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please help identify houseplant

I was given this plant [pics] by someone who I'm not in contact with anymore. Is it a Philodendron? Species? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Sep 27, 2016 - 3 answers

Another "Identify This Plant" Question

Can you help me identify this plant that sprouted in a desert garden? [more inside]
posted by BenevolentActor on Sep 26, 2016 - 4 answers

Help identify my plant?

I've had this plant for many years already and cannot remember if i bought it or if it was a gift. I'm trying to find out it's name so i can research the best way to care for it and propagate it. [more inside]
posted by PardonMyFrench on Sep 20, 2016 - 5 answers

This is why we can't have nice things - plant edition

I have a perfect space for a potted plant on my living room floor that gets lots of light. Unfortunately (for the plant, and my sanity), I also have a very, um, active toddler. Are there magical ways I could pot a plant so that he doesn't, say, pour dirt all over my living room floor, or, um, eat all the wood chips, or something? Bonus points for best (and hardy) suggestions for a type of big potted plant that will be beautiful to me and utterly uninteresting and non-toxic to my child. Thanks!
posted by andreapandrea on Sep 11, 2016 - 12 answers

What is this plant and is it toxic to cats?

Can anyone identify this plant? http://imgur.com/gJ6CAXy [more inside]
posted by Reverend John on Aug 25, 2016 - 6 answers

I was told there would be no math.

I've crossed a bunch of plants with one another, and now have a bunch of berries on those plants. Each berry can contain way more seeds than I have room to pot up and grow out individually, so I'm trying to find the point of diminishing returns, where potting up additional seedlings stops giving me new and interesting results, but my math background is inadequate. [more inside]
posted by Spathe Cadet on Aug 21, 2016 - 13 answers

Can someone id this plant for me?

Hoping for an ID for a low-growing, herbaceous perennial plant. [more inside]
posted by release the hardwoods! on Aug 4, 2016 - 2 answers

What is this plant #313?

This is doing quite well on the SE side of my house in Northern Virginia. Some are over 6ft/2m tall. What is it?
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jul 24, 2016 - 6 answers

What is this plant?

Several stalks of this plant with serrated leaves and small yellow flowers were mixed in a bag with some supposedly ready to cook spinach. What is it, and is it edible?
posted by Kriesa on Jun 13, 2016 - 2 answers

Unused backyard spot. Level of difficulty: shade & chickens

There's an eyesore of a barren area, about 2m,5 x 2,5m (8ft x 8ft), in my backyard. I want to do something about it. Challenge #1: part of the area is permanently shaded. Challenge #2: I have two free-range chickens eager to eat everything tender and green. [more inside]
posted by sively on May 31, 2016 - 10 answers

What is this potted plant?

Asking for a friend who recently acquired an unknown houseplant from another friend. Can you identify this plant and offer any advice on care? [more inside]
posted by fremen on May 25, 2016 - 4 answers

Plant ID? It's not marijuana.

This plant has been showing up every year for 12 years now. I don't know what it is. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by yesster on May 15, 2016 - 11 answers

Is this thing named Audrey?

Some otherwise-unplanted space at the side of my patio has, this spring, been taken over by this plant. [more inside]
posted by jammer on May 12, 2016 - 11 answers

This plant is in our yard. It's probably a weed. What is it?

We live in southwestern Ohio, and have these plants (photos at the link) coming up all around the lawn. They vaguely resemble catnip or some other mint-variety, but the leaves have no scent. They come up quickly and bloom quickly as well. What are they?
posted by dryad on Apr 27, 2016 - 8 answers

Plant ID

What kind of plant is this, and how often should I water it?
posted by ellieBOA on Apr 11, 2016 - 9 answers

Houseplant health

What are these white spots on the leaves of my braided money plant? The spots are not holes, and appear on some leaves only. Indoor plant facing a southern window (bright light all day), and has thrived there for 3 years. I water only when the topsoil is dry. It appears to drain itself well.
posted by nologo on Apr 11, 2016 - 3 answers

Name! That! Plant!

