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Jun 25, 2016 12:47 PM CST
|So I have zero experience with house plants but I have been into aquatic plants for years though. Anyways my mom passed a few weeks ago and suddenly I have lots of house plants and no idea what they demand. Water and light ok but how much? Some I know where she had them and have an idea where as others were dropped off to me. A few were from the funeral parlor and had tags so those I'm good with. Looking forward to the new challenge with house plants and thanks in advance.
Jun 25, 2016 5:06 PM CST
|Very sorry for your loss.|
Jun 25, 2016 5:26 PM CST
|My knowledge of houseplants is limited; perhaps if someone from the Houseplant Forum could take a look.
@threegardeners is the moderator of the Houseplant Forum; perhaps threegardeners may know the identification and proper care of your new-to-you plants.
The second photo looks to be a Schefflera that has other plants to keep it company. One of the companion plants might be a Rabbit Foot Fern?
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Jun 27, 2016 10:32 AM CST
|Hi & welcome! So sorry about your loss!
Your first plant is a Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema.) Here's the basic entry for that genus in the plant database here:
The 2nd pot has an umbrella plant (Schefflera,) probably this one:
Umbrella Tree (Schefflera arboricola 'Variegata')
Looks like it's sharing its' pot with a parlor palm (Chamaedorea elegans):
Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea elegans)
and what's commonly referred to as a Croton (Codiaeum variegatum, your leaf looks like the 'Andreanum' cultivar):
and a dumbcane (Dieffenbachia):
No idea on the fern.
The 3rd pic is a dragon tree (Dracaena marginata.)
Madagascar Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata)
Do all of the pots have holes in the bottom for excess water to escape? What windows do you have available where plants might sit near (which direction to the windows face?) Knowing what state you are in can also help folks steer you, latitude can make a huge difference in intensity of sunlight.
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Jun 27, 2016 7:00 PM CST
|You've come to the right place for help; lots of knowledgeable people here ready and willing to share info. I'm sorry for your loss. It's nice to find someone willing to take on the responsibility of caring for their deceased parent's plants. Kudos to you!|
Jun 27, 2016 7:09 PM CST
| Sorry for your loss. Your mom's plants have officially become heirloom plants for your family. Obviously she had a love for green things and the cheeriness it brings into a home. I know you will think of her whenever you are looking or watering the plant. She left a part of her with you. You have gotten some good advice and ID so far.
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Jul 15, 2018 8:59 AM CST
|Keep your Chinese evergreen tightly potted and protected from direct rays of the sun. Water it when the top half inch of soil feels dry.
The other plants are too crowded together to properly ID and give care advice.
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Jul 15, 2018 4:33 PM CST
|@WillC this thread is over 2 years old. OP only posted the one time July 2016 and never came back.|
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