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Clearwater, Fl
Invecta18
Jul 24, 2017 4:34 PM CST
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Can anyone tell me what plant this is > I have tried the plant identification and perhaps I am not good at it. Any help would be appreciated. This plant has waxy top green leaves and a purple under side with no shine.

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plantladylin
Jul 24, 2017 5:03 PM CST
Hi Invecta18, Welcome!

That lovely plant looks like Copper Leaf (Chrysothemis pulchella)
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Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 24, 2017 6:44 PM CST
That is a really pretty plant! Lovey dubby Is it growing outside in your garden?
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Clearwater, Fl
Invecta18
Jul 24, 2017 8:09 PM CST
Thanks PlantLady and Daisyl. It is growing on the north side of my laundry room outside in mostly shade . I live in the Clearwater Fl area and that is a healthy area 10. And by that I mean the plants just go crazy here. The Copper Leaf is reminds me of violets as the flowers are very small and the leafs very waxy. The strange thing about this plant is it hates sunlight ? It is in mostly shade but at times the sun is directly over it and the leafs actually curl up over the plant to protect it I guess. It is comical. I thought it was a Dracula plant. I had no idea what they were and I forgot if I had actually bought them myself or perhaps they were here when I moved here. The other thing that is odd is that it goes dormant and disappears totally over the winter. totally gone ? There is not winter here in Clearwater so I thought it was just an annual. The next spring it grows back ? thank you guys for your help with this. At least I know what it is now. Thanks again
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porkpal
Jul 24, 2017 8:22 PM CST
What a beautiful plant! I'd love to see a picture of it doing its anti-sun act.
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tofitropic
Jul 24, 2017 8:30 PM CST
Probably they just hate cold, they grow easily in my now-house in tropical-hot-low-land, but seems very difficult in my home-town cool- tropical highland albeit only 70 km away apart.

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