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What plant is on your mind?

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  • 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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      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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      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! 
  • 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!
  • What is this plant??
    Hello everyone! This plant was my great great grandmother ‘s and we’ve made new plants from the cuttings for over 100 years but no one knows what kind of plant it is and I would love to find out if anyone has any ideas! Thanks 🙂 
    Also I can’t figure out how to upload a picture how do I do it!?
  • What am I?
    This guy has been on my desk at work since I started 3 years ago.  I feel like recently he hasn't been as happy as he usually is, so I am hoping someone can help me identify him so I can be sure to give him the proper care. Thank you!
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      Pei He looks like a happy Hoya plant (at least to me :). Why do you think it's not been happy?
  • what kind of plant am I?
    This plant is in my office. I can tell the maintenance guys overwater it. It was looking pretty grim until I fertilized it at the same time I was fertilizing my desk plants - it perked up and now it looks a lot better. What is it? Maybe I can take care of it on the sly.
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      Nicole It looks to me like it could be a peace lily. I attached a picture of mine for comparison.
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  • What I am? :(
    Hi everyone!

    I need to know what plant is this to take good care of it.

    Can somebody help me? :)

    Thanks!
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      Pei looks like a Anthurium Hookeri waves of love to me. They are super cool. Where did you score this beauty? I haven't seen this in NYC at all. [292137,Kellyn]
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