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Plants are wilting and looking sick

The second photo is one of the larger Alocasias, probably Alocasia Borneo Black. It needs a much, much bigger pot with drainage holes - the only reason it's drying out so frequently is because it's in ...
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Spider web everywhere in garden

You have an abundance of spiders and their webs since you will most likely have a similar abundance of aphids, greenfly and other plant pests that our arachnid pals eat before they chomp on your ...
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Ginkgo Biloba (Autumn Gold) leaves curling up and turning pale / yellow

The faded yellow colour is what happens in autumn to the foliage,but this can happen earlier (as with your tree) if its not getting enough water; drought stress means the tree will sacrifice its ...
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Why there is fungus looking outside my pot?

That isn't fungus, it is mineral salts (aka nutrients) from within the substrate that are being taken into solution when you water and moved into the terracotta pot and the water they were in ...
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My Kentia palm's leafs are turning brown

OK Natalie, if we compare the past 3 winters in the UK generally, one could say that they were generally mild winters compared to ten years ago. We also know that Cornwall is generally milder than the ...
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Why are coriander plants dying?

As for the coriander plant yes, it has reached its age since its been flowering and if they go pollinated then you should see the seeds growing. The seeds grow as a small ball then it dies like the ...
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What should I do with the secondary stem coming from an orchid's main stem? (not a keiki)

You can absolutely go ahead and divide those twins as you would separate spider plants, hostas, or tulip bulbs. Get a grip with each hand close to where you think they conjoin — the right angle. ...
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Vinca ( Madagascar Periwinkle ) leaves are curling and flowers are blooming shriveled looking

I think your plant may be overwatered, and it may have root rot. Watering it a little bit every day to keep it moist is unusual advice for most plants, and I think that includes your Madagascar ...
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Peace lily grows another peace lily

It means the plant has enough water, light and soil nutrients to grow wider. This is a good thing and not a cause for concern.
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Beginner Bonsai Advice

Have an artist friend, if not a gardener, pinch any new growth that throws the trained shape off. Here is one approach to pruning for shape: Ideally, use fingers to literally pinch the new growth so ...
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Why do baby plants (vegetables in particular) just shrivel up and die with no apparent reason?

Welcome Wyatt I too made the same mistake of relying upon these Jiffy type coir+polymeric outer mesh things for my planting and I found them to not only be determinedly resistant to decomposing, the ...
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Fig grows white leaves

The tree is steadily recovering. So, I decided to share what I have been doing, if it happens to be a solution. It looks like the key was to move the plant outside. I moved it to another place where ...
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Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Plants don't produce flowers

I think you confuse P and K. P is for root growth. K is to boost flowers and fruits. This might be why you did not get flowers. Also to Induce flowers , we use 100 ppm giberellic acid with water base ....
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Yellow substance dripping from aloe plant when cut

I noticed this on my aloe cuttings as well and googled it. Turns out it’s aloe latex and although it’s not poisonous it’s a powerful laxative and if you plan to ingest the aloe pulp then you should ...
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Marigold flower partially wilting and leaves are curling

It needs more root space. Try that first, as for the flower itself, they do that during blooming season. You pull the flower off and harvest the seeds. It will help the plant continue to put out new ...
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Liquidambar/sweet gum - competing leaders and potential rot in crotches

Absolutely do NOT top the tree, this will only make things worse. Kudos for contacting arborists; it's a crying shame that they're not helping you. If this were my own tree, I'd cut off the limbs that ...
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Why Apple plant is dying?

Looks like the leaves are lighter green which can be not enough sun and the tip burns can be not enough water or sun. You will also have to investigate what type of apple tree it is. Most apple tree ...
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Why there is fungus looking outside my pot?

It the white stuff kind of crusty, like dried salt? If so, it's just efflorescing. Clay pots are slightly permeable to water. As you water the plant, some of that water dissolves salts in the soil, ...
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What are some good options for Black Walnut resistant plants?

Search term: juglone tolerant plants (there are many - in my opinion too many to list here, and you can pick and choose ones that appeal to you, rather than me picking and choosing ones that appeal to ...
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I need help with keeping a bell pepper and sweet mint healthy and alive

I can't see the size of the pots, though from the appearance of the thick stem at the base of the mint, it definitely needs a bigger pot, something that's at least 6 inches deep and wider than its ...
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Strange orange orbs inside mandarin fruit

They are definitely insect eggs. I can't find many references of insects laying eggs on citrus fruit. Those that do, are just under the surface, not so deep. It is too late for this crop, most ...
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New chilli plant is wilting and shriveling

Your pepper plant is perhaps what we might term "quite mature and tired". It has reacted to the move to your home as any old established creature might do, by showing some pain and ...
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Vinca ( Madagascar Periwinkle ) leaves are curling and flowers are blooming shriveled looking

I'm a bit late to answer this, but I have a different solution to offer. Your plant is obviously potted in a bag which has no drainage holes at the base; remove it from there and plant into a pot ...
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Help please my rubber tree

To get more top growth you could stop repotting it as when you do that the plant spends time growing new roots. Also, more light, much more light. Outside light levels can be 100,000 lux. Inside a ...
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Deformed Leaves on Newly Grafted Citrus Tree

Citrus trees grow in spurts when the conditions are good, that is warm and moist at the roots with good light. Leaves remain statically and quietly bunched up in buds until the plant triggers the ...
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Tree replanting question

In theory any trees can be transplanted as long as the root is not damaged, and you minimise the shock that the tree experiences. Some trees are harder to transplant if they have deep tp roots. ...
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What's happened to this snake plant? Is it revivable?

I rarely see this: this plant has been underwatered. However it needs more light to use that water to build new roots. The pale leaves indicate not enough light. Sanseveria is a tough species. It ...
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Can I rescue my nerve plant?

In my opinion, there could be 1 of the 3 reasons: Because of pruning the plant got stressed and is under a shock. You need to give it some time to get out of the shock. The plants is aged and you can'...
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Can I rescue my nerve plant?

Change Soil The plant appears to be suffering from spent soil. You have nothing to lose from moving the entire plant gently into fresh soil. Decry those Pebbles Pebbles? They are supposed to maintain ...
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Avocado cutting's (and plant) stem is turning black/brown

That does not look good. For cuttings, you want to keep the soil wet all the time as their is very little root system, so the plant needs as much water as it can get. You would also normally leave a ...
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