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Apr 6, 2018 10:44 AM CST
|Years ago I took a cutting of an unusual plant I found - it was all red/magenta. The leaves, stems, roots were all shades of the same color - not a spot of green anywhere. It rooted and grew quickly and was a good hanging plant. Unfortunately my mom killed it when I was away at college, and I've never been able to find it again. I've searched the internet and found nothing even close and gotten wide-eyed stares from flower shops when I've asked. Do you have ANY idea what plant this is - and where I could get one?|
Name: J.R. Baca
Pueblo West Co. ( High Dessert (Zone 6a)
Apr 6, 2018 11:37 AM CST
Did it look like this?
...or anything like this?
It's the only thing that came to my mind, if yes then it is Coleus.
Apr 6, 2018 12:52 PM CST
Do you remember the blooms; shape, size? I'm not familiar right off hand with plants that have red roots but a few that come to mind with reddish to purplish leaves and stems and are commonly grown as hanging basket plants:
Bolivian Begonia (Begonia boliviensis)
Begonia (Begonia boliviensis Bonfire®)
Joseph's Coat (Alternanthera ficoidea 'Red Threads')
Purple Heart (Tradescantia pallida 'Purple Heart')
Purple Velvet Plant (Gynura aurantiaca 'Purple Passion')
Bloodleaf (Iresine diffusa f. herbstii)
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Apr 6, 2018 12:57 PM CST
|Hi & welcome! I was thinking about Alternanthera too. Lin put some A. ficoidea pics. Varieties of A. dentata could be in consideration for the possible plant.
The Alternanthera dentata database entries on this site:
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Apr 6, 2018 5:51 PM CST
|Maybe Iresine Bloodleaf (Iresine diffusa f. herbstii)
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