Identification: 2" Tropical Plant

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by CiderJack, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. CiderJack

    CiderJack Member

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    My sister bought this just two days ago from our local natural foods store (Missoula, Montana). It came in a tiny little pot - I immediately put it in a larger pot, because it looks to me like it really wants to grow! The plastic tag reads:

    2" Tropical Plant
    Medium light
    Keep soil evenly moist, but not soggy wet.
    55-70 F (13-21 C)

    and it comes from Burnaby Lake Greenhouses, Surrey, BC, Canada.
     

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  2. Ginger Blue

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    It's a begonia...one of the angel wing types most likely.
     
  3. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    You could try e-mailing Burnaby Lake Greenhouses at gen@burlake.com to get the exact cultivar.
     
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    I wonder if they would actually know - they supply a lot of stores around town and their plants are never properly labelled.
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    I understand it from a seller's point of view because of the cost and because most people don't care. My wish is for them to put up a website where all plants in their inventory are shown with their names so that those who want to know can look it up.
     
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    Wow, Ginger, excellent! After reading your response, I did a google image search for <begonia "angel wing"> and found an image at http://www.accentsforhomeandgarden.com/item2203.ctlg that sure looks like mine!

    So, until someone tells me otherwise, I'm going with Angel Wing Begonia! :)

    Yeah, it's understandable, but rather frustrating. I think you have an excellent idea, however! I personally believe that more needs to be done to reduce public ignorance, in addition to engendering repeat business & customer satisfaction. And thanks for the url er, email - I had tried to find their website before posting here, with no luck...

    Is there perchance a good online database that is effective for IDing houseplants that anyone knows of?
     

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