Houseplants forum: Ivy houseplant identification

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anguajardo
May 17, 2018 12:54 PM CST
Hello!

I received two plants last fall that I cannot seem to identify. The first dies back in winter outside (TX), but then gets quite big and long through the summer and fall. The second I keep in the house. It's looking neglected, I know, but I'm trying to revive it. Thanks so much for your help!!


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A. Guajardo
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
May 18, 2018 7:42 AM CST
Hi & welcome!

#1 looks like arrowhead vine, Syngonium podophyllum:
Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum)



#2 is some kind of Hoya. Somebody will probably recognize which one.

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anguajardo
May 18, 2018 10:24 AM CST
Oh, thanks for the help! I just looked it up and see that all parts of the plant are somewhat poisonous. That is good to know since I have little kids. I will remind them not to stick anything in their mouth that shouldn't be there! Thanks again!


purpleinopp said:Hi & welcome!

#1 looks like arrowhead vine, Syngonium podophyllum:
Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum)



#2 is some kind of Hoya. Somebody will probably recognize which one.



Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
May 18, 2018 10:37 AM CST
Happy to suggest. TY for the acorn!

When my kids were young enough to put non-food objects in their mouths, I put plants up high, out of reach. The soil could just as likely be the thing that gets put in mouth, as any plant part, which could have fertilizer in/on it, and swallowed perlite particles could cause gastrointestinal distress or damage. A knocked-over plant makes a mess, whether put in mouth or not. Teaching not to put non-food items in mouth is a good lesson, some kinds learn more quickly than others. Smiling

In the case of Syngonium, the sap can cause a rash similar to poison ivy if one has skin that is sensitive to it. It has irritating alkaloids, as so many house plants do.

Good luck with plant(s) & kids!
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