Mystery Office Plant

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  1. Machida Plant

    Machida Plant New Seed

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    Hello,

    Can anyone please confirm what type of plant this is? It has been in the office for 20 years and is not doing very well. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  3. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Looks like Hypoestes phyllostachya also known as Polka Dot Plant.
     
  4. carolyn

    carolyn Strong Ash

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    I don't think it is a polkadot plant. they have pink dots not gold ones. I really think it is a "gold dust aglonema" but if Purple chimes in she will probably know for sure.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I have a couple of the pink ones but have also seen white ones. But now that I look at it again, the leaves are not exactly the same as I have found online.
    Come on Purple, help us out here : )
     
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  6. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    purpleinopp Young Pine Plants Contributor

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    Yes, I was out in the garden. Sorry for the delayed reply. ;) It looks like an Aglaonema or Dieffenbachia. Knowing it is 20 yrs old makes me lean toward Aglaonema. Diefs are usually so suicidal. ;)

    Either can be rejuvenated by taking cuttings. Known to take root in soil or water. Trying to find some pieces pointed in an upright direction would be the hardest part. Leafless sections of stem could take root also, keep in the direction they are growing if stuck vertically, or can be tried horizontally, about half-buried.
     
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    Kay Girl with Green Thumbs

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    I think it is some type of Diffenbachia
     

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