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Mystery tropicals from Lowe's
#99730 December 23rd, 2006 at 09:58 AM
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These came off the 25-cents-a-pot table at Lowe's today. The plants in the top picture came labeled "I Am The succulent." lol. The second one is *very* bumpy textured; there are three plants in the pot. Is the third picture a type of Dracaena (no stalk to speak of, just a floret of leaves, best I can describe it)? And is the bottom one a Boston Fern?

Thanks in advance.

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#99731 December 23rd, 2006 at 11:17 AM
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Very interesting! thumbup

The last one does look like some type of fern...

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#99732 December 23rd, 2006 at 12:54 PM
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You got some nice bargains there! You certainly can't go wrong with 25 cents a plant!

The first one's name escapes me at the moment, but "Star" I think part of the common name comes to mind on that one.

The second one was is a Pilea (Moon Valley)

Third, Draceana (Janet Craig)

Forth looks like a Boston fern.

I bought a decent sized Boston fern at Lowe's several yrs back off the discount table, sometimes called the "dead cart" laugh for a buck, a buck well spent!

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#99733 December 23rd, 2006 at 01:21 PM
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Thanks for the info, Mark and DowntoEarth! I can now (hopefully) take care of the Pilea Moon Valley (very appropriate name!), Janet Craig Dracaena (hooray! another low-light plant!) and Boston fern and get them in better shape, still hoping to find out what the top ones are for sure. :-)

I agree, can't go wrong with a quarter a plant... I don't have the best history when it comes to houseplants but I'm willing to gamble that much.

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#99734 December 24th, 2006 at 01:22 AM
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That third one is definately a Janet Craig Dracaena, I have one that I had gotten as a mystery plant from Fred Meyer 3 years ago and it's still doing well. Great finds, congrats to you!

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#99735 December 24th, 2006 at 04:02 AM
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Great finds, roflol thumbup

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#99736 December 24th, 2006 at 04:17 AM
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Thanks, zuzu's petals! That looks like another one I might be able to handle! thumbup

Ohhhh, I wish I had more gardening friends who lived close by, I'd have bought all the plants to give away as there were so many well worth the quarter!
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Thanks for the help, everybody! luv

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#99737 December 31st, 2006 at 08:36 AM
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roflol,


Just watch for white flies on those from Lowes.
Last 2 years i did like you did.......White fly arrived too..really bad.

dodge


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