Plant ID forum: What plants do I have and how do I care for them?

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MaddyHill
Feb 14, 2017 6:16 PM CST
Hi! I've had these plants in my apartment since summer. They were given to my family when my brother was in the hospital, but I don't know what they are! I think I have been overwatering them. I normally touch the dirt every couple of days to see how dry it is, and if it is really dry i will water them. However, I'd love to know the best way to care for them! Also, I just purchased an orchad and I'm about to repot it. I'd also love to know how to care for it. Any help you could provide would be great!! Thank you so much!
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Feb 14, 2017 7:32 PM CST
Welcome!

Let me see...

1st photo: Chinese Evergreen and Arrowhead plant
2nd photo: Arrowhead plant, Draceana marginata and Peace Lily in the back
3rd photo: Corn plant

Someone will be along in a minute to give you the correct names. Smiling

4th photo: a really happy looking Phalaenopsis. I don't understand why you feel the need to repot. It looks great!

In fact, they all look great. If you've had them since last summer, you are doing very well. Keep it up.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Feb 14, 2017 7:33 PM CST
Welcome! MaddyHill

First of all, I wouldn't repot the orchid while it is in bloom. It will be happy enough in that pot for a while.

Your first picture appears to show a Dieffenbacchia and a Syngonium. The second picture also has a Dracaena. The third one could be an Aspidistra.

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Dutchlady1
Feb 14, 2017 7:34 PM CST
We posted at the same time....
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Feb 14, 2017 8:04 PM CST
I agree,

Photo #1 Dieffenbachias (Dieffenbachia), possibly Dumbcane (Dieffenbachia 'Camille') and Arrowhead Vine, maybe Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum 'Pink Allusion')

Photo #2 Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata 'Tricolor') and another Arrowhead Vine https://garden.org/plants/sear...

Photo #3 Dracaena (Dracaena fragrans 'Janet Craig Compacta')

Photo #4 Orchid (Phalaenopsis)
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Feb 14, 2017 8:24 PM CST
See how wonderful they are? Lovey dubby

I can only tell the difference between Dumb Cane and Chinese evergreen if I eat them.
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Name: Feng Xiao Long
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XiaoLong
Feb 15, 2017 4:04 AM CST
DaisyI said:See how wonderful they are? Lovey dubby

I can only tell the difference between Dumb Cane and Chinese evergreen if I eat them.


Hey.. they both not save to eat right :)
I think dieffenbachia always have thick stem while aglaonema much thinner. Smiling
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Feb 15, 2017 11:03 AM CST
XiaoLong, That was a joke. I won't eat either of them. And it wouldn't be a good way to tell them apart anyway as they both contain calcium oxalates so the result of me eating them would be the same - stabbed to death from the inside. (actually, not deadly, just surprisingly uncomfortable).
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