Forum home Plants

ID and advice?

Hello, can anyone identify this plant? Also any tips for helping it? Thank you!! 


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,143
    I don't know what it is, but occasionally I get given a poinsettia for Christmas and after a while it usually ends up looking a bit like your photo - I'm not very good with houseplants..

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Looks a bit like an almost dead leopard lily (Dieffenbachia) to me. Is it very dry?  Mine needs a lot of water or it keels over...
  • Just found out it’s a zig zag plant 🤪. Doesn’t look much like one at the moment though... 
  • If it's a Pedilanthus tithymaloides, it needs lots of light and water, humid air and a minimum temp of 10C.
    Some care tips here:

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,527
    I would probably re-pot as well.
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • Thanks all, very helpful 😊👍
Sign In or Register to comment.