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What kind of disease is this, which is ruining my crop

I have grown castor in 5 acres, Castor is not traditionally grown in our area, but in the last two years my father has been growing this crop, because its price is high in the market. Last year's ...
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What is causing these circular spots on my pepper's leaves?

I recently posted about a pepper plant that I got from the local market. Lately, I have noticed circular whitish-brown spots on a lot of the leaves and this seems to be gradually spreading to other ...
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What went wrong with my potted creeping fig?

I bought this ice caps creeping fig in September, and it's just not doing very well. The leaves are very dry and brown looking, and I haven't seen any new leaves since shortly after we got it; I'm not ...
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Washing roots to make sure it has no hidden insects?

My red pepper plant isn't doing too great, so I decided to check the soil and it had dark red worms. I took it out of the pot, and removed all the soil from the roots with a water hose (or so I ...
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Anything else I can do to promote growth?

I bought this plant some time ago, but I’ve noticed that it’s not looking that great. I decided to replant it with new soil since the original soil’s garbage. I decided to take a picture of the plant ...
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Do all desert cacti need a rest period?

Assuming a desert cactus could get all of its needs, light, heat, water... during the growing season met year round, does this cactus need a rest/dormancy period to remain healthy? Flowering does not ...
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Sambac jasmin drying out

BACKGROUND I have a jasmin plant (jasminum sambac). Up until about a month ago it was full of green leaves, and had scented white flowers blooming About a month ago many of its leaves started ...
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My 8ft+ long butternut squash female fruits don't ripen. What am I doing wrong?

I have a long (8ft+) butternut squash vine that seems to be healthy (green leaves) and producing both male and female flowers. It grew all summer and is still alive and healthy. I see many nice ...
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Nerve plant with curly crunchy leaves

I've had this nerve plant for several years. Since moving apartments in June 2018 it's been looking worse and worse. It got very tall and leggy at first, which I assumed was because it wasn't getting ...
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Why does my Choko keep dying off, but then it grows up from the ground again?

A Choko is vine which is supposed to thrive all year round but mine's dying off every winter. It grows in a subtropical area, but the weather is very changeable, sometimes it's as hot as summer other ...
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whats wrong with my my zz plant`s leaves

hi would you please help me what's wrong with my zz plant... its leaves are rolling as you see in pictures.i water it very carefully but it was started 1 month ago,after that i repot it. some roots ...
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Pruning small tomato plant?

I bought this tomato plant some time ago, and it grew about 3 small tomatoes. The tomato plant currently looks like this. I’m not sure if it’s dying, but the tomatoes grew in the dying branches. Now ...
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Getting rid of mealybugs in geranium/citronella?

I have a small citronella plant that used to look very leafy and green. All of a sudden, the plant started turning brown, and the leaves were dying. So I looked at it today, and found some white ...
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Avacado tree from seed

I have an almost one year old tree from a seed. It keeps dropping leaves as new growth happens and I can't figure out why. It only holds 3 or 4 leaves at a time.
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White growth on the outside bottom of the pot

I have a question about a peace lily we are currently growing inside. We aren’t really sure what we are doing for this to be caused but there’s a white/yellow growth on the bottom of the pot and also ...
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Young avocado plant moves to soil for a week and leaves are drying and pointing down

Hi guys, am looking for advice for my young avocado plant which has stop growing and leaves curling and pointing downward as in the picture. Moves it from water to soil a week ago and it doesn't get ...
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Bonsai fig displays unnerving lack of thirst

I bought a bonsai maybe ten days ago. The man who sold it to me said that I should check the soil daily and expect to water it every few days. I bought it on a Friday and watered it on the Sunday; ...
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What are those dark spots on my pilea

Since 2 weeks I have noticed that the leaves on my pilea started to have clusters of small dark spots. I'm wondering if it is a bad sign and whether I should do something or change something. So far, ...
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What are these dots my Marigold have?

I'm new to all gardening related topics so I can appreciate some help. I started to inspect more carefully my plants and I found what the picture show. All the leaves have black dots that look ...
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Why are those leafs drying?

Why are they drying and how can I save them. They are in front of yhe window facing north. There is an apartment across very close. So not too much sunlight but enough I guess. I am in İstanbul. I ...
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Falling yellow Fiddle fig leaves

My fiddle fig leaves have started to become yellowish and fall. In last one week two leaves have fallen. Not sure why is that. We water it every 15-20 days so as not to over water it. Any how to fix ...
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Is it true that a flower can become stressed?

I am reading a book and author said that if a go a nursery and find a flower that is yellowed or wilted it is probably not sick it can be "STRESSED". I thought this term very awkward. For me it can be ...
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Plant is bending and getting die

Suddenly my plant start bending to one side I think the stem is weak and from weak stem it is shedding off Will my plant can thrive again if i cut the upper bending part Or some other measure should ...
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Pepper tree has dying parts

I can't seem to attach a picture because it's too large but I have a multi trunk pepper tree that has been beautiful for years. All of a sudden I'm noticing the tops of the branches on the right side ...
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What are these spots/pimples/holes/punctures in my succulent's leaves?

My succulent is otherwise healthy as far as I'm aware. I don't know whether this is normal and I never noticed it, or whether it's a sign of something more concerning. My mother-in-law speculated it ...
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I don’t know what’s happening to my opuntia, can you help me?

