Identifying a Houseplant

Many of us have picked up a houseplant at the store that was not labeled or have been given one as a gift. However, knowing what type of plant you have will help you ensure that you are giving it the best care. This is a guide about identifying a houseplant.
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February 15, 2017 Flag

What Is This Houseplant? - looks like Wandering Jew

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Tradescantia zebrine is a perennial, native to southern Mexico and other Central American countries. It is typically sold and grown as a trailing houseplant in cooler climates. This is a guide about, "What is this houseplant?" Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrine).

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December 28, 2016 Flag

I was given this plant as a gift, but have no idea what species it is. I also don't know how best to look after it. I would be grateful for any pointers!

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December 28, 20161 found this helpful
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This is a type of succulent called a Jade plant. Can thrive in poor soil, doesn't require alot of water. Very easy to grow and take care of. Water once a week. Enjoy!

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February 23, 2017 Flag

This plant came in a gift basket along with 5 other plants. I am in Ontario Canada. It's a house plant. Thank you :)

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February 23, 20170 found this helpful

By the heart-shaped leaves, it looks like a type of philodendron.

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February 11, 2017 Flag

I've tried looking up this plant by description with no luck. I'm trying to identify the type so that I know how to care for it. I need help badly for it's a family heirloom of sorts.

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February 21, 20170 found this helpful

Ok cool. That's what seems to be happening now. Older leaves are dying off while new leaves are growing in.

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February 17, 2017 Flag

I rescued this plant. I think it is a Dracaena, perhaps a corn plant? Information on its identity and care would be appreciated.
Thank you.

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February 22, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you all.

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December 7, 2016 Flag

I bought this at Walmart and over the last few months I have nursed it back. Now it has flowered. It is beautiful! What is it? Lol

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December 15, 20160 found this helpful

It's an amaryllis; we have them growing in four different feed tubs! You'll be able to divide the bulbs eventually for more plants.

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February 15, 2017 Flag

Sorry I can not add a photo. I have been given a plant as a gift. There was no name with it. I hope someone can help. The plant does not have flowers, but red feather type blooms that feel spongy when you touch them! It is very upright and stands approx 18 inches.
Any help will be very much appreciated

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February 16, 20170 found this helpful

If you can't find someone to take a photo, you could go to a plant store and ask an employee what sort of plant you have, though it does sound like a bromeliad. We had one and it was lovely

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February 11, 2017 Flag

I wanted to know what kind of plant this is so that I can better take care of him? Any tips or info would be great!

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February 12, 20170 found this helpful

Diffidently a peperomia but not sure of which one.

I have a peperomia (baby rubber tree) and it is very easy to grow.

https://www.hou  o-grow-care-tips

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February 8, 2017 Flag

Does anyone know what I have here? I want to know how to treat it better.

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February 14, 20170 found this helpful

Looks like a magnolia leaf to me

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December 2, 2016 Flag

I am having a hard time identifying this plant. Very fast growing vine plant with 1.5" long leaves spaced about 2" apart along the length of the vine. I originally clipped a small stem from an existing plant and planted my own. Within 8 months it has grown 4 separate vines each measuring 2.5 feet or greater.
Thanks for any information.

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December 3, 20161 found this helpful
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One of my friends is a Master Gardener and she believes the other posters are correct in that it appears to be green wandering jew plant.

Here are her "thoughts" from one of her study books:

Tradescantia fluminensis

Common Names: green wandering Jew, small leaf spiderwort, white-flowered wandering Jew, inch plant, speedy Jenny

Usually considered an invasive species but makes a great ground cover and a nice hanging basket plant.

Loves most of Florida's weather but I forgot to ask about other weather zones -

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January 20, 2017 Flag

I found this on the side of the road. I have no idea what kind of plant it is. Possibly a money tree? Seriously I have no idea. Would love your input. Thank you!

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January 24, 20170 found this helpful

Here are a few more pictures

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February 16, 2017 Flag

I think it's a Calathea variant, but I'm not sure what plant this is.
Please help.

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February 18, 20170 found this helpful

It is a calathea orbifolia, according to this website:

https://www.bak  /calathea-M45519

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February 9, 2017 Flag

What kind of plants are these?

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February 10, 20170 found this helpful

I think your first one is a Hens and Chicks. So named because if you pot this in a bigger pot the larger plant (hen) will make little identical tiny offspring (the chicks).

The second one is a type of Echeveria succulent known as "Topsy Turvy."

Here is a guide to their care: http://www.gard  culents-indoors/

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November 6, 2016 Flag

I am trying to find out what this plant is.

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November 13, 20160 found this helpful
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I agree it is a Philodendron Selloum, it is easy to grow and it does become very large, what is nice is that it lives many years. Be careful with cats it is toxic.

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January 30, 2017 Flag

Could you please tell me what these plants are? Thank you.

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February 9, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you so much. The leaves definitely look like those on plumeria photos Ive found on the internet. Now it's obvious why it hasn't been developing accordingly, Ive been treating it like a regular houseplant. Thank you for your help.

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November 13, 2016 Flag

I received this plant as a gift a few months back and I love it. But I don't know what it is called or proper care instructions for it. If I can get the name of it, I should be able to find the rest of the info I need. Thanks in advance :)

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November 14, 20160 found this helpful
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It appears to be a jade plant which is a succulent

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January 25, 2017 Flag

What type of house plant is this? Also the leaves keep browning on the ends.

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January 27, 20170 found this helpful

Here are a couple of sites that have descriptions and care instructions for a variety of corn plants (dracaena fragrans) that you might like to check out also.

https://plantca  -corn-plant.html

http://www.ourh  racaena-fragrans

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