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Welcome to /plant/, the happy green place on this blue board, where growers, gardeners and horticulturists share their love for things that grow.
Newbies and amateurs are very welcome, and we’ll always try to answer your questions.

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>Previous Thread
>>4284847
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Hello friends, it's great to bee back
*bzzz*
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got some flowers blooming
catchfly, cosmos, cornflower here
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>>4303977
The bees are in love with my goldenrod. I don’t have any pics unfortunately
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>planty
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>last thread was cordyline edition
Think it's a neat plant, but fuck paying shipping on a decent sized one
>Happen to wander up to Walmart today to grab birdseed
>All their garden stuff is on sale, pic related is sitting on a pallet with "CLEARANCE" over it

Now it's sitting in my backroom and I'm tempted to go back for that Dracaena. They had a real nice yucca that was still small, too.
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Where can i find bulk heirloom seeds for cheap trying too get these 3 acres completely filled thanks
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>>>/out/homegrow
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So, I'm buying "fresh" sphagnum moss. It's not limegreen like the alive and growing thing.
It's really difficult to get a hold on, and I need more moss.

Should I just go for the dried stuff? Is the "fresh" labeled actually growing? It's delivered moist and darkgreen.
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Will Lonicera caprifolium climb the trunk of a tree?
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I'm getting ready for the winter and the only way to provide everyone with a bit of lighting is to cram them closer together.
Is it extremely dangerous to let leaves of different plants touch? I know some people say it's gonna make things worse if pests ever come, but is it really gonna matter much?
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>>4304323
Plants can't be gay, so it's ok.
I just let out "500" orius beetles to deal with thrips and spidermites though.

How many plants do you have?
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Shoutout to my plant that I’ve dropped about 3 times but is still growing like crazy cause I water it with water from my fish tank
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>>4304240
The fresh moss should be good. You don't need to buy a ton of moss, just let the stuff you have already spread.
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>>4304338
I do need a ton, I make mosspoles and use it as potting medium. That's why I'm considering the dried up dead blocks.
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>>4304333
Just a few that got too big to fit on the shelf but they had some good growth this spring and summer.
Not much natural light at winter here, so I'm shuffling things around.
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>>4304339
unless you have a very strong light and auto watering it would never stay alive on a moss pole anyway

no one uses live sphag for anything but decoration/topping
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>>4304218
I use everwilde for heirloom seeds if you’re in the us. They sell some in bulk but I can’t say I’ve ever bought more than the small packages.
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>>4304415
Not to mention only the top part stays alive anyway, the bottom part is always decaying.
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>>4304368
Then it's easy to keep a check on the plants since they are few, against pests I mean. I wouldn't worry about it.

>>4304415
Right, so then the "fresh" part on the package simply means it's freshly harvested.
I'll go over to the compressed packs then.
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>>4304338
Your pot actually has two different kinds of moss growing in it, the moss at the bottom is all a species of "star moss" while the moss in the upper corners is sphagnum moss.
It's easy to confuse the two because star moss is a super prolific spreader and loves to sprout right on top of live (and dead) sphagnum, masquerading as new healthy sphagnum moss growth.
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How do I know what types of stones are safe to use in the bottom of a bog garden and which will leech minerals?
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Best sites to buy seeds online??
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>>4304734
Sneed's seed & feed
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This was my tallest pitcher before a hurricane fucked it up. I'm so tired
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>>4304734
Ozlithops
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>divided some grass a few days ago
>left the chunks on my lawn the entire day because I had to go to work
>planted a few and have the rest sitting in a kiddy pool with some water because I have no where to plant it yet
Brehs am I killing all this grass like a retard? The leaves look a little shrivelled.
It's ravenna grass if that matters
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What kind of flower is this?
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i had no idea ginkgo fruited after a few decades and now i really want one
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4304853
this is goatse right
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>>4304857
I'm glad I'm not the only one who was reminded of it
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>>4304855
Ginkgo is dioecious so you would need a male and a female to get fruit. The fruit also smells like cat shit and is mildly toxic. The smell attracts coyotes and raccoons. I’ve seen rats eating them as well. Some asian countries eat them but man I don’t think the juice is worth the squeeze.
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>>4304853
G. oatseosus
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The new plants are sprouting nicely. Here's hoping they take care of them.
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>>4304894
What does it smell like?
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Here's one of the plants that has been neglected. Anyone know if this will get better just with proper watering, or if it's too late?
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>>4303975
Could a kind anon please ID this? I think it's in the mint family but idk what to call it. The leaves smell great when crushed: minty for sure but with a certain something else added. I've been seeing it in manmade gardens so I'm not sure if there's a wild equivalent. Southeast USA. Thanks.
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Pruning the plants they've let become malnourished. It's a tough job as some of the plants are almost entirely dead and I can't easily water them.
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Im planning out my drip irrigation for my yard next year, which will have fruit trees and vegetable beds. Do I need to run these on two separate systems and timers, or will the trees accept lighter, more frequent watering?
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>>4304961
Pycnanthemum (Mountain Mint)
It isn't a true mint, it's a wildflower native to the US. I planted a patch of it this spring alongside some milkweed, goldenrod and bee balm and the bees go crazy for it.
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>>4304573
All stones add minerals to the soil
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Ooh baby, finally found a store that sold sphagnum moss blocks over 100g.
3kg ordered.
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>>4305177
>3kg ordered
What the fuck
Are you gonna cover your house in it?
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>>4305179
I always seem to run out whenever I need it the most. I should be covered for a year now.
I'm >>4304450
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Hello /plant/,
Should I repot my Schefflera arboricola / dwarf umbrella tree now or wait till spring?
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>>4305182
I always do all the repotting and transplanting in october
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>>4305183
Really? Most online guides say spring is best.
But so far it's been between our window sashes but it's outgrowing the space so I'm going to bring it in soon, where it will be warmer, so I guess I should repot it before.
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>>4305186
When you repot the plant has to be dormant and it must not be exposed to harsh temperatures, harsh sunlight or drought.
As long as these conditions are met you can repot your plants without worry.
Autumn is mild and humid in my region so there's no reason for me to wait until spring.
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my curiosity got the better of me and i haven't been in /an/ for a while and i don't see the mycelium thread

