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I have a live floral arrangement I want to know what is. I'm horrible about looking up flowers, and especially bad about looking up ferns. Hopefully ya'll can help, I want to keep the plants alive and well so I can get them back to my grandmother when she leaves the hospital. There's 5 different plants planted in the pot. They're probably overcrowded, but I'm not sure she wants them moved.

Arrangement:
[img]https://i30.tinypic.com/24e51t0.jpg[/img]

Flowers:
[img]https://i26.tinypic.com/2ztbo9i.jpg[/img]

Other plants:
[img]https://i32.tinypic.com/2prtmyh.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i31.tinypic.com/30bzgg1.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i27.tinypic.com/34r93s0.jpg[/img]
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1. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)

2. Croton (Codiaeum)

3. Blunt-leaved Peperomia (Peperomia obtusfolia)

5. Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema commutatum)

I'm not sure of #4 yet.

I think you'll have to separate them into individual pots if you want them to do well. The Croton and Chinese evergreen need less water than the Spathiphyllum and the Peperomia.
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https://maludan.googlepages.com/cornplant

It looks like a corn plant. Not the vegetable. :)
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Awesome! That helps alot. I'll let my grandma know tha they need seperation, but until then I'll try just watering some parts for now.
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Arrangements always look really pretty. However, for the optimum development of each of the plants, I agree with Kisal the plants should eventually be seperated.

For the last plant, #5, I have to disagree with Kisal. I believe it is a Diffenbachia (dumb cane) as I have had several of these in the past. The Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema commutatum) has a narrower leave and stem with a darker green coloring and the varigation is almost a blue color. Here is a link with a pic: https://toptropicals.com/pics/garden/m1/raznozw/aglaonema_commutatum051.jpg

Hope this helps. :wink:
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It's a difficult call to make, Julie. I wavered back and forth between Dieffenbachia and Aglomena for awhile, until I ran across this picture of Aglomena gris:

[img]https://www.daliflores.com/images/aglonema.JPG[/img]

It just seemed to me that a florist or nurseryperson would be more likely to select the smaller Aglomena for a dish garden, than the larger and rapid growing Dieffenbachia.

I certainly could be putting too much faith in the person who planted the arrangement, though! Or for that matter, the picture could be a mislabeled Dieffenbachia. :lol:
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I think that pic is mislabeled... :oops:

Florists tend to like the Dieffenbachia for floral and standalone arrangements; that is how I acquired one. :roll: :lol:

Not sure why though, because you're right, the dieffenbachia can grow quickly right out of it's container. Where as the Chinese Evergreen tends to be a smaller slower growing ornamental. I had a Chinese Evergreen at one time... not sure what happened. :oops: I've really downsized my houseplant collection over the past several years. Too much going on outside. :o
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I used to grow a lot of Dieffenbachias. I remember telling a friend how long I had searched for a 'Rudolph Rohrs', which was a relatively new variety back then. She showed up at my door a couple months later with one as a gift for me. I was absolutely thrilled! :lol:
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How thoughtful of your friend! :D

Maybe once I get my garden and landscape into maintenance mode, I'll concentrate on houseplants. I do miss having more in the house; especially large ones.
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Julie, are you able to have plants and flowers outside all year long? Does it ever get too cold for them?
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