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Mystery Office Plant
My co-worker has a plant that we cannot identify. She's had it for a few years.
The plant has survived a couple of mishaps - overwatering, lack of water. Suddenly, over the past year, it has grown from a single sprig about 4 inches tall into a several sprig plant with the tallest sprig a little over two feet. Any ideas? Thank you!
Drought Smart Plants reply;
As the picture is from a distance, and doesn't show some of the important characteristics that I would need for a really 100% accurate identification, I'm going to go out on a limb, and suggest that it might be Abutilon, the flowering maple.
I'm basing this on the shape of the leaves, and the fact that they're speckled. I could be wrong, but that's one place to start:
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