Identification: PleaseHelpIdentifyAndCareNeeds

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by clairdelalune, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. clairdelalune

    clairdelalune Member

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    My grandmother died in 2001 (last grandparent) and I got this plant from her house...has done ok but here recently looking a bit pathetic...I keep it indoors in winter and outdoors on shaded patio in summer...gets fuller and more healthy looking when outside in summer but not this summer...don't know what it is or any of it's needs...can someone help me? Oh...when the new leaves come out they are small and then grow larger after.

    Thanks much...Lynn
     

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  2. J.Onstott

    J.Onstott Active Member

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    Maybe some sort of begonia?
     
  3. Marn

    Marn Active Member 10 Years

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    it looks like a Creeping Charlie/ Swedish Ivy .. they are a pretty easy plant to look after .. they like alot of sun .. and dont let it dry out to much ..

    When was the last time it was repoted ??.. and does that pot have drainage holes ?..
    looks like it may need some fresh dirt ..

    Marn
     
  4. clairdelalune

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    direct sun? and what about fertilizer? Thanks much!
     
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    oh...it does have drainage holes
     
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    Thanks...but this plant doesn't flower at all
     
  7. saltcedar

    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Florida potting soils sometimes have a very heavy mucky peat base.
    This may be slowly suffocating the roots. If you can find a loose
    pinebark or coir potting mix the plant may be happier. Liquid fertilizer
    1/2 strength monthly only during warm weather should be adequate.

    HTH
    Chris
     

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