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hellouha
Kansas City, MO

July 26, 2012
2:53 AM

Post #9219026

I can't seem to get this plant happy. Does this plant requires more water than usually house plants? Or maybe it's not getting enough sun or too much. What family is it in.

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 26, 2012
8:56 AM

Post #9219316

Your plant looks like it may be a Dieffenbachia (Dumbcane)

http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/dieffenbachia_sp.htm

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

July 26, 2012
9:42 AM

Post #9219361

Agreed. And I have one of those with the same unrelenting unhappiness. (2 years plus) Mine was a florist decor gift plant with the same incredibly packed stems. I suspect something about that is the root cause.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 26, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #9219366

I do think Hellouha's plant would benefit from dividing/repotting...looks like an awful lot of roots in there.

RachelLF

RachelLF

July 26, 2012
6:59 PM

Post #9219898

Sorry Jean but both plants are Aglaonemas but I do agree that they would benefit from repotting into a larger pot. Other than that, they look rather healthy;)
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

July 26, 2012
7:36 PM

Post #9219948

I see Aglaonema as well. Both contenders are in the Araceae (arum family).

They don't seem so unhappy to me. I would start fertilizing with a mild food every third watering, and see if the growth doesn't improve.

Be sure to leave those blinds open too.
purpleinopp
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

July 27, 2012
7:37 AM

Post #9220296

Does the pot have a drain hole at the bottom?

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