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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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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, 20112 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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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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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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August 24, 20112 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 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 13, 2017

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

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November 6, 2016

I am trying to find out what this plant is.

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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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October 26, 2016

Could you please tell me what this plant is?

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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 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 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. 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 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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April 19, 2015

What is this shrub? I would like to know what it is called and what are the requirements for light, water, etc.

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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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October 10, 2016

We received this houseplant from a funeral, but none of us are sure what it is. The stems and undersides of the leaves are purple and fuzzy.

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It is also quite large - about waist high in its pot.

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February 25, 2018

We just bought this yesterday and I'm not sure how to care for it.

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April 1, 2016

About a year ago my grandmother gave me a couple clones of a vine plant she had. It quickly shot out more vines and is now growing up my kitchen window. Her plant didn't fair well and died.

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She can't remember what exactly it is called and I was curious. Sorry the photos may be hard to make out, lots of sun.

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July 7, 2012

I wonder if somebody can tell me what kind of plant I have? I have two pics of the stems and leaves.

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