Does anyone know what this boy is
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>>4305204
not a mushroom guy but these look like what can often show up alongside potted plants, i.e. Leucocoprinus, which may be the genus for those, but also includes the yellow mushrooms that also commonly show up in the same environment
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>>4305182
>>4305193
Honestly, houseplants can be repotted any time of the year. They aren't really at risk of freezing or burning to death if you repot them at the wrong time. I find it nicer to repot them in spring, because then you get to see them push out a bunch of new growth, and you feel good because you think it's thanks to the repotting you did. Otherwise, in autumn, nothing happens for months, and you're stuck looking at plants that don't quite fit their new pot yet.
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>>4305193
>When you repot the plant has to be dormant
I would advise the complete opposite.
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>>4305127
Nice! Thanks anon and godspeed.
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>>4305181
what exactly are you growing? you might aswell just grow your own live moss at this point
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Now that these unknown volunteer plants have finally flowered, can anybody ID them for me? No idea what they are, but the flowers are nice enough.
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Also look who's hungry. Mmmm, yummy yummy. These guys are so soft and fuzzy looking. I often mistake them for hummingbirds with the way they move around.
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My moonflowers are blooming like crazy now, in any case. Like a dozen open blooms tonight. 4 or 5 of them are on the other side of the wall. Constant blooming until they die from first frost. Feels fucking great.

Originally planned to grow just one, but decided to leave an extra. Glad I did. These guys just SPRAWL like crazy.

Also I need enough seeds so I can make some hallucinagen tea or some shit.

My poppy plants are still growing and have yet to flower, so I'm getting a little antsy cause first frost is almost always mid to late October, which is coming up here soon. I'll take a pic of them tomorrow. Too dark now.
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Also have some closeups from last week of the mothbro pollinating my moonflowers.

CUTE!
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>>4305750
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>>4305753
Well actually this is my poppy plant right here...or so I think. I'm actually not completely sure. It sprouted in a spot where I did sow, but I've been feeling a bit iffy about the leaves. They don't quite look 100% like poppy.

Maybe somebody can affirm or correct me on this. I really hope that it is, otherwise I've been waiting all these months for nothing at all.
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>>4305757
yeah it's possible. they will form rosettes and then shoot up when they feel like it
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Anyone here good at identifying cacti?
I recently purchased one and for the life of me cannot figure out what it is, whenever I use one of those plant reverse image search tools it gives me a bunch of results that look nothing close to what it is.
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Here's an image of it also, sorry for not adding it to the previous post.
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>>4305745
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>>4305665
A lot of climbing stuff. I've also wanted to make like a 60x140x5cm moss"wall" for a ton of pothos.

I'm not sure if I could grow it fast enough.
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>>4305857
Ahhh, so cute. Except...

