Houseplants forum: Please help ID this plant

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lovlife
Apr 9, 2017 9:01 AM CST
Hi,

I have a mysterious neighbor that likes to leave out small plants in water jars ready to be planted.
Can you please ID this one, so that I care for it properly.

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Name: Deborah
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Deebie
Apr 9, 2017 11:30 AM CST
Hi Lovlife and Welcome! to NGA. This is just a guess and hopefully someone else may come up with a better one - they look like cuttings of Goldfish plants, either Nematanthus or Columnea. Here are our database links:
Nematanthus
Columnea glabra.
You won't be able to correctly ID which cultivar it is until it blooms, if at all. There are so many cultivars. BTW, you have some nice looking cuttings. nodding
Name: Brenda
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echoes
Apr 9, 2017 12:55 PM CST
I think its a Hoya. I forget the species as I forget a lot of things, but the one called wax plant?
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echoes
Apr 9, 2017 12:56 PM CST
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 9, 2017 7:06 PM CST
The leaves are too small for Wax Plant (Hoya carnosa)

It reminds me of Nematanthus also. Click on these photos to enlarge them for a closer view and comparison of the leaves:

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Name: Brenda
Winnipeg, south of (Zone 3a)
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echoes
Apr 9, 2017 10:24 PM CST
Sorry, was thinking of Hoya bella, not carnosa. Leaves remind of the one I once had.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 10, 2017 5:50 AM CST
I had H. bella years ago, doesn't look like that one either. I'm really bad at comparing photos for identification though. Here are some Hoya bella pictures showing the leaves:
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Name: Brenda
Winnipeg, south of (Zone 3a)
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echoes
Apr 10, 2017 7:39 AM CST
I think Lin, you're correct. The leaves look so familiar, but my hoya leaves were not such a dark green and shiny like the pic.
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AlyssaBlue
Apr 10, 2017 8:14 PM CST
I'm wondering if it's a lipstick plant. Here's a photo link to the database:

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plantladylin
Apr 10, 2017 8:40 PM CST
Alyssa, that's a very good possibility too!
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Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
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Deebie
Apr 11, 2017 7:41 AM CST
The blooms should help ID the plant more positively, @Lovlife. Thumbs up

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