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Plant ID

  • Can you help id me?
    I got this plant with my new apartment two months ago, but I don't know what it is or how to care for it.
    The plant already had browning leaves and I thought it was thirsty, and so I watered it a few times but its leaves are only getting more brown and droopy. It gets lots of light in the apartment and fresh air.
    Please help id this fella so I can help it be happy and strong! 
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      lizlee thanks all! will re-pot to a larger and better draining pot and use filtered water. the plant is probably getting a bit too much direct light and cold drafts next to the window.
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      PlntNrd How much light is it actually getting and is any of it direct? Dracaenas are in the low light category and don’t really like a ton of bright light. Too much light causes their leaves to droop and will sunburn the leaves making the leaves brown. I would move the plant farther away from the window so it’s not getting so much light. Also, how are you watering it? How much and what kind of water? Does your pot have drainage?
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      Pei Hi [292033,lizlee] i believe it's a Draceana green jewel! sometimes they dropped because of spider mites. Pay close attention to the leaves, especially the undersides, if you see any webbings!
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  • Who am I?
    Hi there, any idea what type of plant this is?
  • What is this fella?
    I received this plant after my grandmothers funeral. I really want to keep him happy and thriving. I have no idea what it is however. There are 3 stalks in the pot with several branches off each stalk. It’s about 32” tall. Any ideas??
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      Chelsie Mueller Thank you, both! I’ll check out both suggestions!
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      Jack Potentially a Schefflera (umbrella plant) ☂️?
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      Enid Hernandez Hi Chelsie. Looks like a Pachira Aquatica, aka Money tree , to me. Try googling that plant name and see if that's the one
  • Who am I?
    This lil' fella is Bugs. I bought him from Walmart a few weeks ago and I have no idea what kind of plant it is and there for no way of knowing how to care for it. If you know I'd be very grateful. Thanks!
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      PlntNrd Syngonium Podophyllum’s can tolerate low light conditions, eapecially the green varieties, but really thrive in medium to bright indirect light light. They can not handle direct sun, it will bleach their leaves. Allow the top inch or two of soil to dry out before watering, but you will know if you’re not watering enough just by looking at Bugs. They can be slightly dramatic when thirsty and get a little floppy, but they perk up just fine once watered. Your particular plant is quite beautiful and I really love the pot it’s in. The two really look perfect together.
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      Pei [291742,Brittany] Bug is a beauty! I have a pink one. Going to post a photo tonight when i get home :)
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      Erin Hi Bugs!
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  • what is this?
    i got this plant a while ago and i’m not sure what it is or how to take care of it. can somebody please tell me what it is?
  • What kind of plant is this? Maybe an herb?
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      Pei Agreed with [291748,PlantMom]
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      PlantMom It’s incredibly hard to tell with the size of the leaves and the state the plant is in.
  • What kind of plant is this?
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      PlntNrd It looks like it might be a ghost graptopetalum thats is super etiolated and is turning green due to lack of light. You might think about decapitating them and pulling off a bunch of leaves and using those to propagate. If it is a ghosty, it will propagate like a champ. It will even grow more plants from the stem if you leave it planted in the pot with a few leaves left on.
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      PlantMom It looks like a very leggy rosette shaped succulent— possibly an echiveria. It needs a lot more light.
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  • What kind of plant is this?
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      Pei Looks like a type of pencil cactus to me! And it’s dry and not getting enough sun!
  • What kind of plant is this?
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      Lizzie Have you tried Picture This app? I find it super useful for identifying plants. Sometime's it isn't super accurate but it will give me a good start to googling further.
  • Does anyone know what subtype of hoya this might be?
    Try as I might, I can't place this one. Any help would be appreciated.
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      Andrea Hi Mari!
      It could be a Hoya Carnosa. That’s a pretty common one, but it’s hard for me to tell without any visible flowers. This website: http://www.international-hoya.org/species.asp may be able to assist you. Good luck! 👍🏼 🌱
  • Plant ID and care
    Hello! 
    Does anyone know what kind of plant this is? As well as how to care for it.
    I got it a little over a year ago and it seems to have dried up. I know watering it would be the obvious answer but when I water it, it almost seems like it grows white mold? I’m not sure. Any advice 🤗
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      Erin Looks like a Zebra Haworthia! These plants are succulent (they're drought tolerant and like it dry) so they shouldn't be potted with moss, which holds water in. That might be where the mold is coming from. Is it possible to remove the moss and then water it? Keep in a sunny window :)
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  • Rubber Tree?
    Hello plant lovers. Is this a ficus elastica? What are those yellow dotted growths; flowers or leaves? Thanks!
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      PlntNrd You probably thought it was a rubber tree, because they are sometimes called “Baby rubber plant”. I’m not totally convinced it’s an Obtusifolia. The plant in the blue pot that you can see in the mirror definitely looks like an Obtusifolia, but the one in question’s leaves are more tear drop shaped and slightly thinner. This looks more like a Peperomia Magnoliifolia to me, but I could be wrong.
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      Kyle That is a flowering peperomia. Looks happy!
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  • What is this Beauty?
    Hello Hello! 

    I'm curious to know if anyone can help with identifying this plant. I picked it up a couple of weeks ago at a local shop. Also! There's some browning on the leaves, I'm unsure why that is. 
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      KADyer Monstera Deliciosa ✅
      I bought mine Spring 2018, then transitioned it to Semi Hydroponic
      It’s Super Strong 💪🏼 & a Beauty 🥰
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      Noot Monstera Deliciosa/Swiss Cheese Plant! Just got mine from The Sill last week! Can't wait to see it grow huge!

      There is also a vine version called Monstera Adansonii that looks awesome.
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      Hannah You've got a Monstera deliciosa there! Also known as a Swiss Cheese Plant for it's holes. It's looking awesome! That shiny, new leaf uncurling is the perfect sign of a happy and healthy plant. One potential cause of the browning could be it's not getting enough humidity. You want to make sure it's getting enough water, but not too much. It doesn't like being soggy. To help with the ambient humidity, I would suggest gently wiping the leaves with a soft, damp cloth. This will help get some of that dust off of it and help it breath better too!
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  • Need Help ID’ing this plant!
    My wife and I would like to know what kind of plant this is. Please help! Thanks. 
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      Pei one of my favorite low-light plants!!!
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      Erin What a beauty!
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      Paris Lalicata Aglaonema Silver Bay, they’re commonly known as a Chinese evergreen! Tolerates low to medium indirect light, allow soil to dry out between waterings, and can survive low humidity conditions. This plant can be toxic if ingested by cats or humans so just be careful!
  • What kind of plant is this?
    Is this a chinese evergreen?  I couldn't find much online that was helpful.  TIA!