Plant ID forum: Grew from a small root

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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Oct 14, 2013 11:03 AM CST
Anyone knows this plant?
I don't fancy it right now...but if there's a chance it blooms... I'll keep it.

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 14, 2013 11:24 AM CST
Do you remember where you got it; nursery, trade, big box store? I don't know what it is but it sure is pretty! Lovey dubby I'd sure keep it around to see what it becomes! Smiling

Before I enlarged the thumbnail photo's it reminded me of my Chirita tamiana, but after enlarging your photo's I realize it's not that one.
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Oct 14, 2013 11:34 AM CST
Clearly a relative of the African Violets but I don't know just which one,
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 14, 2013 12:32 PM CST
I'm not so sure it's a gesneriad ... the leaves looks a bit succulent-like to my eyes .... but then again, my eyes aren't what they used to be. Smiling It sure looks like something worth keeping though!
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Oct 14, 2013 1:11 PM CST
Could it possibly be a peperomia? Some, like P polybotyra have similar leaves, with more than one leaf shape on a plant. (this is strictly a guess...)

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Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Oct 14, 2013 4:18 PM CST
plantladylin said:I'm not so sure it's a gesneriad ...


And are there any gesneriads that are completely hairless? Calin's plant also has palmate leaf veins. Gesneriads do not have palmate leaf veins.




Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 14, 2013 4:25 PM CST
I once had Peperomia polybotrya 'Jayde' which looks similar:
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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Oct 15, 2013 12:19 AM CST
Thank you all.
Nope, I wouldn't think it's a Gesneriad.
Got it from someone in Sweden a year ago, it was a leafless little root and the guy said I have no idea. SO I said, i'll give it a shot.
It was like one of those Calla rhizomes, light in color. No leaves and no roots.
For a while, it just gave a small leaf, then it yellowed and died, and so on.
It really kicked off these past few weeks - it may like cooler weather? And I'm guessing more water?
All leaves emerge from the base, there is no stem. Completely hairless and thin, not really a succulent type.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Oct 15, 2013 6:25 AM CST
Calin, you have been withholding crucial information! That it has a rhizome or some kind of underground storage system can help dramatically with its identification.
Because I know you, I can criticize..... Smiling . I hope everyone reads this.

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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
Bulbs Lilies Plant and/or Seed Trader
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fixpix
Oct 15, 2013 7:06 AM CST
Yes Rick, criticize away!
:)
Well, I thought 2 pics would do.

Really hoping someone has something similar and can point me in the right direction.
I don't want to keep plants that don't do anything but grow. I am expecting blooms or something.

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