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by Amber Petersen on October 12, 2005 02:39 AM
Hi. I have these two plants at work and I'm not sure of what they are. i don't think anyone ever looked after them, when I came here in May I repotted them because they were in those baskets they give for gifts. I would love if I could get an identification. Thanks
(I'm hoping this photo thing works...first time putting photos on)
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by Amber Petersen on October 12, 2005 02:46 AM
Sorry...there's one more too...  -

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by tkhooper on October 12, 2005 03:02 AM
Second one with the red center on the leaves is a coleus and the third one is a pathos. First one I don't know sorry. Good pictures. If you do some selective pruning of the coleus and give it more light it will come in with a darker color more leaves and bigger ones two. It will look a whole lot better. It likes to be moister than many house plants. It is an annual but you can keep it alive for several years if you pinch off any flower spikes that bloom. If it produces seeds it's pretty much done for.

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by rozy221 on October 12, 2005 12:22 PM
The first one kind of looks like a bromeliad, or rather, several potted together. A little like this maybe? http://fcbs.org/images/Billbergia/bill_nutans_schimperiana.jpg
by Cricket on October 12, 2005 12:38 PM
I think the first one is a Birds Nest fern (Asplenium nidus).
by tifflo on October 12, 2005 03:47 PM
I think the first one looks like a draceana, but I'm not too sure...

Maybe Will can help when he drops by. He's the expert in houseplants.
by Amber Petersen on October 13, 2005 01:24 AM
Cool guys...that's great. If I take a bit off the 2nd one (coleus) can I take it home and plant it? Will it grow?

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by Cricket on October 13, 2005 03:43 AM
Amber, coleus is one of the easiest plants to root in water.
by Amber Petersen on October 13, 2005 03:47 AM
[Embarrassed] right....I knew that....lol. Sorry, I'm new at the plant things...BUT I wanna know stuff....that's why I'm here. Thanks for the help...

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by Cricket on October 13, 2005 03:52 AM
Never apologize for asking questions. That's how we all learn. [thumb]
by Amber Petersen on October 13, 2005 03:58 AM
I thought of another one we have here that I don't know really how to take care off. (lol...the only one I did know was the peace lilly)
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by Gardencrazy on October 13, 2005 05:15 AM
#1 is Dracaena possibly(Dracaena deremensis Janet Craig)
#3 is a Pathos (possibly Silver Queen)
#4 has from what I can tell 2 or more plants in it. Syngonium(arrowhead plant) & heartleaf philodendron

Gardencrazy [flower]

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by Amber Petersen on October 14, 2005 09:43 PM
I just want to clarify... the bigger leaves are the Syngonium and the smaller leaves would be the heatleaved philodendron??

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by Gardencrazy on October 16, 2005 12:45 PM
Hi! Amber~ I think I see 3 different plants in the pot but I am not sure. Hope these pictures help.

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Can you get a better picture of the left side plant in picture #4?

Donna

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by Will Creed on October 17, 2005 04:57 AM
Gardencrazy knows her plants! All of her ID's are correct with one slight oversight. The Janet Craig is a 'compacta' variety and that distinguishes it from the more common Dracaena 'Janet Craig' that has much larger leaves and grows much taller.

Pothos is the correct spelling.

Your Coleus will do much better after it is pruned back and placed in a sunny window.
by Gardencrazy on October 17, 2005 08:19 AM
Will~ Thanks for catching my errors. [kissies]
Donna [flower]

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by Amber Petersen on October 17, 2005 10:36 PM
Here are a few more pictures of that 4th plant.
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by Amber Petersen on October 17, 2005 10:46 PM
Sorry those were too small...Here they are again
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by Will Creed on October 18, 2005 07:31 AM
Hi Amber,

That defintely looks like it is all Syngonium podophyllum or Arrowhead plant.
by Gardencrazy on October 19, 2005 02:24 AM
Amber~ Thanks for the better pictures. There isn't a heartleaf philo in there.
I can't be positive as to the other plant in the pot.

Donna [flower]

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by Will Creed on October 19, 2005 05:21 AM
How come I only see one plant species in there? What do your eyes see that mine are missing, Donna? [shocked]
by Gardencrazy on October 19, 2005 11:54 AM
Will~ It is this that I am looking at.
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It is a different plant isn't it??

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by Will Creed on October 20, 2005 05:38 AM
Hi Donna,

I don't know how you did that closeup, but I am impressed. [thumb]

I see what you mean, but I think it is the odd angle that is foreshortening the leaf shape. The stems look consistent with Syngonium.

Perhaps Amber can tell us if it looks like two different kinds of plants in there. She's the one who has the goods!
by Amber Petersen on October 20, 2005 09:06 PM
lol. I have goods?? They weren't so good looking a while ago...but with some help (mostly from you guys) their comming along. The stem of the little leaves does look like the Syngonium steam, it could be newer growth...smaller leaves?

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by Amber Petersen on October 20, 2005 09:10 PM
actually, I just went to take a look...and no, the stem is indeed different. I can post some pictures but not today, because I don't have my camera at work today. Maybe tomorrow. (I will try to do as well as Donna did with her close-ups)

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by Amber Petersen on October 20, 2005 09:17 PM
Okay, check this out. The stem that goes across this picture is the one with the little leaves. The stem that is vertical is the Syngonium stem. (I'm hoping this picture is good enough to see)

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by Amber Petersen on October 20, 2005 09:19 PM
(Might be good if I ATTACHED the picture...sheesh!)
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by Amber Petersen on October 20, 2005 09:22 PM
The little leaved plant has a stem that has a bunch of little sections (I don't know how else to describe it...) and the Syngonium has a smooth stem. This is consistant with all te stems and leaves in this pot!!

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by Will Creed on October 21, 2005 09:57 AM
Can you get a photo that shows the leaves on the little leafed stem? Sorry to make you do all this work!
by Amber Petersen on October 21, 2005 11:19 PM
No problem, I won't be able to post it until Monday, but I will do for sure.

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by Amber Petersen on October 28, 2005 12:00 AM
Hey guys. Sorry it took so long for me to post this. (Imagine having to WORK at work! lol) Anyway. I finally got a picture of those leaves.
Thanks for your help.
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by Amber Petersen on October 28, 2005 12:01 AM
WOW!! Those pictues are WAY bigger than I thought. Do you know if I can make them smaller although I already posted them?

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by Cricket on October 28, 2005 01:40 AM
Amber, go back to those photos in Photobucket. Clicking edit under photo gives you an option to resize. That way you won't break the link and have to repost. If this is unclear, PM me and I'll send more detailed instructions.

Cricket
by tkhooper on October 28, 2005 02:02 AM
Looks like an arrowroot vine to me. But I'm a beginner so I could be wrong.

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by Will Creed on October 28, 2005 03:30 AM
Great photos, Amber!

Eagle-eye Donna was right. There is another plant there and it appears to be Dieffenbachia or an Aglaonema. I will defer to Donna on that as she is great with the plant ID's.
by Gardencrazy on October 28, 2005 10:48 AM
Amber~ Thanks for going to all the trouble with the pictures. [thumb]

Will~ You are going to give me the big head [Embarrassed] [Wink] .

I'm going with dieffenbachia. [thumb]

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