Plant ID forum: Not sure if I got what I ordered

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New York
Princess
Jun 15, 2016 12:01 PM CST
I really wanted a pilea peperomioides so I ordered the seeds from China. I was so excited to grow this plant but now I'm not sure It is actually what I wanted. Can someone tell me if they're supposed to look like this.
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jun 15, 2016 2:29 PM CST
Hi and Welcome to NGA

I hate to say it, but the leaves on your plant don't look much like Pilea peperomoides. I uploaded this picture from the site below for comparison.


http://www.wildchicken.com/nature/garden/nature_200_040.htm


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New York
Princess
Jun 15, 2016 2:49 PM CST
That's what I thought but because I don't know that much about them l was hoping I was wrong. So I don't know what I have. Sighing! Thank You!
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jun 15, 2016 2:53 PM CST
You are welcome. I am so sorry this is not the plant you wanted. I know how disappointing that can be. Sighing! Sad

But, leave this thread open and someone will be able to tell you what plant you do have. Who knows, it may be something you will like just as much.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jun 15, 2016 3:14 PM CST
Small consolation, but here are some listings for Pilea peperomoides.

http://www.accentsforhomeandgarden.com/catalog_i7476091.html...



Thank you, Myriam. You are correct...looking at my search word and what came up at Amazon, I am surprised that more folks have not gotten the wrong plant.

Edited to remove a bad link.
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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Jun 15, 2016 3:36 PM CST
Jean, I think the Amazon link advertises Lunaria annua instead of the Pilea peperomoides..
Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
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bhart90
Jun 15, 2016 3:40 PM CST
Don't shop from China, I once ordered baby's breath seeds, as welll as pitcher plant . I ended up with strawberry seeds... if the price is too good to be true...
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jun 15, 2016 3:41 PM CST
I don't know what you did get but you didn't get Pilea peperomioides. Even as seedlings, the leaves are unmistakeable. Ordering seeds from foreign countries is always a crapshoot. If you found them on Ebay, the uncertainty level goes way up. Grumbling
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jun 15, 2016 3:52 PM CST
It kind of looks like pigweed to me.
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Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
Jun 15, 2016 4:24 PM CST
So pity you dont get what you order. Sad

Its looks like vegetable amaranth. Is the seed is tiny and glossy ?
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jvdubb
Jun 16, 2016 6:37 AM CST
Amaranth was the first thing I thought too
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jun 16, 2016 8:51 AM CST
The notches in the leaf tip are usually a good indicator for Amaranthus viridis

http://eattheweeds.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Amaranth_P...

http://www.eattheweeds.com/amaranth-grain-vegetable-icon/
New York
Princess
Jun 16, 2016 5:45 PM CST
Thank You! Everyone I was pretty sure but I needed to be sure.
Moonhowl It doesn't quite look like the pics of Amaranthus viridis. I'm just so dissapointed Sighing!
XiaoLong, The seeds are very tiny and thin, almost like whisker shavings, if that makes sense Confused
Daisyl I should know better.

I took some better pics:
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Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
Jun 17, 2016 3:18 AM CST
The seed are thin like whisker shaving ? Hmmm.... its not like amaranth seed. As long as i know amaranth seed are round and glossy about 1 mm wide in black, brown or cream colour.

Maybe we need to wait a bit till the plants have flower 😊. Will they grow in that glass like a hydroponic ? Or they will transplant later ?
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jun 17, 2016 6:43 AM CST
I still think it looks like pigweed, but pigweed seeds are also round.
Porkpal
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
Jun 17, 2016 9:05 AM CST
porkpal said:I still think it looks like pigweed, but pigweed seeds are also round.


Is the pigweed that you mean is Amaranthus palmeri ? Its also amaranth right ?

Edit : some of chenopodium and portulaca also known as pigweed ☺
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