What is this houseplant called?
December 18, 2019 8:12 AM   Subscribe

What is this little green plant on the ledge? I know it's fairly common, but if I ever knew what it's called, I've forgotten!
posted by taz to Home & Garden (11 answers total)
 
Baby Tears, maybe?
posted by Serene Empress Dork at 8:20 AM on December 18, 2019 [1 favorite]


It looks like maybe a String of Nickels.
posted by jacquilynne at 8:27 AM on December 18, 2019 [1 favorite]


Button Fern?
posted by c lion at 9:23 AM on December 18, 2019 [1 favorite]


String of bananas?
posted by rebeccabeagle at 9:36 AM on December 18, 2019 [1 favorite]


String of pearls, if the leaves are spherical like little beads.
posted by hellopanda at 9:46 AM on December 18, 2019 [2 favorites]


It doesn't look like baby tears, string of bananas, or string of pearls to me, all plants I own. If you don't get a conclusive answer here, r/houseplants will probably know.
posted by MillMan at 11:06 AM on December 18, 2019 [1 favorite]


I think it looks a bit like peperomia japonica or peperomia rotundifolia.
posted by fancyoats at 12:29 PM on December 18, 2019 [2 favorites]


Seems too structured for creeping jenny, but that's an outside possibility.
posted by mightshould at 3:06 PM on December 18, 2019 [2 favorites]


I’m loving the variety here: bottom line is it’s too low res. Maybe reddit could do better but to my eye any three of the above guesses could well be true. If it’s a real plant you have access to more photos would clear this up fast.

If it’s not, pick whatever you like from above and it will look similar from a distance!
posted by SaltySalticid at 5:56 PM on December 18, 2019 [3 favorites]


Silver ponyfoot would look good there.
posted by fiercecupcake at 9:46 AM on December 19, 2019 [2 favorites]


Thank you all! There are many more varieties of this sort of plant than I realized, and all these answers are very helpful; I now have lots of options to ask the plant shop folks about. (If I get one of them, and am much less of a procrastinator than usual, I will post a shot at some point. Thanks again!)
posted by taz at 2:04 PM on December 19, 2019 [1 favorite]


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