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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    11 / 12 / 2015

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Fall

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Northeast

  • City

    Brooklyn

  • State

    New York

  • Posted by

    pnosal

Notes:

My roommate moved out and I inherited this plant from him. I have no idea what it is or how to take proper care of it. As you can see from the picture, it is leaning up against the wall. It has a tendency to droop over and flop on the floor without support. Is it supposed to do that? What would happen if I just let it do its thing? You’d think a plant that size would be able to handle itself. Will it be happier on the floor? Should I tie it to a stick or something? I have no idea what I’m doing.

Comments

  • Teresa Master Identifier says:

    I agree, it is Dieffenbachia some times called dumb cane because it is slightly toxic and numbs vocal cords if ingested. Adventurous cat I once had would not leave my pant alone so I got rid of it per vetrinarian advice. Wish I had gotten rid of the cat instead but that is another story. Looks like your plant needs a little more sunlight and regular feeding with a water soluble fertilze for houseplants. Water only once a week,one cup of water, remove any water that collects in the tray. They are beautiful plants, good luck with yours.

    November 16th, 2015 at 9:35am

  • Metrosideros Master Identifier says:

    A type of Dieffenbachia. Maybe Dieffenbachia seguine. http://www.ladybug.uconn.edu/factsheets/Dieffenbachiahouseplant.htm

    November 13th, 2015 at 11:27am

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