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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 page about identifying a houseplant.
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549 "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!

Identifying a Houseplant - succulent that appears to be a jade plant

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July 23, 2011

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.

Plant with large dark green leaves with white spots.

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Could you please tell me what this plant is?

Tall narrow plant with multiple long leaves per branch.

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November 6, 2016

I am trying to find out what this plant is.

large potted plant with dark green deeply cut leaves

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August 24, 2011

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.

Multistemed plant with bulbous base on stem. Has ovoid leaves aligned in pairs.

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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.

What Is This Houseplant? grassy looking plant with multiple stalks

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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.

trailing houseplant with thickish stems and medium sizes green leaves

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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

amaryllis flower

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November 13, 2017

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

What Is This Houseplant?

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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.

What Are These Houseplants?

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December 1, 2019

Can anyone help me identify this plant? I have had it a few years now. Someone has asked me for a piece of it and I am not sure how to divide it or start a cutting.

Identifying a Houseplant - draping plant with long thin leafless growth

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January 3, 2020

I received this plant as a gift, but with no ID. It seems to like a lot of water and the only thing the sticker says is herb. I already transplanted it into a larger pot, but I'm not sure if it's doing well or not.

Identifying a Houseplant

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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.

Identifying a Houseplant - small pant with dark green leaves heavily veined with white

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Can you tell me what kind of plant this is?

Identifying a Houseplant - tall foliage houseplant

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