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Fmwynd
Sep 22, 2015 5:53 AM CST
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Hello Everyone
I am worried about this plant, I don't know what it is but it doesn't look very good. It came to me in the pot, I added the plant in the middle I ran out of pots. The women next door said to cut it up to fill in the pot. Not sure what to do.

While she is here she told me some names for my plants. Big Grin I have a speedy henry which she says needs cut back, a wondering jew, 2 spider plants (one stripped) both are in the same pot & 3 snake plants in one pot. The other one she said was a cactus but she didn't know what kind. Oh and the little guy in the middle is a crown of thorns. Now I just need to look them up and hopefully they will make it threw the winter.
Thanks again
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plantladylin
Sep 25, 2015 8:46 AM CST
Your plant looks like Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus 'Argyraeus') It may be too far gone to save but you could try burying those bare stems in the soil to see if they'll take root at the nodes and possibly produce new shoots and leaves.
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tarev
Sep 25, 2015 5:42 PM CST
I don't grow that type of pothos, just the golden pothos. Maybe it will respond to water gel beads in a glass container . I grew some in them, all indoors, and so far it works. I find them moisture needy, but the beads allow them to breathe.
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purpleinopp
Oct 2, 2015 7:16 AM CST
Winding the naked lengths of stem around/across the surface of the soil could inspire nodes to make new roots/shoots, w/o the risk of cutting. These Scindapsus plants often get discussed as being much more hard to get along with than Philodendrons & Pothos'es. Doesn't need much light, and really detests cold.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scindapsus_pictus
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Plantomaniac08
Oct 2, 2015 12:20 PM CST
Also doesn't do well with overwatering. Not my kind of plant, I need something more forgiving. Hilarious!
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purpleinopp
Oct 8, 2015 2:19 PM CST
Seriously starting to think some of these jungle plants just get lonely potted alone. Only since adding last Scindapsus to pots with other plants have I been able to keep some alive for a few yrs now. Far from a first try!
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Fmwynd
Oct 9, 2015 10:15 AM CST
Well I have wrapped the stems around the inside of the pot and as soon as I can find a small pot I will take the crown of thorns out of the pot. I am thinking of trying to take some of my speedy hennery (that's what I was told it was called) and doing the wrapping around a pot thing to start another plant. Right now it is in a place where the long stems get moved a lot and they keep breaking off. All my poor plants are stuck in one corner, of my room.
Thanks for the idea.
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purpleinopp
Oct 9, 2015 11:51 AM CST
Happy to share ideas to consider. Is your speedy Henry this plant (or its' variegated form?)
White-Flowered Wandering Jew (Tradescantia fluminensis)

If so, it should respond well to the same winding-around-the-pot thing. Have fun!
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Fmwynd
Oct 10, 2015 6:18 AM CST
No This is the one I was told was a Speedy Henry. I would like to have 2 of this one. Sorry the picture is so bad.
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Oct 10, 2015 8:56 AM CST
That looks like this one:
Callisia cordifolia

Also a surface-grower.
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Fmwynd
Oct 10, 2015 10:34 AM CST
Yea it does look like this one. My mother use to have one that went down the hallway but I have never seen one bloom.

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