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lizzstrong
May 14, 2020 12:20 PM CST
Hi! Please help, I got this plant from a little stand in my neighborhood and it is not doing too well. I have attached a photo. Can anyone identify this plant and or tell me what I need to do to save it, weather that be less/more water or sunlight. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks so much!
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Name: Christine
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Christine
May 14, 2020 12:45 PM CST
It doesn't look like it can be saved to me. I'm not sure exactly what it is, it looks over watered to me. Other members will have more advice for you, sorry I wasn't more helpful.
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Name: John
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May 16, 2020 4:24 PM CST
Welcome!

Christine is right, it's a terminally improperly watered Pothos Sighing! . Unfortunately it's really difficult to say under/over watered without knowing how often it has been watered and what kind of light it's in. Usually Pothos are real easy to grow and tolerant of poor care, but they can only take so much before even they give up. That being said; you could get another one, not repot it, and keep it evenly moist without being soggy and in moderately bright light and it should be okay. If you do try again and run into problems, just take some pics and let us try to help!
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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
May 17, 2020 8:33 AM CST
It looks like it was recently repotted and not done very well. As a result, the roots have been badly damaged and recovery is unlikely, as others have mentioned.

For future reference, keep plants in their original nursery pots and avoid disturbing the soil and roots.
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