Tall houseplant, green leaves w/ white edges

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  1. 20somethinggardener

    20somethinggardener New Seed

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    Hi there!

    I recently (about an hour ago) joined Gardenstew because of all the houseplants I’ve been bringing into my apartment. What can I say, they’re the most beautiful decor I have! I have about 10, including 3 that live on my deck.

    Right now, this little guy lives in a pretty moderately sunny area in a clay pot. He’s about 14 inches tall or so.

    I’ve attached some (hopefully) helpful photos. If anyone could help me out, that’d be wonderful! I’d really hate to see him start to die because I don’t know how to care. For him.
     

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  3. Odif

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    I think it is a Swedish ivy.
     
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    20somethinggardener New Seed

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    Yeah I think Odif is right. I had one for a while. A couple of your photos are a bit dark which may just be your camera, but just in case...is it getting enough light? It does best in bright light.
     



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    20somethinggardener New Seed

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    It sits on my fireplace (that doesn’t work) mantel which is about 5-feet away from a large wall of south-facing windows. I moved the little guy onto my coffee table just for photos, with sunlight in the background which is what darkened the photos, rookie mistake. I can assure you these little guys get lots of light ??
     
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    thanks Purple... once again I was figuring you would know and hoping you would chime in soon. I was not coming up with anything at all... not one I was familiar with.
     
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    purpleinopp Young Pine Plants Contributor

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    Happy to suggest. ;) I wish I was more familiar too. This plant represents a definite void in my plant collection! If I see one, I'll definitely give it a home.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I bought mine at Lowes a few years ago in the indoor plant section. I think I saw them there again this past Spring.
     
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    purpleinopp Young Pine Plants Contributor

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    That's good to know, thank you. I get to L's once or twice a year & sometimes I find a plant or two I "need," sometimes not.
     
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    It is a very pretty plant. I was going to suggest a Swedish Ivy also. I don't know if that scientific name is the same thing or not?

    I tend to make up my own names for unfamiliar plants. Someone (or many someones) did that when naming all these plants in the first place.
     
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    I agree that it is no Swedish ivy. That was what I first thought.
     
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    I thought it was Swedish ivy at first, until I saw the second picture. That's when I decided it probably wasn't. But I don't know what it is..
     

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