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Need help identifying these plants!

Posted by Meha none (My Page) on
Wed, May 2, 12 at 0:50

Ok so my father has an obsession with planting plants all over my yard, which is great but unfortunately hes never really home to take care of them. I have never been the gardening type but im sick of watching these plants die. i water them everyday but some are just not getting better so i have been trying to find information on them to give them the correct care. My father never remembers what the name of the plants are and my attempts to find them on the internet is stressful at the least. There are so many different kinds of each plant. i would like to find out what they are so i can give them the correct care each of them need, so any help is greatly appreciated!

this one i know is a janet craig but I cant find the exact one
1) http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x40/meha42005/WP_000254.jpg

2) http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x40/meha42005/WP_000255.jpg

3) http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x40/meha42005/WP_000256.jpg

Again I know this one is a type of spider plant but not sure which
4) http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x40/meha42005/WP_000257.jpg

this one grows a flower in the middle if that helps at all
5) http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x40/meha42005/WP_000258.jpg

6) http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x40/meha42005/WP_000259.jpg

7) http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x40/meha42005/WP_000260.jpg

This is a tree that is in my yard and was here when i moved in. It started blooming white flowers that smell like magnolias. I looked it up and found that it may be a sweet-pea magnolia because it also has silvery leaves on the back side. the only thing is, It doesn't have any of the red small fruits that everything ive found says it should.

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x40/meha42005/WP_000262.jpg
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x40/meha42005/WP_000263.jpg


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RE: Need help identifying these plants!

I'm going by the jpg#s, 259 is Croton and 260 could be Monstera delicosa. I'm really awful at houseplants so that's all I'll offer in identifying your plants.

Are you planting these in your yard and watering them every day? That could be the problem itself. It seems like an awful lot of water, depending upon your zone and soil type. All of these are houseplants in my zone. You don't have your gardening zone posted, if you don't know it you can click on the link that says Zone in the Post a Follow-Up area. It goes by zip code and while not exactly correct for every house, it's close enough for rock and roll. It will help you to know how to take care of your plants.

Hope that helps.


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Your links:

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#2 houseplant is a dead looking sago palm. I agree that 6 is a croton and 7 a monstera. #2 white flowering tree might be a type of magnolia.


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1 Dracaena fragrans 'Janet Craig compact'
2 Deceased Cycas revoluta
3 Ruellia 'Katie Dwarf'
4 Ophiopogon japonicus 'Silver Dragon' or similar
5 Bromeliad possibly Guzmania
6 Ditto Croton
7 Philodendron bipinnatifidum
1/2 Sweetbay Magnolia virginiana I believe


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RE: Need help identifying these plants!

  • Posted by Meha none (My Page) on
    Wed, May 2, 12 at 17:06

Thanks so much for your help! I'm researching the plants and getting the idea of what each of them need. Its such a relief to have an idea of how to care for them individually. All these plants were outside in direct sunlight and we live in southern Louisiana so that's not a good thing for some of them lol. Plus i was watering them all every evening which a few of them cant handle.

A quick question about the palm, I had it inside on top of a tall book shelf that barely caught sunlight and i also forgot to water it :(. It seems from what i could dig up that it needs to be outside in direct sun light? Or am i wrong? its just everything i have found on it has been generic information and not specific to this bred. I know it looks dead but when I scratch the stems it self there still bright green and alive, will it come back with the correct care?

thank yall very much for all the help!


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  • Posted by Meha none (My Page) on
    Wed, May 2, 12 at 17:12

Also what are the differences between Bromeliad and Guzmania if any? Is the care different? It's flower is yellow if that help at all.


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Plant the Cycas revoluta outdoors in Morning sun, PM shade.
The Bromeliaceae is the Family all the bromeliads share, Guzmania
is the genus your plant appears to belong to.


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