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    09-20-2013, 12:56 PM
Green Broke
Plant Identification

So a couple of years ago I acquired some plants. One is a vine like plant with broad smooth leaves and the other looks like a cactus. I say looks like a cactus because just because it looks like a cactus doesn't mean it really is a cactus. The cactus is small. And kind of looks like an Aloe Vera but I don't think it is one. And yes, I've since then moved my plants into actual pots with potting soil. The Solo cup and the duct taped can were temporary arrangements.

So can anyone identify these two plants? This is the best picture of the cactus I currently have. It's on the far right of the picture. When I finally get my plants moved into my new apartment I'll be able to post a better picture.

And here is the vine plant. It's actually much larger and longer than it appears here because I've wrapped the vines around the plant because they were too long and beginning to touch the ground and take up too much space and this picture is two years old.

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    09-20-2013, 01:04 PM

The 2nd one is a philodendrons, the leaves are poisonous if eaten by children or pets

    09-20-2013, 04:45 PM
The actual variety of the vine plant is Pothos. I cannot remember off the top of my head if it is in the philodandran family or not. However I grow it in my aquariums(roots only submergered), my frog vivarium/terrarium and have about a 1/2 dozen different color varieties in my house. YES my cats love to play with the dangling vines and sometimes nibble....never have had a sick cat or one die in over 20 yrs. But I have been blessed with smart pets that do not eat poisonous plants since I keep several varieties that are.
There are hundreds of varieties of succulents(your cactus/aloe like plant), and in fact many many varities of aloe that are not just the typical medicinal aloe. This plant can definitely cause stomach upset it eaten. Aloe must be diluted to ingest and this succulent may or maynot be. So be cautious if you have pets that do eat houseplants. Try looking on Altmans cactus and succulent website and see if any match.
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    09-20-2013, 04:52 PM
The vine plant in the top photo is definitely Pothos, but looks like an entirely different plant in the second photo. That one does look like a philodandren. Are they the same plant? If so then I agree with Southerntrails. I do try keep my philo's out of reach from my pets but they don't mess with the big giant one.
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    09-20-2013, 09:42 PM
Green Broke
If you're talking about the middle plant in the first picture, they are the exact same plant. The first picture was taken at the beginning of the August, the second was near May of the next year. I don't have any pets or kids. My plants are at home right now where there pets but the plants sit up off of the floor. And as dumb as my cat can be, he's not that dumb and he's not a plant eater. My dog doesn't eat plants either. And I would really hope that my cousins are old enough to know not to eat random objects.

I did tell my mom not to let any pets or kids eat the vine plant because it may be poisonous. She said she'll make sure nothing does.

The first plant in the first picture (on the far left) died after my RA turned up the heat in my dorm during Spring Break and proceeded to fry it beyond the point of saving it. The cactus and the philodendron survived. That vine is very hardy and determined.
    01-24-2014, 10:45 PM
Green Broke
It's been few months but I finally have some good pictures of the cactus. It is currently about 5" tall. Does anyone have any ideas on what type it is? I've looked all over the internet but I haven't been able to find anything. If not my next step will be to find a book somewhere.

It's the one in the painted pot.


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