Plant ID forum→What type of plant is this and how much light?

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merepere
May 24, 2020 2:15 PM CST
Just impulse bought some new plants and I would love to know what type they are and what conditions they thrive under! Any advice welcome. Thank you!
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Name: Big Bill
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BigBill
May 24, 2020 2:44 PM CST
One is English ivy. Bright light, no sun, evenly watered.
Two is a Polka Dot plant I think. Same conditions.
Number 3, I would just be guessing.
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skopjecollection
May 24, 2020 9:16 PM CST
3 is either dracaena or new zealand flax. If a, it has a trunk burried somewhere in the pot.
If b, it doesnt...
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gardenfish
May 25, 2020 12:27 AM CST
You might want to be careful with the polka dot plant... they don't like to dry out at all, and they need a lot of humidity, a hard houseplant to grow and keep healthy. They do well in terrariums. Some folks in humid, hot areas plant them outside as annual bedding plants.
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Silversurfer
May 25, 2020 2:20 AM CST
1. Hedera helix.. Common name Ivy.
2. Hypoestes phyllostachya...common name polka dot plant
3. Cordyline australis purpurea..... common name New Zealand Cabbage Tree.
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tofitropic
May 25, 2020 2:35 AM CST
Agree with all but #3 I think is a Dracaena marginata, with dark leaves cultivar such as 'Magenta'.
it is common for a Dracaena sold as a topcutting, and studded into small pot for a fuller appearance.
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skopjecollection
May 25, 2020 4:00 AM CST
Silversurfer said:1. Hedera helix.. Common name Ivy.
2. Hypoestes phyllostachya...common name polka dot plant
3. Cordyline australis purpurea..... common name New Zealand Cabbage Tree.


Cordyline lacks gloss. Surface is like touching sandpaper. Very little reflection.
Never waxy . Also prominent central vein on the underside, which im not seeing..
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