauthier?

I bought a cheap supermarket mixed planter pot about 3 years ago. I left them outside in a damp, sheltered area with little direct sunlight. The plant I now believe to have identified as euonymus ...
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Does my Aloe vera plant need a new pot?

I would really appreciate it if someone could help me. I bought this Aloe Vera plant a few weeks ago and it has been growing new leaves ever since. So I'm wondering if I should repot it into a bigger ...
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Any problems (plant health, structural longevity, etc?) with planting bamboo in a steel planter?

--- UPDATEs per feedback (from both StackExchange and Reddit) --- a. Bamboo species is "clumping growth," not "running" flavor. We don't have concerns about it "escaping." Does this change any ...
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Is it time to repot my chili plants?

I'm a first time grower in need of some advice: About three weeks ago (2018-01-20), a repotted my chili seedlings into the pots seen in the pictures. Is it already time to repot them again? The reason ...
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Should I repot my plants that I bought online?

I just bought several houseplants that were delivered to my home. I'm super excited that I got them, but I have to confess that these are my first plants ever. Now my friend told me that you should ...
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When to repot vegetables into normal earth?

A month ago, I sowed some tomatoes, paprika and kohlrabies into nutrient poor sowing earth. They are growing nicely, but I am wondering, when it is time to repot them into normal (nutrient rich, pre-...
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How to fix an aloe plant broken off from its root? [duplicate]

My aloe plant broke off from its root in the pot. It looked healthy and I have it sitting in water at the moment. Will it get a new root started in the water, or it is best to try repotting?
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Can I Repot a Jade tree in December?

Would it harm my Jade tree if I repot it in December? I don't need to prune its roots, but I want to move it to a smaller pot and turn it into a mame bonsai instead. Can I do it now or maybe I ...
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Help! My Song of India (Dracaena reflexa) plant is dying!

Few weeks ago (probably 2-3), I was re-potting some of my plants. One of the patients was Song of India. The other two plants had severe root bounding. After re-potting them successfully, I started ...
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Succulent spreading outward, Exposed roots

Please see pics below. I'm assuming (possibly shouldn't assume) that this succulent was in poor light before I brought it home because of all the spreading. What's the proper thing to do with it? I'm ...
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Plant growing out of the pot into the ground

I have a rose bush that is in a wine barrel planter. The planter is breaking apart and I think the roots of the rose bush are now growing into the ground. How can I successfully re-pot it or ...
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Chinese Elm bonsai turning yellow after repotting

I have a Chinese Elm bonsai. The tree was doing fine, sprouting many new twigs in the last month or two. After the growth slowed down I decided to repot the tree, because the original soil was too ...
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Why are the leaves on my money tree droopy? [closed]

The leaves on my money tree (pachira aquatica) are green and droopy. I do not water it often. I don't have it indirect sunlight. Is it not getting enough light? Also if i wanted to repot what brand ...
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Is something wrong with my Aloe Vera?

I have an Aloe Vera, although I am thinking its not very healthy as its quite limp and thin. I am thinking I need to repot into something larger/deeper. I water it once or twice every week or 2 and ...
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How can I propagate a baby spider plant?

Every time I try to propagate a baby spider plant into a new pot from its parent, the babies die after a week. Their leaves turn yellow and fall. Their roots rot. Why is this happening?
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Venus Flytrap: repot, sun and water

I am a proud new owner of my very first Venus Flytrap (I came into the store to get some cute flowery plants, but I came out with this beauty instead :D) I am not sure if this is only one plant or ...
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Lemon tree repotting

I have a young Dwarf Meyer lemon tree that I intend to keep in a pot on my deck. Is it better to gradually increase the pot size to encourage a compact root ball or to plant straight into a large ...
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Unknown indoor plant; I.D. and repot?

Question 1: What is the name of this plant? Question 2: Should I separate & replant individual stalks? Thank you
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What to do (after two weeks) with a waterlogged pot plant?

See here for question about what I should have done at the time: What to do (immediately) with a waterlogged pot plant? TL;DR What should I do now, given that I suspect that I've created a plant pot ...
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What to do (immediately) with a waterlogged pot plant?

See here for question about what I should do now: What to do (after two weeks) with a waterlogged pot plant? TL;DR What should I have do, immediately, if I suspect that a repotted plant pot is ...
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Do just-repotted plants really need to wait for days before watering them? Why?

I have read that for plants that have been just re-potted you have to wait some days. For the Aloe Vera in particular, I have seen some saying to wait for 2 days and others 2 weeks. I just repotted ...
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How do I straighten a tilting Spider Plant without repotting it?

