Re: Identifying houseplants.

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Posted by Newt on December 28, 2002 at 18:13:33:

In Reply to: Identifying houseplants. posted by Dawnsong on December 24, 2002 at 23:23:49:

: Hi,
: I have been given 3 great houseplants for Christmas, 2 of them don't look as well as they should, but I have no idea what they are and how to treat them well. I've put the photos on webshots in the folder House Plants, the url is below, could anyone help me in identifying these plants? And any websites that offer good houseplant care.
: Thanks so much
: Dawnsong

Hi Dawnsong,

Your first plant is a fern. Bright light but no direct sun, high humidity and water when the first inch if the soil is dry.

Your second plant is a dracena marginata. Low to medium light, water when the soil dries and it loses its lower leaves as it grows. They will turn brown and you can remove them.

Your third plant is some type of palm. Probably wants a bright spot. Water when the first inch of the soil is dry.

When you have the exact names of your plants you can go to and put in quotes like this "dracena marginata". You can also click on 'Images' and often get pictures as well.

Here's a site where you can post your fern and palm and hopefully get better answers than I've given you.

By the way, the plants look fine to me.
Good luck,

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