Plant ID forum: Anybody know what I've got here?

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Name: Ian
Brooklyn, NY, 11231 (Zone 6b)
Araceae über alles!
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Hagbard
Sep 12, 2017 1:27 PM CST
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So a 12-leaf sprig of this was included in a cheap supermarket bouquet when my wife and I eloped back in February. Figuring "what the heck, it can't hurt to try", I cut off the bottom 4 leaves to get some stem free and possibly create rooting nodes, re-cut the bottom at 45º, dipped it in rooting hormone, and started it in some seed starting soil.

A month later it was growing and branching, and now it's been transplanted into a slightly larger pot and an 80/20 soil/vermiculite mixture. It's grown quite a bit, and seems to like a lot of light - it gets about 2 hours of direct southern exposure, and quite a bit of bright indirect, so I doubt it can go back into my "vine cave" where I keep various philos, syngoniums, pothos, etc.

I'd love to know your thoughts on this - when we hold our actual wedding ceremony next May, my wife asked me to include several sprigs of the original elopement bouquet in her proper wedding bouquet. Smiling
Salt Spring Island, BC (Zone 8b)
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islander
Sep 13, 2017 3:27 PM CST
It kinda has a look of Hebe.
He who plants a garden plants happiness.
Name: Ian
Brooklyn, NY, 11231 (Zone 6b)
Araceae über alles!
Houseplants Container Gardener Foliage Fan Aroids Region: New York
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Hagbard
Sep 15, 2017 10:46 AM CST
islander said:It kinda has a look of Hebe.


Thanks islander! I compared it to a few dozen of the Hebes in the database; the leaves seemed to always come to at least a little bit of a point at the end. Weird thing about this guy is they don't - they're perfectly rounded off, shaped almost like teardrops with the pointy end towards the stem..
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Purist
Sep 16, 2017 11:22 AM CST

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