help please?

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by pierrot, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. pierrot

    pierrot Active Member 10 Years

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    I have been given this plant to identify and I know I should know what it is but my mind is now a mush of christmas music and mall rats.

    if anyone could point me in the correct direction (of the plant's ID not mall rats!!) I'd appreciate it.

    It was sold as a "monkey paw" and to me Monkey paws are the same as kangaroo paws angiozanthos . clearly not!!

    thanks for the help
    Pierrot
     

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    wrygrass2 Active Member 10 Years

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    Take a look at this googe image search for Ruellia makoyana to see if you can narrow it down to a cultivar from there. Got it on a google search for 'monkey plant' houseplant.

    Harry
     
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    pierrot Active Member 10 Years

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    Harry

    thank you for jogging my memory!! I knew it was familiar but just had a moment

    thank you again
    pierrot
     
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    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Pierrot, I told ya someone would know it!
     
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    Joe Keller Active Member 10 Years

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    Try Ruellia makoyana. Joe
     
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    wrygrass2 Active Member 10 Years

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    Pierrot,

    Christmas is a hard but good time for everyone. :) And actually I wasn't familiar with the plant. I have seen it, but didn't know the name. I first did a google for 'monkey paws', then 'monkey paws houseplant' as just 'monkey paws' got just that, the paws of monkeys. :) Anyway, that gave a result of 'monkey plant' which gave me the taxon, with a final picture search above to confirm. Google is a wonderful thing.

    Harry
     
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