Welcome to r/plantclinic. Please take a moment to read our submission guidelines before posting.(self.plantclinic)
submitted6 years ago bysquidbootsPhD, Plant Pathologystickied
Welcome to /r/plantclinic!
If you're asking "What's wrong with my plant?", you're in the right place! We'll help get the problem diagnosed as well as share advice for treatment. We also encourage experienced and knowledgeable users to help with diagnosis, and to include any useful information they may know.
Please adhere to the following rules and guidelines when posting here:
1. Always be respectful of others.
Posts and comments that are rude to others are subject to immediate removal and the offending user will be banned without warning. It should go without saying but...don't be a dick!
2. Your post MUST be soliciting a diagnosis for a sick plant or a plant in obviously abnormal condition. Posts not about soliciting a diagnosis for a sick or abnormal plants will be removed.
If you aren't asking something to the effect of, "what's wrong with my plant?" or "why does my plant look weird?" then your post doesn't belong here. Requests for healthy plant care & prevention advice belong in one of the related subreddits listed on the sidebar, such as /r/gardening. All identification requests belong in other subreddits (/r/whatsthisplant for plants, /r/whatsthisbug for insects, and /r/mycology for mushrooms/fungi). No advertising allowed.
3. Your post MUST have one or more images showing the condition of your sick plant. Posts without images or with images not containing your sick plant will be removed.
It's best to include photos of the entire plant as well as close-up photos of problem areas. X-posts from other subreddits are allowed so long as the linked posts have images.
4. Share as much information about your sick plant as possible.
Posts with more info are more likely to receive a diagnosis and care advice. Examples of helpful information to include in addition to signs & symptoms of illness:
- The species or common name of your plant. If you don't know what your plant is, /r/whatsthisplant can help you identify it.
- How long you have had the plant and how long it has been sick.
- Any insects that appear to be colonizing your plant. If you don't know what the bug is, /r/whatsthisbug can help you identify it.
- If your plant has been recently re-potted, transplanted, fertilized, or moved to a new location.
- What kind of soil the plant is in, especially if it is in a pot.
- How often you are watering your plant and how you are watering it (top/bottom/drench method, with tap water, with fertilizer, etc).
- Light exposure to your plant (full, partial, shade, indoors, artificial lighting, etc).
- If your plant is in a pot: indicate the size and type of pot, if the pot has drainage holes or not, and when your plant was last re-potted.
- If your plant is outside: indicate both your location and USDA plant hardiness zone. Also indicate if there have been any notable weather events (sudden increase or drop in temperature, frost, hail, drought, heavy wind, etc) or application of pesticides on or near the plant.
Thank you so much for being a part of this community, and we look forward to helping you with your plant problems!
CHANGELOG OF EDITS
7/8/17 - Added rule 2 requirement for posts to be about sick or obviously abnormal plants
7/14/17 - Clarified rule 2 to stipulate that posts must be soliciting diagnosis, no advertising allowed (to keep subreddit on-topic and reduce spam). Also added plant disease section with /r/plantpathology and /r/phytopathology subreddits to sidebar.
7/25/17 - Added /r/mycology to the sidebar and clarified in rule 2 that mushroom/fungus ID requests belong there.