House plant help

Judy. I was given two slips off this plant. It was doing well, now it’s not. This is the slip I took off it before it died. . I have no idea
what it is or how to look after it. Hope you
can help. Thanks. Andrew

Hi Andrew,

It’s pretty hard to know exactly what that plant is from the picture; my best guess would be a variegated Wandering Jew. I can tell you why this cutting might die. You put it into a pot that seems too large for such a small clipping. The soil will never dried out and the new tender roots will become water logged and die. My suggestion is to gently remove what’s left of the plant and put it into a 4″ pot with new dry soil. Place it in bright indirect lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light. and hope there are still some roots left.