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    Help with ID on foilage plants

    If anyone can help me ID these plants I would appreciate it. They aren't anything special, but it would be nice to know. I have a full shot and a leaf shot for both of them.

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    Thanks for the help.

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    These are schefflera's. One being variegated. Commonly grown as houseplants.
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    Last edited by pingman; 01-17-2007 at 09:01 PM. Reason: Oops, spelled it wrong. now corrected!
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    Aren't they sometimes called 'money plants' or 'lucky money plants' or something?

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    Ben, that's actually a different plant called Pachira. It has a similar leaf but is a different plant. It sometimes forms a bulbous trunk, and is sometimes braided together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pingman View Post
    These are schleffera's. One being variegated. Commonly grown as houseplants.
    Peter.
    That's right! I remember my father mentioning that recently, but didn't know he was referring to that plant. Thanks for the ID. Both of them are schleffera's? I was having a "debate" with my wife about whether or not they were from the same plant family species and I told her they were, but she did not believe me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Drosera36 View Post
    Aren't they sometimes called 'money plants' or 'lucky money plants' or something?

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    Ben, I know what plant you are talking about, because I have one of those, too. It's a Money Tree (pachira, as pingman pointed out!) and the leaves come to a point and have five leaves per bunch. It actually has a slight resemblance to a marajuana leaf. I would post a picture, but the camera I was using has lost all battery life and I don't have the charger.

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    Yes, they are both schefflera's. The variegated one is less commonly seen..
    but very attractive!
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    There are two species of schleffera on the market, one with smaller leaves and one with bigger leaves
    that makes no logic

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    ya, definately schleffera's, common name umbrella tree, they are a native of latin america where they grow to 30 ft. but here in america they are sold as houseplants and small shrubs. to propagate cut a stem at a node and stick it in water or soil and it will quickly grow roots.

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