Plant ID forum: Parasite Plant ?

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Mar 17, 2017 9:11 AM CST
Found this one growing in the bottom of the pot too
wondering if it will be harmful to the pilot plant

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Mar 17, 2017 10:37 AM CST

The plant is not parasitic - it has green leaves and is rooted in the pot. If you are concerned about this plant crowding the other, pull it up.
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Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
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Mar 17, 2017 11:12 AM CST
It's a Brake Fern, probably Pteris ensiformis, the plain green type. Non parasitic. Some time it is even beneficial growing multiple plant in one pot. It helps to keep moisture (not too dry-wet), but yes need more often watering, and sometime fertilizer, and it helps to cover blank space on the base of Raphis palm (looks nicer IMO, but its a matter of preference).
Name: Lin
Southeast Florida (Zone 10a)

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Mar 17, 2017 11:28 AM CST
I agree, looks like a Pteris Fern. There are a few in the database but I don't currently see any photos for P: ensiformis:
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