Plant ID forum: pink flower, long green leaf, seems indoor

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uproar
Apr 23, 2017 11:55 PM CST
Hi,
Can someone please identify this plant? i am failry sure it is indoor?
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sallyg
Apr 24, 2017 7:43 AM CST
something in Gesneriad seems to me a semiwild guess. Does look like a tropical that needs indoor or sheltered outside spot.
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Name: Sally
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sallyg
Apr 24, 2017 7:44 AM CST
try Episcia cupreata 'Pink Panther'
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plantladylin
Apr 24, 2017 8:30 AM CST
Hi uproar, Welcome!
It does look like it might possibly be in the Gesneriad family (African Violets, Sinningia, Episcia, etc.) but a clearer shot of the flower might help to give an exact ID. I can't see the bloom clearly in your photo but from what I can see of the shape, it doesn't look like an Episcia bloom. For comparison, Episcia (Episcia cupreata 'Pink Panther')

The leaves remind me somewhat of Gloxinella lindeniana but then again, the bloom is not right. Are the leaves pubescent (soft, hairy)?
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Apr 24, 2017 9:33 AM CST

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Carter
Apr 24, 2017 12:51 PM CST
Compare to Ruellia makoyana:

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plantladylin
Apr 24, 2017 12:58 PM CST
@Carter ... you got it! Thumbs up Monkey Plant (Ruellia makoyana)
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