Plant ID forum: MAJOR Rookie here, HELP! :)

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Montreal, Canada
rhysermc
Apr 26, 2018 2:18 PM CST
Hey everyone!

What a lovely website I've just stumbled on. I'm hoping that anyone here can help me out.

I've recently moved out for the first time and have been collecting my own plants for my apartment (and garden, one day!). The problem is, I've been buying them from this facebook group for university kids like me who have no idea what these plants are, or really need. I've been keeping them alive without any trouble, but I know that it is not the best I can do and that I'd love to be a bit more serious about them now, learn as much as I can, so that I'm more ready for when I can have an actual garden. The problem is... I have NO idea what kind of plants these are! I have 8 of them, I think, and I know that one is an Easter Lily. So I need your help to properly identify them so that I can start doing some research. After identification, if you have some tips for caring for them, that would be great! Otherwise I can find out myself. Smiling Furthermore, I've seen that eggshells can be used as fertilizer. I've started to collect some, but I don't know if they'd work with the plants I own, or if it applies to indoor growing.

tl;dr 1) Help me identify my plants please! I want to give them the best life possible but I don't even know what they are. 2) any tips on caring for them, once we know what they are? 3) eggshells? What is the deal?

Thank you for taking the time,
Love from Montreal...

Rhys


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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 26, 2018 3:18 PM CST
Hi Rhys, Welcome!

You can upload photos right here on this page; just click on the green area at the bottom where it says Upload an image; select the photo from your computer to open it and in a couple of seconds you will see numbers and symbols something similar to the following:

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Once those letters,numbers, etc. appear; you can click the green Preview button to see how it looks or click on Finished so that it shows up on the page.

You can post as many photos as you like and I'm sure someone will be able to identify them for you and offer growing tips!


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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Apr 26, 2018 3:24 PM CST
MOST IMPORTANT -

Please edit you post to remove your personal e-mail address and click Finished to be sure it's deleted.

~ It's the little blue Edit area at the bottom right of your original post. Backspace to delete your e-mail address; it's not a good idea to post personal e-mail addy's on a public forum. Smiling
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Montreal, Canada
rhysermc
Apr 27, 2018 7:08 AM CST
Thank you PlantLadyLin!

All done. :)
Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Apr 27, 2018 8:00 AM CST
Hurray! Good job! My eyesight is a bit out of focus but I'll make a few guesses. I'm sure others will be along with suggestions before long as well.

#1 ? I'm not sure, reminds me a bit of a Lily of some sort; Lily (Lilium longiflorum)
#2 ? Not sure about this one either, reminds me of the juvenile form of Corn Plant (Dracaena fragrans)
#3 Possibly a variety of Anthuriums (Anthurium)
#4 ? Possibly a type of Echeverias (Echeveria)
#5 Peace Lilies (Spathiphyllum)
#6 possibly Candelabra Plant (Euphorbia lactea)
#7 possibly Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) or
Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
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Montreal, Canada
rhysermc
Apr 27, 2018 8:09 AM CST
Okay, tons of answers from all over now that I've posted pics!! Smiling Let's compare.

I'm seeing the same similarities that you do Plantladylin, but then some differences, too. My pictures were taken in a rush that morning and I am in NY visiting family. I'll take some more detailed pics when I can, to make sure!

Your probably right about the lily, my mom thinks it's an Easter lily.

The Anthuriums look just like mine, but I don't see the protrusion from some of the pics on the site. Maybe it's just not flowering? Same thing for the peace lilies--only leaves for now.

A friend seems to think that I own a sempervivum, and not an echeveria, though the differences escapes me!

The rest seem to fit. :)
Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Apr 27, 2018 8:17 AM CST
#4 could very well be a type of Sempervivum. Thumbs up I'm not at all familiar with succulents so your friend could be right on with that ID. We have tons of photos of "Semps" in our database for comparison if you get time to check them out: https://garden.org/plants/sear...
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Montreal, Canada
rhysermc
Apr 27, 2018 8:39 AM CST
When I get back from New York I'll take everything into account,

You've already been so helpful, Lin. Thank you! Group hug
Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Apr 27, 2018 8:57 AM CST
The second plant is a Guzmania, a type of Bromeliad. It has finished flowering so it will not look like photos you may Google. Lots of sun and water when the soil surface is dry. Keep it in that pot.

#3 is definitely an Anthurium that is past its prime. That is why it doesn't look like photos you have seen. With good care it may flower again, but not for a while.

#5 is definitely a Peace Lily. It will flower sporadically. Keep it potbound and add some fertilizer at half strength monthly to promote flowering.

#7 is a variegated Dracaena sanderiana aka. D. braunii and commonly called Ribbon Plant. Variegated version of the more common Lucky Bamboo. Its pot is very large and subject to overwatering.
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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Apr 27, 2018 10:37 AM CST
@WillC Thumbs up Thanks so much for popping in with help on identifying these plants.

Rhys, check the images of these leaves for comparison to plant #2:

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purpleinopp
Apr 28, 2018 5:07 AM CST
The last one could be Dracaena but looks like a Chlorophytum to me.
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