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    I got my plants from the **********.com plant clearance today and besides the VFT, I have no idea what the others are. If you guys can, please help me identify them:


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    I forgot to mention, if you guys could tell me what to plant these in that would be great.

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    The two on the left are Cryptanthus.
    The other two that are the same are Neanthe bella Palm.
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    Cool, thanks. Any suggestions on what to plant them in?

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    second from the right is the orchid.

    I got all the same plants.
    \"Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.\"
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    Alright, so we've got almost all of them I.D.'d. What's the weird, skinny one in the middle?

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    http://members.iinet.com.au/~scrozier/

    Cryptanthus in their natural habitat are true terrestrials ( Growing in the earth ). A few varieties are saxicolous ( growing in soil pockets among rocks ), but none have ever been observed growing as epiphytes ( growing on other plants, but receiving nourishment from the air). Cryptanthus should always be growing as potted plants.

    The growing medium should be a loose, porous mixture. There are many good mixes: commercial potting soils, African Violet mix, soils mixes or a mixture of peat and sand with perlite. Regardless of the mix chosen, it must be kept damp for best growth. It should never be allowed to totally dry out. Plastic pots help conserve moisture. Successful growers have used capillary matting, wick watering, misting systems as well as the old-fashioned method of watching the plant and giving it a drink when needed.

    Cryptanthus should not be under-potted. The develop root systems at least equal to the size of the plant - a five or six inch pot will allow the root system plenty of room to develop.
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    Neanthe Bella Palm
    Chamaedorea elegans

    Plant need medium to low light and tend to burn when placed in direct sunlight. Plants need a medium to high humidity to thrive, though will grow ok with a lower humidity. Avoid growing this plant in a dry environment. The leaf tips turn brown if the plant is exposed to drafts, low humidity, or if overwatering.
    Use a well drained soil kept moderately moist. The plant can stay in one container until quite pot bound. Red spider mite can be a major pest of this plant.
    \"Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.\"
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