Can you please identify this house plant?
I need to identify this plant so I can figure out what is wrong with it. Leaves keep turning brown and the tips are brown. It seems very sad! It was my mom's so it is very sentimental to me. Please help!
You're right..it's looking pretty sad. How long and wide are the leaves? Are they slightly thick--not succulent-thick like jade plant leaves, but thicker than most houseplant leaves? Once we identify it, we'll be more able to help you save it, and possibly propagate new plants to back up the one you have that's growing older.
The leaves are about 2 inches wide at the widest part of the leaf. They are around 4 inches long. The thickness does seem slightly thick I suppose. I have never had another houseplant that I could keep alive for long except this one. I really don't even know basic care. I have managed to keep it alive(barely) by just watering it with about 2 cups of water when it seems completely dry, maybe about once a week..I have it about 12 feet from a window with a mini blind that doesn't get opened often, I was afraid to give it much sun for fear of burning the leaves. It gets a little sun through the mini blind but not alot. I was thinking maybe it needs new soil but I am terrified I will hurt it more if I do anything! Do you know if I am even watering it properly and giving it too much/too little sun. Thank you so much for responding, I really appreciate it! I would love to know how to propagate new plants too! I can send more pics too if that would help identify.
Thank you so much for taking the time to identify this. I Googled the name and pictures popped up that have identical leaves! I will open the blinds and keep it sunnier in the room and follow your watering instructions. I guess I should wait until it gets a little healthier before I cut anything off to propagate a new plant. I cut off the yellow leaves today though. Thanks again!!!