I've had this opuntia since may this year and it was growing fine, it had grown three new little opuntia and suddenly it started having this white rod like things, at first I cleaned them up but a ...
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White and yellow stuff in potting soil?

I have a cranberry tree in a planter, and today I noticed this white and yellow stuff in the soil. Here are some pics of the soil: A few months ago this same plant had tons of scale, and I cleaned it ...
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dark dots on myrtle leaves

I noticed dark dots on some of the leaves which I assume is not a good sign... but at the same time new leaves have been growing and are a beautiful green and spotless, so I am confused. Do you have ...
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Passiflora Snow Queen is drying out

I bought 3 plants of Passiflora Snow Queen in May this year. They have been thriving well and fast. My wall is almost covered and they are still growing as you can see: The plants are outside in a ...
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What is going on with my cactus. Someone said miners but idk

my night bLooming cactus has its leaves eaten like this. I don’t see a bug on it. Ive Sprayed it with water etc and researched online but just two people answered and they said miners. I don’t know if ...
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can a holly tree ruin the soil for shrubs

Can a holly tree ruin the soil? The holly tree has been gone for about 10 years but was there for about 30 years. It stopped thriving when a nearby maple tree grew higher and cut out most of the ...
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How much soil needed for cactus maintenance?

I have several sabila cactuses that look like the picture below. I was considering filling up a cut wine bottle like this with soil and using it as a pot for the cactus. Is this possible or do they ...
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Questionable small white spots on panda plant

I’m not too sure when these spots came up. Did a quick google search and the first results says that it could be mealybugs, but I don’t see any actual bugs on the plant or in the soil. A few other ...
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Are these whiteflies under my tomato plant's leaf?

For the last week or so, I have noticed several small yellow spots on the top of one of the leaves. Today, I looked under the leaf and noticed a bunch of very small, dark lumps, and a couple of small ...
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Is it true that shoots will grow only when the root system is fully established?

If you have two flower pods and one is double the size, will the plant in the double sized pod first fill out the whole pod with roots before its shoot starts growing?
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Why are my indeterminate San Marzano tomato plant's leaves turning yellow?

I started four San Marzano tomato plants from seed a little over a month ago. I repotted them a few weeks ago into 4-inch pots. The plants were doing fine until a few days ago. All four of them are ...
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Is my pineapple dying

I have been growing this pineapple for about two months and recently the fruit started turning brownish. Is it dying or have a problem? What should I do?
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what's the matter with my pilea peperomioides? Its leaves are turning black and cripsy starting at the edges

I have had this plant for less than a year. I got it as a baby from the plant of a friend and put it in soil. Since then, the plant has grown like nobody's business. It is huge now so much so that I ...
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Mango Tree from Seed - is it damaged?

I’ve been growing a mango plant from seed and transferred to pot a couple of weeks ago. Since, the top has hardened to an almost woody nub - is this healthy or did it get damaged in transfer. Also, ...
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Philodendron Imperial Red: What could be causing “burn spots” on leaves?

I have been slowly watching spots appear on the new leaves of my philodendron. They are small, brown and dry (similar in look to leaf tips when under/over watered). They don't appear on the leaves ...
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Pineapple leaves turn brownish

i have been groving pineapples planted from suckers. Two of three have been growing fine, but now are developing brovn soft areas on the leaves, but not at the tip or the base. They were planted in ...
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Is my chili plant infected?

I have a 50 days old chili plant in the balcony. Yesterday I noticed some white formations on it. I am not sure if my plant is infected by some pest. What do you think this is? And how can I deal ...
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Removing worms from potting soil?

This is the background for my question... I had a plant that I bought from a supermarket some time ago. I noticed it was dying, so when I inspected it I noticed the soil had worms (I recently posted ...
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Identify root growing from tree?

What is this white plant growing from the tree? The host tree (not the white root) is about 30” tall. I was checking the soil from this tree because it was deteriorating pretty fast and I wasn’t sure ...
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How do I revive my dying rubber plants

Experts please advice on saving these rubber plants.They were repotted from nursery pot almost a month back.Their roots were completely exposed as roots were badly entangled in small plastic basket ...
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Colocasia mojito leaves turning red and wilting

My colocasia mojito has a few leaves that are turning red and wilting the one in the close up picture is the worst. I'm not sure if it's getting too much light or not enough. It's sitting on my ...
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Why is seed attached to plant even after growing?

I think the seed functions as a source of nutrients for small plants. I have a mango plant which didn't break out of shell completely (only shoot came out) and eventually its seed became rotten, maybe ...
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Why do the leafs of peppermint plant look ill?

In the image below that I just took of my peppermint plant you can see that the leafs have this silver-grayish spots that don't look healthy. What am I doing wrong? Is it too much sun maybe?
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What’s going on with my staghorn fern and how do I save it?

We bought this staghorn at Lowe’s awhile ago from the equivalent of a reject bin. It’s always looked kinda sad. Recently though it’s gotten mold or bugs on it. I don’t know what happened. It lost ...
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Neon Pothos slowly rotting

So I’ve got this neon Pothos around five weeks ago and since then the leaves are slowly turning yellow and rotting at the bottom. and I really don’t know what to do bc I read that it can be under ...