Questions tagged [rot]

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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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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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