new houseplant that has Philodendron but is it a pothos? - Knowledgebase Question

marian
Question by MaryH88
September 8, 2017
plant has Philodendron but it has long bare tendrils and I don't know if I should cut these off and if so, can I root them in water or soil?
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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Answer from purpleinopp
September 8, 2017

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It looks like a Hoya to me. There are various species. Here's a generic database entry for the Hoya genus with pics of various kinds of Hoyas:
Hoyas (Hoya)

The long whip things are where blooms form. For that reason, they are usually not cute.

Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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A comment from Weedwhacker
September 9, 2017
I think Tiffany meant to say "usually not cut." :-)

marian
A comment from MaryH88
September 9, 2017
Thanks so much for your answer - I was not familiar with this name.

Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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A comment from purpleinopp
September 11, 2017
Yes, one of those annoying correctly-spelled typos. TYVM, Sandy!!

Happy to suggest material for your investigation, Marian. :+)


A comment from buffalo2
September 18, 2018
I believe also that it is a Hoya plant. A very pretty one as well.


A comment from buffalo2
September 18, 2018
I also believe it is a Hoya, and is a very pretty one as well.

marian
A comment from MaryH88
September 18, 2018
Thanks - mine is growing well - nice to know exactly what it is.

Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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A comment from purpleinopp
September 23, 2018
Happy to suggest. And happy to hear it is doing well!

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