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AnaPatricia
Jul 15, 2016 8:48 PM CST
Hola


It was identified as Callisia cordifolia but I have doubts. Its leaves are thick almost succulent..and rounded. It has never bloomed.
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Gracias....Ana Patricia

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bonitin
Jul 16, 2016 1:47 AM CST
Welcome! AnaPatricia

Maybe Callisia repens? It fits better the leaf shape..
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Turtle_Vine_(Callisi...

AnaPatricia
Jul 16, 2016 9:23 AM CST
Thank you for answering.... sorry, I already have Callisia repens and is different, a more fragile plant with purple stems thinner and brittle
with the underside of the leaves purple. The unknown plant has stems and leaves
thicker and shiny.
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plantladylin
Jul 16, 2016 10:04 AM CST
It sort of reminds me of a Peperomia I used to have:
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plantladylin
Jul 16, 2016 10:08 AM CST
Nope, not Peperomia. The more I look at the stems it does have the growth habit of Callisia or Tradescantia of some sort.
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plantladylin
Jul 16, 2016 10:11 AM CST
The leaves and stems do appear to be succulent like; wonder if it could be a variety of Crassula?
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HamiltonSquare
Jul 16, 2016 10:52 AM CST
Compare this one to yours. Turtle Vine (Callisia repens)
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
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purpleinopp
Jul 16, 2016 11:32 AM CST
Tradescantia fluminensis can produce foliage that small. I've seen that many times when sticking pieces in pots.
White-Flowered Wandering Jew (Tradescantia fluminensis)

C. repens would have a darker stem, and not have those bigger leaves toward the top of the vines.

How long have you had this plant?
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AnaPatricia
Jul 16, 2016 2:07 PM CST
Thank you to all ! . I will look for Crassula ... although it seems more the family Commelinaceae.
The plant has more or less 3 years old.. it grows fast, but my mother has a five years ago, she never saw flowers.
This is an old cutting.... it has roots at the nodes




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Deebie
Jul 16, 2016 2:34 PM CST
Hola Patricia, you mentioned that your plant has succulent leaves but is not a pepperomia; therefore, I wonder if it could possibly be one of the dischidias, quizas Button Orchid (Dischidia nummularia) or something similar. What do you think?
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plantladylin
Jul 16, 2016 2:48 PM CST
That last picture showing the stem and leaves sure looks like something in the Commelinaceae family!
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purpleinopp
Jul 16, 2016 3:37 PM CST
The Dischidia has pairs of opposite leaves. Are you able to add what state or country you are in, Ana? Was your plant purchased or a pass-along?
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AnaPatricia
Jul 16, 2016 3:55 PM CST
I'm in Nicaragua. I obtained this plant by cuttings of another plant in the garden of my mother,
She bought in nurseries here. A friend began to identify and told that is Callisia cordifolia..... but it is not.
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purpleinopp
Jul 16, 2016 5:02 PM CST
How fun, it was both!

In Nicaragua, it could be C. multiflora:
http://gardenbreizh.org/photos/tim/photo-113364.html
Pg. 62: https://getd.libs.uga.edu/pdfs/bergamo_stephanie_200312_phd/...

Callisias are not well documented in English in print or visually.

You could improve your chances of solving the mystery if you are able to take some more cuttings and put them in other conditions, to increase chances of seeing whatever bloom it might make, and any other characteristics it might not display for some reason in the singular condition in which it currently resides. Eventually, you should be able to observe/document something definitive/diagnostic.

Searching in another language if you have such a skill could yield more info. In the meantime, I'm as curious as you are! Good luck!
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AnaPatricia
Jul 16, 2016 9:18 PM CST
Your link has been very useful to me because I found a very similar plant to mine Aneilema zebrinum.
It is almost identical except that my plant does not have those stripes on leaves as pronounced. It is the most similar but it seems not reported for my country.

http://commelinaceae.forumactif.org/t405-aneilema-zebrinum
http://gardenbreizh.org/photos/karlostachys/photo-287790.htm...

Tthank you for your valuable help.


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