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Unidentified houseplant - in urgent need of help!

Hi! Can anyone identify this house plant for me? 


  • McKneff
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    A stick bit it looks dead
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  • TheGardener
    TheGardener Posts: 3,303 Forumite
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    You are right - it's in urgent need of help but tbh - I think it's past it....or is it you who needs help - has a pet eaten it or something? 
  • Slinky
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    Did it used to be a dragon tree?
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  • twopenny
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    A neglected orchid.

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  • Emmia
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    edited 12 February 2023 at 4:44PM
    How did it get into that state? 

    Is the soil wet? Overly dry? Where have you had it positioned? 

    There's something green at the tip of the plant, so its probably alive (barely)

    Is there any indication as to what it might be on the plastic inner pot? (some of mine have a sales / price label there, or it's printed on the pot sometimes)
  • cheerfulcat
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    Definitely aeonium.
  • Katiehound
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    Whatever it is, it is unlikely to survive- look at the wizened bit of stem about 1/3 of the way up.
    Really, is this a wind -up??

    You could maybe cut off the top inch or so and put it in some new potting compost........
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  • Agree with id as Aeonium - they take easily from cuttings - you could probably cut the stem into several c. 6" cuttings and get several new plants from it. Leave the bottom 6" with the root but repot and water and that should shoot out and grow too! :)
  • MikeJXE
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    twopenny said:
    A neglected orchid.
    My first thought also as my granddaughter has one the same 
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