Identification: 6 Plants and Related Questions

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by Keoni8888, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Keoni8888

    Keoni8888 Member

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    Good morning all!

    My office had a sale on plants as, for some odd reason, they have just banned them. So, I saw the opportunity and picked up a few for $10 each. Unfortunately, I am really bad with plants and need some help on keeping them alive. I am including links to the images below and have some related questions for each as well:

    They are all kept in my house with varying amounts of light and temperatures that range from 65F to 85F.

    - What is this plant?
    - How do I care for it (light and water)?
    - Is the plant toxic to a cat who seems to like to chew on leaves?

    Plant 1

    Plant 2

    Plant 3

    Plant 4

    Plant 5

    (for plant 5 - the leaves are also starting to spot and turn brown - help please)
    Plant 5 - Brown Leaves
    Plant 5 - Spots

    Plant 6

    Thank you all very much for your time - I really appreciate it!

    John
     

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  2. togata57

    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    1. Ponytail palm (Beaucarnea recurvata)
    2. Schefflera arboricola
    3. Dracaena sanderiana
    4. Schefflera arboricola
    5,6,7: Palm
    8. Dracaena fragrans ('corn plant')

    Welcome to the Forum! You have some nice plants.
     
  3. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    #3 looks like Dracaena fragrans 'White Stripe'. The palm appears to be Howea forsteriana, Sentry Palm.
     
  4. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    If I recall correctly, none of these will harm your cat.
     
  5. Keoni8888

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    Thank you all for the names - this is really helpful. I can now look up general care information for each. And thank you for chiming in on the cat question Lorax.

    John
     
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