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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 8, 2010

Q. Leaves Turning Brown

What do I do when the plant turns brown? Am I suppose to clip the leaves off?

Answered by
Heather on
November 10, 2010
Certified Expert
A.

As long as there are only a few brown leaves, yes clip them off. But, if you are getting many brown leaves, this could be a sign of something stressing the plant. Most often with houseplants, it is either an overwatering or underwatering issue that cause brown and yellow leaves. These articles might be useful for you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/how-to-water-a-plant.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/under-watering.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/signs-of-plants-affected-by-too-much-water.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 21, 2010

Q. White Powdery Mildew

What are the ratios for the peroxide homemade solution used for treating white powdery mildew?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 22, 2010
Certified Expert
A.

Straight 3% peroxide can be diluted 1 to 1 with water (1 part peroxide to 1 part water). In addition, a weekly spray of milk at a concentration of 1 part milk to 9 parts water may significantly reduce the severity of powdery mildew infections.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
December 8, 2010

Q. Dropping Leaves

The leaves keep dropping. I’ve had it about 2 weeks. It had so much water on it when I bought it that I haven’t watered it since. What can I do to stop the leaf dropping?

Answered by
Nikki on
December 8, 2010
Certified Expert
A.

It may have root rot from being overwatered by the people you bought it from. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/treating-root-rot-gardening-tips-for-housplants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 24, 2011

Q. Foliage Dying

My plants are all dying. Do you have any tips? The leaves are either drying out and turning brown, mildewing, or falling off.

Answered by
Nikki on
January 25, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

There are numerous things that can cause this to happen. However, without knowing whether these plants are container grown or planted in the ground, it's difficult to pinpoint an exact cause.

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Asked by
yung_lefty on
February 16, 2011

Q. my plant is leaning

My plant just started to lean.  I don’t know why. Can you tell me what’s going on?

Answered by
Heather on
February 18, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

I am going to assume that this is an indoor houseplant. If it is, it is leaning towards its light source. If you give it a quarter turn once a week, this will stop its leaning.

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Answered by
harleygy on
March 12, 2011
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I agree with heather. I turn my plants often, it keeps them full and healthy.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 21, 2011

Q. Brown Tips and Spots on Leaves

Should I trim the dry, brown ends off of my plant leaves?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 22, 2011
Certified Expert
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Yes, you can trim off the brown edges on the plant. You don't need to for the health of the plant, but if they are making the plant look raggedy, then it will not hurt to do so.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 24, 2011

Q. Is Plant Dead?

When first planted, it was outdoors. Prior to cold weather I repotted the plant and put it inside. It was doing beautifully. . . I had to prune back and now all the lower leaves are gone. There is only green on the upper part and most of what used to be vibrant is gone? I did give it food every two weeks as it called for.

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