Veejkay
 
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  • Country United States
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    Plants ๐ŸŒต๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒท
  • Plant Knowledge Level
    Competent plant lover (but always learning) : )

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  • Beauty that takes up a lot of space
    Hi all,<br>This plant was given to us but the previous owner had no idea what it was. She didnโ€™t have room for it anymore and I can see why. This plantie really sprawls out!<br>Could someone identify it for us and itโ€™s sun/water requirements please?<br>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.
  • Yellow/brown leaf tips
    Hi group,<br>This is my corn plant. Iโ€™ve had it since December 1, 2019. It gets lots of indirect bright light because itโ€™s positioned between a south and west window in the corner. I water it about every week and a half but I base it on whether the top inch and a half of soil is dry or not. The air is dry in here with the heat so I try to mist it each week or more if I remember. I also have it on a turntable so that I can rotate the plant so the other side gets equal light. As you can see from the second pic, the moisture meter is at three. This is where it always is and the top soil is dry for about an 1.5โ€ down. Everything you read says this is caused by either overwatering or under watering which is so frustrating for me. Does anyone know the reason for this and how to correct it? Yellow/brown leaf tips also happen on a few of my peace lilies. <div>Thanks a lot! ๐Ÿ™‚<br>2nd pic coming up...</div>
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      Melissa Lee I've been having this problem too! I moved my plant to an area with more wind and sunlight. Will monitor and see how it is.. I just groomed and cut off all the brown tips cus they were so unsightly.
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      Veejkay Hi there,
      Paris would you be able to offer any suggestions on this? Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚
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      Veejkay Moisture meter is never below three or above three
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  • It grow horizontally (I think)
    <img src="http://">Hi group,<br>If anyone could help me identify this cactus Iโ€™d appreciate it. It was tipping over in itโ€™s little 6 inch grow pot when I bought it; it seems to only grow horizontally. It looks like thereโ€™s little babies growing along each arm -  I donโ€™t know what will happen when they get larger but for now itโ€™s unusual and I really love it but would like to know what type of cactus this is.<br>not sure if I can send more than one pic but Iโ€™ll try.  <div>Thanks!</div>
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      Veejkay Hi Paris!
      Thank you for your reply โ€“ 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 ๐Ÿฅฐ)!
      I googled what you said and itโ€™s also called a corn cob cactus (but not really a cactus ๐Ÿ˜‰)!
      You gave me so much great info. - Thanks so much! I hope we can talk again! ๐ŸŒต๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒผ
      And feel free to just call me โ€œVโ€. ๐Ÿ™‚
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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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