Identification: Several Tropical Identifications

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by hydroxide, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. hydroxide

    hydroxide Member

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    We recently purchased a whole bunch of tropicals but we have no idea what any of them are so we can't really take proper care of them, any help identifying would be great! :)
     

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  2. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Looks like:
    1. ?
    2. Dieffenbachia picta, Dumb Cane;
    3. Schefflera elegantissima 'Castor';
    4. Dracaena marginata, Madagascar Dragon Tree;
    5. (?)Aeschynanthus sp., Lipstick Vine.
     
  3. hydroxide

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    Thanks, I wonder what the first one is then :p
     
  4. joclyn

    joclyn Rising Contributor

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    1 might be a cordyline, possibly one of the tradescantia's aka wandering jews. if it's tradescantia, it would be 'moses in a boat' possibly.
     
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    for 1 : are the leaves soft ? what abt leaf edges - smooth or jagged ? It looks like Cordyline if its soft ; if its hard and spiny, could be somthing else.
     
  6. Shannon1979

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    Number one looks like it could be a ti plant?
     
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    shannon, ti plant and cordyline are the same thing :)
     
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    Thanks :) I'm not too up on the proper names lol
     
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    i'm not always either. that's what i really love about this site - i'm always learning something from someone here!!
     
  10. mrsubjunctive

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    #1 is a variegated Tradescantia spathacea (moses in the cradle), as joclyn suspected.
     

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