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Plant ID

  • Can someone tell me what plant this is specifically?
    We just recently repotted the mother plant as well as a couple pups that were sprouting off of her. We've been told Agave or Aloe and just want to know which.
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      Pei This is an Agave [320630,Najwa M O] !

      Also, JFYI that this site will no longer be active as we are moving to The Sill Plant Parent Club Facebook Group. It is a dedicated space for you to connect, make friends, ask plant questions, show off your plants, and more. Our plant expert will be monitoring the group too. Hope to see you there!
  • Help x3 please! =D
    Looking to repot these gifted beauties. Need to identify species first. Please help!

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      Pei bottom right is a draceana and upper right is a Chinese ever green.
      bottom left looks like a dumb cane but i am not 100% sure, and the one in the back is a kalanchoe (a type of succulent).
  • Help IDing
    My husband brought this home to me from his work because it was no longer being taken care of. It is in desperate need of being repotted. Can anyone tell me what kind of plant this is and it’s plant care?
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      Pei It is a type of Dracaena. It's a bit hard to tell the leaf variation so I can't say the exact type. But in general, all dracaena like to be in a bright light environment (4-5 hours of early morning or late after sun is fine) and water only when the soil is completely dry out. (from the photo though, it looks like it's super thirsty!).
  • Please help me ID this plant’s species! 🌱
    Hello!!  I adopted this beauty at a farmers market today without a tag or any known info from the seller.  It resembles a rose but looks tropical at the same time!  The leaves are deep green like most shade loving species.  Please help me determine the species so I may treat it properly!!  Thank you!!  - Katie
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      Pei That looks like a kalanchoe - a type of succulent. are the leaves firm and waxy feel to touch??
  • What type of plant am I ?
    Hi plant friends. Can you help me identify this plant? (The big one in front)
    He has been growing happily for 10 years in the workshop at New York Presbyterian Hospital. I would to tell his owner who has been helping add new care units during Covid.
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      Erin It looks like a bird of paradise, the big guy with the broad leaves upfront!
  • Plant Type?
    Green/ green yellow leafs. Some come off the side. Also the leafs feel a little waxy.
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      Erin What a beauty! That looks like a Pothos plant (Epipremnum aureum).
  • Beauty that takes up a lot of space
    Hi all,
    This plant was given to us but the previous owner had no idea what it was. She didn’t have room for it anymore and I can see why. This plantie really sprawls out!
    Could someone identify it for us and it’s sun/water requirements please?
    Thanks!
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      Pei [317364,Veejkay] It looks like a type of Dieffenbachia (or an Aglaonema!).

      Regardless, you can trim the stem and root it in water before you transplant it to the soil. This will save you space and the leggy situation.
  • Hi! Can anyone identify these plants? :) thx
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      Paris Lalicata This looks like it's a Croton "gold dust" which need lots of light and frequent waterings!
  • Hi! Can anyone identify these plants? :) thx
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      Paris Lalicata Hi Francine! It looks like you have a Schefflera which is also known as a Money tree from what I can see!
  • It grow horizontally (I think)
    Hi group,
    If anyone could help me identify this cactus I’d appreciate it. It was tipping over in it’s little 6 inch grow pot when I bought it; it seems to only grow horizontally. It looks like there’s little babies growing along each arm -  I don’t know what will happen when they get larger but for now it’s unusual and I really love it but would like to know what type of cactus this is.
    not sure if I can send more than one pic but I’ll try.  Thanks!
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      Veejkay Hi Paris!
      Thank you for your reply – this is exactly why I joined a forum like this - to learn more about all the plants out there (and that I can add to my collection 🥰)!
      I googled what you said and it’s also called a corn cob cactus (but not really a cactus 😉)!
      You gave me so much great info. - Thanks so much! I hope we can talk again! 🌵🍄🌼
      And feel free to just call me “V”. 🙂
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      Paris Lalicata Hi Veejkay! This is such a beautiful Euphorbia mammillaris you were able to get your hands on (I'm jealous)! Therefore, the plant is a succulent rather than a cactus, even though they look like them!
      The plant was most likely becoming top heavy which caused it to grow more horizontally rather than vertically. However, when you do a little more research they seem to have a more unusual growth pattern once they grow into a larger specimen. Whenever you feel comfortable you can propagate the new offsets growing on the stalks by cutting them with pruners or using a sharp sterile knife. Don't worry, more will always grow on them down the line to keep propagating :)
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      Veejkay 2nd pic
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  • Plant Identification
    Can anyone help me identify this type of succulent?! Please and thank you! 
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      Paris Lalicata Hi Sam! It looks like you have a species of Echeveria that's etiolated a bit which is why it doesn't have that tight, rosette pattern. This is usually caused by the plant no receiving enough light so I'd try to boost this to ensure it has more compact growth in the future :)
  • Need help identifying this plant.
    Basic care instructions and tips would be much appreciated!
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      Paris Lalicata Hi Justin! From what I can see it looks like you have an Alocasia, however, I'm just having a hard time ID'ing the exact species. It'll be best to give these guys plenty of bright indirect light, and allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Keep it away from any heaters, or cold drafts and boost humidity only if air in the home is super dry!
  • Plant Identification and Care
    Hello! Is anyone familiar with this plant? It’s got a thick, succulent like leaf in the center with the smaller vine like appendages growing out of it. The other leaves are softer. And suggestions on what this might be would be appreciated. Thanks!
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      Paris Lalicata Hi Madison! From what I can see this looks like a Rhipsalis pachyptera, which is a type of jungle cactus :)
  • Help Pls :)
    Hi! I've seen this plant (in the back lefthand corner) in a few different instagram posts, and I'm trying to find out what it is called and to purchase one (or a fake one if not cat safe) online. Can anyone help? Thank you! (credit @jenatikinhair on instagram)
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      Paris Lalicata Hey Claire! Looks like the plant in the photo is a Dracaena marginata, also known as "dragon tree". Unfortunately this plant isn't pet friendly, but it's only toxic if ingested. Therefore, if you wish to have this plant then keeping it out of reach from your furry friends will be best :)
  • Plant ID ?
    Can anyone identify what plant this is?