mudbear11
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Can you please help me identify these???

Hi! I'm new to gardening. I've started a collection of indoor plants, but since most of them were gifts I do not know what they are called, so I can't figure out their care procedures... Can you please help me with this?

I have pictures, but can't figure out how to post them in here... Can someone walk me through that???


They are all leaf plants, no blossoms.
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The first one is spade shaped leafs. It is a purpley red on the inside of the leaf but then is green about an inch around the edges, but still sprinkled red. It does not have smooth leaf edges, my dad said they are scalloped edges.
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The second one is is a very beautiful plant. It is a gorgeous mix of mostly purple, with hints of green and pink. It is a (I'm not sure the term) hanging plant... It's like a vine but it just hangs... It has tiny hairs all over it. It's leaves are the same mix of colors and are long with smooth edges.
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The next is another 'hanging' plant. It is solid green, with spade shaped leaves. There is maybe an inch and a half of stem from the leaf to the hanging part...
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Any suggestions would be great and I can look from there. PLEASE help!

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a0c8c
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It's impossible without pictures, so take a look here:
https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3724
Home Gardener from Austin, TX; by way of Iowa.

mudbear11
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Photo of Plant #1
https://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h20/mudbear11/001.jpg

Photos of Plant #2
https://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h20/mudbear11/002.jpg
https://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h20/mudbear11/003.jpg

Photos of Plant #3
https://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h20/mudbear11/004.jpg
https://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h20/mudbear11/005.jpg
https://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h20/mudbear11/006.jpg

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Kisal
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#1 -- Coleus (Painted Nettle; Painted Leaf)

#2 -- Tradescantia (Purple Wandering Jew)

#3 -- Pothos/Epipremnum (Devil's Ivy)
"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?" - Douglas Adams

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rainbowgardener
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lucky for me you have some of the commonest houseplants... ID the tough one is more Kisal's field :)

First one is coleus, second one is purple wandering jew and third one is philodendron...

Right, Kisal?? :)

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rainbowgardener
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OH man, while I was typing, she snuck it in there! Always beats me to it! And I missed on the third one... oh well!

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the first one, the coleus, is a great houseplant! very nice colours u have there too, they like strong light in a windowledge in my experience (these have grown A LOT faster than the ones i didnt put in window at 1st!) and keep them watered although don't overwater as this has caused probs for me but have rectified it now and have some amazing coleus which have shot right up!! taken loads of cuttings too :)

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