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sjbaby(4)March 11, 2014

if this works, this is what they are calling a prayer plant, i would love to find out the real name.

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sjbaby(4)

another one i just had to buy but dont know any thing about.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 12:46AM
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summersunlight(5b)

Your first picture does indeed show what is commonly called a Prayer Plant. Its proper name is Maranta leuconeura. If you put that name in google you will see photos of similar plants.

The second photo shows what is called a Pothos. I think your Pothos is the cultivar "Njoy" although there is also a very similar cultivar that is called "Pearls and Jade".

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 7:55AM
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sjbaby(4)

thank you, i have several pothos but never seen one like that, but now that i know it should be easy to grow

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 7:59AM
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sjbaby(4)

when i got the prayer plant it had one half dead leaf, i cut that off and watered sparingly and it is coming back strong now along with other stuff.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 8:01AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

In the top pic, it looks like the pots are full of just wet rocks?

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 12:35PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Hey Purp,

I was thinking the same thing, why are those top dressing rocks wet? Or in water? Looks confusing & very wet!

    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 10:38PM
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sjbaby(4)

they are not wet just shiny lol, i found it as a nice medium with the mice, a SMALL layer of aquarium rock over the dirt and the mice leave the plants alone and i water almost never , wet test show it is not affecting the center drying out or the drainage it has been a couple months and none of the plants seem to be suffering. but none of the plants are being gotten into by the mice.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 5:20PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Curious, what wet test are you using? Well if the plants are happy & the mice are gone, then sounds like it's a good thing!!

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 6:35PM
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sjbaby(4)

the bamboo stick stuck down in the dirt. i was shown a long time ago to stick it all the way down in and let it sit for an hour then take it out and see how wet it is and where it is wet. plants dry out fast in my house, very low humidity. space heaters in the winter and dry heat in the summer. i have almost never had a problem with root rot. i tend to under water.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 6:57PM
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