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merepere
Jun 12, 2020 2:13 PM CST
Got these cuttings to propagate from a friend ! I remember my friend telling me this was not Money Tree but looks like it.
Keeping them in water until they grow roots. Would love to know what type of plant this is and how to care for it! Th
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Hamwild
Jun 12, 2020 4:24 PM CST
It looks like a type of Schefflera to me. I think that you need a stem (like a trunk) to root, those look like the arms that attach to a trunk and I'm not sure those root. Sad
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Hamwild
Jun 12, 2020 4:26 PM CST
This is a young plant, but you can see where the arms connect the leaf cluster to the trunk. I think you can propagate one by cutting the trunk and rooting part of that, but not the arms (I was hoping this picture would help make more sense). I think barky growth is more likely to root (not sure), but you find that on older plants.

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DaisyI
Jun 12, 2020 5:17 PM CST
The thread "What type of plant is this and how much light?" in Ask a Question forum
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Hamwild
Jun 12, 2020 5:23 PM CST
@calif_sue, can we merge these two threads?
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plantladylin
Jun 12, 2020 5:35 PM CST
The leaves don't look like Money Tree (Pachira aquatica) or any Schefflera that I'm familiar with. The leaves kind of remind me of Rhododendron but I'm not sure.

I have doubts that your leaves will produce roots in water or soil. All I see in the photo are the leaves with petiole (leaf stem) and as Hamwild mentioned, you'd likely need a part of the main plant stem for roots to be produced.

If you can offer more information (shrub, tree, whether your friend has it growing as a houseplant or outdoors in the garden) and upload a few more photos, showing the entire plant, etc. I'm sure someone will be able to identify it and offer growing requirements.

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Hamwild
Jun 12, 2020 5:44 PM CST
plantladylin said:The leaves don't look like Money Tree (Pachira aquatica) or any Schefflera that I'm familiar with. The leaves kind of remind me of Rhododendron but I'm not sure.

I have doubts that your leaves will produce roots in water or soil. All I see in the photo are the leaves with petiole (leaf stem) and as Hamwild mentioned, you'd likely need a part of the main plant stem for roots to be produced.

If you can offer more information (shrub, tree, whether your friend has it growing as a houseplant or outdoors in the garden) and upload a few more photos, showing the entire plant, etc. I'm sure someone will be able to identify it and offer growing requirements.



I was thinking scheflerra given how the leaves connect in the middle.
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plantladylin
Jun 12, 2020 6:29 PM CST
@Hamwild, I didn't even see that ... yep, it sure looks like it might be Schefflera arboricola!
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Calif_Sue
Jun 13, 2020 9:20 AM CST

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Hamwild said:@calif_sue, can we merge these two threads?


Sorry no, not in my functions to do so.
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Hamwild
Jun 13, 2020 10:02 AM CST
Calif_Sue said:

Sorry no, not in my functions to do so.


Oh okay. Thank You! I tip my hat to you.

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