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Can I save this Aspen?

Due to a hand towel tied low down around my Aspen's trunk, its bark has rotted in a ring around the trunk. I removed the hand towel when I noticed that the leaves were dried out as if the tree were ...
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Pear leaves developeing black stains

A ten year old pear tree has started developing black(not dark brown) and growing regions on it's leaves. Here is a leaf underside: Sometimes numerous black spots develop but only one grows into a ...
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Should there really be a gap between mulch and tree trunks?

"Leave a gap between the mulch and the tree trunk to prevent the tree trunk from rotting" — this is the advice that I have read in almost all articles and books that have instructions for ...
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Salvaging fir tree from armillaria root rot

I am trying to salvage a fir tree from armillaria root rot. This would be its 3rd year of visible disease damage. It says here: "If your conifer is dying from evergreen root rot, shovel the moist ...
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Is my fairy castle cactus infected with a fungus?

The cactus was a vibrant green when bought and has been slowly turning brown over time. It's only watered when the soil is dry, about 2-3 weeks apart. The soil drains quick. More or less water doesn't ...
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Dragon tree leaves drooping and falling off – Can it be saved and should I trim the stems?

Edit: I reposted this on Reddit and from the answers I got there I decided on repotting, trimming the leaves and lightly trimming the stems. Going to hope for the best now. Cheers. Is it too late to ...
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Reviving newly laid buffalo sod

I have taken too many days to finish laying my turf. After almost a week (with a night of rain in between), the pallets of sods that have been sitting on the garage driveway are in very bad condition....
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Ivy- my indoor Ivy is dying from the roots- I think it could be root rot

My indoor ivy plant grew pretty big, then my mum decided to shorten it by quite a bit and it started dying… we put it into more sun but it kept dying. We only have one half-dead stem left! It’s dying ...
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Liquidambar/sweet gum - competing leaders and potential rot in crotches

We have a large, established liquidambar tree with many competing leaders (the trunk is ~1m (3') diameter but 2 m (6') from the ground it divides into 10 or so ~300 mm (12") diameter branches). I'...
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How can I save my tree which has an exposed rotten root?

I have a large 6m pear tree in my garden, which I have inherited from the previous owner. One side of the tree roots are exposed as the tree has grown at the boundary between the lawn and a lower ...
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Calla - recover from root rot

I have a calla lily, which i seem to have overwatered. The leaves turned yellow and started to come off at their base. I repotted today and noticed, that almost all the roots were rotten. I removed ...
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How do I fix my palm tree?

My palm tree has some holes and odd texture at the bottom. Someone told me it could be rot or a disease. I am looking for some answers as to how to fix it. It could be drainage which I am fixing. Is ...
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Fig grows white leaves

I used to keep a potted fig tree on a southeastern glass loggia for a few years. I had to move it to a northwestern open balcony last spring. When I did it, I repotted it to a slightly larger pot. I ...
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Is my avocado tree dying due to transplant shock?

I bought a grafted avocado tree almost a month ago. You can see the state of it when I bought it in here. The seller said to transplant it directly into a big pot of at least 20-30cm. I did, water it, ...
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My avocado pit split in two

My avocado plant has been growing really well and it's healthy. One problem is that the pit it sprouted from has started getting kinda black and I touched it a bit too hard and it fell off. Also I ...
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How can I keep my strawberries from rotting before they ripen?

This is the first year I've planted strawberries, and the majority of them rot before fully ripening. Specifically, the part of the berries that rots is whatever is in contact with the soil—the half ...
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Is it bad for my house to keep a decomposing log in my garden?

I have a large fresh log from a tree my neighbors cut down earlier this year in my yard. I got it to serve as a bench and grow mushrooms on, with the hope that it would eventually start decomposing ...
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tomatoes withering and rotting

Location: north Italy (Alps). Asking for my dad. My dad has planted some 20 tomatoes of various type in his garden, in a spot with around 8h or sunlight and automatic watering through a drip-tube at ...
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Palm tree rot , bark missing

I have a queen palm with the same issue . Bark missing and tree rot . How can this be fixed?
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Aloe vera plant has rot deep in the leaf, and is looking wilted

I've had this plant for several years. Last summer I replanted it. It seems to have significantly wilted over the past few months. The leaves used to reach for the sky. A healthy leaf had fallen out ...
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Walnut Sapling Stem Getting Black

I am worried about this walnut sapling. It was replanted last month and look healthy, hewever, I noticed the lower part of the stem got black. I am worried that the sapling might die. What is causing ...
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I don't know why my calathea makoyana is dying

I was only traveling for 5 days, when I came back Calathea leaves were curled. I thought it was because of the hot weather, I watered it, but it did not improve. When I thought that there might be a ...
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Yellowish dots and rotted stems on my palm

Can anyone tell what is wrong with my palm tree. The whole centre of new growth is destroyed, the stems are mould and have collapsed and the leaves have yellowish spots.
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Can I dry out root rot in plants that survive on little water?

