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different plant

One of my neighbors gave me this plant and I have NO idea what it is. I was leaning towards Pothos but not sure, she sure has very wet soil in it, I am wondering if I should repot it in drier soil. Let me know if you know what it is.
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MarcP2
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Re: different plant

Philodendron?

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Re: different plant

Looks like Dieffenbachia to me. Yes, I would repot. It will rot if it's soggy all of the time.

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Re: different plant

Diffenbachia to me, too. Will survive low light, but easy on the watering.
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Re: different plant

DITTO on the repotting. Also remove the pot saucer. When you water allow the pot to drain completely. NEVER let your pots sit in water.

DITTO on dieffenbachia.

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Re: different plant

I guess that white center is really a variegation and not a reflection of light. It's been so long since I've had a house plant, I have forgotten what they look like.

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Re: dumbcane plant

I repotted the dumbcane plant, it is a slightly smaller pot with at least two drain holes, the other pot was too big and I had to punch a hole in the bottom, the saucer was molded onto the pot so it would not come off without damaging the pot, so I got some dry potting soil actually it was damp and put the plant in it. I put some water in the bowl under it and misted it because the web page I went to said it liked humidity and that is the only way it was going to get any. I read that they like low light so I have them beside the computer desk next to one of the flurescent lamps, it is getting a little light but not too much. Here is the new home, tell me what you think.
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Re: different plant

Diefs are not divas about humidity, commonly found inside dry places doing well. The bowl would be more likely to damage your plant than help it, whenever there is water in the bowl. The new setup with better holes for excess water to escape should be good though. Excess moisture can rot roots. Probably not possible for a Dief to be overwhelmed by light near the average window. Though not full sun plants, they're from Mexico, where the sun is exponentially more intense. Sending good vibes!!

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Get rid of the bowl of water. Don't let it sit in water. You are inviting root rot. When you water drain the water out of the pot saucer.

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When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant. ~Author Unknown

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Re: different plant

After I repotted it I went to the bathroom and poured a cup of water in it and held the pot over the sink that way the excess water would pour out into the sink, I waited until it had stopped dripping and put it back in the bowl. I will let the plant dry some before watering it again. Does that sound right?

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