>tfw realizing these big moths around my house are likely from some kind of hornworm
>tfw the sudden guilt I feel after remembering genociding dozens of them last year after they completely skeletonized half my tomato plants
>from cutting their heads off with scissors to squashing them with rocks

bros.....I didn't realize...
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>>4305922
Fuck. Looking back at the pictures here now and comparing to the online photos, I realize these are in fact the hornworm-derived moths. The volunteer tomato plants were partially skeletonized earlier a month or so ago.

Fuck man. I feel so awful now. I killed such cute things.
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>>4305743
Have you tried using plantnet first
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>>4306003
>plantnet
lol
lmao even
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>>4305922
You could grow some field bindweed so that you can relocate the caterpillars instead of killing them. They likely eat moonflower leaves too.
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>>4306011
Plantnet is more than enough to accurately identify common garden plants.
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Help! My potted manacá-da-serra is full of ants in it's soil, how do I get rid of them without harming my plant?
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>>4306165
Is there a nest in the pot? Sounds like it's time to do a repot either way. Use a hose or faucet to gently remove the soil and insects from the root ball and get it into some fresh soil.
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>>4305665
Bro wtf post pics
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are magnolias pollinated by generalist pollinators or specialized beetles? Internet gives conflicting info. I ask because there are big magnolias where I live (Europe) and I can't find in any garden center a normal magnolia grandiflora that isn't some weird dwarf cultivar so I was hoping to germinate seeds if local ones are viable
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These curled up bits are growing stalks, right? From what I can tell there are two "crowns" or clusters of stalks. This is a temperate sundew, I also have a flytrap and a pitcher which I got this fall. Is it a cardinal sin to skip this years dormancy while I get everything settled in? I wanna move them over into a larger bog garden outdoors in the spring and they'll get a good dormancy next year.

Is this sundew already dormant?
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redpill me on rooting cotoneaster microphyllus cuttings? now is a good time for taking them? overwinter them outside or indoor? follow "no thicker than pencil" rule? anything else?
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>>4306354
They're pollinated by beetles, but I don't know if they rely on specific groups.
I live in Europe and own two large Magnolia grandiflora that are very close to each other, they produce copious amounts of seeds but none ever germinated.
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>>4304555
Thank you, that's good to know.
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>>4306031
Or you could, you know, use your own brain and learn to ID plants yourself?
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what species is it?
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>>4306737
>they produce copious amounts of seeds but none ever germinated.
but have you tried germinating them or do you mean the ones just left on the ground never produced seedlings?
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Is my local garden centre going to think I'm an arsehole if I ask for houseplant cuttings?
I have a pretty good rapport with them and I buy a lot from there, is it a faux Pas?
I was thinking of asking if they would give me a ruby rubber tree cutting or if they could cut one for me and I'll buy it. Rival ones sell them pretty cheap.
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>>4306932
Maybe depends on how much people in the area are into houseplant culture. Greenhouses by me would probably think it's weird, but might be more normal toward the city or in a house plant shop.
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>>4306932
I agree with >>4306969. They'll probably think it's somewhat weird, but as long as they take a cutting that doesn't harm the overall look of the plant, it just means more money for them as they'll be able to sell you the cutting and still be able to sell the plant at full price to the next customer. If the cutting would harm the plant's saleability, they probably won't do it.
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>>4306874
I never actively tried, but I never remove the cones and seeds that fall under the tree and they don't germinate naturally like my other trees and shrubs.
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>>4307046
can I ask where you live/what climate you have? I'd like to know if my quest is hopeless before hopping fences in the middle of the night to pick up cones lel
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>>4307106
Mild continental climate in Italy
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>>4307109
exact same as me, small world. Lombardo?
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>>4306810
bump
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Pretty plant here. Some sort of fall plant. Would be very nice in a window.
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>>4307530
Not a Fall plant, these are codiaeum variegatum, they maintain their colour all year round but require Bright direct light and grow slowly. I never had luck growing them indoors
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>>4307551
Wow you're a pro at this anon. Figures this store would mislabel their plants like so many other things.
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>>4307552 currently work as a gardener and it's my dream to work at a nursery so I've reading a lot on propagation, identification, care and maintance. Happy to help
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>>4306810
Looks like an aloe
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>>4307563
it is not a species
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Say.. can you give a plant lights from below, or is just the frontside of the leaf the major part of photosynthetis?

