Plant ID forum: What is my plant?!

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Victoria, BC, Canada
Iloveplantfamilies
Jul 13, 2017 8:00 PM CST
I have grown this beauty for over four years, and do not know what kind of plant it is? Please help identify it! Thanks so much!
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islander
Jul 13, 2017 9:39 PM CST
Looks like a Goldfish Plant (Nematanthus gregarius) with a bit of variegation on the leaves.
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Victoria, BC, Canada
Iloveplantfamilies
Jul 13, 2017 9:56 PM CST
islander said:Looks like a Goldfish Plant (Nematanthus gregarius) with a bit of variegation on the leaves.


Thank you for your response...my plant has never produced any orange blossoms typical to the Goldfish Plant???
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Jul 14, 2017 4:06 PM CST
It may need more light to bloom.
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ljones26
Jul 14, 2017 6:15 PM CST
I agree

Your goldfish plant is beautiful! Mine is only like a sixth of that size.
Victoria, BC, Canada
Iloveplantfamilies
Jul 14, 2017 11:24 PM CST
Thank You! I will try for better lighting! Is outside an ideal location? The resources I have looked at also suggest to trim the stems back....a little hesitant to do this as the length is quite beautiful!
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islander
Jul 15, 2017 2:06 AM CST
You might burn the leaves moving it outside. Just closer to the window. It looks healthy so try not to shock it.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Jul 15, 2017 7:53 AM CST
When I have a plant that won't bloom but seems otherwise happy, I propagate it & put the offspring in various spots until I find that which makes it bloom, and adjust the others (gradually if needed, to avoid sunburn) to match that condition.

If the same soil has been in the pot for 4 yrs, some fertilizer could do the trick. Look for one with a higher middle number, and at most, apply at suggested strength on label. Too little could never hurt, but too much fertilizer can kill plants, an unnecessary mistake I've made before.
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