Houseplants forum: Help :) what kind of plant is this?

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Jarspag04
Nov 12, 2015 12:02 PM CST
Newbie here and for the life of me, I can't figure it out on the Google
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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Nov 12, 2015 12:19 PM CST
It looks like Sanchezia. Either Sanchezia (Sanchezia speciosa) or Golden Herringbone (Sanchezia parvibracteata).

Jarspag04
Nov 12, 2015 12:46 PM CST
Thanks Deebie! Are the pink stems unusual? Not seeing any photos like that online of sanchezia
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 12, 2015 12:57 PM CST
It does appear to be Sanchezia: http://mobile.floridata.com/Plants/Acanthaceae/Sanchezia%20s...
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Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Nov 12, 2015 5:11 PM CST
The link that Lin provided says that the colored stems are not unusual. I forgot to mention that you have a nice health specimen and Welcome! to ATP. What plant hardiness zone are you in?
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purpleinopp
Nov 13, 2015 6:45 AM CST
I saw this elsewhere yesterday & suggested Iresine...
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DebbieC
Nov 13, 2015 8:46 AM CST
I'm not familiar with Sanchezia; thought it looked like Iresine as well. I had one last year that was very similar.
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plantladylin
Nov 13, 2015 8:56 AM CST
@purpleinopp Tiffany, I think you may be right! I never thought of Iresine but it really looks more like that than Sanchezia!!
For comparison, check out this photo:
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=iresine&view=detailv2&qp...
http://www.colorfulnature.com/flowers/__ORIGINALS/Iresine_He...

The more sun the plant receives, the leaves will turn really beautiful in color!
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