Our front garden beds are covered in this vine-like green monster- what is it? Trying to determine if it's an actual weed or something that was planted on purpose. Either way, I want to get rid of it, so tips on that would also be helpful.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Apr 11, 2016 - 9 answers

Gardening in California: What to do with a DEEP container?

Short version: I have a crate that is 50 inches long, 20 inches wide, and 35 inches deep. What plants have roots that can take advantage of the depth, but don't need much space to spread laterally? Long version: [more inside]
posted by aws17576 on Apr 9, 2016 - 15 answers

If a plant could nudge behavior...

I live on a corner. I need to plant something to border the corner that says, "please respect that this is my yard, not public property." I would like it to be reasonably attractive and low maintenance. [more inside]
posted by papergirl on Apr 6, 2016 - 27 answers

What's this weed?

What's this weed? We have these growing in the yard (I am in Baltimore, MD) and the wife thinks they are beautiful. We just can't tell what it is.
posted by brownrd on Apr 3, 2016 - 14 answers

Help me take care of this diseased plant?

I'm not sure what type of plant it is, but it has some sort of mildew killing it. [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Feb 28, 2016 - 5 answers

Can I nom it?

I moved into a great new place yesterday, with a garden. I have hit the Holy Grail of Paris-area apartments. However. Garden has plants from previous tenant. I have cats. Cats will nom the plants. I'm unfamiliar with a few of the plants, and am particularly worried about curious noms of this one. MeFi, can my cats eat these? Or should I remove them? [more inside]
posted by fraula on Oct 17, 2015 - 11 answers

Jade plant carnage - guilt, soil and repotting

So our big office jade plant - given to ME by a green-thumbed former co-worker and the wonder of the floor - fell over in the night and broke into a million pieces. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Sep 17, 2015 - 10 answers

Sago Palm Houseplant Problems

I have a small Sago Palm in the living room that seems perfectly happy sending out new growth and then letting them die. (Photos) I thought the new fronds would mature into new leaves but they uncurl and then just yellow and die. I was told not to cut the yellowing fronds off as the plant self-cannibalizes, but they're not very attractive - how do I either stop the fronds from dying or discourage new growth?
posted by The Whelk on Sep 13, 2015 - 7 answers

Can I cut down this big scary plant?

Is this Giant Hogweed or something else? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Jul 21, 2015 - 6 answers

What is this succulent and why is it dying?

What is this succulent and why is it dying? We bought it in this arrangement a month ago. I'm pretty sure we over-watered it. Is there any way to save it?
posted by Baby_Balrog on Jun 10, 2015 - 7 answers

what plant is this?

What plant is this?
posted by tarvuz on Jun 10, 2015 - 4 answers

What is this ornamental plant?

Help me identify this ornamental plant growing in front of our new house. [more inside]
posted by fremen on May 31, 2015 - 9 answers

What was this yellow flowering plant in the fields outside Paris?

I flew into Charles de Gaulle Airport in May. On our descent we passed over many fields of vivid yellow flowering plants. What might those have been?
posted by komara on May 27, 2015 - 14 answers

Flower identification

Spotted this flower, not sure if it was planted or if it sprouted up as a weed. Can you ID? Flower is growing in Seattle, Washington. [more inside]
posted by Craig on May 26, 2015 - 3 answers

What plant?

These leaves have been sitting in water for almost a year after being included as part of a flower arrangement. They have not formed any roots in the water, but recently started growing new leaves out of some buds in the bottom of each leaf. Can you identify them? Photos: 1 2 3 . Thank you,
posted by jeto on May 24, 2015 - 5 answers

Plant ID help needed

I'm curious to know what this plant is - it's growing in an alley in Washington, D.C.
posted by ryanshepard on May 14, 2015 - 6 answers

What is this plant?

We have two unidentified plants in our Chicago backyard - what are they? Pictures inside. [more inside]
posted by cimton on Apr 29, 2015 - 8 answers

Advice for turning one these unruly plants into my dream jade.