I have some big widespread plants that could fit nicely as decoration closer to the ceiling.
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>>4307631
i imagine the more green the underside is the better it is at photosynthesizing from below
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>>4306366
bumpin'
also forgot to mention i'm in 6b zone
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>>4307850
so that tree is considered evergreen and probably makes it harder to root from cuttings
what you can try instead is air layering which works on a wider range of plants. i couldn't say much beyond that
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>>4304573
>beach pebbles
salt is a mineral
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>>4307530
>>4307551
They prefer to be kept on the dry side, especially if they aren't placed directly in front of a south-facing window, and they hate cold draughts. Also quite susceptible to all common pests - I've seen plants that had mealybugs, aphids, scale, spider mites and thrips at the same time. I wouldn't recommend Codiaeum to beginners, there's too much that can go wrong, and they're unlikely to receive adequate light in the average home.
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>>4307631
It works (taking >>4307659 into account), but depending on the plant you'll see it bending down towards the main light source. Certainly an option for weeds like Epipremnum, though!
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>>4307565
Aloe vera
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>checking plants over
>Notice wierd lumps in cast iron plant pot
>Pic related

... instinct tells me that just means it's healthy dirt (if a bit humid back here) and that spores just wafted in somehow. Issue is I'm not sure if it's poisonous or not. Any resident mycologists able to tell what it is? If it's not harmful and isn't gonna cause an allergic reaction then imma just let it get big.
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>>4308119
spores are everywhere. and fungus won't make fruiting bodies that large without being well established for a while. it does mean you have good soil nutrients and that fungus is creating more. the fungus is probably calculating that you will continue the watering schedule, which might be keeping the soil a little too wet, but is a great time for reproduction
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>>4308119
Looks kind of like an Inky Cap of some sort, but trying to id immature mushrooms is a fools errand.
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I had a couple pots that were smelling weird. I slid the cone of soil out and let it sit in open air for a few hours. Smells way better now, hopefully it just needed oxygen and that fixes it.
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>>4303977
>Be me
>Be bee
>Polinate veggies
>See big tall flower
>Make her my Beech
Must be good being a Bee
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>>4305829
>>4305831
Does it look like a cushion you'd want your mother in law to sit on?
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>>4308071
isnt it Haworthia sp. tho?
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>>4308320
>veggies
You have to be at least 18 to post here.
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is it possible that i have a genetic freak in this hoary stock? it looks nothing like a normal stock and it refuses to flower despite being one year old already
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>>4308575
it has these really super tight leaves and the leaves themselves don't look like a normal stock's
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>>4308577
it was also born from a super old seed
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>>4308583
this is what a normal stock is supposed to look like
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>>4308575
looks like it could be polyploid
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>>4306969
>>4307030
Spoke to the guy I usually speak to at the garden centre, he said he's going to try get some cuttings for me for the next time I'm in and he won't bother charging me.
Pays to not be autismal, we were having a good chat about propogation and the like.
I suspect it's probably because we're in the same age range and both like plants, if it was some big garden centre with staff literally just operating tills then it would be different.
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>>4303975
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>>4307914
i'd rather air layer it but, you see, i'm planning on obtaining those cuttings in not so legal way from bush growing down my street, so whole air layering procedure won't work. anyway, i'll try. i have nothing to loose.
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>>4306366
Some species root very easily via layering or stooling
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>>4303975
fellow proopagators, do you make a living off of proopagating? or is it just a hobby

if so how and what exactly do you P44PAHmostly sell
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>>4309292
I don't sell anything but I imagine the best way to do it would be locally if your area has any kind of farmers market or flea market. Esty is also probably a good option but selling online opens you up to all kinds of scumbaggery.
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I bought a Phalaenopsis orchid since they look lovely, and I want to learn how to grow them. I saw a video saying you should saturate the pot and just let it dry out, then doing it over again once the roots look pale/dusty. I ran the pot over my faucet (don't worry, we have a filter so the water comes out with no minerals or chemicals) last night, but the pot is still somewhat moist today. Not drenched, the bark media it came in looks wet.

The roots are bright green, so they are clearly still sucking up water. But will the plant be okay? they are epiphyte they will die in standing water. I just don't want to kill a plant this early, but orchids are a little unforgiving from what I heard
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>>4309462
Is it in a plastic pot with no holes in the bottom?
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>>4309523
Yes, the ones you get them in, transparent too, somewhat like this, but with way more holes at the bottom
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>>4309542
If it looks moist, and the roots aren't in water (like, a puddle in the bottom of the pot), then it should be fine. I water my indoors orchids once a week the way you described, but I use a clay pot.
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>>4309560
I have it in a clear dish, and it is bone dry. Right, I'll note this, cheers!
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For tropical indoor plants that are mostly vegetative (calathea, pothos, et cetera) do you use a balanced fertilizer or do you favor a different type of fertilizer? Obviously, there are a lot of distinctions for the amount to use, but just thinking if I should favor nitrogen or whatever.

