Questions tagged [roots]

Plant organ that is typically below ground.

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Fiddle leaf tree - is this root dead?

Please check images below. The fiddle leaf tree has been losing leaves, and they were brown at their endings. When the leaves fall, I noticed inside there is a brownish water. Is it possible to save ...
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Can you “feed” an avocado plant with avocado pits?

I have grown an avocado plant using the infamous toothpick method, i.e. suspending an avocado pit in water using toothpicks. Since the avocado pit contains the necessary nutrients, I left it in water ...
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Rooting store bought table grape bunches

In the past few weeks some of my local grocery stores have been receiving an influx of table grapes. I have found a few varieties that have some exceptionally great flavor. Black Corinth, red grapes, ...
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What is this white mold growing in my germinating avocado roots?

It forms white textured bumps near the top of the root, underwater: This also happened to a previous avocado seed I started, and when the plant died after about 12 months, I dug up the roots, and ...
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Is my pothos too root-bound? — Tiny leaves in new growth

I bought this golden Pothos a year ago and it looks great, healthy and growing well until recently. 5 weeks ago I pruned it for the first time (I am propagating the cuttings in water and those seem ...
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Monstera health check (root bound)?

My girlfriend is not so internet savvy so I am posting for her here in the hopes of some advice. She has a plant: that she is wondering whether might be root bound. Here is a picture: Also one of ...
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Weird things found in Alocasia plant soil

Today I wanted to change the soil in my Alocasia plant, but I found these things in the soil, around the roots. They weren't attachments, they where just laying in the soil. I bought in in an IKEA ...
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Washing roots to make sure it has no hidden insects?

My red pepper plant isn't doing too great, so I decided to check the soil and it had dark red worms. I took it out of the pot, and removed all the soil from the roots with a water hose (or so I ...
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Meyer Lemon Tree Health Issues Help

I am a new Meyer Lemon tree owner. My trees' leaves have gradually yellowed, and started dropping. I thought they were under-watered, so I started watering more regularly, but that doesn't appear to ...
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Pinus pinea close to the house

How dangerous is to plant Pinus pinea 3m (10ft) from the house? The house has only one floor, so I gather the crown will not interfere with walls and roof. The situation would be similar to the one ...
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Root spread for Lime and Sweet Chestnut trees

At the end of my garden I have some Lime and Sweet Chestnut trees. I am wondering what the root spread can be. These trees are very mature, about 80 ft high.
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Can I move a well settled hedge?

If possible I would like to move part of a hedge. I am not sure whether it is common hornbeam or common beech (both "Buche" in German). The individual plants are approx. 20 cm apart Height ...
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How do I transplant my English lavender that grew very close to each other

Is it too late to transplant my english lavender? I started them from seed in April, and didn't expect the ones that are gonna survive are the ones that are beside each other. So I am concerned that ...
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How close can I cut roots on large established ficus trees without killing the tree or causing it to fall over?

We have 3 trees that are about 30 years old and maybe 30 feet tall. We are installing new patios and want to cut the roots back so they don't buckle the patios. The trees are about 10 feet away from ...
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How should I deal with tree root pushing on brick retaining wall?

We have a Mt Fuji, Prunus 'Shirotae', tree with a total diameter of about 8 meters (26 feet). We only have a small garden but love this tree. It's planted next to a brick retaining wall (goes down to ...
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Is it possible to save this plant?

(photos at the end) Not sure what happened, but started getting weak and no longer standing, so it might be dying. To me it seems the root is already bad/dead (soft and almost black). Anything I can ...
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Grey stem on Butterfly Palm

I'm a new plant mum and my butterfly palm doesn't seem to be too happy! I've got a grey growth on one of the main stems and it appears at the roots too - any advice what to do? I don't over water it (...
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unwanted small. dense roots

I have a very small garden that needs soil improvement. I started turning over the soil and found it loaded with small clumpy roots, perhaps from adjacent ground cover. How can I kill these roots and ...
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Should I repot a newly purchased rubber plant

You can see the roots are above the soil. Should I repot this newly purchased rubber plant, or should I wait a few weeks it should acclimate to my home first.
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How to kill off bramble roots?

I decided to start a vegetable garden so I started clearing my backyard after several years of bramble colonising it. I realize some roots go beyond 40cm deep. Instead of digging further to reach the ...
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Very superficial roots in large planter boxes

At the start of this year I bought some large wooden planter boxes (lined on the inside with root cloth), filled them up with generic purpose potting soil and got to planting some homegrown vegetables....
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Can I allow a pine tree to share root space with a group of birch trees? If not, which should I cut down?

I have a group of birch trees, with a pine growing in the midst of them, in my front yard. My friend is telling me the pine must be cut down to save the birches. I see her concern, however: I think ...
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How far should a mulberry tree be from my house's foundation?

I have a 17 year old huge mulberry tree in my backyard, about 29 ft from the house. Also it's close to the backyard drainage. Is that OK or could it harm the house foundation?
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Curing avocado root rot

I have two 2 years old avocados. Sadly, they weren't feeling well last few months: leaves started to drop and side branches started eventually to dry out. After massive googling a root rot due to ...
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Lowering grade under Norway Spruce- will it be an issue?

