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What is the driving force behind flower stalks growing towards the light?

When a plant starts to flower, the flower stalk grows towards the light. If a potted plant has a flower stalk, a pedicel, already growing in towards the sunlight, then the same potted plant is ...
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What type of Mint is this?

Looking to ID the type of Mint this is, it is for my tortoise. I got it from my local grocery store, it's branded as Compliments Organic Mint.
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What kind of tree is it?

I attached two pictures here. One of them shows the leaves and branches up close. The tree does not flower at all. Location: Sydney, Australia
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What to look out for when shopping for cordless chainsaw and/or hedge trimmer?

I am in need of a chainsaw to help cut down some dead branches of one of my trees (which is about 3 meter tall). While browsing the gardening power tools I notice this kind of 2 in 1 (chainsaw + ...
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Is this tree a parasite?

I have a big tree in the garden (left in the picture). On one of its roots, another smaller tree is growing (right in the picture). It looks odd, almost as if the smaller tree is growing into the ...
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Help! My avocado plants are drying out after transplanting

I grew 4 avocado trees from seed about a month ago, and they were growing really well and were healthy back then. However, I decided to transplant them after seeing how crowded the pot was and moved ...
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Wondering what type of plant this is

I recently bought this plant and really like it, but I don’t know what it is called. I want to make sure I am able to take good care of it.
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Can you please help identify this plant

The plant I am referring to is the thin dangling plant. It seems to be growing well, but I have no idea what it is.
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Very heavy smell while growing oyster mushrooms

I started growing oyster mushrooms. A really small batch really. One bucket with almost 3 gallons of substrate and spawn. I bought my spawn online and stored it in the fridge, sealed in its container. ...
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Interested in starting a new small Kratum plant from a large 4 year old one

Does anyone know how to start a new Kratum plant from an old one? For a little context, my young cats are attacking my large, four-year-old Kratum plant since I brought the plant in for the winter. ...
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Small Red See Through Worms in House Plants

I bought a plant of of Facebook Marketplace and when I went to give it a watering these small red see through worms were sitting in the watering tray. I’ve watered the plant a few more times since ...
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Aphids on my houseplants. Help needed

I think I have black bugs on my plant since last year and I worked on it for months and then I thought I killed it. I used soapy water and when it did not work I used pesticide. It almost killed my ...
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Forcing a non-grafted lemon tree to produce blooms & fruit

About 8.5 years ago I successfully germinated a lemon seed from a store-bought lemon (I believe it was a Eureka lemon). Fast-forward to today and that lemon seed has grown into a 9-foot tall tree. ...
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What is this plant? Looks like a brassica, if so, what type?

My mother just bought some flowers, and would like them identifying. She thinks they are brassicas, but would like to know what variety... Anyone any ideas? Thanks
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What do I do with these roselle plants?

Due to other work, I was unable to transplant these roselle plants to smaller containers. Their roots grew tangled and the leaves were very sparse and discoloured/reddish tipped. Though these bore one ...
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Resolve soil erosion on steep bank

After purchasing a house and clearing the back section and have found soil erosion on a bank beneath some weed matting. How can I shore up this bank? I really don't want to build a retaining wall if ...
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Tree support with plastic hose wrapping around

Few months ago I bought a persimmon fruit tree. I didn't have any supporting materials and was in a hurry so I used some plastic hose material with metal wire and wrap around the tree like picture ...
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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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LED grow lights in living space cause eye damage?

I'm setting up a 3'x 6' space in my living room to grow citrus trees. I'd like them to be able to fruit year-round. I'm trying to decide between a few 200-400 watt CFL grow lights or LEDs. LEDs are ...
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How do I stop my carrots from sticking up too high being nibbled from the top?

I have some purple carrots and there growing excellently. But after a couple of months, they started to stick up 2-3 cm above the ground with one eaten, so I pulled them out before anymore were eaten. ...
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Lighting for indoor citrus to produce full fruit

I'm getting a few different citrus trees I'd like to grow against the wall in my living room. I currently have a hydroponic veggie setup so I'm not a total beginner. I was wondering what lighting I ...
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What is wrong with this lemon tree? What can be done?

My lemon tree, which is about 2-3 years old, has started developing nodules a few months ago, as in the picture below. There are also a lot of ants on it, and I believe the ants arrived around the ...
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When should I repot a pony tail palm?

