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What/why are these mushrooms growing in my rubber plant?

I've raised my beloved rubber plant from a little 5" guy to fine young lad of almost 5'. I noticed today that there are now little mushrooms growing on him! WTF. Is this bad for my plant & should I do something about it? Is it an indicator of something wrong in its environment? Album here. [more inside]
posted by danny the boy on May 24, 2014 - 3 answers

Good Plant for Apartment

Any suggestions for a good apartment plant? Minimal light and minimal fuss preferred. [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on May 18, 2014 - 19 answers

Don't die, little cacti

So I have this little plant that I got a few years ago and I sort of... forgot about him a lot. I know I know - I'm a bad plant mom! He's been up on a window sill tucked behind a curtain so I only remembered to water him very occasionally. Is he dead? Or can he be saved? Does anyone know what type of cacti or succulent (shows what I know, right?) this is, and how much I should be watering him? Also since it's been a while - would replanting help?
posted by cristinacristinacristina on Feb 4, 2014 - 7 answers

Gardenfilter: please help me save this plant!

I have had this plant for 12 years, I am attached to it. I don't know what kind of a plant it is, but it is in rough shape. [more inside]
posted by ibakecake on Jan 17, 2014 - 14 answers

How do I fix this overgrown plant that won't sit upright?

In my office, there's this crazy plant that become quite overgrown. There's a stem that I think should be sitting upright, but the leaves are so overgrown that it has become top-heavy and everything simply spills over the side. I tried staking the plant upright, but it fell over after a few days. Here's a photo of the plant. [more inside]
posted by scottso17 on May 14, 2013 - 6 answers

Can I keep a plant in my car?

I would like to keep a plant (alive) in my car, possibly in a cup holder. Is there a plant that could handle my car's interior environment, isn't too fussy about watering, and is not covered in needles? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Feb 13, 2013 - 12 answers

[Name-that-plant-filter] What is this potted plant/tree?

[Name-that-plant-filter] What is this potted plant/tree? [more inside]
posted by tabubilgirl on Oct 2, 2012 - 8 answers

Plant ID

Horticurious: Please help me identify this plant that was growing among the catnip. [more inside]
posted by aparrish on Sep 15, 2012 - 6 answers

How to build a perennial garden from the ground up?

Talk to me about building a perennial garden from the ground up. I'm a fairly new gardener, and have recently bought a number of plants online. This worked well, because we have a small but complicated garden layout (in terms of sun/shade/water) and I can figure out specifics without getting overwhelmed. I also enjoy being present in a nursery to see the plants in person, but the good places are a fairly long drive away and weekend crowds can drive me insane. Given a list of desired plants, how do you go about buying them? What is the most cost effective way of doing this? [more inside]
posted by barnone on May 22, 2012 - 18 answers

Please recommend a unique house plant

I am looking for a recommendation of a unique house plant/tree, and where to buy it. [more inside]
posted by 2legit2quit on Mar 28, 2012 - 9 answers

What are you, little green thing?

Plant identification filter! What is this plant that's growing in my garden? Do I want it? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Mar 3, 2012 - 10 answers

What plant volunteered itself to be grown by my friend?

Asking for a friend: What on earth is this plant that apparently volunteered itself to be grown in a pot? [more inside]
posted by strixus on Oct 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Sick curry tree

Help! My potted curry leaf tree has suddenly had its leaves start shriveling and turning brown. What's wrong with it, and how can I save my plant? [more inside]
posted by JiBB on May 27, 2011 - 5 answers

Does anyone recognize this flowering plant?

Can anyone identify this plant? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on May 18, 2011 - 6 answers

Can I plant vegetables by just cutting them up and putting them in the ground?

Can I plant vegetables by just cutting them up and putting them in the ground? Specifically tomatoes and cucumbers. [more inside]
posted by Slinga on May 9, 2011 - 20 answers

Aside from mushrooms, are there any decorative houseplants I can grow in a dark and neglected apartment?

Does a dark and somewhat uninhabited apartment mean I can't have houseplants? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Apr 20, 2011 - 20 answers

will my vegetables be safe to eat?

