Q.Plant Name And Problem
Hello, I tried to identify the enclosed plant but was unsuccessful. Can you please tell me what it is? I planted it in a pot in an indoor sun room and have been watering it regularly and misting it daily for a couple of years. It gets light from windows 6 ft. away. Today, I discovered withered dry leaves that left a sticky residue on my hand. Am I overwatering this beautiful plant? If so, can you please let me know how to care for it. I live in New Mexico. It is very dry and we get snow during the winter. Also I was trying to grow a clematis indoors with morning glories. It did not work at all. The morning glory leaves withered and the clematis got chocked off. Today I threw out the morning glories and placed the pot outdoors with a few red geraniums. Will this work when I take the pot indoors and place it on a counter next to the window when the temperature drops? As you can see, I’m pretty inexperienced with growing plants in this dry climate. Everything grew easily when I lived in California. Thank you for your help,
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The sticky residue could mean the false aralia plant has an insect problem, either scale or aphids. Yes, you can bring the geranium inside for the winter.