Plant ID forum: Need help identifying

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Denver co
Clgarwood
Jan 8, 2018 11:01 AM CST
Hi can someone please help me identify this plant? I just adopted it and i want to bring it back to life. Any suggestions would be appreciated
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luvsgrtdanes
Jan 8, 2018 12:53 PM CST
Might be this Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema commutatum)
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sallyg
Jan 8, 2018 1:28 PM CST
100% Aglaonema. Either really completly dry, or got so soaked once it has no roots left. Or- if it froze, did it get out in the very cold weather?
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plantladylin
Jan 8, 2018 2:08 PM CST
I agree, Aglaonema but I don't know what the problem may be. As sallyg suggested, it could be the plant was over-watered and the roots have rotted and are no longer viable.
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Denver co
Clgarwood
Jan 9, 2018 1:52 PM CST
I'm not sure about the roots. When i got it, it was pretty dry but if it was too dry, wouldn't the leave be dried up or crunchy? How do you check to see if the roots are dead? Should i cut this plant back?
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sallyg
Jan 9, 2018 6:45 PM CST
It can take a while for some leaves to dry up and get crunchy.
Is the soil moist now? Does the pot feel very heavy and damp? If it is definitely watered and still like that, then there are no roots to supply those stems.
They are VERY slow to grow for me when doing cuttings or cutting tops off. With such a common plant, you may be much happier just buying a new healthy one.
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Zuni
Jan 9, 2018 9:57 PM CST
I'd cut off everything that's hanging down and just leave the bushy section in the pot, personally.

Then, because of it being in the white bowl, I'm wondering if there is water sitting in there. You don't want it sitting in water.

Then, I'd just keep it moist but not super wet. I'd water it with a watered down fertilizer like Miracle Gro every time I watered it.

Also, see if there are any bugs on it.

It looks like you can bring it back, to me, but as i say, I'd cut off all that growth that's hanging down from the branches that are kind of bare by the pot and making it leggy. I'd let it concentrate on the bushier growth and getting well, which it will do if you cut all that leggy growth off.

Just what I'd do from previous experience with similar plants - but the caveat is that I've never grown this particular plant before. Just what I'd do in your shoes, with nothing to lose trying to bring it back.

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