Top Questions About Houseplant Problems

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Questions About Houseplant Problems

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 12, 2011

Q. White Spots on Houseplants

I am having a problem with white spots on my houseplants. It looks like something white has spattered all over them. Could this be mealybugs or spider mites? How do I tell the difference? The white spots really don’t fit either description too well.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 13, 2011
Certified Expert
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It could be any of those, of even scale. I would treat the plant with neem oil. It is effective against all of those pests and many others, but does not harm people and pets. Here is more information on it:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 24, 2011

Q. Mold on Soil and Sad Looking Leaves

I have a houseplant, not sure what it is. It has big leaves and gets kind of tall. I just moved it to my house and it started growing what looks like mold on the dirt and a few of the leaves started dying. I think it had too much moisture because I would water it regularly; and it was in a decent sized room with my dryer, but my dryer was not vented outside, so it gets a lot of moisture in the air. I moved it to a dryer spot about a week ago, but they leaves are still dying. Any suggestions?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 24, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 24, 2011

Q. Houseplant Mushrooms

Will a weak mixture of bleach and water kill the fungi without killing or harming the houseplant?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 25, 2011
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Asked by
wduke on
April 29, 2011

Q. mold in repotted plant

I repotted a house plant about 2 weeks ago and have watered it once but now have mold. Is there something that I did wrong? Any suggestions on how to get rid of the mold and how to prevent it from happening again?

Answered by
Heather on
May 3, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 2, 2011

Q. Replanting Potted Indoor Vine

We have an indoor vine that’s over 25 years old. It was huge and we had the vines running all over the kitchen wall, etc. We decided to replant it because a lot of the extended vines were sparse, yellow, and falling off. We did some pruning and replanted in a much larger pot (the roots were enormous), but now it seems to be in shock. About 80% of the leaves have died, turned yellow and black, and have fallen off. But there is this beautiful green healthy mound of vine beginning from the top of the new pot extending out to about 2-3 feet, which looks great. What can we do to ensure that it continues to grow, or better yet, what have I done to my mother’s plant?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 2, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Some plants go into shock when they are repotted. It sounds like yours has. Make sure that the drainage is good in the new pot and provide a little fertilizer. If you give it good care, it should come out of shock and recover.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 7, 2011

Q. Plant Losing Color

My plant is no longer green. I have tried moving it to different windows in my house, but it continues to lose its color. It does grow but the color is just not there. It was green when I purchased it. It needs your help.

Answered by
Nikki on
June 7, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

What kind of plant is it? Is it a variegated variety? If it is turning yellow, this article may help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plant-leaves-turn-yellow.htm

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Answered by
pink on
June 12, 2011
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Try using some miracle grow plant spikes

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Asked by
nmills1622 on
June 10, 2011

Q. water dropping from house plant leaves

What causes water to drop from house plant leaves?

Answered by
Heather on
June 14, 2011
Certified Expert
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This is a sign of a pest infestation, either aphids or scale. The "water" is actually honeydew that is being secreted by the pests. Treat teh plant with a pesticide.

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