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There is nothing you can or should do to try stop drought affected leaves from dying back. If the roots haven't been completely killed by drought, you may find new shoots starting to grow at soil level, so just keep the pot watered as necessary, but not soaking wet, water only when the surface of the soil feels dry to the touch, not at all if the soil ...


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I read somewhere that the Black Pepper plant has salt or sugar crystals that form on the underside of the plant, and will eventually turn to dark spots on the leaves. It is my understanding that as the plants grows it releases these sugar/salts that it doesnt need as the plant expels moisture.


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The first citrus tree i got from the nursery had lots of blooms but no leaves. After a few weeks when all the blooms were spent came the leaves. I didn't know much about citrus trees at that time so i thought it was normal for it to bloom first and then set leaves like so many other fruit trees do but ever since then, it has never acted like this and has ...


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If all normal daylight really came from a "point source 93 million miles away", you would see many different things compared with the way they are. For example, the sky during the day would be completely black. Shadows on the ground would also be completely black. At sunrise and sunset, the light level would change from "normal" to "pitch black" in a few ...


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A study published in PubMed.gov concluded that "Generally the results showed that human urine compared well with urea as a source of N for crops but optimum rates depend on the sensitivity of the crops to soil salinity, which should be monitored where human urine is regularly used for fertilizing crops." There are many communities where urine is regularly ...


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None at all - human urine is a useful component on compost heaps, and if sprayed on grass, will likely make it grow thicker and greener - but only in limited in amounts,and never in contained plants. Too much uric acid for any plant in a pot, especially the amount and frequency you're talking about. Put some pants on and use the bathroom instead... UPDATE ...


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Also, I would remove dead stems and brown fronds -- they are not only unsightly, but can provide a place for the critters to hide.


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There are many different types of Chamaedorea. Some have single stems, but yours is one of the multi-stem varieties. Perhaps Chamaedorea seifrizii. All Chamaedorea like bright shade, growing naturally under a canopy of trees. The closer you can get to that, the happier your palm. Looks like it could use some nutrition. Maybe some palm fertilizer and ...


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The UK "5 a day" health advice amounts to a recommendation of 400g of vegetables per day. Most people would have a hard time eating that much radish, lettuce, etc. You also need root vegetables and legumes which are not so fast maturing. The answer will probably "a lot more space than you hoped". One study in the 1970s concluded that you need about 4,000 ...


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It looks like Iresine herbstii, but it's got very leggy and badly needs cutting right back and maybe a slightly larger pot. These plants respond well to cutting back and it's usual to do this annually or biennially in spring; it should form a bushy plant with more than one main stem when it regrows. Turn it out of its current pot and check if its ...


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