I have a lavender plant that shows the typical signs of root rot. It is a small plant and I don't have the resources right now to re-pot it. I read that root rot is most commonly caused by funghi and ...
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Pea plants- slug damage or something I did?

Can slug damage cause the bottom of pea stalks to die? All the bottom leaves are going black and crispy and falling off. I’ve seen another post where it said root rot but the planter they are in has ...
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Remove rot from center of tree stump

I have a large tree stump that I am going to polyurethane to preserve. The center of it is rotted. I've dug out what I could of the rot with a shovel, drill, and vacuum. Looking for advice on what I ...
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Need help with identifying peace lily root disease

My peace lily started dying, it's leaves were turning yellow and then brown from past 2-3weeks. I speculated it to be a root rot. Today, I took out the plant from soil and along with root rot, I found ...
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Circular wet spot in lawn, root rot?

I recently moved into a new home and started my lawn from scratch. My fescue has grown in pretty well over the start of spring, but recently noticed a wet spot in a perfect circle in a section of my ...
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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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Kentia Palm Dying! Sooty Mold? Root Rot?

I've tried searching but I can't find any similar cases to mine. I'm a plant newbie so apologies if I'm missing something obvious. My Kentia Palm (bought about 2 years ago from IKEA) is really ...
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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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What do I do my aloe plant has root rot

Hi I was wondering if someone could help me. I discovered root rot on my plant. I removed the rotten leafs. But I want to know if I can keep the roots.
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What's up with this rot on our brassicas?

We've got some rot on the kale, cabbage and harvested broccoli plants that we haven't seen in the last 5 years of growing these. It's been a weird year for my garden here in Northern VT all around: ...
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Green Pepper Plant with Blossom End Rot

The peppers on my green pepper plant have Blossom End Rot. Can I cut off the bad part and eat the unblemished part? I have one plant growing in a planter. It is in direct sun most of the day. With ...
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Does my Sago Palm have root/ crown rot?

I have looked for examples online and see nothing that looks like this. My leaves yellowed so I pruned them as I saw suggested but then I decided to check out my roots. I want to try to save this baby ...
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Spots on Tomato Leaves

I'm an absolute newbie at this. These appeared almost overnight on some older leaves. What are they? Maybe rot? I've been spraying the leaves with water to prevent bugs but I wonder if the remedy isn'...
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My strawberry shoots keep wilting and dying back.. am I over watering?

I recently bought ten Strawberry 'Honeoye' Bare Root, soaked the roots in luke-warm water as instructed and left them for 24 hours before potting in a mix of compostable and clay pots.. I used broken ...
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Peach tree bark splitting and Brown rot prevention

My peach tree(s) which are about 5 years old, started developed "whitish" growth on the stem over the last two years. Great to hear some opinion on How to prevent and avoid issue spreading and ...
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Black cattleya pseudobulb

I would like to ask if I need to prune off the blackened pseudobulb on this cattleya orchid or could I just leave it as is. Thanks!
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rescue for a rotting euphorbia

would like to save as much of the main trunk as possible, i already cut off about 12 various sized branches from the base .... this is where i’m considering to stop. does it look healthy enough? ...
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Why Ranunculus tubers rot shortly after planting?

I live in zone 11. My climate is warm Mediterranean. Those plants marketed locally are Mediterranean too. There should be no problem to grow them, I thought, but I was wrong. First, they are hybrids ...
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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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Save a dying rose plant

Good day everyone! I would like to ask for some help on how to save my dying rose plant. This rose plant was thought to be dead last year when it dropped all its leaves and I did not remove the "...
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How hard or easy those Haworthias are to cultivate?

Those Haworthias are sold in the range of $40 to $50 equivalent, while standard ones are marketed in the range of $3 to $5, depending on size. This is from a local grower in my country, not an online ...
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Snake Plant decayed after propagation

Just to let everyone know in beginning what happen to whole plant - IT DIED Now how this happen, I had Sansevieria trifasciata with green Center and yellow edges, It had 3 pups and that plant started ...
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Long Lasting Wooden Fence Protection

I have been trying to find out what protection will last the longest. I have seen recommendations to soak fence posts in a bucket of preservative for 24 hours before installing but I cannot see water-...
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Are Echeverias better off in a garden than a pot?

I followed all the possible advices: 1 - Good drainage holes 2 - Fast-draining potting mix, be it 50/50 coco-perlite, added coarse tuffa or river sand, or just using pure Perlite 3 - Let it dry for ...
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Zamioculca with black roots just broke off easily

My zamioculca stem just broke off at the roots, the bottom is black but the rest of it looks healthy. I touched the stem of the plant and carried it in my hand. the base was rotten but the earth ...
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Peace Lily rotting

I bought this Peace Lily a month ago and seems not going very well. As you can see, leaves are turning black, even the new leaves. Also, I have to remove one part as it was rotten at the base. I am ...
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Nepenthes pitcher cups rotting and turning black

I just feed one of the pitchers half a mealworm and in 2 days it looks like this. And it smells really bad. I don't understand what I did wrong.
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