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This is done by growers who are propagating Mass Canes and Yuccas in hot tropical climates with high humidity and daily irrigation. It can prevent mold or rot starting. Homes and apartments are much drier and this does not need to be done.


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This plant is Yucca elephantipes also known as Yucca gigantea. Outdoors in it's native range in Mexico and Central America it can grow up to 40' tall. It benefits from high light and easy on the watering. These plants will bud out from old wood as yours has. Just cut it back an inch or so above the bud with a sharp instrument. Move to higher light, water ...


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If you want it to grow faster (and with more branches), you can keep it outdoors for the summer. I have noticed that when you put a yucca outdoors in summer, full sun and rain once in a while will stimulate branching. Of course you'll have to let the plant acclimate first, by putting it in the shade first and slowly increase the number of hours of full ...


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Lavender can be tough plants, and since you don't have much money in this one, I think you can be aggressive in its treatment. You are correct that lavenders don't like wet feet, and I think you're also correct in that the over-drenched soil plus low light is causing the plant stress. I recommend that you first cut off all of the dead leaves and stems and ...


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They usually don't grow super fast, so I would suggest being patient. Looks like it's in a well-lit place, keep in mind that they don't like too much direct sunlight.


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That's an aerial root. Monsteras are climbers; they grow aerial roots to grab onto trees or other structures to support themselves. It's a normal thing for a Monstera plant to do, and generally means it's happy and growing as it's supposed to. If you hate the way it looks you can trim it off. But you don't need to; it's perfectly fine for the plant to just ...


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Turns out I got the answer myself :) The poor plant needed water... I waited for a couple of days, carefully changing the plant's location according to the weather, but nothing changed. I decided to water it, after all it wouldn't hurt to try something different than what I was doing... and the next morning it was fresh and healthy as it was the day I got it....


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It is very leggy and does need 'surgical intervention' in the form of cutting all the stems down to two or three inches to generate new, bushier growth. The other question is, does it need a bigger pot? Turn it out to see if its got roots winding round and round the outside - if it does, it needs the next size up pot, with a drainage hole, and use fresh ...


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A closeup picture of the underside of the leaf would help. However you can do my diagnosis: check a few leaves this way carefully turn a leaf over and look closely do you see small insects the size of an exclamation mark? or do you see small white larvae like a small exclamation mark? or do you see small white grains the size of salt? If you see the first ...


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Will the blind go down as far as the top of the plants and stop there? If so, then viewers on the outside would see just the blind at the top and the plants on the sill, able to see nothing inside the room. Keep the plants pruned for bushiness to a uniform height and they will have access to good light and air from the room.


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The leaves of the Ficus elastica are part of the water storage mechanism of the plant. If we look at the leaves closely they are shiny and thick with juice; the shiny layer is designed to not lose much water at all so it is like a balloon, able to expand and collapse as needed. The plant has a good drink when water is available and then can endure a period ...


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I'd say it depends on whether your roof has lead lining that rain water will flow over before getting to the gutter that you're using to collect the water.


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