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Overwatered Palm Plant

Overwatered Palm Tree

Palm trees are members of the botanical family Arecaceae, of the order Arecales. They thrive in tropical and warm temperate climates, and commonly-known species include the date palm and the

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How To Save A Dying Avocado Tree

How To Save A Dying Avocado Tree?

Avocado trees, with the scientific name Persea americana, are members of the family Lauraceae. The fruits are botanically considered large berries, containing single, large seeds. These trees originated in south-central

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How to Save a Dying African Violet

How to Save a Dying African Violet?

African violets, with the botanical name Saintpaulia, comprise ten species of perennial flowering plants of the family Gesneriaceae. These cute houseplants have dark green fuzzy leaves and produce blue-violet, pink,

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Overwatered Christmas Cactus

Overwatered Christmas Cactus

Christmas cactus plants, with the scientific name Schlumbergera bridgessii, are also referred to as Thanksgiving cactus or Easter cactus plants. These plants, which originated in the coastal mountains of southeastern

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How To Save A Dying Palm Tree

How To Save A Dying Palm Tree?

Your palm tree may be dying due to insufficient light, cold temperatures, incorrect soil type, overwatering, underwatering, lack of nutrients, transplant shock, or pests. Figuring out exactly which of these

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How To Save A Dying Rhododendron

How To Save A Dying Rhododendron?

Rhododendrons comprise about 1,000 species of woody flowering plants of the family Ericaceae. They are famous for their attractive foliage and dainty flowers, and several species are cultivated as ornamentals.

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Overwatered Jade Plant

Overwatered Jade Plant

Jade plants, or Crassula ovata, are also commonly called money plants, money trees or lucky plants. These plants are native to South Africa and Mozambique and are popular houseplants sometimes

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How To Save A Dying Snake Plant

How To Save A Dying Snake Plant?

Snake plants, with the scientific name Sansevieria trifasciata, are also commonly called mother-in-law’s tongue, bowstring hemp, or St. George’s sword. These hardy evergreen perennials have banded green leaves with a

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Overwatered Petunias

Overwatered Petunias

Petunias originated in South America and make up roughly 35 species of flowering plants of the nightshade family, Solanaceae. Common garden petunias are ornamental plants featuring trumpet-shaped flowers, and are

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Overwatered Cactus

Overwatered Cactus

Cacti survive the harsh desert climate through their ability to store water in their bodies for use during times of drought. Therefore, they do not need to be watered as

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How To Save A Dying Evergreen

How To Save A Dying Evergreen?

Evergreen plants have foliage that remains green and functional throughout the year. In Arctic areas, the name refers to coniferous shrubs and trees that have thicker, more leathery leaves. Although

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Overwatered Pepper Plant

Overwatered Pepper Plant

Pepper plants, of the genus Capsicum, belong to the nightshade family Solanaceae. Some of these species are cultivated for their pungent, edible fruits, while other varieties are grown as ornamentals.

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Overwatered Pothos

Overwatered Pothos

Your pothos may end up overwatered for several reasons: you are giving it more water than it needs, you are watering it more often than it needs, the pot it

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Overwatered Echeveria

Overwatered Echeveria

Echeveria plants are popular succulents because of their symmetrical rosette shape and variety of colors. These plants comprise a large genus of flowering plants in the Crassulaceae family. They are

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Overwatered Aloe Plant

Overwatered Aloe Plant

Aloes are succulents, which means they do not need to be watered often to survive. They have adapted to scarce rainfall in their natural habitat and are able to survive

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How To Save A Dying Tomato Plant

How To Save A Dying Tomato Plant?

Tomato plants, known scientifically as Solanum lycopersicum, originated from western South America and Central America. These flowering plants, of the nightshade family Solanaceae, are grown for their edible fruits which

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Overwatered Bonsai

Overwatered Bonsai

Bonsai plants are ornamental trees or shrubs that are grown in pots and artificially prevented from reaching their normal size. This is based on the Japanese art of tray planting,

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Lime Tree Turning Yellow

Lime Tree Turning Yellow

Lime trees comprise several species of tree and shrub of the rue family, Rutaceae. These trees are usually grown in tropical and subtropical countries for their edible fruits. Limes are

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How To Save A Dying Birch Tree

How To Save A Dying Birch Tree?

