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Office plant identification

This tree looks like a Ficus Benjamina or close relative. These are also common office and house plants because they are fairly easy to care for. They tolerate low light levels fairly well, though ...
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How can I promote new growth on a section of my Jade cutting?

Like many plants, Jade plant stems are comprised of 'nodes and internodes' (the nodes containing the concentrated meristem tissue): The nodes hold one or more leaves, as well as buds which can grow ...
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Orange spots on Polypodium

I can't get a close enough image to examine the spots thoroughly, but because they're evenly spaced, its most likely these are sporangia, or spore cases. It's a sign of a healthy plant and the spores ...
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Does anyone recognise this plant?

It is most likely Dracaena fragrans, in my humble opinion it's the classical office plant. It's interesting that it started to flourish as it almost always just dies over time.
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Office plant identification and care

I hope it's still alive, It's definitely a fern, which usually grows beneath the canopy of trees where it's usually shaded and humid. Picture a walk through a misty forest, full of moss and ferns in ...
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Scale on plant in office: how to treat?

Here is a quick answer Take it home Cut every leaf off Reduce water and wait for new growth to appear When scale appears use 5 ml dish soap to one litre water apply with rag or cloth three times at ...
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Could I grow a fruiting plant in my office?

If the lights are extremely close to the plants, you could do a lot more kinds of plants, but I imagine they're on the ceiling, which is very far away. You might experiment with a Grandpa's Home ...
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Are these spots on my office plant bad?

The whitish spots look like pesticide residue to me. This is most likely on a new plant. One of the last things the growers do before shipping is an application of pesticide to take of insect pests. ...
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When should peaches be picked?

When peaches are ready depends a lot on your tastes. However, if they're falling off the tree in large numbers, and you want to save all the peaches, it's probably a good idea to start picking them (...
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Office plant identification and care - my 2nd plant

This plant is an Anthurium, a member of the aroid family, who are identified by the flower structure of the spathe and spadix. high intensity filtered light, not direct. If it doesn't flower then the ...
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Guttation of my busy lizzie or something wrong?

It's one of two things, or probably a combination - Impatiens walleriana (which this one seems to be), commonly known as busy lizzie (or apparently, Patient Lucy in the States), is prone to guttation ...
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Are these spots on my office plant bad?

Your plant appears to be Zamioculcus zamiifolia (more easily known as ZZ plant). These dark blotches or spots are quite normal and nothing to worry about - they develop on older stems. The stem I'm ...
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Scale on plant in office: how to treat?

If it's a decorative plant just use a systemic insecticide that is absorbed by the roots into the plant tissue. https://www.amazon.com/systemic-insecticide-scale/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%...
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Why are there small white organisms spreading to all of my indoor ferns leaves?

You've got some sort of insect infestation. These are common and hard to avoid with most plants. Squishing all the bugs by hand is generally the most effective method of control. By repeating this ...
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What is this small white pest on the leaves of my office plant called?

That I believe is white fly. I would take that plant into the shower and turn cold water on it. I would then transplant into fresh potting soil maybe a bit larger pot. Spray with the correct ...
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Could I grow a fruiting plant in my office?

Inside lighting is at the level of twilight. Fruiting plants normally require sunlight, measured in hours per day. Photons provide the energy necessary to drive photosynthesis, and thus the energy ...
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What can be used as plant media except soil?

A couple more options which might offer a relatvely cool look (especially in an office) would be gels like agrosoke (polyacrylate) crystals or plant agar. Regarding the polyacrylate crystals, you ...
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Why are there small white organisms spreading to all of my indoor ferns leaves?

I'd always try manual removal first. Using a clean damp cloth, literally wipe the insects from the plant's leaves. If manual removal does not work or the infestation is too heavy, I use white oil to ...
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Why are there small white organisms spreading to all of my indoor ferns leaves?

I think it is male scale insects ; the females are round brown spots up to 1/4 inch diameter , I think I see some in your photo. If so, the females are the problem . Easiest to remove them with a ...
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Could I grow a fruiting plant in my office?

You MIGHT get a fruit, small, or a flower...but without LOTS of light far more than your fluorescent lights AND pollinators (you could try and should do artificial insemination yourself, grinsn) this ...
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Whitening of some leaves of a potted key lime tree

I checked the stuff you are using and combined with tap water way too much fertilizer/salts. Dump your soil, wash out the pot and repot with new potting soil. No fertilizer for awhile. Go get some ...
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Condition for coffee plant to produce indoors

You need more light. Artificial light with a timer. Fan blowing 24/7. You are good on the fertilizer unless it is mostly nitrogen. What is the formulation? NPK...the N has to be lower than the P and ...
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A hedge for my working place? (indoor)

A hedge might be difficult, but in a space that size, you could have 5 or 6 different potted plants, smaller ones stood in front of larger ones, to achieve the sunblocking effect you want and to ...
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Scale on plant in office: how to treat?

This solution is a little labor intensive but soapy water in a spray bottle (just a drop or few of soap mind you) applied regularly will suffocate most pests. it can take a few weeks at once or ...
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Scale on plant in office: how to treat?

what I do for scale bugs, is to dip a qtip in rubbing alcohol and rub them off... then apply neem oil when I cant see any living scale bug... it usually works pretty well for control, but they are ...
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Identifying an office plant

It is a Syngonium of some variety - I can't decide whether, although it looks healthy, it's stunted because it doesn't have enough root room, or whether it's simply a dwarf variety of some kind. ...
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Does anyone recognise this plant?

Dracaena / corn plant. As Stormy said, it tolerates serious abuse ( and lives). I have one that has descended from a 6" length I started over 50 years ago. The bloom shows conditions have been good ; ...
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Guttation of my busy lizzie or something wrong?

Well, I sure learned some stuff about 'Busy Lizzies'...I have NEVER heard this name for impatiens. Always learning something new. In addition, I just learned that impatiens have a serious disease ...
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Is this lemon ready to pick from my small tree?

This is Citrus Limon Improved Meyer Lemon. It IS a cross between lemon and mandarin orange...check it out when you discuss how this plant was grown, maintained, all chemicals. This is the sweetest ...
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What can be used as plant media except soil?

You can actually use soil, but you have to make sure it's free of pests and their eggs: I take a big aluminum roasting pan, add soil and or potting soil and or compost, and then some water. I cover ...
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