Plant ID forum: Please help me identify this plant

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Melinajoy
Jul 6, 2017 2:34 PM CST
My sister in law gave me a cutting of one of her house plants. She was given the original plant from some lady, and has no idea what the plant is. Apparently its some sort of houseplant? Its growing abnormally fast so im not sure if its a house plant. Ive never seen a plant like this before. The plant is very top heavy so i have a fork holding it up. Any suggestions would be great! Im so curious!
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DaisyI
Jul 6, 2017 3:22 PM CST
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Its a Creeping Charley. They were incredibly popular houseplants back in the 1960's but I haven't seen one for sale recently. Creeping Charleys naturally trail so trying to make it stand up is a hopeless cause.
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padulles
Jul 6, 2017 4:26 PM CST
Could it be "Plectranthus australis" instead?

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luvsgrtdanes
Jul 6, 2017 4:37 PM CST
I do believe ย "Plectranthus australis"ย and Creeping Charlie are one in the same Smiling
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plantladylin
Jul 6, 2017 5:26 PM CST
Yes Plectranthus, to me it looks like the one commonly called Swedish Ivy (Plectranthus verticillatus)

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purpleinopp
Jul 7, 2017 5:46 AM CST
If it has white blooms in a couple months, that would confirm P. verticillatus, AKA Swedish ivy and creeping Charlie. Other plants also share both nicknames.
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DaisyI
Jul 7, 2017 10:45 AM CST
Sorry if I caused confusion... Sighing!

Creeping Charley the houseplant is Plectranthus verticillatus (white flowers)

Creeping Charley the invasive pesky weed is Glechoma hederacea (purple flowers).
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Jul 7, 2017 12:24 PM CST
Plectranthus verticillatus is hardy here, a fine house plant but does not need to be... so I could have 2 kinds of "creeping Charlie" in the yard. If I don't use a more specific name, I think most would assuming I'm cultivating Glechoma.

IDK anything about the usual cultivation (if any) of the Pilea plant, or its' zone range.
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