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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, 20170 found this helpful

What Is This Houseplant? - looks like Wandering Jew

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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April 19, 2017

I've been searching and can't figure out what type of plant this is. It's tripled in size since I got it free on Craigslist a year ago, but I would love to still read about care or know when to report it. It's vines coil and the leaves are purple underneath. Also, there's a bunch of white dots that appeared on the top of the soil 3 or so months ago. Should I be concerned? It doesn't seem to have impacted the plant at all.

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April 20, 20170 found this helpful

Could be a teddy bear plant.

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December 28, 2016

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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April 18, 2017

I was able to get a cutting because this tree is so beautiful! I incorrectly thought it was a fiddle leaf fig tree from far off, but after a closer look I wonder if it's from a rubber tree. The mother tree is about 5 feet tall and was in the shady part of an atrium and thriving! Thank you : ) I am ready to get this baby blooming.

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April 19, 20170 found this helpful

This could be a rubber plant but I tend to believe it is a schefflera. My rubber trees have never had a circle of leaves at the top and the schefflera does.

Here are some links for you to check against your actual cutting.

http://www.ourh … plant-schefflera

https://www.goo … =QQOEpmTx9ZZVwM:

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April 14, 2017

What type of houseplant is this? It's about 2 feet tall with skinny stems and duplicate leaves on each side. Thank you!

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April 14, 20170 found this helpful

After Judy posted about the split leaf philodendron, i decided to recheck my information but after looking at the photos on Google, i could not find one that has the same style leaves as most of the split leaf philodendron are more closely joined, so I still think it is a type of palm but - with plants - I'm always open to being wrong.

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December 7, 2016

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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April 17, 2017

Last week, I was given temporary custody of this guy while a co-worker is on vacation. This plant has bloomed several times over the past couple of months (little white flowers) and now all the leaves are falling off! Even the little babies seem to be dying now. A gentle touch makes them pop right off.

How can I fix this poor, sad plant and restore it to its former glory?

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April 17, 20170 found this helpful

I'm not sure you can save this fellow but here is some information:

I believe your plant belongs to the begonia family but saying that is only the beginning as there are over 1500 different plants in this species.

I think yours may be a tuberous Begonia but the exact name would have to come from seeing it. Here are some photos of a few begonias in that category:

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Here are a couple of links that might help with the care:

https://www.gar  begonia-care.htm

http://homeguid  -care-64721.html

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March 31, 2017

This plant was part of an arrangement that was given at the funeral for my mother-in-law. I separated the 5 plants that were in the arrangement, potted them up and identified the other 4. This one is a mystery. By the way, all the plants are doing well now that they are in their own pots.

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April 19, 20170 found this helpful

It may be either a Cherry Laurel or a prunus laurocerasus otto luyken as they are both in this family but it looks like the Cherry Laurel may have fatter/more round leaves and the otto luyken has a slimmer leaf but I believe it is in this family. Very similar plants.

They make great hedges but can be considered very poisonous.

http://landscap … nus-laurocerasus

https://www.goo … =Xn-4qm5HZ-_ufM:

https://www.goo … =1Et5nbrEcDNmIM:

https://www.goo … =B4ooHyBQv6yxaM:

https://plants. … us-laurocerasus/

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April 12, 2017

What is this beautiful plant? The leaves have a reddish tint to them.

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April 13, 20170 found this helpful

It could be a burgandy philodendron.

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February 11, 2017

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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April 16, 20170 found this helpful

What was it?

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December 2, 2016

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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November 13, 2016

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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November 6, 2016

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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March 24, 2017

Does anyone have any idea what kind of houseplant this may be? It grows like crazy. Thanks in advance.

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March 27, 20170 found this helpful

I have one and mine is called a pregnant onion.

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March 26, 2017

What is this plant? I can't figure it out.

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March 28, 20171 found this helpful

Keep watch and send more photos when a leaf or flower appears. Do you know if this is from a bulb or tubers?

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February 17, 2017

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 28, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you. The plant is in a corner, near but not at windows. Hope that will work.

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February 26, 2017

I got a new potted planter at Lowe's and it has an orchid and another plant in it. It also has a very small plant in it that I can't seem to find on the web. The little plant in the center of the photo is the one I have no idea of what kind of plant it is. Should I seperate the three plants as well? There is no drainage hole in the bottom of the flower pot. Please help.

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March 1, 20170 found this helpful

maybe you can post a picture of the smaller plant as just about all we can see is the orchid and the bromeliad.

I have a pink bromeliad similar to yours so it is possible yours may be the same kind.

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http://www.arms  ink-passion.html

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