Plant ID forum: Cercestis mirabilis

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Sep 2, 2015 2:09 PM CST
I met this stunning beauty in the local botanical garden in one of the tropical greenhouses, and instantly fell in love with it! Hilarious! it had no label and was planted way behind other plants in weak light, it was not easy to get some pictures..
I think it should be in the Araceae family..
The smaller narrower leaves were from a long runner of the main plant.
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Sep 2, 2015 3:14 PM CST

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Cercestis mirabilis ? Nice photos Myriam.
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Sep 2, 2015 3:17 PM CST

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@mjsponies grows C. mirabilis.
Evan
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 2, 2015 3:19 PM CST
Sure looks like Cercestis mirabilis: http://exoticrainforest.com/Cercestes%20miribalis%20pc.html

edited to add another link: http://araceum.abrimaal.pro-e.pl/cercestis/mirabilis.htm

It sure is a lovely Aroid!
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Name: mj
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mjsponies
Sep 2, 2015 4:35 PM CST
It is C. mirabilis. And they do prefer shade. Mine got a little bit of burn from just a little bit of "sun", thru the tree above where the limbs/leaves didn't filter it. Supposedly slow but mine has taken off gangbusters running amuck with runner's looking to grab hold of something. It's a stunning plant and one I had waited a long time to get.
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Sep 2, 2015 10:24 PM CST
Definitely Cercestis mirabilis!
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Interesting how the leaf shape changes from juvenile to adult, it reminds me of Syngonium..

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