I'm sure some of you have been wondering, where has Richard Dreyfuss Teen Idol been, with his endless string of plant ID questions? Is he all right? Is he now homeless and living on a bicycle? Well, ladies and gents, I assure you that I am ok, and have been in fact avidly continuing my hobby of bringing home plants that I am totally unable to identify. I just haven't been posting pictures of them here because, until today, I was forced to rely on my mildly disabled cell phone camera for pictures, which clearly wasn't cutting the mustard. But now my real camera is back in action, and boy do I have a lot of questions! Ok, let's get started! 01) Pictures 1 & 2: Ok, this one I just took a cutting of today. Probably the hardest one for anyone to identify. I can tell you that the parent plant had several long, slender, woody stems, with one of these at the end of each. This is the best picture I could get. Shortly after taking this picture, I razored all except the top 4 leaves off, dipped 'er in hormone, and stuck it in some cactus soil. I'm not even sure if this qualifies as a succulent. There was a tag in the parent plant's pot, but with no name, just the name of a nursery in Arizona. Ideas? 02) Pictures 3 & 4: I am pretty sure this is some kind of African Violet (I hope so, I bought a whole bag of African Violet soil for it). I thought this cutting would be a sure thing, but as you can see, is looking pretty sickly. It does appear, however, to be sprouting some new growth in the middle there. Anyways, please confirm that this plant is what I think it is, and if anyone has any further specifics, please share. 03) Pictures 5 & 6: This is actually an outdoor plant. I propagated this one from seed, my first successful attempt at procreating from a seedhead of a plant that lives in my flowerbed. I am fairly, fairly, fairly certain that it is a Rudbeckia. Can anyone confirm this without a bloom? The only other possibility is that it is a Gaillardia or an Echinacea Purpurea. If it is not either, then it is probably just some damned furry weed that sprouted from a bag of potting soil, and I will be saddened. In any event, it is quite juvenile. What sayest ye? 04) Pictures 7 & 8: The next several pictures were my first attempts at taking cuttings, which I did back around the 1st of the year. They are all commonly found in funeral arrangements. I know that because that is where I got them. (After re-reading this post, I realize this may sound creepy, so I will explain that I don't go raiding cemeteries for cuttings... I just work at a funeral parlor, and when families donate unwanted living plants to local hospitals, I take a quick cutting of the ones that strike my fancy before they go out the door.) In any event, they seem to have rooted nicely, and I expect great things from them. This particular plant is a neat, steely-purplish color, although I often see the same kind of plant in a more standard shade of green. 05) Pictures 9 & 10: Also a cutting from an arrangement, this one was in a terrarium. I also see this plant in other color schemes, but this particular variegation looked neat and stood out to me. 06) Pictures 11 & 12: The final of the arrangement cuttings. Clearly some kind of philodendron. Can anyone be more specific? Sorry, I had a heck of a time taking pictures of this one for some reason, and this is the best I could do. It has very shiny, glossy looking leaves. 07) Pictures 13, 14, & 15: Ok, let's just focus on the first picture for a minute. The plant at the 6:30 position in the pot is a Crassula ovata 'Gollum', Trumpet Jade. I know that much. The other four all appear to be some type of Kalanchoe. Of those four, three are the same kind. The one that is different is clearly the one at roughly the 1 o'clock position. For purposes of hopefully identifying the specific types of kalanchoe that I have here, you may now refer to the other pictures, which are close-ups to hopefully give you some clues. The one of these kalanchoe that is not like the others (picture 3), appears to come from an adult plant where the leaves do not get significantly broader as the plant grows taller. They remain quite slender. The more greenish looking specimen, as you can see, develops a broader leaf. 08) Pictures 16, 17, & 18: Last ones, I promise. Some kind of Ivy, I know that much. This particular plant is actually two plants put together in the same pot. Someone ordered a funeral arrangement where they just wanted some ivy clipped off and put around a statue. That left these two plants, which as you can see, are not doing spectacularly. Leaves are dropping like wildfire. I am not sure why. Any ideas? The easy answer is that they appear to be drinking themselves to death, but I assure you that those bottles were empty before they were put near the plant. So that's not an option. I am wondering if it is lack of light? Given the design of my apartment, it is very hard for me to give adequate light to plants with large pots, and I think this one may be suffering. It gets medium indirect light for most of the day. I also have been pretty faithful about watering it- once every week or so. Anyways, can anyone tell what kind of ivy this is? I am about to give up hope for this one. Ok, fire away. As always, I appreciate any and all information that you folks care to share with me.