New to gardening... need help identifying plants

rsanfordOctober 2, 2011

Hello all! I am very new to gardening. I have a job in the Botany department (I am actually a Zoologist, but this is just where the opening was!) and someone else in the greenhouse was about to throw away these plants and they said we could take them. The problem is, I don't even know what species they are! Which makes looking up online how to care for them difficult. I took some pictures. Maybe you guys could tell me generally what they are.

Here is a link to the flickr gallery:

Any help would be appreciated, even if you can only name one :). Also, if you know anything about the care of these plants (how much light, how much water, etc.) I would also appreciate that!
Thank you, Rachel

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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Hi Rachel & Welcome,

I"ll get you started w/ some names & others can chime in w/ care maybe & then you can also check looking up:

1. Some Palm

2. Peperomia obtusifolia

3. Sansevieria moonshine

4. Epipremnum aka Pothos

5. Peperomia (don't know which, looks thirsty,
think it needs water)

6. Corn Plant (Dracena ?)

7. Fern

there you go ...

These are all tropicals or semi-tropicals, except the Sansevieria, which is a succulent.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2011 at 9:44PM
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Thank you! I didn't expect this fast of a response- this forum is awesome :) I will look up the care on these and go for it!

    Bookmark   October 2, 2011 at 10:18PM
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Hello and Welcome.
1. Chamaedorea Elegansm, 'Parlor Palm'

5. Peperomia obtusifoliia, variegata

6. Dracaena warneckii, 'Striped Dracaena'

7. Nephrolepis exaltuta, 'Fluffy Ruffles' Fern

You got some really nice specimens...Toni

    Bookmark   October 3, 2011 at 2:10AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

You're most welcome. We're not always this good but we do try. Happily in this instance Toni (HopefulA) filled in the ones I couldn't specify further.

Thanks Toni -- nice 'workin' w/ ya!

    Bookmark   October 3, 2011 at 9:45PM
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Thank you, too, Karen. Team together, help when we can.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2011 at 2:46PM
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