What Kind of Houseplant Is This?

I received this plant as a gift and it does not have a label. Does anyone know what kind it is and any tips to care for it please?

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September 9, 20170 found this helpful

I believe you have either a pothos or a philodendron but I cannot tell which from the photo. I will supply some information and maybe you will be able to tell which plant you have. Both plants take about the same type of care and are very easy to grow.

Step 1
If the new growth is the same color as the old, or only slightly lighter, it's a pothos. New Philodendron leaves tend to be reddish, especially if the plant is in good light.

Step 2
If the petioles (leafstalk) are grooved, it's a pothos. Petioles (leafstalk) which are smooth along their whole length belong to Philodendron.

Step 3
If developing leaves are protected by a sheath, which later dries up and falls off, you have a Philodendron. If there's no sheath, it's a pothos.

Step 4
If the new leaves are folded along the midrib, the plant is probably a pothos. Philodendron leaves are pretty much flat for the leaf's entire life.

Step 5
Plants should dry out between waterings. Yellow leaves mean you're showering too much liquid attention, brown leaves say, Give me more!


Step 6
Fertilize once monthly.

Here are some links to help you with your plant. It is beautiful so hopefully this will help you continue with good care.





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September 12, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you so much! I agree it looks like a pothos! I looked at many plant species unable to find one that looked like mine until you said pothos! Definitely the same kind. Thank you again

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September 13, 20170 found this helpful

You are welcome.

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September 18, 20170 found this helpful

This is a devil's Ivy.

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September 27, 20170 found this helpful

The plant is called "Devils Ivy" mine does great if I just ignore it and water it once every 2 weeks.

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