What about for herbs you don't want to bolt (basil for example)? Balanced or a different fert mix?
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>>4309703
>For tropical indoor plants that are mostly vegetative
>mostly vegetative

what do you mean?
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>>4309733
Leaves not flowers.
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>>4309462
>don't worry, we have a filter so the water comes out with no minerals or chemicals
Well, assuming it's a water softener, to get rid of the calcium, the filter uses salt, which is much worse for most plants than whatever minerals may be in the water.
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>>4309817
I rarely fertilize my plants, in part cause I always forget, in part cause I'm afraid I'll overdo it and kill them. I used liquid types.

But I plan on buying these pellets. Supposedly you just add them to the soil and for 6 months you're golden and only need water them.
I'm not sure about the exact dosage tho, cause it's in German.

I'd go for a "general type" fertilizer, unless you really wanna go over the top. Cause it's your favorite potted citrus tree and it's actively bearing dozens of fruit, then yeah, maybe get the citrus one. But otherwise. General.
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does anyone know if there's a specific name for the tip of a vine (like a pumpkin or bean vine)
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>>4309703
Doesn't really matter, P and K are also used for other useful stuff, not just for flowers. Please don't fertilise Calathea/Goeppertia/Stromanthe/Ctenanthe/Maranta/... though, you're much more likely to get fertiliser burn than to get any positive change in growth.
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>>4309895
>Please don't fertilise Calathea/Goeppertia/Stromanthe/Ctenanthe/Maranta/... though, you're much more likely to get fertiliser burn than to get any positive change in growth.

I would argue that occasionally some highly diluted fertilizer would do em good. They may come from areas where the soil quality is poor, but animals still eat, take a shit, die and such in the jungle. There's definitely a cycle of nutrients even there.
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I'm going to plant some calciphilic plants and decided to mix broken fresh water clam shells into the soil to give them what they crave.
What no-budget trick can I do for the sour bros to make them comfy? Mix in pine mulch?
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>>4309891
>Well, assuming it's a water softener
I don't know exactly what filter it is. But I live in Scandinavia, our tapwater is freshwater from aquifers, so our water is already quite soft and doesn't need to be bleached. But I'll keep an eye on my plants and buy some mineral water or demineralized water if I see them yellowing. Though we are out of the growing season, so I doubt I'll see any real change until next year.
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>>4309895
I give my Maranta a regular liquid feed and it's fine. Much faster grower than I expected as well.
Fun plant.
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Sometimes I give my plants sparkling mineral water to aerate the soil. They seem to like it.
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>>4310033
I do that with diluted hydrogen peroxide. It’s fun
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>>4309926
Wouldn't bonemeal work for that?
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>>4309926
cotton seed meal is a good acidifying fertilizer
>>4310129
bones are really high in phosphorus, unlike clam/oyster shells which are mainly calcium carbonate. it's good to use bone for calcium, it's a great ingredient, but getting phosphorus too high in soil can cause problems too.
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>>4309895
My understanding is calathea and company still want ferts just highly dilute. 5-5-5 or lower compared to a standard 20-20-20 on the same timing.
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>>4309462
>I ran the pot over my faucet (don't worry, we have a filter so the water comes out with no minerals or chemicals)

B-but I like the taste of some iron and minerals in my water. This must be awful. Mountain spring water is the tastiest water on earth.
>unfortunately I live on the plains
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Hey /plant/ quick question
I have some old strawberries I forgot to eat from my garden.
Can I like, mix them up and turn them into something useful? Like a cost or fertilizer idk?
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>>4310319
Meant to say compost
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>>4305743
Pretty sure those are french marigolds.
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>>4310319
it's way too rich for fertilizer. you can compost as long as it's not a big part of the overall pile
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I got a bundle of cilantro from the grocery today that still has all of its roots, it's pretty limp though. Is there any chance it would perk up and the roots would take in soil if I put it in water under bright light for a few days?
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>you will never have good soil
I fucking hate clay
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>>4310383
>it's way too rich for fertilizer
is that a thing?
Actually I don't have a compost. I was thinking of just putting them in a blender then serving my plants.
If it's not too hard I'll look into maybe starting a compost
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>>4310457
well you can bury food adjacent to plants in a garden. just applying directly is bad for them. plants don't eat anything caloric, or if they do, it's a special case in small amounts. a strawberry puree would have to be very dilute to avoid problems. technically you can feed plants all kinds of stuff like vitamins and protein powder, but again it's gotta be low concentration.
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>>4310434
My soil goes from flooding for like all of spring to being super dry and cracked for all of summer. Its just wonderful
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>>4310434
There are two options from what I hear, one is working in soil amendments that basically take 5 years to take effect or going with a raised bed.

