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Feb 23, 2012 10:39 PM CST
Name: Riette
South Africa (Zone 9b)
Someone bought it in Mexico. It is a creeping plant in a hanging basket - the one is green the other has red/pink stems.

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Feb 27, 2012 8:22 AM CST
Name: Riette
South Africa (Zone 9b)
Shrug! It seems nobody can help me... Confused
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Feb 27, 2012 8:27 AM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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I wish I could help, but I don't have any ideas. It's a neat plant, for sure! We have quite a few expert plant identifiers, I'd hate to think they are stumped!
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Feb 27, 2012 8:34 AM CST
Name: Riette
South Africa (Zone 9b)
It is actually funny- because we have a FB page - mostly South-Africans - nobody can identify this plant ... Smiling
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Feb 27, 2012 8:42 AM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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I'll give 50 acorns to anybody who can give an accepted ID on this plant.
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Feb 27, 2012 9:27 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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I'm not certain, but I think it may be 'String of Hearts' Ceropegia Woodii. What makes me think so is the heart shaped leaves, and the reddish pink stems.

























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Feb 27, 2012 9:43 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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Palnt+vining+red stem brings up malabar spinach....any chance?
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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Feb 27, 2012 9:45 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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Images for malabar spinach...
http://www.google.com/search?t...
basella rubra v rubra.......?
http://www.seedman.com/vine.ht...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
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Feb 27, 2012 9:56 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Fl
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Riette, are these possibly two different plants in the same container?
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Feb 27, 2012 10:06 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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That was the impression I got from the initial post. The third picture almost looks like a pothos.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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Feb 27, 2012 10:10 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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And, I thought she was asking for us to identify the plant in the pot closest to us. So, guess we need some clarification.
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Feb 27, 2012 10:39 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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Oh, now I'm totally confused. I thought that second pot was a reflection in a mirror! Are there two pots, or three or what? But it does appear that she's asking for identification on two different plants because the close-ups of the leaves are very different.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
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Feb 27, 2012 10:44 AM CST
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I see three plants. The middle one is clearly a pothos.

The one farthest away has red stems.

The one closest has green stems.

I think OP needs to give us more information.
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Feb 27, 2012 10:48 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Fl
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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I agree

We need more information, and perhaps some additional pictures of each plant separately. A 24" section of vine with a few leaves, and a shot of the leaf underside would help as well.
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Feb 27, 2012 10:48 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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Basella / Malabar Spinach comes in two colors...one having the red stem / rubra...the other being basella alba / with green stem..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
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Feb 27, 2012 11:21 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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I still think it's the first pot, and I still think it's 'String of Hearts' Ceropegia Woodii. I think one of the two plants is regular, and the other is a varigated 'String of Hearts' Ceropegia Woodii. I also think both the plant at the front of the room, and the one at the back are 'String of Hearts' Ceropegia Woodii. I just can't tell if the pot in the back also has two different plants in it, a variegated and regular.

























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Feb 27, 2012 11:36 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
Ceropegia woodii has very small, rather variegated, closely spaced leaves....
https://www.google.com/search?...
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
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Feb 27, 2012 11:42 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
Birds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Southwest Gardening Plumerias Organic Gardener
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That's what I thought, but then, what happen to this plant?

http://www.worldofstock.com/st...

Agreed that the leaves look a little large on her plant.

I looked for references of growing your spinach plant as a houseplant, and couldn't find anything on it.

Can't wait to find out what it is...lol!
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Feb 27, 2012 1:14 PM CST
Name: Riette
South Africa (Zone 9b)
Thank you so very much for all your comments. I need both plants to be ID'ed. The lady said it could be the same kind of plant. (she think so in any case) It is as Dave said (that is what she told us) the one plant is in the first container (the closest in the first photo) and the other in the container in the back of the picture. The one in front is the bottom photo of the green and white leaf and the container in the back is the leaf in the middle photo. I also thought that the bottom one could be pothos, but the shape of hte leave is not that heart shaped - or perhaps it was the way the photo was taken. In any case I did ask her to take more photo's. I will then upload it. Thanks so far for your help so far. (this is so very interesting for me...) Smiling
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Feb 27, 2012 1:19 PM CST
Name: Riette
South Africa (Zone 9b)
Could the bottom one perhaps be Peperomia scandens?

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