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Name: Riette
South Africa (Zone 9b)
riette
Feb 23, 2012 10:39 PM CST
Someone bought it in Mexico. It is a creeping plant in a hanging basket - the one is green the other has red/pink stems.

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Name: Riette
South Africa (Zone 9b)
riette
Feb 27, 2012 8:22 AM CST
Shrug! It seems nobody can help me... Confused
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Feb 27, 2012 8:27 AM CST

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I wish I could help, but I don't have any ideas. It's a neat plant, for sure! We have quite a few expert plant identifiers, I'd hate to think they are stumped!
Name: Riette
South Africa (Zone 9b)
riette
Feb 27, 2012 8:34 AM CST
It is actually funny- because we have a FB page - mostly South-Africans - nobody can identify this plant ... Smiling
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Feb 27, 2012 8:42 AM CST

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I'll give 50 acorns to anybody who can give an accepted ID on this plant.
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 27, 2012 9:27 AM CST
I'm not certain, but I think it may be 'String of Hearts' Ceropegia Woodii. What makes me think so is the heart shaped leaves, and the reddish pink stems.

























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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Feb 27, 2012 9:43 AM CST
Palnt+vining+red stem brings up malabar spinach....any chance?
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Sherry
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wcgypsy
Feb 27, 2012 9:45 AM CST
Images for malabar spinach...
http://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=12...
basella rubra v rubra.......?
http://www.seedman.com/vine.htm
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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chelle
Feb 27, 2012 9:56 AM CST
Riette, are these possibly two different plants in the same container?
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woofie
Feb 27, 2012 10:06 AM CST
That was the impression I got from the initial post. The third picture almost looks like a pothos.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 27, 2012 10:10 AM CST
And, I thought she was asking for us to identify the plant in the pot closest to us. So, guess we need some clarification.

























Name: woofie
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woofie
Feb 27, 2012 10:39 AM CST
Oh, now I'm totally confused. I thought that second pot was a reflection in a mirror! Are there two pots, or three or what? But it does appear that she's asking for identification on two different plants because the close-ups of the leaves are very different.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Feb 27, 2012 10:44 AM CST

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I see three plants. The middle one is clearly a pothos.

The one farthest away has red stems.

The one closest has green stems.

I think OP needs to give us more information.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Feb 27, 2012 10:48 AM CST
I agree

We need more information, and perhaps some additional pictures of each plant separately. A 24" section of vine with a few leaves, and a shot of the leaf underside would help as well.
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Feb 27, 2012 10:48 AM CST
Basella / Malabar Spinach comes in two colors...one having the red stem / rubra...the other being basella alba / with green stem..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basella_alba
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 27, 2012 11:21 AM CST
I still think it's the first pot, and I still think it's 'String of Hearts' Ceropegia Woodii. I think one of the two plants is regular, and the other is a varigated 'String of Hearts' Ceropegia Woodii. I also think both the plant at the front of the room, and the one at the back are 'String of Hearts' Ceropegia Woodii. I just can't tell if the pot in the back also has two different plants in it, a variegated and regular.

























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Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Feb 27, 2012 11:36 AM CST
Ceropegia woodii has very small, rather variegated, closely spaced leaves....
https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=1...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 27, 2012 11:42 AM CST
That's what I thought, but then, what happen to this plant?

http://www.worldofstock.com/stock_photos/NPF7098.php

Agreed that the leaves look a little large on her plant.

I looked for references of growing your spinach plant as a houseplant, and couldn't find anything on it.

Can't wait to find out what it is...lol!

























Name: Riette
South Africa (Zone 9b)
riette
Feb 27, 2012 1:14 PM CST
Thank you so very much for all your comments. I need both plants to be ID'ed. The lady said it could be the same kind of plant. (she think so in any case) It is as Dave said (that is what she told us) the one plant is in the first container (the closest in the first photo) and the other in the container in the back of the picture. The one in front is the bottom photo of the green and white leaf and the container in the back is the leaf in the middle photo. I also thought that the bottom one could be pothos, but the shape of hte leave is not that heart shaped - or perhaps it was the way the photo was taken. In any case I did ask her to take more photo's. I will then upload it. Thanks so far for your help so far. (this is so very interesting for me...) Smiling
Name: Riette
South Africa (Zone 9b)
riette
Feb 27, 2012 1:19 PM CST
Could the bottom one perhaps be Peperomia scandens?

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