It's an uphill battle but not impossible I spose
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>>4310411
Put them in some water, but not bright light.
Remember the roots are full of flavour too so don't throw them away.
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>>4310434
I wish I had clay, I could make ponds without a liner
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>>4304334
Anon discovers the secret of aquaponics
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Serious question. Does semen negatively affect plants?
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I have a Monstera Deliciosa I broke in half, accidentally while repotting. Rooted the upper half, but surprisingly the lower half also grew.

They were in near synchronicity for ~6 years. Every time one of them brought a leaf, sure enough, the other one was too. Growing it same rate. Unfurling within days of each other. Half a year ago I gifted away one of them. And I just visited the lady, she told me hers brought two leaves. Sure enough, here at home mine also is bringing two leaves.

Can't be the only one who finds this fascinating can't I? Makes me wonder if plants have an internal clock that they're so punctual.
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>>4310434
I have clay, likely marine sediment and or glacial silt. It’s nasty but after years of working it over, is developed into something manageable.

I wouldn’t describe it as “dirt”, but it’s not bad to work with. Heavy, spongey, nutrient rich material. It takes literally tons of organic matter
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>>4303975
Guys can a young Orchid be used in Wabi Kusa?
I have one leftover from my old propagations and have no other idea what to do aside from possibly(?) Wabi Kusa or jar terrarium
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I've been offered a mentorship in commercial ornamental horticulture.

Any recommended materials to help me get foundational knowledge so that I can enter things better informed? I have no background in STEM (heh) but I'm smart, obsessive and a quick study.
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>get a monstera deliciosa
>thrips just magically appear
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>>4311851
>>thrips just magically appear
Many nurseries have at least one major pest that's on literally all of their plants, e.g. Ficus nurseries have mealybugs and scale, aroid nurseries have thrips, mites and aphids, palm nurseries have mites and mealybugs, succulent nurseries have mealybugs, root mealybugs, ten kinds of scale insects, and so on. They spray the plants (with water) before sending them out to knock most of the bugs off, but there's always a bunch of eggs, nymphs and even adults that got lucky.
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>>4312049
Maybe I'm just lucky, but so far I've only noticed little tiny dudes crawling around one of my echeveria pots (and they're oddly staying confined to it despite being right next to all my other succulents), and the occasional what-i-assume-to-be fungus gnats. Then again I repotted everything I bought basically the day I got them, and I did it outside individually, so that might have helped.

>Tfw horribly rootbound monstera put out new leaf after repotting
>Already has another node coming off it and a tiny leaf poking up from the soil

At what point do I need a stake/pole anyway? Deliciosa is a vining plant, right?
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>>4311720
>commercial ornamental horticulture
>STEM
You don't need a degree to be a gardener and anybody who says otherwise is wrong.
If you're being offered a mentorship, the mentor themselves should provide you with the required basic knowledge surely?
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>>4312121
Presumably, but he's a busy guy. I was tasked with identifying some plants and it really began to put me in touch with how much I don't know. For example, I've got a tree and I just can't figure out what it is and I don't want to break down and just ask. I know he'll tell me but I want to know how to figure it out. I've got a local guide book and I keep going over all the features and I come up with different answers every time I focus on a different aspect of it. And I don't want to be asking things like, "what's a cutting?".
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>>4312173
tbf people who can't identity their local common flora are contemptible rootless drones in my eyes
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>>4312173
well this is good so far. keep looking. patterns of nature are much different than what people get taught so it takes time.
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>>4312049
They'd show much more damage if that was the case.
But I had mealybugs hiding inside a plant I bought once.
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First new leaf is coming in on the mystery hitchhiker nepenthes, I've been keeping it under an overturned plastic container for humidity and under a bright light, it the reddening sunburn of is this typical?
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Requesting advice from Nepenthes anon

My Neps' cups are spent and started to dry on top and I imagine they'll be gone soon.