A friend gifted me a jade clipping 13 years ago and I since propagated 2 more plants. While I’ve loved and enjoyed them, I’ve never learned enough about proper pruning. I'd rather love to see them grow into shorter, more compact and fuller plants with thicker trunks. Is it too late for this?Perhaps I've let them go too far. Should I make new plants from cuttings? Or can I work with any of these? I like the 3rd the best. Jade Jade 2 Jade 3
posted by Mikey51 on Feb 23, 2015 - 3 answers

Help for a brown thumb

What can I do to save a large indoor gardenia plant with browning, dry leaves? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jan 14, 2015 - 4 answers

ID this plant, please?

Hello! Can you ID this plant for me? [more inside]
posted by film on Dec 25, 2014 - 7 answers

What's this weird fruiting vine?

Help me identify this plant! [more inside]
posted by Joseph Gurl on Oct 26, 2014 - 4 answers

Identify this tree with berries

This tree has lived for 10+ years in my backyard, and we're getting a dog. Is this tree safe? Pics and details inside. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Sep 20, 2014 - 4 answers

Do I eat or water this bunch of "organic produce"?

A friend left a huge bag of produce from the farmers market on my doorstep, but I have no idea what this is. Do you? [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Aug 28, 2014 - 13 answers

Well, at least it covers the chain link fence.

Plantfilter: What is this large flowering leafy bean plant in our yard? The plant in question (scroll down, it's an album of pics) is a large, leafy beast growing up and over our back fence in Los Angeles. [more inside]
posted by erst on Aug 14, 2014 - 5 answers

What is this plant?

This plant suddenly appeared in my community garden/allotment. It has sprays of tiny white buds, that open into tiny white flowers with five petals. Inside there's a small green fruits (?) that look like small tomatoes and have grown to about 6mm-7mm (about 0.25 inches). Any ideas what it is? - Thanks!
posted by carter on Aug 3, 2014 - 6 answers

Mystery Pepper

Help me identify the mystery pepper plant I am growing in my backyard! Pictures: 1, 2, 3. [more inside]
posted by research monkey on Jul 22, 2014 - 10 answers

What is this plant? PacNW, Gigantic

This plant lives near me and has returned for several summers. The photo was taken about three weeks ago - the blossom is now gone. The blossom was about a foot long - I joked that it was a Venus Flytrap for people. What is it?!?
posted by bq on Jul 5, 2014 - 7 answers

What is this plant?

I bought this plant from the florists but it didn't come with a tag so I don't know how often to water it. Can anyone identify it? Thanks!
posted by tsh on Jun 8, 2014 - 3 answers

What decorative plant is this?

What decorative plant is this? [more inside]
posted by just.good.enough on Jun 4, 2014 - 6 answers

Can i heal this dying cactus?

The house I live in was flipped and landscaped with these cactuses before we moved in. The largest one seems to be dying. It looks rotten in the center and even has some mold. I suspect the recent heavy rains and lack of good drainage. The question I have is two fold: Is it possible to fix this guy, or is he a goner? If I do replace the plant, what kind of plant is it, and how should i prevent this from happening again? Here are some pictures of the plant.
posted by jonclegg on Jun 1, 2014 - 10 answers

What are these weird things growing by my chrysanthemums?

Garden experts: do you have any idea what these odd, ugly objects are growing in our garden? They have appeared in just the past few days next to a couple of mums. They look totally spooky. Are they a danger to our garden plants? [more inside]
posted by apennington on May 26, 2014 - 14 answers

What/why are these mushrooms growing in my rubber plant?

I've raised my beloved rubber plant from a little 5" guy to fine young lad of almost 5'. I noticed today that there are now little mushrooms growing on him! WTF. Is this bad for my plant & should I do something about it? Is it an indicator of something wrong in its environment? Album here. [more inside]
posted by danny the boy on May 24, 2014 - 3 answers

Good Plant for Apartment

Any suggestions for a good apartment plant? Minimal light and minimal fuss preferred. [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on May 18, 2014 - 19 answers

Common wildflower identification, Europe

Hello, can anyone please tell me what this flower is called? [more inside]
posted by runincircles on Apr 9, 2014 - 5 answers

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