More (tropical) plants to identify!

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  1. oubee

    oubee In Flower

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    Hiya all. I've taken more pics and here they are:

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    THis one's a flower vine. I got a 5 cm branch from a relative and she told me I just need to bury it and water it. I never saw anything coming but the leaves never dried up. One month later, I saw this shoot coming up!
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    These heart-shaped weeds are so pretty, it breaks my heart to uproot them.
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    Must be a relative of the Elephant Ears?

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    The 2 pics coming up are common houseplants here & they both hate the sun:
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  3. chocolate

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    Hi, #4 alocasia amazonica,like you mentioned it loves the shade.
     
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    That's right, Choc! Thanks! Any help identifying the rest?
     
  5. chocolate

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    Yes #5 syngonium, around here it can be a weed, it will grow in full sun but changes color slightly.Great ground cover.
    #2 could be clerodendrum, but a bit hard to tell yet.
     
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  6. oubee

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    Hehe, not only ground cover. It crept up a mango tree at my grandma's and spread its thick tentacles all around the tree!

    @ clerodendrum: I pray you are right there!!! I've looked flowers up and they are awesome!
     
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    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    #3 looks like clover or oxalis to me.
     
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    Hi again,
    #7 is an aglaonema....considered a very lucky plant in some countries, hope it is for you.


    The other plants I dont know for sure, dont happen to grow them, hope someone else can help.
     
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    Thanks! Sounds like clover.

    Hi Choco, yeah! Aglaonema "Silver King" to be precise! Well, I dunno, like any other person I've had my ups and downs in life over the last 10 years :D
     
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    Oubee, #1 looks likes a shasta daisy. #3 looks like an oxalis...WEED!!! How is it rooted? does it have red rhizomes or a fibrousy HARD to pull roots? If it is easier to pull, has red underground (rhizomes) stems it is oxalis. if it has a really hard to pull root system most likely it is clover.
     
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    Yes, number 3 are most definitely Clovers (I am almost 100% sure of it). Very common over here in Karachi too, but during the winter till the early spring season only (after which the heat becomes just too much for them).

    I think Clovers are the national flower of Ireland, and the extremely rare one that has 4 petals instead of 3 is considered to be a sign of a very lucky occurrence that is about to happen in the area it will be growing - So goes the myth anyway... :)

    Number 9 is also very common here, on sale in just about every plant nursery, (I think it is sold as an indoor plant). However I don't know what it is called - But next time I'll be visiting that area, I will surely ask the plant nursery guys! :)
     
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    Shasta Daisy it is, Carolyn! Thanks!

    As for the lovely weed, it's easy to uproot and has got brittle fibrous roots. Seems to be tender Clover plants?

    Haha, myths surrounding plants!

    9 is an indoor plant? Mine seems to enjoy heavy doses of water!
     
  13. chocolate

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    Hi, I think #9 is the same plant that I have growing in the shade and also loves water....mine is a False lily turf,

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    Do you think it could be the same?
     
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    #9 looks like a dracena to me.
     
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    I think they look the same, Choco! After all, we are practically neighbours :D but then I looked False Lily Turf up and the pics were different. So were the roots, I think.

    @ Caro: Dracena leaves are thick?
     
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    Oubee, Dracena leaves are tough. Not necessarily thick. Does that make sense? is there a central stem that is really stiff or sturdy? Does it stay this size for a long time? does every new leaf come from the center of the plant? the little bunch on the edge looks like there may be a runner of somekind? where did that come from? just grew there? if that is the case I doubt dracena, but anything is a guess at this point that looks similar to what you have. I still think you have oxalis for the "clovery" looking pic. Taste a leaf/stem, crunch it between your teeth, Is it sour? if so it is an oxalis. Have you seen any flowers on this? oxalis has yellow ones, little bell type ones, not like clover at all, not pink or white, either, like clover.
     
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