Posted 2M ago by @LadyLiberal

Does anyone know what kind of plant this is?

I got this plant from my mom, who got it from my grandpa when he passed in 2018. (I have no idea how long he had it, but he actually had quite the green thumb and I have a few other plants of his). I am not quite sure what this one is. I’ve noticed it typically has one leaf for each branch and it dies off when the new leaf is coming in. I took a wild guess on dieffenbachia, but my mom thought it could be a philodendron. If anyone’s got any ideas, I’d love to hear them! 🌿 #HelpASistaOut #plantidneeded #GoodVibesPlease
2” pot without drainage
Last watered 2 weeks ago
Best Answer
Hello @LadyLiberal , this is a dieffenbachia.

I would suggest, chopping and propping, at least some of the plant. You should take it out the pot and inspect the roots. I think there will be a lot of dead roots that easily remove.

If there are any healthy roots left, spray with peroxide and pot (with drainage holes) in a much smaller pot. The pot should be about 1-2" spacing around the roots. It's always better to have to repot and up-size the pot sooner than putting it in too big of a pot and getting root rot.

Any pieces you chop to prop or if you decide to just chop and prop, you can take stems and prop in water ir if you have perlitw, you can fill a cup/container with perlite about a 1/4, put the stems in and fill up with more perlite. You only need a little bit of water at the bottom, the water will wick up. Keep the props in a sunny place, but no direct sunlight.

Best of wishes with the plant! πŸͺ΄πŸ’š
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