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Identification help?

Posted by Talyah_88 AK (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 16, 13 at 5:05

Hi everyone!

What a wonderful forum with great topics. I've joined because I need some emergency help. We've got a bunch of nieces and nephews coming in next week who are highly allergic to many things and will take a bite out of anything they can crawl fast enough to reach.

We'd like to put lables on our houseplants just in case an emergency comes up. Can any of you identify any of these plants?

Thanks so much!

Plant 1
Plant 2
Plant 3
Plant 4
Plant 5
Plant 6
Plant 7
Plant 8

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Identification help?

Not sure what #1 is but I like it. #2 is some kinda christmas cactus. #3 is a coleus. #4 is a pelargonium. #5 might be an epipremnum but regardless it is an aroid which is not a plant you want tots chewing on. #6appears to be some kind of dracena. #7 is definately an epipremnum(see#5above). #8 is a peace lilly which is another aroid.

Hope this helps! :)

RE: Identification help?

That is so helpful, thank you so much! That just leaves number one... the stem isn't actually stiff on it, it's being held up by a ssupport stick. I'm going to go label them right now! Thank you!

RE: Identification help?

No problem! :)

I've got some hunches on #1 but I don't want to blurt mere guesswork,besides there must be someone here better qualified to that task lurking about who should pop up soon. :)

Oh and another thing,..labeling them is fine but also if I mat suggest looking them up individually online and doing a bit of research to determine their hazard potential in order to build your own knowledge base. ;)

RE: Identification help?

number one to me looks like a sunflower lol. which means i have no clue what it could be nor do i have any hunches.

2. christmas cactus
3. coleus
4. geranium
5. pothos / devils ivy
6.draceana sanderiana
7. pothos
8. peace lily

as far as i know none of these plants would cause much problem if ingested. May upset a stomach but definitely nothing toxic enough to cause serious ailment.

RE: Identification help?

Got a link for you. :)

Here is a link that might be useful: Check it out


The peace lily turns up on this list...

Here is a link that might be useful: concerning oxalates

RE: Identification help?

You guys, thanks so much. I've bookmarked that link. I guess number 1 is a little harder to identify.

RE: Identification help?

lets see here

Here is a link that might be useful: plant

RE: Identification help?

The first one is Helianthus annum, better for outside

RE: Identification help?

Your pics:






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