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  • Birthday September 27th, 1997
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  • Pilea
    My pilea leans pretty harshly:/ I roared it so maybe it’ll even out in search for the sun? Do I need a pole?
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      Pei [293343,Madison], from the photo it looked like your Pilea is not getting enough sun! I suggest to move it to a brighter spot.

      Also, JFYI that this site will no longer be active as we are moving to The Sill Plant Parent Club Facebook Group. It is a dedicated space for you to connect, make friends, ask plant questions, show off your plants, and more. Our plant expert will be monitoring the group and answer questions. Hope to see you there!
  • Plant combining ..?
    Hi guys! I just wonder what would happen if I were to take two monstera plants and put them into one pot to make one large plant. Is this something people do?
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      Pei You totally can! Though monstera can become a beast - they have such long arms and over time they really tall - that you will need ample space for it!!
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  • Zz
    Does anyone know what these black specks are?:/ I water it about once a week not too much water at all
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      Kathy Wu It's normal! As long as the texture doesn't feel squishy. From this picture it looks firm and healthy.
  • Fiddle leaf fig
    Hi! I just got this fiddle leaf from Lowe’s, is this a proper placement for him? Any tips on overall care? Thank you!
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      Paris Lalicata Hey Madison! Since Fiddles like a lot of light I'd recommend keeping this guy closer to the window compared to the other plants. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings, and avoid any fluctuations in light or temperatures. As well as avoid any drafts and it should live happily for you!
  • Blooming string of pearls
    Hi everyone! Just wanted to share my excitement 💛
  • Black on cactus?
    This is on my opuntia sunburst ): is it normal?
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      Paris Lalicata Is this the only part of the plant that has this black discoloration? Is it spreading, or is the plant showing any other signs of distress? What kind of light/ how often do you water?
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  • Time for repot?
    Hi! I’ve noticed some roots? I think? Is it time for a larger pot?
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      Paris Lalicata Hey Madison! How long has the plant been in this container? If it's been awhile have you noticed it growing significantly?
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  • Calathea blues
    Hi! My calathea rattlesnake has been having a hard time for a while now:/ drying up leaves, losing her purple color and now bending? Pls help! I cut back on watering and currently leave a cup of water by her to up humidity 
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      Paris Lalicata Hi Madison! It sounds like the plant isn't getting enough light, especially if that purply pigment isn't displaying. I'd recommend moving the plant closer to a light source that provides more bright indirect light, but no direct sun. Allow the soil to dry out half way between waterings, and keep humidity localized. The plant should be able to bounce back!
  • string of pearls
    <b>hi! </b>My string of pearls has been losing its pearls or like drying up? Please help!
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      Paris Lalicata Hi Madison! What kind of light is provided for the plant? When do you water?
  • How do I save this snake plant?
    My sisters snake plant looks like it is dying, how do we save it? She’s cut off some of the “dead”? sections of some leaves and changed the soil.
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      Paris Lalicata Hey Madison! It looks like the plant is either displaying symptoms of over or under watering. I would recommend pruning any damaged leaf edges back to shape, increase the plants exposure to bright indirect light, and ensure she's allowing the soil to dry out between waterings!
  • Rattlesnake not doing well
    My plant does not stand erect anymore, and the soil always seems so moist. I’ve also noticed a lot of dry/dead? Leaves growing in. 
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      Paris Lalicata Hi Madison! If you notice the no leaf movement and the soil remaining moist for too long this is usually an indication that the plant isn't receiving enough light. I would recommend increasing the plants exposure to bright indirect light, and allowing the soil to dry out half way between waterings since daylight hours are decreasing!
  • What am I?
    What am I? And how should I be cared for??
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      Sam Its definitely a Dracaena marginata. I leave mine outdoors in the summer, it's probably around 4 feet tall. It gets bright, sometimes direct light while outside. I'd let the soil dry around 50% before watering, they can be sensitive to overwatering and root rot. They are very drought tolerant. They are also sensitive to fluoride! I water mine with filtered water. Water with room temperature or warm water until water starts draining from the bottom, don't leave water sitting in the saucer. If you notice the tips of the leaves are brown, it may be overwatered and/or having a reaction to fluoride in the water; if there are yellow leaves, it could indicate it's not getting enough water. If your space is dry, a humidifier can help the plant, or misting lightly a few times a week. I'm not an expert, but it looks like maybe the stems grew too tall to support the leaves, so they bent. Very cool! Oh, and please know this plant is toxic to cats and dogs! If you have either, get help right away if they ingest any of the plant. I was told it produces chemicals that dissuade animals from trying to eat it, but every pet is different.
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      Pei SO FUN!!! I love how dracena can go crazy like this, so much characters!!
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      Paris Lalicata It looks like you have a Dracaena marginata! They prefer medium-bright indirect light, and the soil should be allowed to dry out completely between waterings.

      I also have to ask- did you purchase this plant how it's currently structured? Or is this something you noticed the plant developing into over time?
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  • What is this?
    This thing is coming up from the soil? It looks like a rock but is very soft
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      Paris Lalicata Hi Madison! What you see coming out of the soil is actually the plants modified roots- also known as rhizomes or tubers. These store water and nutrients for the plant making it more drought tolerant, and you can also propagate the plant using just these! I would recommend re-positioning the plant so those are no longer exposed, and the plant should be good to go :)
  • Calathea rattlesnake
    hi guys! What do I do if my calathea is losing the purple color under her leaves?
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      Erin Hi Madison! Do you have a photo? How much sunlight is the rattlesnake getting?
  • What am I?
    Hi guys! What kind of plant is this? And how do I keep it alive???
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      PlntNrd As Berna said, it’s an Anthurium and, I must say, it’s quite beautiful! The leaves almost look like wax.
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      Berna y Alba Hi Madison! This is an Anthurium and it's a tropical plant, so you need to apply with it some tropical plant's ground rules. First, never direct light, they prefer medium to low light. Then, the envirenment should be as humid as possible (I know sometimes is hard!), so you could help it with a humidifier or putting a water vase or something near it. Get it confy in a place with other plants near, as in a plant gang, is very helpful to mantain humidity levels. Last but not least, you have to avoid overwatering it, so wait untill the soil is dry to water it.
      Those are the rules that I have for my tropical ones! You could go to my ig @bernayalba if you want to see more tips that I've posted already there.
      Hope my comment was helpful!
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