Plant ID forum: Houseplant?

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Name: Victoria J.
Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Vikjk
Sep 28, 2015 9:08 AM CST
Houseplant I just can't figure out! Some kind of aglaonema?
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Thank You!
If it grows, I can kill it.
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Sep 28, 2015 9:27 AM CST
http://garden.org/plants/search/text/?q=Dieffenbachia

Pretty plant! Thumbs up
Name: Victoria J.
Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Vikjk
Sep 28, 2015 3:44 PM CST
It has much rounder leaves than the dieffenbachia... It doesn't really look like dumb cane. Any other ideas?
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Sep 29, 2015 4:55 AM CST
Click on the link, you'll find many varieties, with some varying characteristics, yet they are all Dieffenbachia.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Sep 29, 2015 1:58 PM CST
The "rounding" of the leaves seems to be caused by overuse of some type of leaf shine. No plant has that kind of shine naturally. For dieffenbachia, there is a huge number of variations in leaf color, pattern, size and shape. If you were to envision your leaves in the "flat" natural form, as in the pics in the previous link, you would see that it is indeed a dieffenbachia.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 29, 2015 2:55 PM CST
It looks like Dieffenbachia to me too. For comparison:
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Name: Victoria J.
Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Vikjk
Oct 1, 2015 12:26 PM CST
Okay thanks :)
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Lavanda
Oct 1, 2015 6:12 PM CST
it IS dieffenbachia, but the leaf tips might be clipped off, since some of those tips are dry and brown. It occurs from sunburn or improper watering..

This is a houseplant, it cannot tolerate too much sun or freezing temps.
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