I recently repotted a spider plant, but it has recently started sagging, probably due to its weight and lack of support in the soil. I want to straighten it back up, but I would like to do this ...
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Perlite causing tip burn in spider plant?

I've recently repotted my spider plant (chlorophytum comosum) to a slightly bigger pot with better drainage. I potted it in a mix of normal potting soil and perlite to aid drainage. I recently noticed ...
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Hoya care - will it ever flower again?

Oh, the things I have done to my mother-in-law's Hoya plant: First, I watered it weekly. Neither the plant or the mother-in-law liked that. Then I had the audacity to re-pot the root bound mess. I ...
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Taking Care of my Orchid

I was given an Orchid several years ago and just wanted some advice on if I am taking care of it properly and if it needs to be in a larger pot. I am not much of a green thumb but this orchid has ...
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What's happening to these repotted plants?

I started these from seed indoors under a grow light. About two weeks ago I potted a few that were doing well, and now it looks like they're getting sick. The first image is arugula / rocket, and its ...
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Should I repot my mammillaria cactus?

I have this mammillaria hahniana: I'm considering repotting to another container, which is more beautiful, more stable, wider and shallower. You don't see it but there is a drainage hole. Here it is: ...
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Proper care after repotting spider plant

I just repotted my spider plant (chlorophytum comosum ocean) away from a deep pot without drainage holes. Back when I planted it in this pot, I made a structure out of plastic pots placed at the ...
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Euphorbia stems keep rotting in succession

I purchased an Euphorbia from IKEA last October. It was very robust in the beginning, but after being repotted multiple times it lost a lot of its vigour and some parts of died. I'm looking to ...
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How do I repot an avocado?

My avocado tree is just a little bit over 1 1/2 feet (45cm) tall. Will it survive if I put it in soil? If so, how do I replant it? For example, I'd like to know what size of pot, type of soil, ...
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Why is my aloe tipping over?

My aloe has tipped over and I'm not sure what to do with it. Should I leave it leaning? If not I could try to repot it but the middle stem is so bent that I'm not sure how to have it stand vertically. ...
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When should I repot a newly planted potato?

I recently planted a potato in my cubicle at work (don't ask why, long story) in a pot that is much too small for the potato. The soil that I used was completely bone dry, it had been sitting in a ...
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ZZ Plant in ICU. Root rot due to water. Need help quickly

I will explain how this happened, but one stump just came out easily, and I suspected root rot. Now, I took the plant out and examined the roots and found rot rotting with the tubers rotted too. On ...
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Will repotting a cactus after flowering affect the fruit?

It is generally advised against repotting a cactus while it has buds or flowers on it. My Mammillaria prolifera has just finished flowering and it really needs repotting but since it's a self-fertile ...
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Why should a pot be only an inch or two bigger than the previous pot when re-potting?

I have read, seen and heard from folks here that the pot for planting a plant should be bigger by the previous pot by only either one or two inches. I don't understand why. No one has explained this ...
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How often should I repot Lithops and Conophytum?

I have several different varieties of very small succulents (mainly Lithops and Conophytum) in small pots indoors. They have been in the same pots and soil for about 4 years. I'm not sure when it's ...
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Should I repot the zinnia that's in a crowded pot with some marigolds?

I've always had a green thumb. Not sure how but it's natural to me. I started growing French dwarf marigolds and semi dwarf zinnias from seed early May. They're just now starting to bloom. Because I ...
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Why does my new ZZ plant have yellow and broken leaves?

I got this ZZ plant (Zamioculcas) from the nursery (and tried choosing the best one) yesterday. I noticed some yellow leaves and broken leaves. When I asked the gardener (or whatever we call her) she ...
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Is this Chinese Evergreen healthy? what should I do with the specifics?

i got this Chinese Evergreen yesterday from a local nursery. I selected the best one from them(sadly they had only two small ones). Since it's better to buy small plants then big one, I chose this ...
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How should I re-pot a severely root-bound weeping fig plant?

How do I re-pot this weeping fig plant? Any more details related to it would be welcomed. EDIT I ma confused now which tree/plant is this. Is it Ficus Benjamin or Weeping Fig? When I google either of ...
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Do's and Don't's for re-potting a plant?

What are some important things to do and not to do when re-potting a plant? I know it varies from plant to plant, but can anyone give me some general Do's and Don't?
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Finally got the rootball out, please diagnose the roots and health of this plant

Related question: Are these roots healthy or bad? My Dracaena Reflexa Pleomele started having tiny yellow spots for some weeks. As a result, I was asked to take the rootball and inspect it. I took ...