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Help! #87862
March 18th, 2007 at 11:36 PM
March 18th, 2007 at 11:36 PM
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I got this plant as a cutting from a friend. I was told it was a Money tree/plant, but (after a year of nothing but sitting there) I have decided to look up information specific to this plant so I can make it grow. I have had it for a year, and it hasn't changed one bit. It now has roots, but hasn't done anything above the soil. If I knew what it was then maybe I can tailor my work to its specific needs and make it actually GROW! Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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March 19th, 2007 at 12:20 AM
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it doesn't look like any 'money tree' that i've ever seen...the leaves on this one are much, much larger than what's on mine. and these leaves are shaped a bit differently too.

it almost looks like a rubber tree - the growth pattern of the leaves doesn't match tho.

could you do another pic so we can see what the stem looks like?

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March 19th, 2007 at 01:11 AM
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it could very well be a rubber tree...money trees are the ones that are braided, rite?


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March 19th, 2007 at 01:25 AM
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Schefflera?


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March 19th, 2007 at 02:12 AM
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I had a Rubber plant before (It didn't like the winter here), and this doesn't seem like it. I don't think my camera is good enough to get a great shot of the stem, but it is smooth. Not barky like a rubber plant. Hope this helps, and thanks a TON and a half for your help!
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March 19th, 2007 at 02:17 AM
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The plant from which I got this was braided, which is what led me to believe a Money tree, but I think deborah is right- i looked up schefflera's and it definitely looks like one. Do you think it could be a Giant Schefflera, although the leaves aren't shiny.

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March 19th, 2007 at 02:52 AM
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i was thinking giant schefflera. and the leaves look like they need cleaned. using a spray bottle with clear water and a soft cloth (or put it in the shower). then let it drain well. resume watering as needed.

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March 19th, 2007 at 02:56 AM
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Thanks a bunch, I'll definitely try to clean the leaves and look up to see if there is anything special I need to do. Thanks!!!!

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March 19th, 2007 at 05:05 PM
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yes, kenny, the money tree is often braided together...that technique can be used with a lot of tree-type plants.

i wanted to say schefflera and just wasn't sure about the growth pattern as they usually have more branches.

isn't there a way to do something to the trunk to cause more branches to form on scheffs??

Re: Help! #87871
March 20th, 2007 at 01:08 AM
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Well the pot look's alittle big for the flower
Have u tryed another size pot.It Might do better
I would think They say never use to big of a pot some like to be root bound Just what i think
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