Plant ID forum: Trailing houseplant

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Toronto, ON
marrum
Feb 26, 2018 12:31 PM CST
Hi everyone, I'd like to get on ID on this lovely plant which grows in my laundromat.

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skylark
Feb 26, 2018 7:00 PM CST
it looks like Columnea gloriosa (Goldfish Plant) - the leaves very similar.
if you had flowers, it would be easier to say for sure.
Toronto, ON
marrum
Feb 28, 2018 8:20 PM CST
skylark said:it looks like Columnea gloriosa (Goldfish Plant) - the leaves very similar.
if you had flowers, it would be easier to say for sure.


You're right they do! But from the pictures online the goldfish plant doesn't look like it's trailing?
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skylark
Feb 28, 2018 9:10 PM CST
i see pics with long trailing stems too and some hybrids. i guess it depends how long are the stems or may be cultivar.
from the veining on the very bottom it looks like a typical Columnea gloriosa leaf shape.
here it says : Columnea gloriosa has slender stems that trail to about 3ft/90cm before they branch. It bears brilliant orange-red singleflowers, which can be 3in/8cm long. These are followed by large white berries. there are pix of different kinds, upright and trailers.
http://www.indoorplants24.com/...
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HamiltonSquare
Feb 28, 2018 9:19 PM CST
Have a look through this Genera. https://garden.org/plants/brow...
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plantladylin
Mar 1, 2018 9:05 AM CST
I never thought of Goldfish plant but that is sure a possibility, either Columnea or Nematanthus:

Columnea



Nematanthus


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Toronto, ON
marrum
Mar 1, 2018 4:01 PM CST
Ah thank you everyone for your help!! I think it is indeed columnea gloriosa now that I've seen more pictures of it.
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Mar 1, 2018 4:41 PM CST
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