Will it be safe to eat vegetables that have been grown in soil containing decorative plant fertilizer capsule / pellets? [more inside]
posted by mairuzu on Sep 5, 2010 - 4 answers

Cat-friendly Low-light Houseplant Recommendations

Recommendations for houseplants that are both cat-friendly and thrive in low-light. [more inside]
posted by saladin on Jul 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me find a plant stand

Where can I find an inexpensive, simple indoor plant stand/flower pot holder? [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222 on Jun 30, 2010 - 4 answers

Is it a bush? A tree? A whazzit?

Yet another plant identification question! [more inside]
posted by hecho de la basura on Apr 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me figure out how to plant my windowbox!

Help me figure out what to put in my windowboxes this year. Parameters inside. [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Apr 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Differential diagnosis for a dying plant, people.

PlantFilter: My plant is dying. Or diseased. What kind of plant is it and how can I save it? [more inside]
posted by dbgrady on Jan 12, 2010 - 12 answers

Why shouldn't I put small plants in bigger containers?

I've read that it's a bad idea to plant small plants into larger pots (the idea being that they will grow into the large pot). Instead, you're supposed to keep the plant in the smallest appropriate container and move up as it grows. Why? What will happen if I just start a plant in a container that's bigger than it needs?
posted by tumbleweedjack on Oct 17, 2009 - 7 answers

Identify this houseplant please.

Please identify this houseplant. This tall and skinny houseplant intrigues me, and I would like to get my own. Who can tell me what it is, and possibly where I would go to get one? (i am a plant newb)
posted by mrgoldenbrown on Jul 13, 2009 - 7 answers

How do I grow rosa rugosa indoors?

Oh hive mind: wield your mighty collective horticulture-fu to help me bring the seashore to my apartment! Help me figure out how to grow Rosa Rugosa inside and make my sweetheart happy! [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Jul 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Can a grow light save my plants?

I'd like to hang a small screw-in type grow light (not a giant florescent tube) above my plants to help them out. Possible? [more inside]
posted by washburn on Feb 16, 2009 - 10 answers

Chrysanthemum houseplant/gardening advice

My girlfriend rescued a sorry-looking Chrysanthemum from a bargain bin at a garden centre and is determined to keep it alive and well. She says she hasn't found clear answers via searching so far, so I've got a few queries on her behalf... [more inside]
posted by malevolent on Jan 10, 2009 - 2 answers

Help needed winterizing trees!

Few questions on winterizing young trees and bushes. [more inside]
posted by Mastercheddaar on Oct 3, 2008 - 2 answers

Please help me with my poor tomato plant!

How do I nurse a very sick tomato plant back to health? I gave it far too much tomato feed by mistake, and a day later the leaves are horribly droopy/wilted (but still green), though my tomatoes are still looking like they're ripening. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how best to recover it? It's an indoor variety, grown in a foil pouch if that helps.
posted by farfaraway on Aug 1, 2008 - 3 answers

Need a cheap substitute for a big flowerpot

I'm wanting to start a little cactus community in one, big pot, but I'm having a hard time finding a pot that's as large as I'd like for a decent price. I'm starting to give up on finding one cheap enough and am now trying to think of another object I could use as a flowerpot substitute. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by picea on Jul 7, 2008 - 16 answers

Is my Benjamin wet enough?

Do you have a happy Ficus tree? Can you help me water mine? [more inside]
posted by taz on Dec 5, 2007 - 12 answers

Fusarium wilt: destroy immediately?

So my tomato plants look a bit sick (yellow -> brown leaves on the bottom). If it has fusarium wilt, must I destroy it? [more inside]
posted by bread-eater on Jul 29, 2007 - 3 answers

What's preferable to dirt?

What should I plant in the world's tiniest garden? [more inside]
posted by catesbie on Oct 24, 2006 - 15 answers

What's up with the Jerusalem Date Palm?

This past summer I read about the amazing resilience of the Jerusalem Date Palm, a plant with legendary medical powers that was thought extinct. I have been searching for news and updates about this little guy since then, but I haven't had much luck. Are there any updates on the progress of this miraculous seed?
posted by djacobs on Jan 31, 2006 - 5 answers

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