What kind of plant it this?

I have searched the internet to locate a picture and I cant not find any. The florist said that it was some kind of stalk plant? every time I go by this silly plant more and more leaves fall off. It it dying what is it so I can do some research

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Without a photo or more of a description, it is hard to say for sure. Is it a grass-type plant (when you say stalk plant I think corn) or a dicot?

    The plant that comes to mind is dumbcane (dieffenbachia) It is normal for the leaves to come off over time naturally to reveal the cane. Here is a picture of it:

    http://www.library.okstate.edu/vetmed/assets/ieatp...

    Source(s): Botanist and houseplant enthusiast.
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  • Glory
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    1 decade ago

    If you don't have a picture describe it.

    Size

    Color

    Bloom?

    Does it have stripes/spots

    Does it look like a plant you know.

    There may be a lot of reasons for leaf loss, but for a new plant the reason is usually to much water. And since we don’t know what kind of plant it is here are a few guide lines.

    If it is wet let it dry out for a week.

    Move it closer to a light source, near a window.

    Do not fertilize a sick plant.

    Maybe these sites will be useful

    http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/BP/BP-55.html

    http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/plantsci/landscap/pp74...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There are lots of reasons leaves fall off plants. It would help to have a picture of the leaves, but it could be poor soil, overwatering, poor light or too much light.

    You'll get better answers if you upload a pic.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Maybe you should ask the florist more, or scan some of the falling leaves and upload a pic.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well lets see..no picture and no description.....Sorry, cant help

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  • 1 decade ago

    i might be able to give u an idea if i saw it

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