We just bought a house with an overgrown back yard. It's a small urban plot- 30' x 15' and there's a 80' Norway Spruce in the back corner. The former owners had some sort of sandy arbor in the back ...
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Cherry Tomato plants, withering, yellowing leaves, white powdery on root

The plant is yellowing, and pull out the root to find the white powdering thing... Anyone know what is this? how to prevent?
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Unidentified euphorbia turning yellow, how can i rescue it?

This is my first post and I have been looking on several forums where I can discuss plant queries. I have a couple of questions regarding a euphorbia cactus so please bear with me. I recently ...
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Invasive Green Shoots and Tubers

I have these really annoying green shoots coming up all over my backyard and they all connect to bigger roots below the ground. Also, whenever I dig to put in a new plant I’m finding these ovular-...
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Should I expect multiple weeks of tree shock if I plant bare root?

Linda Chalker Scott (The Informed Gardener, and "The Great Courses" teacher for The Science of Gardening) suggests clearing off as much of the material from the roots of a tree before ...
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Planting in soil filled with ivy roots

I want to place some plants in the borders of my terrace garden. The house has a large amount of ivy running up the side of the terrace. When tilling the soil, I've discovered that it's completely ...
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Propagating Yucca Aloifolia (Spanish Bayonet/Aloe Yucca) from root cuttings?

I've had success propagating by taking a cutting of the top of the plant and sticking in the ground. But often what happens is the leaves die and a new shoot sprouts from the root. These are tough ...
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what kind of tree is this in central Florida?

Tree with dark green leaves on the right, not the pine on the left. in very sandy soil. wondering if will be difficult to transplant? does it have thorns? deep hard roots? What time of year good time ...
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Eastern White Pine root damage

My White pine (about 100 ft tall with a diameter of 2 ft) has had root damage. 12' away from the base of the trunk a one foot deep trench on the west side was dug to bury an electrical line. The ...
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Is this palm tree at risk of falling over?

Photos: https://imgur.com/a/1LM43Ox It looks like it has grown around its container. Does anything need to be done about this? It is pretty close to the house. Thanks.
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Cedar tree roots close to house

I have 2 cedar trees that have roots approx 3" in diameter that are located close to the top of the basement (concrete foundation) of my house. The diameter of the trees are about 24" at the base and ...
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Are mature store-bought veggie plants like these intended to stay in their pots?

We recently bought some large and mature (already budding) tomato and bell pepper plants from costco. Unfortunately they have 3 to 5-ish plants per pot, and I'm trying to figure out what to do with ...
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HELP need to identify what's growing

So my veg bed was covered for the winter. After uncovering it I noticed some strange white vine type root stuff poking out. After digging a bit it transpires that these things have grown all over the ...
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Is it safe to change the soil completely for mint? And is it bad for the plants that the roots are sticking out?

Change of Soil + Roots: I recently took a gardener's mint plant back home alongside some of its soil in a quite small flower pot. I didn't know that mints grow and spreads VERY fast and it's starting ...
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Root barrier suitable for organic vegetable garden

My neighbor has a line of tall arborvitaes next to my vegetable garden and I'm getting invaded by the roots. I think I need to install a root barrier. The products I see are generally reprocessed ...
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Does it kill the tree if I remove its surface roots?

This is my first year in my current house and I have a tree that I don't know its type. I am attaching a picture of this tree. I noticed that its roots are running underneath some of the yard pavers ...
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Tea bag method effectivity

I would like to ask for some of your opinion in using the "tea bag" method (submerging the rhizome part in tea) to rehydrate a shriveled cattleya w/ little to no roots. Maybe some of you could shed a ...
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Murraya koenigii (Curry leaf plant) root system

I am planning to grow Curry leaf plant in my balcony space using a pot.I would like to know what kind of root system this plant has. I mean to ask is it straight deep inside soil or more branched one? ...
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Should a root-ball always be loosened when transferring a potted plant/tree into the ground?

I've always thought that the right way to transfer a plant/tree to the ground is to dig a hole twice as big as the root-ball, free the roots that have been growing in a limited space, and set it level ...
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Will airpruned trees regrow their taproot?

If I grow a strongly tap-rooted tree (such as a pecan) in an air prune bed, will the tree grow a tap root when planted out?
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Orchid root rot

Hi! I would like to ask for some insights on having roots with black/brown spots and roots with a green tip, but the membrane has turned from white to brown. Is this a sign of root rot on my quarter ...
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Is this white root rot on my philodendron?

I got this plant from my mother, who had been keeping it in a pot that doesn't seem to drain. I was digging around to see if there was gravel at the bottom or if I'd need to repot, and discovered this ...
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How to grow purple yam from the grocery store?

I bought some purple yam from the Asian supermarket. I think they are true yams because there's laws for correct labeling of yam versus sweet potatoes. Cut open one end to show you the purple flesh ...
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Shaving 2 inches off the top of a 12 inch thick tree root for 3 feet

Syzygium australis tree root across pathway, is it possible to shave down 2 inches for approx 3 feet (the width of the path) along the root and seal it with something to avoid stressing the tree. I am ...
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Do roots develop where there is room?

I was wondering if I were to plant a seedling in one end of a rectangular container, as pictured below, would it affect root development, or would the plant develop roots where there is space?
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Gasteria leaf thinning

This is a common problem I encounter. What causes this to happen even if the roots look healthy? It may happen during mid to late summer, at the peak of the summer's heat . Leaves thinning and ...

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