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  • Help ID please
    Not sure what this is, please help if you know!
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      Paris Lalicata Hi Hayley! I am having a hard time identifying the plant but by it's characteristics I can help with some care tips. Since the foliage is variegated the plant is going to need plenty exposure to bright indirect light to maintain it's variegation and photosynthesize properly. Waxy, fleshy leaves are usually an indication that the plant is able to retain water better then thinner, papery leaves. Therefor I would try allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings to see how the plant responds to avoid over watering- but if the plant droops before that point it'll be safe to give it a drink! Hope this helps :)
  • Hoping to ID
    Anyone know what this plant is?
    Thanks!
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      Hayley Thank you!
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      Pei it's the baby tears!!
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      Paris Lalicata Hi [305518,Hayley]! It would be a little easier to ID for certain with a close up of the leaves, but from what I can tell this either looks like a Peperomia rotundifolia (round leaf peperomia) or a Soleirolia soleirolia (baby tears) to me!
  • Hoping to ID
    Hoping someone knows what this plants is.
    Thanks!
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      Hayley Thanks so much!!
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      Pei It looks like a repot might be needed btw!
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      Paris Lalicata Hi again [305518,Hayley]! This looks like a plant from the Dieffenbachia genus (dumb canes)!
  • Help Identifying Please
    Does anyone happen to know what type of plant this is?
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      Paris Lalicata Hi Chloe! I'm having a hard time identifying the plant by the photo provided. Although it does look like a species of succulent from the Crassula genus!
  • Help! Unknown plant dying at my touch
    Inherited this plant from my brother when he left NYC. I don’t know what it is, but it sure is not happy! I’m not sure if I’m over or under watering it and when I moved it from a sunny spot to a shady spot, a lot of it’s leaves have turned yellow & I’ve had to remove them. What’s equally confusing is it has three new shoots 🤔
    Anyone have any ideas? I think it may be in the palm family due to it having a ‘palm-like’ trunk
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      PlntNrd So, I’m agreeing that it looks like a dieffenbachia. Unfortunately, I am not the one to help with this issue. I have like 400 plants (for the most part healthy happy plants) and I can not figure these guys out. I have 3 dieffs and no matter how much or how little I water they just keep yellowing and losing leaves. Well, I’ve actually figured out my 3” dieffenbachia (I think, ugh jeez I hope!). I have been watering the little one every 3-4 days or so and that one hasn’t yellowed or lost a leaf in months (yay!) now the other two are 6” and they are killing me!!! I can’t figure them out and it’s driving me crazy. I tried watering a lot, I tried watering a little. No matter what I do, leaves yellow constantly. Hopefully, someone here will have some good advice/input and experience to help us both. Idk about yours, but mine are in a fast draining mix, pot with drainage hole, no bugs, in a dry brightly lit room (actually, the small one is getting low light... hmm, idk if that’s something.) I hope you (and I) can figure this out. If anyone knows, please let us know what we’re doing wrong! Good luck with yours, sorry I could only commiserate instead of help.
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      Meg Ok so I think it’s a dumbcane, but I will leave this post up in case anyone else also wanted to know!
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      Meg More photos!
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  • Mystery plant
    I picked this up in the tropical section the other day but no one seemed to know what it is. The leaves are coin sized and slightly fuzzy. Please let me know! 
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      Pei it's a lipstick plant!
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      MALINDA Looks like an aeschynanthus radicans (curly lipstick plant).
  • Unknown Plant
    Does anyone know what this plant is? It was given to me, and I have no idea how to care for it, since I don't know what it is! I am very new to gardening, and want to make sure I get it right!
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      jenna Bromeliad! They like bright light and to dry out between waterings. They are technically epiphytes, like orchids, so don’t naturally grow in soil, and have relatively shallow roots. Don’t let them live in soggy soil. Watering once a week or two while letting the water run out should be good enough. One thing to know is that after they flower, the mom plant usually dies, and will channel the energy into producing a pup. So if that happens, don’t panic. :)
  • What type of plant is this?
    I’m getting a cat and I want to make sure this plant won’t be poisonous to him. It was a gift so I don’t know what type it is. Please help! 
  • Does anyone know what this is?
    Hi! My husband and I recently moved into a new home. We have been having a lot of fun watching things grow in this spring. Does anyone know what this is? At first I thought it was hens and chicks but it’s definitely not. Let me know if you have any ideas. Thanks!!
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      Pei [292133,Megan Brown] looks like a asiantic Lillies. Not to sound like a creep, but where do you live? It could be different plant though depends on your location 😊
  • Hoya? Help!
    The label of this plant just said "tropical plant" when I purchased. I think might be a type of Hoya, but I'm not quite sure. Any ideas? Thanks!
  • Need help identifying
    I got this lovely little fern, but it didn’t have a tag on it and I forgot to ask the lady there before I left.  After some research I think it’s a Japanese Holly Fern?  But I wanted a second opinion.  Does anyone know what exactly this fern is?

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      Pei [297370,Emma] yup, it is a Japanese holly fern!
  • Which type of pothos?
    I got this at Home Depot for $4! Do you think it’s pearls and jade? Manjula? 
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      dekadaye thank you all for helping me identify this ! home depot/costa farms labeled it pearls and jade, but after looking at pictures online, i knew that couldnt be correct. i didnt think it was marble because a few of the leaves are so white!

      anyway, i'm very happy with my marble pothos. it wasnt in the best shape when i found it - very back of the shelf and very dry. i'm hoping it puts out a new leave soon so i know it's okay.
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      Kahlia Shearer Definitely looks like a Marble! Very pretty!
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      Erin Such a beauty!
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  • Who am I?
    Am I a watermelon peperomia?
  • What plant is this?
    I've had this plant for almost a year but I'm not sure what it is. Any ideas?
  • What is this?
    I bought this plant about 6 months ago and have no idea what it is. When I got it, it was much fuller and had some pink flowers. Would love to know what is is so I can work on caring for it better!
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      Pei it's a cyclamen (Herbaceous, perennial plant) flowering plant. These are usually best to live outdoor vs indoor tbh!