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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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My cactus is brownish at the bottom, is it rot?

I've had this cactus for around 5 years. A few months ago it started turning brown from the bottom, was it from over watering? Can it be saved?
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Should I throw out soil after rot?

I have sadly had a potted monstera succumb to rot. I tried taking clippings to no avail, but now that it's gone, I am wondering if it's safe to reuse the pot and soil with another plant? Can the soil ...
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Fittonia Root Rot (Overwatered)

I’ve had this plant for almost a year as my first plant. A few days ago I saw that it was starting to wilt, having had this issue before, I watered more, since the it usually wilted when I forgot to ...
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Urgent treatment for Echeverias, in mid-winter

My E. Purpusorum has begun to shrivel its bottom leaves and just by touching the plant it came-off. The roots seem to have died, but I still have a chance to root the stem. This species seems ...
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Dying/dead peace lily? Any hope of reviving it?

I’m wondering if I should keep trying to revive this peace lily or let it go. Its leaves are darkening and yellowing, and the yellow water in its water dish is grossing me out. I’m assuming it was ...
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Large fig tree fruit rotting on tree and falling all over the ground

The fig tree has been producing an incredible amount of fruit. Unfortunately all the fruit is rotting before it even falls from the tree. It smells like rancid rotting fruit all the time outside, and ...
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What’s wrong with my tree?

I just noticed what seems to be rot in the main limb crotch. Should I cut off the limb? Can I save the tree?
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Is my tree starting to rot?

I noticed some weird tiny holes on the trunk of a giant tree in my yard. I'm not sure if the previous owner used this tree as a dart board or what. Poking it, the tree bark kind of felt soft and ...
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Best remedy for rot in plum tree

We have a 50+ old plum tree in Auckland New Zealand, that fruits prolifically most years and we've just found major rot in one of the branches (see photo attached). The bark has fallen off and the ...
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Problems with fairy castles cactus

My beloved fairy castles cactus has been suffering for a while and I was wondering what could be happening now. It looks like having several different problems... specially worried as it looks ...
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Why is the trunk on my plum tree soft?

This hole was a soft spot. Peeled off the outer bark and the stuff under it was rotten. Feeling up the trunk from this spot, the trunk is soft about a foot further. The tree is a yellow plum and is ...
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Root rot in indoor plants

I often find some of my potted plants have root rot problem. They start dying from below. I was been advised in the past to avoid over watering but even if I maintain that and the soil remains between ...
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What method should I use to have success propagating pothos?

I know this is supposed to be incredibly easy, but I have been trying to propagate various pothos varieties for years without success, and cannot figure out what I'm doing wrong. I've tried with ...
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Is this root rot?

I have this plant(dont know its exact name) and had spider mite. However after spraying it seemed ok. Today it felt somewhat soft. One of them came out without much force. Is this a root rot? What can ...
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Could termites cause a hole with dirt in the middle of a cut tree?

I recently cut down a tree in my back yard, and after looking at the stump I noticed a column of dirt in the middle. This didn't look or feel like rotted wood, but actually kind of muddy. In 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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Liquid Amber/Sweet gum (Liquidambar styraciflua) tree stress and rotting

My folks have/had a well established Liquid Amber tree which fell on their fence during a recent high wind event. I understand that the local council has fairly recently been laying fiber cable and ...
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Does an injured succulent require amputation?

Two or three days ago, while moving some plants, I dropped a cork cup holder onto one of my succulents (Euphorbia Enopla, pictured below). The fall caused some of the spines to come off, and the plant ...
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How to care for a tree with a rotting crotch at ground level?

I have an old oak tree (probably at least as old as the house, 1978) in my North Texas front yard. It appears to be pretty healthy. There aren't many dead branches on it each year, and it produces ...
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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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What fruit rot pathogen makes tomatoes turn gray and smell like rotten potatoes?

What fruit rot pathogen makes storage tomatoes turn completely gray, ultra soft, and watery—which also makes them smell like rotten storage potatoes? (I'm guessing it's the same thing that typically ...
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Mango internal decomposition

I really hope someone will be able to help. My Kent (probably) mango tree is mature, if small, and for years has yielded delicious fruit. For the last 3 years, we see an increasing occurrence of what ...
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Cloning Echium pininana

I'm asking how to clone an Echium pininana. I have a single Echium pininana in my pot but unfortunately it's root has rotted due to excessive rain and bad soil, the plant is 30cm high and 6 months ...
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Why don't hydroponic systems suffer from constant root rot?

We are cautioned against keeping soil (and, as a result, the plant roots) constantly wet in order to avoid rot and fungus from harming the plant. I can understand why ebb and flow systems would have ...
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How to stop trunk from crumbling

I've asked this question already here: https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/88497/dead-tree-how-to-stop-rotting But realise now it should have been asked here. I have a very large eucalyptus ...
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Is this aloe vera root rot?

Can someone verify if this is root rot on my aloe vera? It was starting to wilt so I had to re-pot. There were more root "hairs" but they were slimy and black and most of them stayed with the old dirt....
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What is wrong with my Philodendrons' stems and roots?

The stems of my Philodendron 'Brasil' are getting brown and soft. Is it some kind of disease? I'm growing them hydroponically. Click photo for full size
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What is killing my moss?

We have great moss growing between and on the bricks on a patio on the north side of our house. It always seems to do well. This fall I slipped on what I thought was mud, but actually appears to be ...
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Pumpkins survive and continue to produce but fruit went rotten after some development

I seeded some "atlantic giant" pumpkins in april, in a big lawn at full sun for all day long. They started to grow and to flower, and after some time they started to produce some pumpkins. They grew ...