Houseplants forum: Lipstick or Goldfish plant?

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Name: seaecho
Phelan, Ca. (Zone 8b)
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seaecho
Aug 26, 2014 2:59 PM CST
Sorry, can't think of the latin names, but I bought this plant when not in bloom, and I can't tell if its a lipstick or goldfish. Anyone know? THANKS!
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Name: seaecho
Phelan, Ca. (Zone 8b)
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seaecho
Aug 28, 2014 6:37 PM CST
Well... I think I'll ask another forum to help me.

Plantomaniac08
Aug 28, 2014 7:54 PM CST
It looks like a Goldfish plant to me. I didn't see your post sooner.

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Deebie
Aug 28, 2014 7:55 PM CST
Welcome! I'm sure that someone will be along to help you soon. IMO your plant does look alot like one I have, Lipstick-Vine-Aeschynanthus-radicans-Mona-Lisa. Here's a link to compare.
Lipstick Vine (Aeschynanthus radicans 'Mona Lisa')

@Purpleinpoop. Do you have any idea? Am I remembering correctly that you grow both plants?
Name: seaecho
Phelan, Ca. (Zone 8b)
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seaecho
Aug 28, 2014 8:51 PM CST
Thanks guys! I was hoping it wasn't a goldfish, as I have two of those already. Unfortunately, Deebie, the leaves on my plant are darker in color than the Mona Lisa. They show a little lighter than they are in reality. The Mona Lisa is gorgeous! Thanks so much. Now I have to keep my eye out for a lipstick!

Plantomaniac08
Aug 28, 2014 10:38 PM CST
Too bad I'm not your neighbor or else I'd take one of your goldfish off your hands. Hilarious!

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Name: seaecho
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seaecho
Aug 29, 2014 2:28 PM CST
LOL, my one goldfish is pretty old--about 10 years, and it's on its way out, I'm afraid. Just found another one at the grocery store (last one) and snatched it up. This is the one pictured. Now I just need to find a lipstick!
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plantladylin
Aug 29, 2014 2:47 PM CST
The leaves look more like the Goldfish plant (Nematanthus) to my eyes. There are a few in the database with photos for comparison:

http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/genus/Nematanthus/
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Plantomaniac08
Aug 29, 2014 4:24 PM CST
Oh, well... In that case, it sounds like a good thing that you found another one. Smiling

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plantladylin
Aug 29, 2014 4:58 PM CST
It will really take blooms to be sure ... maybe you will get lucky and it will be a Lipstick Plant (Aeschynanthus)! Sometimes leaves can be deceiving but the flowers will tell for sure!
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purpleinopp
Aug 29, 2014 5:41 PM CST
I saw this originally but can't tell the 2 genera already mentioned (and Columnea) apart by just the leaves, at this point. Have to live with the ones I have longer, and something ate my darn Columnea, sheesh! ;) Sure is pretty, whatever it is! I think these kinds of plants may be easier to ID by comparing back of leaf? I only have 1 of the 3, no input on that.

(Definitely settles the periodic Kalanchoe blossfeldiana vs. Plectranthus creeping Charlie debate though.)

When nobody can decide what something is, adding more pics from diff angles can help.
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Name: seaecho
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seaecho
Sep 6, 2014 10:58 PM CST
Thanks for all the nice answers, and the link. Yep, I agree that it looks like I have a goldfish. But I guess we'll know for sure when it blooms. I'll post pics when it does (and it better!) LOL
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JB
Sep 11, 2014 1:27 PM CST
I am afraid you have a 'goldfish'.....I have been propagating and selling the goldfish for years and that looks much like mine. Here is something for you to compare yours with.
This is a mature plant and leaves look much like yours.
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Closeup of flowers...there are so many varieties of these plants it is unbelievable. Some look like flying fish, they are all called goldfish....

blooming stock plant
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These are the babies I have for sale now.
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I am sorry you do not have a lipstick....I have not seen any for sale in awhile.





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