Plant ID forum: Please help ID this houseplant 2

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Name: dannibambi
Lake Elsinore, California, USA (Zone 9a)
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dannibambi
Feb 25, 2016 2:26 PM CST
My mother-in-law gave me this house plant which she called a "money tree" about a year ago, but it looks nothing like the results I find when I search for "money tree" online. It used to have 3 plants braided together but immediately after she gave it to me, two of the plants died and I am left with the one now. The longest leaves are 11 in long by 0.25 in wide and the edges of these slender leaves are red. Thank you in advance for your help!

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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Feb 25, 2016 4:13 PM CST
Welcome! to ATP

Its a Dracaena marginata. They are usually called Dragon Trees, not Money Trees. They need bright indirect light and water only when you can't feel any moisture in the top inch of soil.

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Name: James
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9b)
(Heat zone - 9, Sunset zone - 28)
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JamesAcclaims
Feb 25, 2016 7:16 PM CST
I love my dragon plant! It was one of my first plant purchases, because I simply adore the way that they look. I was told by numerous people that they were hard to care for and a pain to keep alive, but I have found the exact opposite to be true. Don't put it out in full day Sun and don't drown it. Those are the only rules. I neglect the mess out of mine, and it loves me for it. It's by far the easiest plant I have. Big Grin I hope you enjoy your Dracaena!
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Feb 26, 2016 8:24 AM CST
Dracaenas are sensitive to chemicals (chlorine, fluoride) and minerals (lime, anything else that can alter the PH) in tap water. Whenever possible, use rain, distilled, or condensate from a dehumidifier or A/C. Does its' pot have a hole in the bottom for excess water to escape?
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Name: dannibambi
Lake Elsinore, California, USA (Zone 9a)
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dannibambi
Mar 3, 2016 6:10 PM CST
Thank you very very much for your help! And thank you for those tips! I have been watering with tap water but I will start watering with Brita-filtered water. It is potted with soil that drains well and has several holes at the bottom of the pot. I water thoroughly and when water stops dripping out the bottom I put it back on its stand to catch any residual water. It receives filtered sunlight everyday (through two curtains, and every other day I open one of the curtains to let more sunlight in) and has grown so much since I first got it. I have been watering weekly to every 1.5 weeks and it seems happy. I just re-potted it before taking those photos because its roots were REALLY growing out the bottom of the last pot I had it in, and it has since perked back up. Thank you again for your help!
Name: James
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9b)
(Heat zone - 9, Sunset zone - 28)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Adeniums Tropicals Bromeliad
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JamesAcclaims
Mar 3, 2016 6:40 PM CST
Sounds like you're doing well Danni. Like I said, mine is beyond easy to care for, but it is fairly mature and hardy. It's been through a lot, and it probably should have died a few times, but it's always been right there with me. As I said, it was my first plant purchase, and I had no idea how to care for anything--probably not even myself Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Mar 3, 2016 7:16 PM CST
Happy to share what's helped me make my plants happier. That all sounds good!
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๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‘’โ˜€๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿก๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿโฆโง ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ
โ˜•๐Ÿ‘“ The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Gabiche
Montrรฉal, Quรฉbec (Zone 5b)
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Gabiche
Mar 7, 2016 10:01 AM CST
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I am wondering what that plant could be ... Any clues ? I know it is not the best picture but may be someone can help !

Thank you !

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