Plant ID forum: Can someone ID this houseplant?

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Lemon Grove, CA
KirstBG
Nov 8, 2017 11:12 AM CST
I bought this from Home Depot and there was no tag, however the women working in the garden department said it is a "rasta lipstick" plant. I looked it up and it looked different from the plant I saw. She also told me it would be ok to keep in my bathroom part time, even though there aren't any windows. Can someone help me with ID and care for this plant - how often do I need to put it in the sun? I'm worried she may have ID'd it incorrectly, but I don't really know. Thank you!!
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Nov 8, 2017 11:24 AM CST
It's probably one of the Exotic Angel plants and I find quite often that the tags get mixed up on their plants; sometimes by customers visiting the garden center as they pluck the label out of a pot to read about it and then inadvertently place the label back in the wrong container .. but I also had an experience a few years ago at one of our local Home Depot garden centers where I found many EA plants with incorrect. As I was checking out, I mentioned it to the cashier who said there happened to be a representative from the nursery there so she called her over and we chatted a bit and she asked me to show her where I found the incorrect labels. She was a bit perturbed when she went along and pulled label after label from pots that were all incorrect and she told me that she knew it originated at the nursery due to many of their help not speaking or understanding the English language.

Although I'm not real familiar with Ivy, your lovely plant sure looks like a variety of Hedera. If you scroll down this page for Exotic Angel plants, you can view photos for comparison of the ivies they sell: http://www.costafarms.com/plan...
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Lemon Grove, CA
KirstBG
Nov 8, 2017 12:14 PM CST
Thank you, plantlady! It does look similar to a couple of these Ivy plants but none of them look exactly like it...it's also good to know that HD often gets the labels wrong! How do you know how to care for a plant if you don't know what it is? Anyway, hopefully someone here knows what it is.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Nov 8, 2017 12:44 PM CST
I 'm sure someone will be along with suggestions soon. My eyesight isn't the best due to cataracts but now that I've enlarged your photo and looked more closely, I think it might be: Creeping Fig (Ficus pumila)

Scroll down this page of Exotic Angel plants for photos: http://www.costafarms.com/plan...
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Nov 8, 2017 3:03 PM CST
My first thought was creeping fig.

Plants can't live without light and this plant needs very bright light. A windowless bathroom will not make a good home for it. Part-time light is not an option for a plant.
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