Identification: help please

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by justme1977, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. justme1977

    justme1977 Member

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    my mom gave me 2 plants the big one she tells me is a indoor palm tree but i don't think that's what it is and the small one she didn't know anything about it
    if anyone could help me identify them it would be greatly appreciated
     

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  2. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    #1 looks like Schefflera arboricola 'Variegata', Umbrella Tree.
     
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    #2 looks like an Aloe, perhaps Aloe vera. Doesn't like to be kept moist, allow to dry out well between waterings.
     
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    Tom Hulse Active Member 10 Years

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    With the shorter leaves and more compact habit, the Aloe is perhaps something closer to A. maculata (saponaria), but I don't know for sure.
     
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    yes its definitely a Schefflera Arboricola – Dwarf Umbrella Tree now i know how to care for it thank you very much
    the other 1 is some sort of aloe i don't do much with it sits in the window and i water it every 2 weeks
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Are y'all sure that the succulent is an Aloe and not a very sun-starved Haworthia, something like H. reinwardtii? When I zoom in, I'm not reading those spots as spots, but as nubs....
     
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    yes they are nubs so then its not a aloe ?
     

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    maf Generous Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

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    Aloe species can also have the tubercles so wouldn't rule them out. Looks fairly similar to [GOOGLE]Aloe aristata[/GOOGLE], but there might be even closer matches out there.
     
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    i think it looks like aloe vera? maybe similiar species? not sure
     

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