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Nov 17, 2022 9:59 AM CST
North Carolina
Hi folks,

I found this tiny (~2") segment of a plant among some succulents I purchased last month. Does anyone know what this is? I'm impressed with its resiliency -- it doesn't look like it's decaying or drying out even though it's been sitting outside for a while. I'm pretty sure it's not plastic Whistling

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Nov 17, 2022 10:22 AM CST
Name: James
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no idea .... might be an epiphyte - epiphytic plants

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Nov 17, 2022 10:26 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Calamari, does it have opposite foliage? I can't decide from the pics.

@sedumzz what do you think about this?
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Nov 17, 2022 10:47 AM CST
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purpleinopp said: Calamari, does it have opposite foliage? I can't decide from the pics.

@sedumzz what do you think about this?


The foliage is so dense that it's honestly hard for me to tell Thinking . I took a few additional photos at a higher magnification under my microscope:

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Nov 17, 2022 11:07 AM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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I was thinking a piece of sedum... but seeing the closeup has me thinking maybe piece of mistletoe, dropped from above. Can't match the leaves...
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Nov 17, 2022 11:33 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Aha! I think it's this:
Artillery Plant (Pilea microphylla)
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Nov 17, 2022 1:34 PM CST
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purpleinopp said: Aha! I think it's this:
Artillery Plant (Pilea microphylla)


^^^^
Yup, or maybe the species pilea serpyllacea. Note the pohto of that in the database is NOT pure pilea serpyllacea, it is the form 'Globosa'!
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Nov 17, 2022 1:59 PM CST
Name: Phil
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If its the same stuff, i thought it wus a weed. it grows all over the place around here.

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Nov 17, 2022 2:58 PM CST
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Yes ,just one of them is not blooming
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Nov 17, 2022 3:39 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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It is reportedly very weedy where hardy, but the little hitch hiker I had one time didn't survive being left outside here. If I see another pot with one of those in it, I would buy it even if I don't want the primary plant. I think the minuscule foliage is perfect for a mini garden.
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Nov 17, 2022 3:54 PM CST
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I agree.
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Nov 17, 2022 7:12 PM CST
North Carolina
Thanks everyone!
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Nov 18, 2022 4:06 PM CST
Name: Rick R.
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In the north, it is sold as a houseplant outright. Often for terrariums. In the greenhouses up here, one often finds it as a weed volunteer at floor level.
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Nov 18, 2022 5:56 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ✌️👍☼🌷⚘ðŸ (Zone 8b)
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Rick, have you had a houseplant one?
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Nov 18, 2022 7:56 PM CST
Name: Rick R.
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Yes, back in the 1970s. In a terrarium it grows fast and you need to keep trimming it. As a potted plant it can grow quite big, draping around the pot. Nothing unusual - I think just what you might expect.
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Nov 19, 2022 9:55 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ✌️👍☼🌷⚘ðŸ (Zone 8b)
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Thanks! Sounds like fun.
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Nov 25, 2022 1:12 PM CST
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purpleinopp said: Thanks! Sounds like fun.


It grows like a weed here too. I use it as ground cover on my potted plants. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Nov 26, 2022 10:59 AM CST

Looks like mistletoe has grabbed hold of your plant,
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