Birch trees, scientific name Betula, are deciduous hardwoods of the family Betulaceae. These elegant trees are commonly cultivated in the Northern Hemisphere and areas with temperate and boreal climates. They

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Overwatered Spider Plant

Overwatered Spider Plant

Spider plants are easy-to-cultivate houseplants that are usually grown in hanging baskets. These indoor plants produce tiny flowers and offshoots, which look like tiny spiders, on long stems. They prefer

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Overwatered Oregano

Overwatered Oregano

Oregano, or Origanum vulgare, is a popular herb used in many dishes.  These plants belong to the mint family, Lamiaceae, and have small, green, spade-like leaves and purple flowers. They

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Ranunculus Leaves Turning Yellow

Ranunculus Leaves Turning Yellow

Ranunculus plants are also called buttercups, spearworts and water crowfoots, and comprise a large genus of 600 species of flowering plants. These perennials usually bloom in spring, but their flowers

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Overwatered Impatiens

Overwatered Impatiens

Impatiens plants are also commonly called touch-me-not, busy Lizzie, sultana or patient Lucy. They are herbaceous perennials and are cultivated as annuals in most regions of the USA. These plants

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Parlor Palm Turning Yellow

Parlor Palm Turning Yellow

Parlor palm plants, scientific name Chamaedorea elegans, are popular houseplants native to the rainforests of Guatemala and Southern Mexico. These elegant palms have deep green foliage and can tolerate low

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Overwatered Agave

Overwatered Agave

Agave plants are succulents that are often confused with cacti. A visible difference between agaves and cacti is that agaves have leaves, and cacti do not. Agaves are native to

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Bacopa Leaves Turning Yellow

Bacopa Leaves Turning Yellow

Bacopa, scientific name Bacopa monnieri of the genus Sutera, is famous for its pure white, blue or pink flowers. These perennial creeping herbs are native to the wetlands of Europe,

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Catmint Leaves Turning Yellow

Catmint Leaves Turning Yellow

Catmint, or Nepeta cataria, is a flowering plant of the family Lamiaceae. The plants comprise around 250 species native to Asia, Africa and Europe, and naturalized in North America. These

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Petunia Leaves Turning Yellow

Petunia Leaves Turning Yellow

Petunias, scientific name Petunia atkinsiana, comprise 20 species of flowering plant. They have exceptional blooms with a long flowering period. These plants are considered annuals, but in some areas they

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Lavender Turning Yellow

Lavender Turning Yellow

Lavender comprises 47 known species of flowering plants of the mint family Lamiaceae. These plants are native to the Old World and the Canary Islands, although they are now widely

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Emerald Cedars Turning Yellow

Emerald Cedars Turning Yellow

A yellowing emerald cedar is most probably stressed due to an environmental factor that is affecting its general health. The first step in fixing the problem is correctly identifying the

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Sunflower Leaves Turning Yellow

Sunflower Leaves Turning Yellow

Sunflower plants – scientific name Helianthus annuus – have large, daisy-like flowers that come in yellow, red, orange, brown and maroon. The most common variety is bright yellow-colored, with brown

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Creeping Jenny Turning Yellow

Creeping Jenny Turning Yellow

Creeping Jenny plants are evergreen perennials of the Primulaceae family. Common names include moneywort, herb twopence and twopenny grass. These low-growing plants are popular ground covers that thrive in rock

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Lantana Leaves Turning Yellow

Lantana Leaves Turning Yellow

Lantana – scientific name Lantana camara, of the family Verbena – comprises 150 species of perennial flowering plants. Native to the tropical regions of the Americas and Africa, their dainty

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Lilac Leaves Turning Yellow

Lilac Leaves Turning Yellow

Yellowing lilac leaves are indicative of an environmental factor causing the plant stress. The key to fixing the problem is correctly identifying the cause of the discoloration. The most common

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Cordyline Leaves Turning Yellow

Cordyline Leaves Turning Yellow

Cordyline plants, with scientific name Cordyline fruticosa, are evergreen flowering plants of the family Asparagaceae. Also known as ti, they are common decorative plants ideal for both indoors and outdoors.