What happens to the liquid inside? Do they dry out completely before wilting? Or am I to look forward to digestive juices mixed with dead insects remains bursting on our walls inside the kitchen?
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>>4312049
>bring in plants without really caring for bugs
>unsurprisingly a gigantic infestation happens
>let it fester for a while
>predators end up moving in
>pest free for life
It isn't hard, it just takes time
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Did I overwater my spearmint? I’ve never seen something this large pop up
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>>4313216
When life gives you lemons..
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Fuck, planking vining plants has to be the most stupid trend lately.
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>>4313485
100% agreed. fuck vining plants
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>>4313042
I tried that, but then the predatory bugs lured in the birds, who brought in the foxes, who then got the bears knocking on my door, and I think I saw some humans circling around my house yesterday.
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Anyone have any experience with Miscanthus giganteus? I've been in kind of an ornamental grass obsession this year so I signed up for a waiting list for it.
I just want some really tall grass, especially because the bamboo rhizomes I "borrowed" from people's yards is barely growing (so much for an invasive plant).
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I'm the anon who just moved into the house with an acre garden to mess around with. Haven't had a ton of time this week since moving in, but I had fun dicking around with this small bed by the sitting/dining area. The garden has heaps of natives, cordylines, palms and yuccas which I'm planning to transplant back to create more density and then replacing around the sitting/dining area with a more attractive (imo) cottage look.
I'll give this a few weeks and probably fill out with more alyssum, extend the flowers all along the side that receives full sun.
>I know it isn't very exciting, but fuck I'm still excited to be working on it.
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>>4314049
Also, this little cutie wandered indoors last night. Warmed him up in my hands and he's super friendly/confident, so I guess I found a use for my old aquarium.
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>>4314057
What a cute little thing. Wish I had him to help me fight the damn roaches. I wonder if he'd eat my spider plant.
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This was posted in the webm thread, what is going on? Are those actually real? I don't have cacti near me and have never seen one fruit
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At the start of the month I tried propagating Japanese maples for the first time. I was clearing out some dead leaves/fungus today and accidentally pulled one up. To my surprise it already had 1cm long roots. Would it be better to pot them in soil as soon as possible so they can establish themselves before a very hot and dry Summer in 2 months or should I just leave them in their propagation tub until Autumn?
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>>4314206
Yeah ofc
They're just usually self sterile
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>>4314238
i think separate pots is needed. but try to take that whole chuck of soil around the transplant. just in my opinion it takes cuttings' roots a long time to figure out the microbiome, and only then can they start taking off in growth. so it's best to not affect it negatively if you can.
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What species of plant is probably the most die hard type of plant? Like what plant is the John McClane of the plant world? A plant that just has a hard time dying.

Different question, I am a new owner of a rattlesnake plant that I inherited I guess. I have never taken care of anything living before besides myself. When I got it, it had "crispy" tips and some leaves seemed yellow. Not all parts of the leaves seemed yellow though. only some. Should I cut off the leaves that have some yellowing and just leave the completely green ones? Also, I can never tell if I am doing the watering or sunlight right. I only have one window in my apartment and the window is facing South.
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My cuttings never take root, would it help if I place them in water and add a small bubbling stone to make sure that the water has a maximum amount of oxygen?
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>>4314238
I have a Japanese maple tree in my backyard, whats the best way to propagate cuttings? Which method are you using?
>>4314599
Quite a no-brainer, but any invasive plant species or desert-adapted plants or cacti. I also had a spider plant go 6 months with no water
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>>4303975
Friends I need some help. Is there some guide or established resource on potting media? I have to learn a bit about it in order to buy it since I don't live in the anglosphere and can't use brand names. A website or book or even yt video that you guys think is good would be great.
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>>4313986
Bamboo takes forever to establish itself, then once it does it's tough to get rid of. Likely faster process in the south.

I looked into Miscanthus giganteus, however no seller would sell one individual rhizome and you had to buy a minimum of 4.
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>>4314262
I'll try that but I'm going to give them another week or two for the roots to grow a little more first.

>>4314871
I took some softwood cuttings with 2-3 nodes cut just below the node at the bottom with a couple of leaves at the top how you would take any other cutting. Planted in wet 1:1 perlite and peat moss medium in a covered plastic tub with holes in the bottom. I had a drainage layer of clay pebbles just to stop the medium from falling out. Misted daily to keep the inside humid. Kept the tub in the shade out of direct sunlight. I watered them a few times too and never really aired them but I think that caused the fungus to grow. I retrospect I probably shouldn't have given them so much water but I accidentally left the tub where the sun was hitting half of it for a few hours and they started wilting so I overreacted. The next time I try it I'm going to leave a tiny opening on the lid for airflow, mist once or twice a day and never water them.
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>dieffenbachia decides to rot in one node

I guess it got nicked and infected?
Got an identical one in another pot and it's fine.
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i just spend 25 $ on seeds and potting accessories and now i don't know if its alot or not enough
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pond update.

