ID house plants please

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I have 3 (maybe 4 as 2 look kinda but not completely similar) different houseplants that were here when I bought the house a year and a half ago, so I kept them as I had no plants otherwise. They seem to be "keeping their own", not dead, but not spectacular growing either, but maybe because I never put them in bigger pots and it's winter? Here they are:
http://www.geocities.com/dannykewl3/Plant1.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/dannykewl3/Plant2.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/dannykewl3/Plant3.jpg
I'm sure they're common, but I'm dumb when it comes to houseplants. If I know what they are, I can look up how to take care of them, or if they're even worth keeping. The one of 2 in the basket on the right in picture 2 kind of looks like what's growing in the pot to the left of it, but looks different to me too. There's another one in that basket which is better seen in picture 3. I have the plants in my windows, here in Cleveland, Ohio. Thanks much.
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I forgot to say that the plant in picture 3, is in a hanging pot, and it has two long bare green stems, that are flexible, that go down to the floor, and then some along the floor, maybe 6 feet long each. I think those long stems may have had leaves at one time, but since fallen off, as probably not enough light. Should I cut those long stems off, let them grow as is, or somehow get them up into the window light? Thanks again.

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On Tue, 10 Jan 2006 13:45:14 -0500, "DK1000"

plant 1 looks like golden pothos, or maybe philodendron.
image two includes a boston fern, a "lucky bamboo", and one other--maybe a palm of some kind?
image 3 is two plants, probably you are asking about the "lucky bamboo" (dracaena sp.)
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Thanks much, Treedweller. Now I have something to look up and go onto for info.
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face=Arial size=2>...</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&gt; Hi,<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; I have 3 (maybe 4 as 2 look kinda but not completely similar) different <BR>&gt; houseplants that were here when I bought the house a year and a half ago, so <BR>&gt; I kept them as I had no plants otherwise. They seem to be "keeping their <BR>&gt; own", not dead, but not spectacular growing either, but maybe because I <BR>&gt; never put them in bigger pots and it's winter? Here they are:<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; </FONT><A href="
http://www.geocities.com/dannykewl3/Plant1.jpg "><FONT face=Arial
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http://www.geocities.com/dannykewl3/Plant1.jpg </FONT></A><BR><FONT face=Arial color=#ff00ff size=2>This is a pothos, sometimes called devil's ivy, tho not an ivy or philodendron.&nbsp; It likes a bright room, but not hot direct sun.&nbsp; Watering:&nbsp; let the pot go about 1/4 dry before watering, but then soak it till the soil can't hold any more water.&nbsp; It "could" be a golden pothos, but I think that one yellow leaf is about to fall of, and isn't consistent with the rest of the leaves.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&gt; <BR>&gt; </FONT><A href="
http://www.geocities.com/dannykewl3/Plant2.jpg "><FONT face=Arial
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http://www.geocities.com/dannykewl3/Plant2.jpg </FONT></A><BR><FONT face=Arial color=#ff00ff size=2>3 plants here.&nbsp; A fern -- could be Boston fern; a palm, and a variegated dracena.&nbsp; All like a bright location, but hot hot direct sun -- good office plants, btw.&nbsp; Average water requirements -- let go 1/2 to 1/3 dry before soaking down.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&gt; </FONT></DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2> <DIV><BR>&gt; </FONT><A href="
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http://www.geocities.com/dannykewl3/Plant3.jpg </FONT></A><BR><FONT face=Arial size=2><FONT color=#ff00ff>Another &nbsp;dracena, I think.&nbsp;But without seeing the stem, I can't tell if it's a corn plant or dracena, but am more inclinded to think dracena.</FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><FONT color=#ff00ff><FONT color=#000000></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV><FONT color=#000000></FONT> <DIV><FONT color=#000000></FONT><FONT = color=#000000></FONT><BR></FONT>&gt; I'm sure they're common, but I'm dumb when it comes to houseplants. </DIV> <DIV>Don't think you're "dumb."&nbsp; </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ff00ff>No one was born knowing about plants and their care.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>If I <BR>&gt; know what they are, I can look up how to take care of them, or if they're <BR>&gt; even worth keeping. </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ff00ff>If you like them, they're worth keeping.