Identification: Please help identify these plants

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by sue1278, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. sue1278

    sue1278 Member

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    Please help me identify what these plant are. I think the first is a Draceana, but can't seem to find the names of the other two. Thanks, Sue
     

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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    The last two look to be orchids of some sort.
     
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    Dracaena deremensis 'Lemon Lime'
    Schefflera arboricola
    Ficus elastica
    Phalaenopsis
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Looks like:
    1. Dracaena fragrans 'Lemon Lime' (syn. Dracaena deremensis 'Lemon Lime').
    2. Schefflera arboricola, Umbrella Tree.
    3. Ficus elastica, Rubber Plant.
     
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    the schefflera and the ficus both need to be in a well-draining soil in a container that has drainage holes. i've got mine in cactus soil in unglazed clay pots.

    the scheff can be allowed to dry completely before watering - looks like you've overwatered it and/or the roots are rotting due to no drainage in the container.

    the rubber plant also looks overwatered. it needs more frequent watering than the scheff. it should still be allowed to dry out a bit - an inch or so down and then watered thoroughly.

    i'd suggest repotting both in better soil.

    the dracaena needs the same well-draining soil and container with drainage. it should be a little on the dry side (like the rubber tree) before watering thoroughly.

    the phal should be in orchid soil and should be kept evenly and slightly moist.
     
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    Thanks so much for the info! I seem to attract orphaned plants and it's nice to have them identified so I can help them recover!
     
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    joclyn Rising Contributor

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    they are all pretty hardy plants that can handle neglect pretty well and should recover and thrive once they are in proper conditions.

    please post pics in a few months so we can see how they're doing!
     

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