Plant ID forum: Mystery Plant

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Name: Kristin K
Port Angeles, Washington (Zone 8a)
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kubedu
Mar 22, 2017 11:29 AM CST
Hey guys!
Found this plant at a local store, and I'm having the toughest time identifying it! Due to the stems, I was leaning towards a variety of begonia, but I haven't found an image that looks remotely close to this one (the leaf shape, but not grouping, is actually quite reminiscent of a purple variety of marijuana, but it definitely isn't that). The plant was purportedly grown by Costa Farms, but they have no record of the plant on their website, and the identification tag read "houseplant". I have also contacted them. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks, Kristin
P.S. In case the pictures no not properly interpret the color, the tops of the leaves are extremely dark green-silver, and the bottoms are a reddish-orange. There are tiny white bud clusters growing from the top of the stems.
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crawgarden
Mar 22, 2017 12:16 PM CST
Would it possibly be this: Begonia acontifolia 'Faureana
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purpleinopp
Mar 22, 2017 12:55 PM CST
Check out 'Dark Mystery' Pilea:
http://www.costafarms.com/plan...
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Mar 22, 2017 1:19 PM CST
Wrong leaf shape for Begonia aconitifolia (and begonia with simple leaves are asymmetrical) and wrong vein pattern for Pilea. Sighing!
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Mar 22, 2017 4:13 PM CST
And bud/inflorescence structure.
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Name: Kristin K
Port Angeles, Washington (Zone 8a)
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kubedu
Apr 5, 2017 11:07 PM CST
purpleinopp said:Check out 'Dark Mystery' Pilea:
http://www.costafarms.com/plan...


You got it! That link didn't show a pic of the Dark Mystery, but I looked up the name, and you definitely found it. Thank you!!

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Apr 6, 2017 7:44 AM CST
Happy to suggest for your investigation!

I don't know why the link is not showing the pic to you. When I look at it again, it is still the far right pic on the top row. Silly technology! ;)
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 6, 2017 7:53 AM CST
Kristin, I've submitted a proposal to add Pilea 'Dark Mystery' to the database so as soon as it's approved you can upload some photos!
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May 24, 2018 11:12 PM CST

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purpleinopp said:

I don't know why the link is not showing the pic to you. When I look at it again, it is still the far right pic on the top row. Silly technology! ;)



It's there, I had to scroll down to get to the rows of images.
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