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Houseplant ID help needed please

Posted: 24/11/2017 at 09:20

Very many thanks ~ that looks spot on!

Houseplant ID help needed please

Posted: 23/11/2017 at 23:08

I have had this houseplant for about twenty years and it has just flowered again for only the second time!  It arises from a large bulb, which was repotted this year.  Any help in identification would be appreciated ~ thank you.

Tree leaf id please

Posted: 22/10/2017 at 23:43

Any thoughts appreciated as to what tree these leaves are from?  It is quite young with a smooth grey bark, approximately 5 metres high. My initial thoughts are Red Oak (Quercus rubra) but any other suggestions would be appreciated.

Help with plant id please

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 11:51

Many thanks nutcutlet  ~ as always, a prompt and accurate reply.  Very much appreciated! 

Help with plant id please

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 00:51

My sister-in-law would appreciate any help in the identification of this small tree/shrub in her garden which originated from a cutting donated by her mother-in-law.  The young leaves are typically variegated with a pink flush at the tips and underneath.  No obvious flowers as yet! Thanks in advance.

Id Please

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 00:56

Could be Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus).  They tend to grow quite tall and have a nutty flavoured tuber which is good for eating!  Give it a quick Google and see what you think.

Plant ID help please.

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 14:47

Many thanks!

Plant ID help please.

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 13:59


Any suggestions as to what this might be? Thank you.

Flowering and day length - streetlights?

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 01:11

Certainly, artificial light will have an impact on some indoor plants (such as christmas cactus and poinsettia) which are called "short day plants".  These need a maximum continuous period of darkness (approx. 14 hours) to induce flower bud formation.  Even a brief flash of light will prevent this as it causes a chemical in the plant (called phytochrome) to change its molecular shape which then inhibits the chemical processes to form the buds.  However, it is the red and infra-red ends of the spectrum which are involved (not UV).  Growers for the Christmas market use computerised systems in their greenhouses to ensure that such short day plants only receive the light which they need.

I would doubt that the intensity of street lights would have much effect on the doorstep chrysanthemums however!  Hope that helps.

Plant ID - this time for a friend

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 00:12

I would definitely agree with that id.

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