Plant ID forum: What type of plant is this?

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Tbot84
May 6, 2017 12:26 AM CST
What type of plant is this and how often should I water it?
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WillC
May 6, 2017 8:51 AM CST
Your plant is a White Bird of Paradise or Strelitzia alba. It requires more light than you are providing in the photo. Keep it in front of and close to a moderately sunny window. Allow the top half-inch of soil to dry before watering. If the ceramic pot does not have a drain hole, you have to be very careful not to add too much water or otherwise, it will collect at the bottom and rot the roots.
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Tisha
May 6, 2017 12:18 PM CST
Nice plant Drooling
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plantmanager
May 6, 2017 12:24 PM CST
It is a nice plant! I'm a bit worried about that heater or AC right next to it. Draft of cool air or heat won't do it any good. Do you have a brighter window where it could be?
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Tbot84
May 6, 2017 9:20 PM CST
I thought it was a bird of paradise at first but the leaves looked different to me. Could it be something else? There's a window right to the side of the ac:heat unit (which I never use- I'll move the plant if I turn it on). I had a fiddle fig here before but it died a horrible death :(
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Calif_Sue
May 6, 2017 10:25 PM CST

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 6, 2017 10:26 PM CST

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Moved to the Photo ID Forum so it can be marked as Solved.
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