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They were FREE - but what are they? (Picture Chubby)

So, I went to the garden center today, and they were cleaning house on their... Houseplants. Now, I don't generally do houseplants. Aside from the obligatory African violet that seems to survive despite my neglect, I mostly stick to things outside. But they literally gave me these plants, so now I find myself with 6 new plants and no idea what they are or how to care for them. If I could get a few IDs, so I know where to start, I'd be awfully grateful. :D

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1st one is variegated Rubber Plant .

#5 is obviously some kind of fern, but I don't know what kind
#6 looks like it might be variegated English ivy but the white spots may indicate red spider mite damage. Check under the leaves to make sure they're not still infesting th plant.

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applestar----Do you think that first one could be a very sad looking prayer plant ( as I call them) ???? If so it looks like it needs some fertilizing, and only water when it's dry. Then submerge it in the sink, take out, let it drain and don't water again until the leaves start looking dry.-------They are so easy to over water. When it gets more leaves, it looks like it will be very pretty. Great Score!!! :wink:

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A Maranta? I really don't think so. The red sheath at the growing point is pretty distinctive. I think #2 is the same too. A knife nick in the stem should bleed white latex.

They look like they were kept in a very brigh spot, encouraging the beautiful full variegation (and close internodes), but were allowed to dry out for extended time so that they lost the lower leaves. Rubber plants are drought resistant but actually takes well to being really well watered in between and will grow a new leaf each time you do that., shedding the red sheath.

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:oops: Your'e right, the more I look at it, it is what you said. I must have Prayer plants on the brain, LOL!!!!!

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Thanks so much for the responses! :D I was pretty sure 1 and 2 were the same - whatever they were. :lol: Should I repot the first one and sink it deeper? Or will it shoot leaves out the sides where there's all that stemmy goodness?

At least I can happily report that there seems to be no current mite infestation on the ivy, so yay. But its ivy, so... :?

And I'll just go with general fern care for the fern... hopefully as it gets healthier, it will be easier to ID.

Any clues on 3 or 4? I want to rejuvenate these plants, but my houseplant experience is limited, so I don't know anything about water or light conditions on these guys. I'm basically going with humid and well-lit for the time being. They look tropical-ish to me. :lol:
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It is a sword fern, and my guess would be some variety of Boston fern. That is the type of sword fern most often sold as houseplants, and there are quite a few varieties. I couldn't begin to guess which yours might be, but they're native to tropical jungles, so give it high humidity and bright light, but not direct sun, and enjoy it. :)
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Is #3 a peperomia obtusifolia? https://www.plantoftheweek.org/week186.shtml

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Could be, the leaves do look a lot alike don't they? Only the one on the link is much bigger and healthier. Have you found out anymore info on it. :?:

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