Plant ID forum: Plectranthus?

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Name: Jacque
Burton, WA - Old Hippie Heaven (Zone 8a)
jacqueg
Sep 16, 2014 10:45 PM CST
Bought this as a flowering houseplant from a small grocery store. This is a 4" pot, flowering stems about 6" tall. Cute as all get-out, I'd love to know its name!
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Sep 17, 2014 7:29 AM CST
Compare to: Syncolostemon obermeyerae
Synonym: Hemizygia transvaalensis
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The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Sep 17, 2014 8:01 AM CST
Wow, really pretty plant! Your photo doesn't enlarge when I click on it and my first thought was one of the variegated Plectranthus but it really does look like S. obermeyerae as purpleinopp stated. Check out these photos for comparison: http://1003gardens.blogspot.co...

Confusing though ... The Plant List shows both S. obermeyerae and H. obermeyerae as being accepted names. Is it the same plant or is the Plant List outdated?

http://www.theplantlist.org/tp...
http://www.theplantlist.org/tp...

I didn't fine either listing in the Catalogue of Life

We currently have no info or photos of Syncolostemon obermeyerae in the ATP database: Syncolostemon obermeyerae
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Name: Jacque
Burton, WA - Old Hippie Heaven (Zone 8a)
jacqueg
Sep 17, 2014 10:47 AM CST
I believe we have a winner! (dunno how I feel about owning a plant named 'candy kisses' but that's another topic...)

Thanks all.

I will get a better photo and upload to the database.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Sep 18, 2014 7:59 AM CST
Cool! Do those pretty flowers have any scent?
๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ - SMILE! -โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜ปโ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘ŒโœŒโˆžโ˜ฏ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿพ
The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
๐Ÿ‘’๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿก๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿโฆโง ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฝโ€โ˜€๐ŸŒบ
โ˜•๐Ÿ‘“ The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Jacque
Burton, WA - Old Hippie Heaven (Zone 8a)
jacqueg
Sep 22, 2014 7:46 PM CST
purpleinopp said:Cool! Do those pretty flowers have any scent?


No they don't, sad to say.

Edited to add - and the leaves aren't scented either.

The grocery store where I bought the first one had another on their hospital shelf for 99 cents, so yup, I got a second one. I will experiment with cuttings and make them available should the cuttings take.

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