ID and advice?

PegathaPegatha Posts: 35
Hello, can anyone identify this plant? Also any tips for helping it? Thank you!! 


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 5,004
    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..
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  • BeefleyBeefley SE DartmoorPosts: 33
    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...
  • PegathaPegatha Posts: 35
    Just found out it’s a zig zag plant 🤪. Doesn’t look much like one at the moment though... 
  • Another one for a Dieffanbachia - not in the best of health - cut back, feed and water, good light but not direct sun and see if any improvement over the next few weeks ?
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,259
    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:

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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,782
    I would probably re-pot as well.
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  • PegathaPegatha Posts: 35
    Thanks all, very helpful 😊👍
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