Plant ID forum: Need an ID on this hanging basket

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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 7, 2012 11:56 AM CST
It behaves like an airplane plant except it is much larger
and the leaves are wider and thicker.

Louise
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Nov 7, 2012 12:00 PM CST
Nice plant! It looks like Callisia fragrans: Basket Plant (Callisia fragrans)


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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 7, 2012 12:15 PM CST
Thanks for the help with the ID. I think that is the exact plant.
I have a question - I went out to the garden room just to see
if I could smell a fragrance since that word is in the name.
Mine doesn't have any fragrance. Does that make a difference?

Louise
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Nov 7, 2012 12:17 PM CST
Louise: Does your plant have flowers now? Mine blooms during the summer and the flowers are quite fragrant but sometimes I can only detect the fragrance in the evening.
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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
Garden Ideas: Level 1
louise
Nov 7, 2012 12:26 PM CST
I've grown this plant for several years and seemed to
notice the tiny blooms on a spike before it produced the
long growth where the new plants form. I never paid any
attention to them and usually broke them off immediately.
Maybe, I should not have done that.
I usually start a new hanging basket about this time with
three plants in it, winter it in the garden room and just
discard the large plant. I've shared them with many friends.

Louise
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Nov 7, 2012 12:37 PM CST
I had never seen or heard of this plant until I received a little "pup" in my very first plant trade on Dave's Garden. It's such an easy plant and has become one of my favorites!. The bloom spikes do get very long and the blooms aren't all that pretty but they are very fragrant:
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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Nov 7, 2012 12:53 PM CST
I guess that I cheated myself by eliminating them too
quickly. I'll have to remember that and discover a new
experience with the plant.

thanks,
Louise

p.s.- I love looking at all the pictures of your semps.
The colors are just amazing. I received two orders
from twit and gold??? when on cubits about two
springs ago. Some are still with me and some faded.
Here is a picture of 'Oddity' (sp) from twit.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Nov 7, 2012 3:26 PM CST
Very nice but LOL, I don't grow Semp's so you must be thinking of Lynn/ValleyLynn. I know she has many, many great photo's in the database!

By the way ... if you haven't already done so you should add your picture to the database:

Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum 'Oddity')
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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
Garden Ideas: Level 1
louise
Nov 7, 2012 4:08 PM CST
I just tried to add a picture of the Crypthanthus bivittatus that was
ID'd in another post today. I didn't know just which line to enter the
info into. I didn't see a link to upload a picture. So, I gave up for
now. I was able to add a picture of my Alocasia 'Frydek' without
any problem. I don't know what I should have done differently.
I'll keep trying - and find the place for instructions on ATP. Confused
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Nov 7, 2012 4:16 PM CST
Louise, if you want to use the same photo you put up for ID you can click on "import to database" which you will find at the bottom of your photo when enlarged.

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