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The photo doesn't magnify well so its not possible to see clearly, but the white 'spots' do appear to be mealybug. Mealybugs look white because they cover themselves in a white deposit, so the white 'spots' are likely actual bugs. Use a Q tip dipped in isopropyl alcohol and swab each white area with it. Further info here https://succulentplantcare.com/help-...


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It might be too late to save it - whilst Fittonia does not like to suffer drought, it also does not appreciate having wet soil round its roots all the time. They like high humidity, but that refers to the air around the plant, not the roots. Using a pebble tray can help with humidity - that involves using a tray that is wider than the pot, placing pebbles ...


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Fittonia needs high humidity and indirect light. See this previous highly rated question and answer. There are many other discussions related to Fittonia/nerve plant. Immediate action might be to remove the label, ensure the soil is moist but not wet, put the whole thing in a large clear plastic bag to raise the humidity, keep toasty warm and provide ...


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That's a lovely Pitaya you got there. The so called "scaling" of the stem is natural, it happens as the stems mature and become more woody. Pitaya is a climber, it needs something to climb on - if you provide it with proper support, over time the older, lower stems become thicker and can provide better support for the growing plant. Also bare in mind that ...


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The experiment was a failure in the end, though perhaps a promising one. Two out of three survived the winter, but then died in the spring. I think this was mainly because having been rather dormant and not needing much water they suddenly got going again just before I went away for a week, and dried out. I may try again at some point, though this year's ...


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I had similar marks on several succulents outdoors and the damage was from grasshoppers. Apparently mice and rats, earwigs, and slugs can cause similar damage. Also spikes from other succulents can cause holes and scars.,


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Might want to think back to how you prepared the seed - you cleaned off the outside fleshy part and revealed the harder inner pit. Now at this point did you break open the pit to reveal the fleshy inside part and plant that, or did you leave it in the pit to break open naturally? We can tell the root came out, good, and the shoot appeared, okay. Attached to ...


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A bit hard to tell since I think the last photo especially is showing water droplets. But it sure looks like mealy bugs. They are a problem, but not that hard to control. If you want "green" solutions to this bug, here is a good link...otherwise, there are lots of commercial products available, and plenty of advice both on the internet and at your local ...


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Yes, plants produce, just like yourself, CO2 when they burn sugars for energy. However, CO2 is not toxic, especially not in concentrations found in your house or outside. It is completely natural to produce CO2, even bacteria do it. No worries about it. There are discussions going on about CO2 functioning as a greenhouse gas, or even that it might be ...


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Espostoa species are mostly covered in greyish coloured hairs, except for one of two species when they are very young. Whatever it is, it looks like a desert cactus, so it will do fine with as much direct sun as possible and free draining compost. Whatever that brown stuff is (some sort of moss?) get rid of it! Make sure the pot has drain holes, so it won'...


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It's hard to know from the information provided. Some details say it could be, but there are other plants that might qualify as well. Consider this picture for example, that of a woody vine (Cissus hypoglauca) in Australia and there may well be others with palmate 5 leaflets. Arguments no: normally by this size Brassaia actinophylla (Schefflera) has started ...


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I'm afraid cutting off the top from where it leans over will not solve the problem, because the problem is insufficient light - you will notice that the plant has the appearance of stretching and leaning over to get as close to daylight as possible. You could try moving it to a brighter spot, directly in front of a window and as close as possible, with the ...


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Moonstones a species of Pachyphtum. Also known as Sugaralmond plant. The meaning of the name Pachyphytum oviferum is thick plant bearing eggs. The stems (20 cm long, 1 cm thick) rise then fall with about 15 leaves. These leaves are 3 to 5 cm long, 1.8 to 3 cm wide and 8 to 17 mm thick. Leaves are pale blue-green to bluish-purple, looking like a sugared ...


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Could be a Swamp Rose Mallow, a species of Hibiscus. Do the flowers start of light in the morning and darken in colour by noon?


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Your Fittonia actually looks quite nice in that quartz pot. Nerve plant is a native of the dripping wet humidity and shade of the tropical rain forest. Since they remain quite compact they are not too demanding of root space and might do quite well for a long time in that decorative pot, and the plant with pot inside a warm mostly-closed terrarium would ...


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One major problem is what the plant is growing in, specifically, the solid block of quartz; whilst it may be attractive, it's not really suitable for long term use. There is presumably no drainage from it, so when you water, any excess cannot drain away. Whilst these plants do not like to dry out completely, they do not appreciate stagnant soil conditions ...


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Looks like a scale problem, so removing the plant outdoors while you try to deal with it was a good idea. You need to clean the leaves with a soapy (insecticidal soap) cloth to remove as many scales as possible - the brown hard lumps need to come off, along with any white fluffy bits (the crawlers). Then apply or spray an insecticidal soap solution, or use ...


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It doesn't bode well that you noticed there was a slight problem with the new growth when you bought it - check the whole plant closely to see if there is an existing insect or fungal problem. Otherwise, unless its suddenly been exposed to cold air, or damaged in some way, it might be shortage of water which has caused this - it will always affect newer ...


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It looks like a Pachyphytum and less likely an Echeveria (Members of the Crassulaceae family), but possibly this is a hybrid. I don't think it may have such a long stem, possibly too little light. A jade plant (Crassula Ovata) has a different stem and leaves. The one in the middle appears to have a basal stem rot. That's why it looks "burnt". Cut it above ...


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I think it is a member of the Crassula family (genus). The most popular member of this family is the Jade plant (Crassula ovata), but I am not sure if you have the same species here. Your plants seems to have a more lighter green than the Jade plant. Succulents like Crassula, don't need a lot of water. The soil can dry out between waterings, let's say give ...


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If it's still in the pot you bought it in, you very likely need to pot it on into something larger by now. I can't see the size of pot clearly in the photo, but it does look as if the ratio of topgrowth is far greater than the size of pot. These plants prefer dappled sunlight or partial shade - direct sun is not appreciated. Hard to say what the brown areas ...


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I have been lazily looking after a cyclamen in a similar situation for 20 years. If the leaves become very mouldy, or it gets a big mite infestation then dry it out and remove dead foilage, otherwise enjoy.


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