Can someone help me identify this plant? Overall size is 2ft (60cm) and leaves are about 4 inches (10cm).

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    Looks like Hoya carnosa, but not sure Aug 11, 2020 at 0:58

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This looks like a very unhappy ZZ plant, it is hanging instead of standing up straight. Make sure you have proper drainage and don't keep the soil wet all the time.

The plants suffer probably from root rot caused by too wet soil. The rotting roots are not able to take up water and the plant starts to hang (and eventually die). Make sure the soil dries up a bit in between watering so the rot can stop and new roots can form. When the root system is healthy again, water it when the soil is dry like half a finger deep. It should stand up straight again then hopefully. Good luck!

  • Yes it does have drainage holes. This plant was left behind by the previous tenant, so I wasn’t sure what kind it was.
    – Andy
    Aug 10, 2020 at 21:18
  • I think your plants hangs because of too much water, maybe try to give it less frequently water.
    – benn
    Aug 10, 2020 at 21:21
  • How can I make it go back straight? Should I put wooden sticks to help it?
    – Andy
    Aug 10, 2020 at 21:25
  • See previous comment, less water should help them recover
    – benn
    Aug 10, 2020 at 21:31
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    Thanks for the help
    – Andy
    Aug 10, 2020 at 21:54

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