Identification: My plants need help in identification

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  1. kimmellk

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    I ran across this website and have found it to be very helpful. I have identified some of my plants but have trouble with others as they look similar to more than one type. I would like to know for sure what they are so I can take better care of them. One of the pictures is of Elephant Ears but can't figure out what I am doing wrong. I have already lost one leaf and am close to losing another. Also the green and yellow baby plant I am having trouble with as I have already lost one little sprout and am close to losing the other. The bottom leaves are wrinkling up and dropping off. Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated to help me save my baby's. The first and the forth pictures are of the same plant.
     

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    #2 Alocasia 'Amazonica'
    #3 Maybe Hoya
    #5 Dracaena godseffiana or Croton???
    #6 Dracaena sanderiana?
    #7 Dieffenbachia
    #8 & #9 Syngonium

    Ed
     
  3. togata57

    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    #3 has a look of philodendron to me. (Heart-leaved.)
    #4...could this one be something of a citrus nature?
    #5: Croton.
    In general, I say that your plants need 1: more moisture; 2. more light.
     
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    You also have a few "Sansevieria plants" in photos, 3, 5, 6, & 7. (Tall stiff sword like leaves) Commonly called, Snake plant, or Mother-in-laws tongue.
     
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    are 1 and 4 the same thing? 4 looks like it may be coffee arabica

    2 is alocasia - i'll defer to ed about 'amazonica'
    3 looks like a philodendron - don't know which one.
    5 is croton
    6 dracaena
    7 dieffenbachia
    8 & 9 syngonium

    4 might be coffee - and 1 if it is the same thing.

    that's sansevieria in the same pot as the philo and the diff. the philo needs more moisture than the sans, so repot it seperately. i think the diff also has a higher moisture need (although less than the philo). someone correct me if i'm wrong! if i'm right, i'll need it's own pot, too.
     
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    I agree with the others on the ID's except...

    #3 is definitely a Heart-Leaved Philodendron
    #5 looks like a Gold Dust Dracaena to me.
     
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    Thank you so much for your help. Yes one and four are the same plant but the leaves are curling and browning on edges and don't know what I am doing wrong. I have been babying this plant since a couple of summers ago when turned off my ac during hottest part of summer to go out of town(I live in Houston) and it killed all of the leaves some used to be on the bottom and fairly large. I have gotten it back this far. Also the plants that are in pictures 3,4,5,and 6 came in a basket together and other then the Dracaena they were all doing well and have grown a ton until I repotted and then the Phil started croaking on me. I shall repot and see what happens. I have another Phil that is just beautiful and full. Any suggestions for the Elephant Ear. I have tryed moving to different spots and using different amounts of water.
     
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    My opinion is that #1 and #4 are a Ficus elastica that is lacking adequate light.
     
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    Instead of re-potting a second time, make sure you choose a pot either the same size as the origional one, or smaller. As long as you have an inch, to two inches to spare from the roots, to the inside of the pot wall, your good.
     
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    Yes and I'll defer to the Toga, wild rose and joclyn with the heart leafed philo : )

    Ed
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    And I'd agree with Namwa that 1 and 4 are more likely Ficus in dire need of sunshine.

    Coffee leaves are far more definitely indented along their lateral veins than that.

    And for your aroids, especially the Syngoniums, don't move them around so much. When I had them they were always very tempremental about environment change.
     
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    my first thought WAS f. elastica! should always follow your instincts!!

    the leaf color didn't look right - nor the trunk either, to a point.

    when you repotted, you may have tamped down on the soil too much for the philo's liking. OR there could be some air pockets around the roots and it's not getting the moisture or nutrients it needs.

    most likely is that it's just too dry for it. i've got one that wilted like that when i skipped watering due to being busy.
     
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