Identification: 2 kids under 5: need 2 plant IDs help to know if safe

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by crazydiamond, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. crazydiamond

    crazydiamond Member

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    Hello. I was given 2 plants with a few small side accent plants yesterday and I like them and want to keep them but need to know if they are safe to have around my children. I tried to ID them on the internet but do not know the terms involved. I will attach some pictures. I would greatly appreciate any help that anyone can provide or even a direction to an easier to use way to ID these plants. The one looks kind of like a palm tree. Thank you very much.
     

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  2. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Looks like:
    1. Dracaena fragrans 'Janet Craig';
    2. Dracaena marginata 'Tricolor', Madagascar Dragon Tree.
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Agree with Junglkeeper on IDs, and as for little kids, these are totally safe plants.
     
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    The smaller plant on the sife with many long linear leaves is a chamaedorea, most likely C. elegans

    I have no idea if it is dangerous, have never heard it as being so, but you can find that online.

    The third broadleaf plant we will need a better image of to identify

    Hope that helps
     
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    Thank you very much to all of you for your time and expertise by identifying these houseplants for me!! I bought them some nice new pots and cactus soil and hopefully they will be with us for a long time : ) I really appreciate that very much. Thanks again to all of you. This is a very interesting and helpful forum.
     

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