Identification: House Plant

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by jstanner, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. jstanner

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    I have this plant well over ten years. I have know idea what it is. I water it weekly and it gets direct light. It is thriving very well but it needs to be pruned or trimmed and I don't how to do it without cutting of the leaves. Can anybody help out? Thanks.
     

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  2. togata57

    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    Looks like a Schefflera.
     
  3. K Baron

    K Baron Well-Known Member

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    Maybe Brassaia actinophylla, or Schefflera a.
     
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    Marn Active Member 10 Years

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    It looks a lil dried out and maybe not getting enough sun ... give it a good watering and a bit more sun ..

    Marion
     
  5. leaf kotasek

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    i'd go with brassaia actinophylla. i have one and she grows like stink! yours looks pretty stunted. ...is she rootbound? are the roots healthy-looking? are there any nutrients in the soil? do you keep the leaflets clean? are you sure you water often enough?

    as for pruning, i dunno, this plant looks a bit too sad to need to be pruned...
     
  6. togata57

    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    Agree with Marn and leaf. If this were my plant I would repot, water more frequently, and move it to a better-lit location. That soil looks pretty dry. Plant is still trying, doing its best, but could use some help!
     

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