Plant ID forum: What is this cool plant?

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 14, 2013 1:09 PM CST
Here is an internet photo from a design site. I like the plant. Is it some sort of begonia? If anyone would know you guys would!



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Name: Danita
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Danita
Oct 14, 2013 1:38 PM CST
Medinilla magnifica
Pink Lantern (Medinilla magnifica)

It really is a neat-looking plant... Smiling
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 14, 2013 1:58 PM CST
A shade plant?! gasp! MUST HAVE!!! Drooling
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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Oct 14, 2013 4:50 PM CST
I agree Drooling I would give anything to get my hands on one.
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Oct 16, 2013 8:08 AM CST
Me too, one of the "9 plants of desire," though I wanted one before reading that book. Look at how pretty and unusual those flowers are!!
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Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Oct 16, 2013 8:05 PM CST
It may be more "within reach" than you think.
The Home Depots in Minnesota had them in the houseplant department this past summer.
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Oct 17, 2013 9:06 AM CST
Cool!
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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Oct 17, 2013 9:27 AM CST
I also saw some at a local gardening center last year in the houseplants section. However, they were pretty pricey.

BudsNBlooms
Oct 18, 2013 1:33 AM CST
They are beautiful! One the size in the picture would run about $50. here. There is a nursery about an hour from me that I will be going to this weekend that usually has them. They sell them in 4 in pots and they are usually about 10-12 in high. If anyone is interested, let me know. They are usually $12-15 I think, plus there would be postage. I have one similiar to the one in the picture and it it just starting to bloom.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 18, 2013 10:55 PM CST
hey"? has one of you bid against me for this plant on EBay? ? ? Sad
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Oct 20, 2013 4:38 PM CST
Oh, yuck! I hate trying to bid on stuff on ebay. Good luck with bidding on that lovely plant! Hope you're successful getting it; it is really amazingly beautiful! Just a suggestion; if you're not successful, you might consider contacting the seller and seeing if they'd be willing to list it as a "buy it now" item at the winning bid price. Bet they've got more than one!
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 20, 2013 5:13 PM CST
You're right, woofie. It looks like the seller might have more then one plant. I am also bidding on a vireya rhododendron, a tropical variety. I save shipping when you buy two items. It is also and excuse to buy two items. Like, I need an excuse? Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 20, 2013 6:12 PM CST
I lost the bid. Sad I put it up a couple bucks higher than I wanted to pay but I really like the plant. The bidder had a proxy on it and won. I was sad. Sad
4 is my lucky number. I always put a "4'" in my Ebay bids somewhere. I couldn't figure out why it didn't work this time? Confused Then a few moments after I emailed the seller, Second Chance Buy It Now popped up in my email!! I bought it for my highest bid, lower than the winning price~. I feel good about it. Hurray!
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Oct 20, 2013 6:20 PM CST
Oh that is great!!! I was hoping that would happen! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Congratulations! Green Grin!
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 20, 2013 6:29 PM CST
Now I have the challenge to get the little plant to grow big like the picture...AND over-winter it!
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Oct 20, 2013 7:39 PM CST
Best of luck to you! If I didn't have such abysmal luck with houseplants, I'd be envious. Hilarious!
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