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Delphinium Leaves Turning Yellow

Delphinium Leaves Turning Yellow

Delphiniums are perennial flowering plants of the family Ranunculaceae. These plants are native to tropical Africa and the Northern Hemisphere and bear flowers from late spring to late summer. They

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Aquatic Plants Turning Yellow

Aquatic Plants Turning Yellow

Aquatic plants turning yellow is usually a sign that certain factors required for their survival are compromised. This causes plant stress, resulting in discoloration. The most common causes of yellowing

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Beet Leaves Turning Yellow

Beet Leaves Turning Yellow

Beet plants – scientific name Beta vulgaris – are cool-season vegetable crops that can be grown anywhere. Although popular as root crops, all the plant parts are edible, with the

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White Eggplant Turning Yellow

White Eggplant Turning Yellow

White eggplants, with the scientific name Solanum melongena, are grown worldwide for their edible fruits. They have pure white or cream-colored skin and their flesh is creamy white, less acidic

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Calathea Leaves Turning Yellow

Calathea Leaves Turning Yellow

Calathea leaves turn yellow when there is an environmental factor causing the plant stress. If the plant’s preferred growing conditions are not met, it will show its displeasure through a

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Clusia Leaves Turning Yellow

Clusia Leaves Turning Yellow

Clusia leaves turn yellow when there is an environmental factor or a change in the plant’s living conditions that is causing it stress. Inspecting the plant and its leaves thoroughly

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Rosemary Leaves Turning Yellow

Rosemary Leaves Turning Yellow

Rosemary plants, of the mint family Lamiaceae, are fragrant evergreen herbs used as culinary condiments and for their health benefits. Native to the Mediterranean, these plants have fibrous root systems

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Spinach Leaves Turning Yellow

Spinach Leaves Turning Yellow

Spinach plants are leafy green flowering plants of the family Amaranthaceae. The vegetable leaves are consumed fresh or preserved, and may be eaten cooked or raw. These annual plants are

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Ginger Leaves Turning Yellow

Ginger Leaves Turning Yellow

Ginger, of the family Zingiberaceae, is widely used as a spice and herbal medicine. These plants originated in Southeast Asia and were transported from there by Austronesian people. They thrive

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Blueberry Leaves Turning Yellow

Blueberry Leaves Turning Yellow

Blueberries are perpetual flowering plants that are popular for their blue and purple fruits. They are part of the genus Vaccinium, which includes huckleberries, cranberries, bilberries and Madeira blueberries. These

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Chives Turning Yellow

Chives Turning Yellow

Chives are members of the onion family, with the scientific name Allium schoenoprasum. These companion plants deter pests, have beautiful edible flowers, and are cold-tolerant perennials best planted in early

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Jalapeno Leaves Turning Yellow

Jalapeno Leaves Turning Yellow

Jalapeno peppers belong to the Capsicum annuum species, and are commonly harvested and consumed while still green, although they can fully ripen and turn orange, red or yellow. This medium-sized

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Fern Turning Yellow

Fern Turning Yellow

Fern fronds turning yellow can be completely normal. New fronds tend to be lighter in color compared to more mature ones. Older fronds that are about to drop off also

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Avocado Leaves Turning Yellow

Avocado Leaves Turning Yellow

Avocados are certified favorites for people everywhere. The tree  most likely originated from South-Central Mexico. Avocado trees are self-pollinating and are usually propagated through grafting, mainly to maintain the fruit

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Pepper Plants Turning Yellow

Pepper Plants Turning Yellow

Pepper plants are popular as peppers are used in many food preparations. They belong to the genus Capsicum, of the Piperaceae family of flowering plants. Common types include green and

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Mint Leaves Turning Yellow

Mint Leaves Turning Yellow

Mint plants are spreading perennial herbs that are usually planted in containers or confined beds. They provide aromatic flavor to food and tea, as well as offering many health benefits

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Seedlings Turning Yellow

Seedlings Turning Yellow

If your seedlings are turning yellow – a condition called chlorosis – the most common causes are root damage from wet soil, overwatering, or nitrogen deficiency.  Other causes of yellowing

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