Identification: What is this funky green thing?

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by Lynott, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. Lynott

    Lynott Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    Hi,

    I have owned this remarkable looking plant for over two years now. Apparently, it is healthy and all, but in all this time I have never figured out what it is. It was a gift from a friend who was moving away. Anyhow, can someone please help me identify this fella, and provide tips as to its care and feeding?

    http://share.shutterfly.com/osi.jsp?i=EegNmjNm2aNWLN

    Thank you!
     
  2. Ali

    Ali Active Member

    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northern Ontario canada
    ??? A chinese evergreen wearing hair clips???
    What are the colourfull things in the picture?
     
  3. Newt

    Newt Well-Known Member 10 Years

    Messages:
    1,275
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Maryland USA zone 7
    Hi Lynott,

    I agree with Ali that it looks like Aglaonema commutatum - Chinese evergreen. It looks like it needs a good watering as the leaves shouldn't be that curled - a sign of water stress. There are several varieties of Aglaonema. The second one shows it with berries. Is this your plant?

    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/agalonemacom.html
    http://caliban.mpiz-koeln.mpg.de/~stueber/mavica/all/5000/04571.jpg

    Water when they dry out, but preferably before the leaves curl. A bright spot out of direct sunlight will make it happy. It will shed it's lower leaves as it grows and develop a 'trunk' of sorts. You don't really need to worry about fertilizing, but you could use something natural like fish emulsion or seaweed once a month during the spring and summer.


    Ali,
    they do bloom and get berries.

    Newt
     
  4. Ali

    Ali Active Member

    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northern Ontario canada
    I am aware that they got blooms and berries but what I am seeing dosn't look right to me! The blooms on on a chinese severgreen are spath type and a very pale yellow to white colour.
     

Share This Page