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Mar 15, 2018 11:10 AM CST
Name: Jenny
Dayton, OH (Zone 6a)
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I was blessed to have received a planter from my grandmother's funeral. There are four plants in it. There is no tag that states what they are. I need to know what they are, and I would appreciate any tips. I am a beginner with plants. I have had a lot of plants, but don't know much about them. Any tips beyond what they are would be great! Things like: Should they be separated? Should I move them to larger pot now? Unfortunately, the house I am currently living in does not seem to receive enough light for indoor plants. They survive, but they don't thrive. I have a lot of windows that receive light, however, all the plants seem to do better outside. Should they live outside during the warm months, and inside during the cold? I live in zone 8a on the coast. Thanks everyone!

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Plant #2
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Plant #3
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Plant #4
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Entire Planter (To View Size of Pot) It's just a small basket.
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Thank you! Smiling
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Mar 15, 2018 11:25 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Jenny, ((((( Hugs ))))) My condolences on the passing of your grandmother.

I'm not certain but these are my suggestions for the identity of the plants in your lovely arrangement:

#1 Heart Leaf Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum var. oxycardium)
#2 Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum)
#3 Coral Ardisia (Ardisia crenata)
#4 Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea elegans)

It's probably fine to leave them all together in the same container for the time being but as each plant grows larger and their roots begin to spread, they will probably need to be separated into their own containers so they can thrive. When the time comes for separating, be sure to use pots that are not real large in size.
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Mar 15, 2018 11:27 AM CST
Name: moth
nj us (Zone 6b)
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Im not too sure about this but..
plant 1: Philodendron Split Leaf Plant (?)
plant 4: is some kind of palm? maybe
sorry hope this helps a little !
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Mar 15, 2018 11:27 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Check to see if they aren't already in their own pots. Most florists don't bother to transplant, they just add a topping to make it appear they are all planted together.
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Mar 15, 2018 11:42 AM CST
Name: Jenny
Dayton, OH (Zone 6a)
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DaisyI said:Check to see if they aren't already in their own pots. Most florists don't bother to transplant, they just add a topping to make it appear they are all planted together.


Interesting! I checked and they are all together! Smiling
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Mar 15, 2018 11:43 AM CST
Name: Jenny
Dayton, OH (Zone 6a)
Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
plantladylin said:Jenny, ((((( Hugs ))))) My condolences on the passing of your grandmother.

I'm not certain but these are my suggestions for the identity of the plants in your lovely arrangement:

#1 Heart Leaf Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum var. oxycardium)
#2 Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum)
#3 Coral Ardisia (Ardisia crenata)
#4 Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea elegans)

It's probably fine to leave them all together in the same container for the time being but as each plant grows larger and their roots begin to spread, they will probably need to be separated into their own containers so they can thrive. When the time comes for separating, be sure to use pots that are not real large in size.


Thank you! What is the reason for not putting them in large pots? Is that just so they stay smaller?
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Mar 15, 2018 1:16 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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A plant really doesn't need to be moved to a larger pot until the roots begin to reach the sides of the pot, to the point where it is almost becoming rootbound. The importance of the correct size pot has to do with the ratio of roots to soil. A plants roots will take in as much water from the surrounding soil as needed and even if the pot has drainage holes, any additional soil in a larger pot will retain excess water that can't be taken up by the already saturated roots ... causing root rot.
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Mar 15, 2018 4:04 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Agree, if the soil is of a type/texture that makes it difficult for roots to access oxygen when it is moist, when soil is mostly peat like "potting soil." Otherwise, pot size is irrelevant unless it's too small.
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