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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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"What is This Plant?" Questions

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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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July 23, 20113 found this helpful

This plant belongs to a friend of mine and she is having trouble finding out what it is. It is thriving very well, but she just doesn't know what it is called.

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August 24, 20113 found this helpful

Can anyone out there identify this house plant? The guy I bought it from did not know what it is. He just said it requires only low light and he has not watered it in 6 months.Thanks so much.

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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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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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November 13, 2017

I was given this plant and I have no idea what kind it is.

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February 8, 2016

After my beloved mamaw's funeral, my parents gave me several of the large sympathy arrangements and baskets of blooming plants. Nothing was labeled, besides 'blooming plants' on a tag under the basket, and there were several small pots in the basket with blooms.

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November 6, 2016

I am trying to find out what this plant is.

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October 26, 2016

Could you please tell me what this plant is?

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March 21, 2018

I really liked this small plant from IKEA, so I decided to buy it. However, I've searched everywhere and I still can't identify its type.

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Its leaves are not smooth; they feel almost like paper, its branches are a little fuzzy, and it's average in size.

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November 13, 2015

Is this plant harmful in my home? We found it and I like it. It needs tlc, I just don't know how to care for it or what it even is. Someone told me they thought it was poisonous?

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May 4, 2018

I got this as a gift about a month ago and still can't figure out what it is. It's been growing a little more since, but now some of the leaves and branches are kind of yellow and it's not standing upright like it used to.

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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.

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Within 8 months it has grown 4 separate vines each measuring 2.5 feet or greater.

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October 9, 2017

I am taking care of a this plant for a friend. Neither of us know what type of plant it is. It has a reddish "fuzz" on the leaves and has recently started growing small purple flowers (not often, however).

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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.

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If I can get the name of it, I should be able to find the rest of the info I need.

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March 28, 2018

Does anyone know what this plant is called? It's a creeping vine type plant with light green & white variegated, almond-shaped leaves. It was thriving last year, but since my cat turfed it on the floor and I had to re-pot and move it, it's been struggling (thus the yellower colour to some of the leaves).

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March 10, 2011

I am reposting this again because I still can't find out what the name of this hanging plant is. I am pretty sure I purchased it at Home Depot or Lowe's here in Portland.

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The stems are long and very sturdy. It has flowered twice and each time with just one flower.

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March 17, 2018

I received this plant at my mother's funeral and I do not know what it is. Any help would be appreciated so I can learn how to care for it.

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November 2, 2017

I got this plant at a yard sale a year ago and the owner didn't know what kind of plant it was. What's the name of this plant?

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May 20, 2012

Can anyone tell this plant or flower's name? It was brought to me as a gift. It has a thick trunk.

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May 20, 2018

I got this house plant from a garden centre. It had a label with the species on it, but they took it off at the checkout. I would really like to know what type of plant it is :)

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March 29, 2018

I bought this plant about a week ago and I was trying to look up info on it. However the name on the side is not bringing up correct results. Anyone know?

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