haven't had any real algae blooms this year and didn't clean it at all.
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trillions of newts but none of the species I want.
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>>4315065
it's never enough and adds up before you know it. among other things, it was $4 for 10 heirloom pepper seeds and just planted 6 of them in a starter tray
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Now I know why the orchid I bought was half the cost of the others at the store.
It has a terminal spike.
Why it's legal to scam people like this, they should warn you that your orchid will die and that you'll have to grow it back from keikis.
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>>4315383
What's the problem?
Won't it produce a keiki?
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>>4304945
Late on reply, but looks like underwatering anon.
Depends on your setting, could have been sprayed with some BS
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>>4315475
Sadly that plant and a few dozen others died. They moved me off my post and didn't put anyone else to water the plants. Thousands of dollars of plants died. Sorry for failing you plant-anon.
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>>4315463
Probably but it might not be able to flower a while
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Legume chads where we at
I just got my hands on an Hymenaea courbaril.
That makes 5 different legumes now:
>Erythrina berteroana x1
>Schizolobium parahyba x1
>Leucaena leucocephala x1
>Hymenaea courbaril x1
>Inga spp. x2 (too small to tell what it is yet, grown from seed)
>>4314599
>What species of plant is probably the most die hard type of plant?
Outside of weeds, IME it's surprisingly the avocado. I've seen one crowned thrice so far and it's come back every single time.
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>>4315924
Oh fuck, I forgot two
>Strongylodon macrobotrys x1
>Crotalaria longirostrata x3 bags of seeds
So seven. I love legumes bros.
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My infant child pulled nearly every head off of my Venus flytrap. Will the head grow back or will I just have to wait for new ones to grow?
I'm absolutely furious for what it's worth, I've been growing it for months.
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took these in my local park
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>>4316072
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>>4316063
I don't think the heads grow back, but the leaves will still photosynthesize.

Should I be giving my baby nepenthes diluted maxsea?
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>>4316063
What you call the 'head' is part of the leaf, it can't grow back, but new leaves will grow. As you're probably in the northern hemisphere, they go dormant and lose a bunch of their leaves now anyway, so don't worry too much about it.
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>>4316072
dandelion, nice macro chude

>>4316073
wild rose, not the same as the one i have
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>>4304984
Hey man, don't know if you're still around, but you can run them on the same system. If it's PC drip (little holes in the line, since you have beds I'm assuming this is what you're using), just double it up next to the trees, if it's half inch that you put emitters into, I would put 1 gal total on each vegetable (depending on what species) and 4 gal total on each tree. If you have sprinklers hitting the trees they'll probably be fine, make sure you don't over water them. I'm zone 4 btw.
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>>4316063
An eye for an eye, anon.
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what's happening to my succulent?

i bought it from the mall a month ago. It had green leaves with red tips which was very attractive. But since getting it the red colours have dulled to a mottled black and the plant started losing lots of leaves.

its not rot because the stem doesnt feel soft and because I only watered it very conservatively one single time in the 3+ weeks I had it

is it shock? the plant came from a dry 70f(21c) shopping mall to a humid 85f(29c) bathroom windowstill.

But I have bought 7 other succulents with this one and the rest are doing fine

did I fall for the succulent meme?
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>>4316464
I'm no expert but
>humid
Looks like fungus to me.
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>>4316468
i think you might be right (sadly)
but would fugus be so uniform?

this is the succcc next to it. I hope its not suffering the same fate as well.
fuck

this would be like the 4th time i tried growing succulents
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>>4316539
Check again to see if it has reached stems and roots. If not you might be able to save them if you remove the fully rotted leaves and cut off the rotted parts of the remaining leaves. Then keep them somewhere with much lower humidity. Succulents can generally survive a lot of physical abuse.
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>>4316559
its not rotted though. Ive seen succulent rot and this isnt it, the stems and leaves are still firm. Its just this mottled black pattern which I've never seen before.
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>>4316574
looks like rot is working its way up. do you meter your watering? it's helpful to have a little container that you can dump once a week or whatever.
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>be me
>work in cold depressing office with no windows or natural light
What's a good plant that I can have by my desk to keep me company? I don't want any of that artificial plastic shit, so if that means putting in a small UV light so be it.
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>>4316677
A calathea of kinds.
It will move around with the light, they have various amazing patterns.
Pick out like a 30-40cm tray, get some cool gravelsized rocks, fill it with water, keep pot on top of it(but not in contact with water). They like high humidity.

Keeping an eye out for pests as it is flaccid/erect and keeping the tray full seems like a fun sideproject on the desk.
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green pepper is still kicking. no signs of algae growth through the red glass as well.
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>>4316707
Do I need a UV light?
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>>4316728
Forgot image
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>>4316730
UV lights are a meme, just get a bright full spectrum LED bulb, hang it 20 cm above the plant and you'll have a happy plant that you can actually see.



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