Plant IDs

aircad3(10a)December 31, 2012

Hello,

I was recently gifted numerous plants and I am having trouble identifying a few of them. I would appreciate any help.

Thanks!

Plant #1 (about 17 inches tall)

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aircad3(10a)

Plant #2:

    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 4:50PM
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aircad3(10a)

Plant #3:

    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 4:51PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Hello,

Can't tell from the 1st pic, a side view of the plant would help pls.

Sorry, can't think of the name of the 2nd one, on the tip of my tongue.

The Third is a Plectranthus, aka Creeping Charlie or Swedish Ivy.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 4:58PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I believe that #2 is Pilea microplylla.

    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 6:04PM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

Hi
Think # 1 might be a pachira aquaticum ,money plant. Thought it might be a schefflera but a bit pointed and slender, Would agree witht he other two. gary

    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 6:40PM
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aircad3(10a)

Thanks so much for all of your help! Upon googling, the first one is definitely a schefflera. I do already own a money tree and while I can see the similarities of the leaves, the trunks are different.

Thanks again, now I know which to move to the shade. Happy New year!

    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 8:39PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Great gifts! Welcome to Gardenweb!

Does #3 have any kind of scent to the leaves. Just looks like it might... love the red stems! Always wanted one but this plant eludes me still.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 12:40PM
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plantmasterm(z7)

1. is a Nephthytis..many call this a syngonium podophyllum but it's not, it is however in the family of arrowhead vines..this one is different because it starts out with the same form but when it matures it has 5 leaflets on 1 stem whereas the others at maturity are still arrowhead leaves, not that I'm a know it all but I've grown one of these for over 30 hrs.
2. Pile microphylla also called artillery plant
3. Plectranthus also called Swedish ivy

    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 1:29PM
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aircad3(10a)

Purple,

Thanks for the welcome! I've gone from the owner of 3 plants to 14 seemingly overnight. I'm trying my best to learn how to be a better gardener.

Unfortunately my sniffer is out of order at the moment, but I hadn't noticed any scent from it before. I will try to find out for you when I can smell again.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 8:10PM
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Laura Robichaud

Swedish ivy was a very popular houseplant in the 70's. I can't remember seeing one in years!

    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 9:37PM
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aircad3(10a)

I was pleasantly surprised to learn that plant #1 produces deep purple flowers. Is that a trait of the schefflera?

While I was looking back through this post I was amazed how much bigger my plants have gotten just in 5 months!

    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 1:01PM
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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

#1 is either a schleffera or pachira

    Bookmark   June 11, 2013 at 2:50PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Wonder if #1 is a passion vine?

    Bookmark   June 23, 2013 at 4:00PM
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grrr4200(z3 MI)

I dont believe its a scheff or a pachira the leaf form is all wrong. See how some of the leaves are connected? which then makes me think its some sort of Arrow vine... Judging from the really juvenile leaves, however... some of those leaves are severly lobed as well, which usually only happens when the leaves mature. So its quite possible it could be, but possible it may not be.

would it be possible to get a side view on this plant? maybe a view of new growth coming out of it? is it a woodier stem or more vine like? Either way, im chomping at the bit to see more pictures!

    Bookmark   June 24, 2013 at 2:05PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

I'm curious too, a shot of the whole plant from the side might help, maybe a shot of how the plant emerges from the soil.

Aircad, GW is setup to accept one picture per post, so feel free to make a couple posts if you'd like to add more than one new picture.

The Syngonium suggestion is interesting, grrr... after looking at the lowest leaves again, I think you may be onto something there.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 11:10AM
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birdsnblooms

Howdy and Welcome.

Plant #3 is Plectranthus.

Hey Purple! Wow..What a beaut! Toni

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 2:39PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Toni, that was one of the first things we saw on our last trip to NOLA. Unfortunately I didn't clarify with the photographer (DH, so he's not fired, if you know what I mean) to take a shot of the base also.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 4:43PM
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birdsnblooms

Purple, ah, I see....

Wonder if Hedera would grow up our Maple Tree..I dislike the maple, but birds, squirels etc like it..plus, dh refuses to chop it down..

But, the Syngonium is adorable..Wonder if it blooms?

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 5:00PM
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