Hi, Judy! A friend of mine is having difficulty identifying a houseplant that she has and it is apparently in bad health. She is hoping that you can help her to identify it so that she can obtain information on its proper care.
Thanks so much for your help!
The plant looks like a type Chinese Evergreen houseplant which is usually kept indoors in medium to low lightWhen you select “Low Light” a list of the most adaptive plants in our database appears. These plants can live in lighting conditions too low to support any other plants in our database, but will grow faster in medium and high light. Variegation (color) in the leaves is often lost in low light. A plant in low light needs less water and fertilizer than the same plant in better light. Place a low-light plant within 2-3 ft. of a window with a northern exposure, 3-5 ft. of a window with an eastern exposure, 4-10 ft. of a window with a western exposure, and 10-18ft. of a window with a southern exposure. A low light area has between 50-150 ft. candles of light. The best low light house plants are: Chinese Evergreen, Dracaena Janet Craig, Peace Lily, Heart leaf Philodendron.. I think if your friend moves the plant indoors and out of the sun, it will do much better. You can read how to care for a Chinese Evergreen houseplant in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.