When should I repot a ponytail palm? Mine is quite large in what looks to me like a too small pot. It has been healthy but is now turning brown on lower tips and stopped growing.
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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 attactchments, they where just laying in the soil. I bought in in an IKEA ...
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Nerve Plant Bleaching/Yellowing

I've had this Nerve plant for about a year and a half and it is one of my favorite plants. It has always been a consistent grower and never given me any trouble. In the last few weeks, the plant has ...
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taking care of young pine tree

I was gifted a small pine tree of unknown species, around 30 cm tall. I don't know how to take care of it, so with not much fantasy I just moved it into a larger pot, added some soil, and watered it ...
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Was wondering if seeds are still good with mold growing on them or need to be thrown out

I recently saved some seeds from the pumpkins I had for decorating this fall. I thought I had them completely dried out and put them in storage bags, but after a couple of weeks some of the seeds have ...
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pot and shaping for Bougainvillea

If I want to grow a bougainvillea in a pot or hanging basket, how big dies it need to be? Relatedly is there a metric for the size if the pot to the bougainvillea? Lastly, I've always perceived ...
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Heights of inlet and outlet pipes in NFT set up

I have read quite a few diy Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) guides online. Most are sparse on specific implementation details. In an NFT setup, does the water need to pool in the trough or must all the ...
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Can you identify this trailing plant from my old home?

It was an evergreen climber in our front porch back in the 1990s. We never took photos of it directly, but it has been in the background of our photos (so excuse the low quality image). The plant ...
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Can I use peat as a substrate for oyster mushroom growing?

I want to grow mushrooms at home. For small scale. I have done some research found that oysters are the easiest to start so I bought some grain spawn. For the substrate I am out of US and I dont knoe ...
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Can I coppice a cedar hedge

I have a 12' high cedar hedge. Unfortunately it is 8' wide. I have a narrow back yard, so would like it to be only 3' wide. Do I need to start again from seedlings, or is it possible to coppice the ...
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My palm plant is dead can I revive it?

My plant was growing well in summer but suddenly it started losing leaves and now as you can see in the picture has no leaves anymore. I changed the soil, changed the watering pattern but none helped ...
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Peace Lily very dehydrated, still drooping after watering

I didn't realize it, but I have been vastly underwatering my peace lily. It's always recovered after watering. This time, one day it was fine and then it drooped. When I watered it, some of the leaves ...
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what is this flowering succulent type plant?

The leaves feel little plump and watery. Is this succulent? How do I care for it?
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What is this plants with cup like flowers

What is this plants with cup like flowers? Are the cups flowers or something else?
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Plant whose leaves turn to pink. What is it?

What is this flower plant that turns its leaves to bright pink? How do I care for it? Location: Delhi. Stem:
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Is this Dracaena reflexa?

Dracaena reflexa? Does care requirement same for other dracaenas?
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Is this Areca Palm or bamboo palm?

Location Delhi. Care instructions?
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Is this plant Monstera?

Is this Monstera Deliciosa? How to care for this plant? Location: Delhi.
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Bush like flower plant. What is it?

Does this plant require full sun?
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Dwarf Zeylanica Snake Sansevieria Trifasciata no pup

I bought below Snake plant from nursery a year back , It had one pup growing i moved it to below pot, i put this one in bright spot but its been almost year no new pup has grown. i water it after 2-3 ...
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What is this bug? Is it a pest?

The other day I asked a question about keeping Japanese squash plants. Just now I discovered some bugs in the pot where I keep the squash plants. I saw maybe 10 of them creeping on or just below the ...
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Odd brown spots/patches on my Pilea. will someone ID for me please?

My chinese money plant has these weird little spots. Some leaves just have the brown rash looking patch, but the one has a dark solid spot that seems to have almost made a hole. this is the second ...
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Reusing soil with earthworms in pots?

I have several potted plants, and just today I noticed I have an infestation of small earthworms. I’ll be washing and repotting all these plants with fresh soil, but I don’t know what to do with the ...
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Crispy wave fern leaf skeletal

I have had a crispy wave fern for a couple of months now and its overall health seems pretty good with the exception of one leaf that has a skeletal look, see the picture below. It seems to propagate ...
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Anvil or by-pass pruner?

I have a few potted plants, and plan on expanding with more different variety of plants. Not sure what kinds. I am looking for good quality pruners that will be most suitable for my different kinds ...
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Houseplants care tips

I am a new plant mom and have a variety of plants ( peace lilies, anthuriums, dracaena, pothos etc.) And I am very particular about watering, soil check and pruning etc. I am leaving for a trip (...
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Does the type of mulch you use matter depending on where you are or the type of climate you have?

I plan on using mulch for the first time starting next year so I've been looking up you tube videos regarding the topic to get me started. So far, wood chips is what tops the list of all the people ...
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Does seeds from two tomatos from the same plant share the exact same genetics?

I have a tomato plant with a huge deformed tomato, and other normal ones. If I save seeds from the deformed tomato, could it result in plants with more chances of giving deformed tomatos than if I ...

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