&nbsp; Plant selection is simply a matter of personal preference.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ff00ff></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ff00ff>Hope this helps!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ff00ff>Suzy O, Wisconsin Zone 5</FONT></DIV> <DIV>The one of 2 in the basket on the right in picture 2 <BR>&gt; kind = of looks like what's growing in the pot to the left of it, but looks <BR>&gt; different to me too. There's another one in that basket which is better seen <BR>&gt; in picture 3. I have the plants in my windows, here in Cleveland, Ohio. <BR>&gt; Thanks much.<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt;</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>
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#1 The plant commonly called "Pothos" doesn't even belong to the genus Pothos. Its the commonly grown juvenille form of Epipremnum pinnatum.
#2 "Boston Fern" Nephrolepidis exaltata var. bostoniensis, "Bella Palm" Chamaedorea elegans, and a variegated Dracaena sanderiana.
#3 is a variegated Dracaena sanderiana
size=2>...</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&gt; Hi,<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; I have 3 (maybe 4 as 2 look kinda but not completely similar) different <BR>&gt; houseplants that were here when I bought the house a year and a half ago, so <BR>&gt; I kept them as I had no plants otherwise. They seem to be "keeping their <BR>&gt; own", not dead, but not spectacular growing either, but maybe because I <BR>&gt; never put them in bigger pots and it's winter? Here they are:<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; </FONT><A href="
http://www.geocities.com/dannykewl3/Plant1.jpg "><FONT face=Arial size=2>
http://www.geocities.com/dannykewl3/Plant1.jpg </FONT></A><BR><FONT face=Arial color=#ff00ff size=2>This is a pothos, sometimes called devil's ivy, tho not an ivy or philodendron.&nbsp; It likes a bright room, but not hot direct sun.&nbsp; Watering:&nbsp; let the pot go about 1/4 dry before watering, but then soak it till the soil can't hold any more water.&nbsp; It "could" be a golden pothos, but I think that one yellow leaf is about to fall of, and isn't consistent with the rest of the leaves.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&gt; <BR>&gt; </FONT><A href="
http://www.geocities.com/dannykewl3/Plant2.jpg "><FONT face=Arial size=2>
http://www.geocities.com/dannykewl3/Plant2.jpg </FONT></A><BR><FONT face=Arial color=#ff00ff size=2>3 plants here.&nbsp; A fern -- could be Boston fern; a palm, and a variegated dracena.&nbsp; All like a bright location, but hot hot direct sun -- good office plants, btw.&nbsp; Average water requirements -- let go 1/2 to 1/3 dry before soaking down.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>&gt; </FONT></DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2> <DIV><BR>&gt; </FONT><A href="
http://www.geocities.com/dannykewl3/Plant3.jpg "><FONT face=Arial size=2>
http://www.geocities.com/dannykewl3/Plant3.jpg </FONT></A><BR><FONT face=Arial size=2><FONT color=#ff00ff>Another &nbsp;dracena, I think.&nbsp;But without seeing the stem, I can't tell if it's a corn plant or dracena, but am more inclinded to think dracena.</FONT></FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2><FONT color=#ff00ff><FONT color=#000000></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV><FONT color=#000000></FONT> <DIV><FONT color=#000000></FONT><FONT color=#000000></FONT><BR></FONT>&gt; I'm sure they're common, but I'm dumb when it comes to houseplants. </DIV> <DIV>Don't think you're "dumb."&nbsp; </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ff00ff>No one was born knowing about plants and their care.</FONT></DIV> <DIV>If I <BR>&gt; know what they are, I can look up how to take care of them, or if they're <BR>&gt; even worth keeping. </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ff00ff>If you like them, they're worth keeping.&nbsp; Plant selection is simply a matter of personal preference.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ff00ff></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ff00ff>Hope this helps!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ff00ff>Suzy O, Wisconsin Zone 5</FONT></DIV> <DIV>The one of 2 in the basket on the right in picture 2 <BR>&gt; kind of looks like what's growing in the pot to the left of it, but looks <BR>&gt; different to me too. There's another one in that basket which is better seen <BR>&gt; in picture 3. I have the plants in my windows, here in Cleveland, Ohio. <BR>&gt; Thanks much.<BR>&gt; <BR>&gt; <BR>&gt;</FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>
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Thanks much everyone for the info, looks like I'll keep them as now I know how to take care of them.

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