Plant ID forum: Plant identification/care tips.

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Name: Zero Calven
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SeasonsOfDespair
Apr 3, 2018 4:20 PM CST
Hello again.
I have a mildly amusing story followed by a question.
My grandmother has this porch with cracks in it. The cracks eventually filled with dirt. After that,birds carried seeds to the porch.
I'm sure you know what happens next;the seeds grew.
And now her porch is covered with plant friends.
This is a dream come true for me,but she considers them weeds.
So,on her journey to crush a plant friend,I jumped in the way,pulled the plant from the roots,and ran home.
Now,I am stuck with a new plant friend that I named Ace.

However,I do not know what type of plant Ace is. This leaves me some problems because if I don't know what type of plant Ace is,I cannot care for them. It would also be helpful if I knew the gender of Ace (Male,Female,Bigender,Agender,etc.)
Thank you = )
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Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
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LorettaNJ
Apr 3, 2018 4:53 PM CST
Looks like you just have the cotyledons and not true leaves yet but you can see one starting. You will just have to grow it out and see.
Name: Zero Calven
Canada
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SeasonsOfDespair
Apr 3, 2018 6:00 PM CST
@LorettaNJ
Thank you. Thumbs up
Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
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LorettaNJ
Apr 3, 2018 6:09 PM CST
Your welcome. I've grown many 'weeds' out just to see what they were. Some I can say I'm very sorry I did since I spend a lot of time removing their progeny. But that's how you learn. Good luck! Post again when it leafs out a bit.
Name: Zero Calven
Canada
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SeasonsOfDespair
Apr 10, 2018 8:06 PM CST
Ace seems to be shriveling. I believe this is my fault. I do not think that when I pulled the up I got enough roots/damaged them. Their leaves are drooping and their stem in dried. There may be no saving them,but I'm willing to wait it out and see. This coukd be the going into shock either from root damage,or from being transferred inside when they were originally an outside plant.
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Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
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LorettaNJ
Apr 12, 2018 7:01 AM CST
Could be either. If it is not the roots, you might get it through by keeping the soil damp like a wrung out sponge and putting it in a baggie or some kind of plastic cover making a greenhouse. Keep it out of direct sun or the plastic cover will make it cook. You don't have to tie off the baggie, just keep it humid. As long as a new leaf grows, you can get through imperfect cotyledons if the stem still looks healthy. That I can't tell from the picture. It can just be growing sideways because of lack of light but if the stem is shriveling, you are out of luck. Later, you can repot it deeper.
Name: Zero Calven
Canada
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SeasonsOfDespair
Apr 12, 2018 3:59 PM CST
I'M DEAD NOOOOO Rolling on the floor laughing
As soon as I received this I decided to repot it outside in hopes of nature reviving it,but THE WIND BLEW THE PLANT OUT OF MY HAND AND NOW ACE IS GONE AAA.
Hopefully they will take roots somewhere safe,but this will probably not happen.

In other news,Ace has a replacement. I believe this one will work better due to this one having more roots. Wish Ace and I luck. (And the other Ace)
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Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
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LorettaNJ
Apr 14, 2018 7:54 AM CST
You know, it looks like a maple tree seedling.
Name: Zero Calven
Canada
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SeasonsOfDespair
Apr 14, 2018 10:40 AM CST
That's good.
This one is shriveling a bit aswell but not as much as the last one.
I've decided to give this one excessive amounts of water,that way the roots can hopefully revive the plant and strengthen Ace.
Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
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LorettaNJ
Apr 15, 2018 2:58 PM CST
Be careful. Overwatering can kill too. The roots need oxygen. Soil should be like a damp sponge, not dripping wet.
Name: Zero Calven
Canada
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SeasonsOfDespair
Apr 16, 2018 5:17 PM CST
Okay thank you

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