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louloudia
Feb 27, 2017 9:12 AM CST
This plant was sold to me recently by a market trader as a wax plant.
But all the images I have seen online are nothing like this plant!

Please can you help?
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Feb 27, 2017 10:15 AM CST

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purpleinopp
Feb 27, 2017 10:32 AM CST
Hi & welcome! I don't know what your plant is, besides pretty.

I would encourage you to buy plants that have their botanical name as well as their nickname, or a pic of the actual plant. I've heard the nickname wax plant associated with plants of the Hoya genus, but in another area, it may usually refer to some other plant.

Someone should recognize your beautiful mystery soon.
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DaisyI
Feb 27, 2017 10:50 AM CST
It looks like a Portulaca.
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purpleinopp
Feb 28, 2017 5:13 PM CST
I'm seeing 4 petals and pairs of opposite leaves, but the blooms make it look like 2 diff plants, with some blooms having a lot more petals.
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greene
Feb 28, 2017 5:55 PM CST
louloudia,
Would you please be kind enough to take more photos. Need to see a clear, in-focus picture of the blooms and the leaves. Also, step back and take a photo of the entire plant with something for size reference.

Will you share with us where the plant is located - city/state/country? Thank You!
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XiaoLong
Mar 4, 2017 8:50 PM CST
Hmmm... interesting plant. I dont know what it is. Is it succulent ?
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tofitropic
Mar 5, 2017 3:51 AM CST
Boronia crenulata I guess, or other Boronia with simple leaves (they do have quite variation, some with compound leaves), flower usually fragrant. may be cause the flower seem waxy, it being called that way.
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purpleinopp
Mar 5, 2017 6:22 AM CST
Fascinating!
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XiaoLong
Mar 6, 2017 6:04 AM CST
Thats great. Boronia is new name to me. Looks beatiful. Thank you...
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tofitropic
Mar 6, 2017 6:47 AM CST
I grew them four times end up kill em all, and gave up (this pink, white and variegated leaves), they seems to prefer cold, and dislike summer heat (or just can't cope with me). Seems quite popular now. My favorite was Boronia pinnata, ferny foliage, very fragrant, even when you trimmed leaves, they scents heavenly.
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pod
Mar 6, 2017 7:24 AM CST
tofittropic ~ thanks for the ID. It is one that I am unfamiliar with also.

If you have any photos of the Boronia plants you tried, the database would appreciate photos. https://garden.org/plants/sear...

I'm enchanted with the fragrance on these plants. Lovey dubby How would you describe the scent?

Hoping the thread starter will come back and tell us where they found this plant and if indeed those blooms are fragrant also.
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tofitropic
Mar 6, 2017 1:24 PM CST
Sorry Kristi, i didn't took pics, it was three years ago, I did not have habit of taking photos back then, (I began taking some picts last year, just as I start to join forum like garden.org), but I'll try to take some photos this week end if I could, I saw many of them still offered in garden center this early spring here. (though I won't try to grow them again)
B crenulata doesn't smell strong, you need to sniff, but B pinnata certainly does, to me it resembles hyacynth or some daffodills, but soft, not offending, and the fragrance really swift around if you put in in the room.
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plantladylin
Mar 6, 2017 3:09 PM CST
Hi louloudia, Welcome! from me too!

My first thought was possibly a variety of Waxflower (Chamelaucium) https://garden.org/plants/brow... but I see the leaves are different and it definitely looks more like Boronia!
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tofitropic
Mar 7, 2017 2:24 AM CST
@ Pod, I submittted 1 photo of B pinnata, through the link you provide, I hope it will be approved.


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pod
Mar 7, 2017 5:52 AM CST
tofitropic ~ thanks for sharing your knowledge & the photo. That is an interesting plant with pretty blooms. So many different cultivars.

Hoping louloudia is able to share more information with their plant also.
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