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Name: Terri Osipov
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IJsbrandtGA
Feb 9, 2018 11:55 AM CST
Hello all, I hope everyone is getting excited for spring. I have been worried about this plant for some time now. It was absolutely stunning when I first got it but it has slowly lost its leaves one by one. It used to have some very large leaves and what looked like maybe seed pods. I usually have great success with most of my houseplants. I guess this one is just too much of an unknown variety to me. Is this actually a rope Hoya or can you tell from the few leaves that are left? I took some pictures of it outside so that you could better see what's left of the plant. Any help is appreciated! Thank you - oh and yes I do have an aloe vera leaf stuck in the soil for propagation.
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Name: Terri Osipov
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IJsbrandtGA
Feb 9, 2018 12:03 PM CST
Okay I just Googled rope Hoya and I have one of those! So it is definitely not that. Anyone else know what this is?
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Name: Andrea Reagan
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Kevalsha
Feb 10, 2018 8:17 AM CST
I would advise to water the plant, whatever it may be.
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sallyg
Feb 10, 2018 8:34 AM CST
maybe, maybe, Peperomia clusiifolia
http://www.costafarms.com/plan...
scroll down to Jelly Peperomia
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 10, 2018 8:41 AM CST
Terri, I see a little tag stuck in the soil; what information does it give? I agree that it's definitely not the Hindu Rope Hoya (Hoya carnosa 'Hindu Rope')

From what I see of the leaf in your photo, it kinda reminds me a bit of Variegated Devil's Backbone (Euphorbia tithymaloides 'Variegatus') or possibly another variety of Euphorbia (Spurge) but I'm not certain other than it appears to be a succulent of some sort.


That being said, the close up shot showing the soil, it look extremely dry and in my opinion, succulent type plants need to have an airier, better draining soil. You can add more perlite to help with aeration and drainage. Water well, until water runs out through the drainage holes and then don't water again until the top few inches of soil are dry.
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Name: Terri Osipov
Rome, Georgia (Zone 7b)
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IJsbrandtGA
Feb 12, 2018 11:20 AM CST
@sallyg YES! I am fairly certain that it is a jelly peperomia. I am attaching a link of what my plant look like when it was healthy. The spikes in that picture or what I was referring to and I guess they are seed pods. Thank you very much.

@plantladylin the tag in the pot indicated that the plant is a rope Hoya. I believe that tag had come out of the Rope Hoya that I do have and was mistakenly replaced into that peperomia pot some time ago. That happens a lot with plants that I find at Walmart.

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plantladylin
Feb 12, 2018 12:11 PM CST
Terri, the "spiky" things are actually the blooms. Peperomia don't have very attractive flowers.

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