Identification: ID for Succulent

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by Junglekeeper, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    I bought this plant early this year and don't recall ever seeing it before or since. Any help?
     

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  2. i believe it is called an umbrella flower. Ceropegia Radicans Asclepiadaceae
     
  3. luvplants

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    i believe your plant is an umbrella flower, ceropegia radicans, asclepiadaceae
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Good guess - you had me going there for awhile. The leaves do look alike in shape. However the plant that I have is not a vine and does not have such interesting flowers. It has instead tiny, white, inconspicuous, non-scented, pitcher-shaped flowers in September. It also exudes a thin, white sap when broken.
     
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    Marn Active Member 10 Years

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    hmmm well i thought i had a name for this plant.. i had remember seeing your plant..cause it is so unique looking..i really like it ... and when i was looking for a name for my African Violet . i came across this web site and i thought this was your plant .. it looked so close to it .. mayb this might help in the right direction

    http://www.prestige.ne.jp/~poppo-s/page_thumb214.html

    hope it helps

    Marn
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Thanks for your input, Marn. My plant does not appear to match the description for Columnea. Please let me know if you come across this plant again.
     
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    lets try dischidia ruscifolia, million hearts vine
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Ring the bell - I do believe we have a winner. Thank you! (x3) I can now research the plant. The description that I read for Dischidia was certainly intriguing.
     
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    Marn Active Member 10 Years

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    wow that is a kool looking plant ..and so pretty .. kinda like a sister plant to the string of hearts/rosary vine .. .. wished i still lived in Van .. umm woud b able to do a trade for a clipping ..lol. i have tons of houseplants .. :)

    Marn
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Funny you should mention that. I was at a place this weekend that had a number of these two plants selling side by side. The grower/distributor must have had a 'Hearts' theme going. And wouldn't you know it, these plants had markers! Maybe they stumbled onto this thread ;) You're welcome to a cutting if you happen to be in this part of the woods.
     
  11. Marn

    Marn Active Member 10 Years

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    oh man i would love a cutting but gonna b a while b 4 i can go back to Canada .. :) i married an american so u know immigration and paper work .. man i feel like an alien ..lol. to bad we cant send plants across the border .. were abouts in Van did u get it ?? I also like the string of hearts plants they r so pretty my sis in law can really grow one out at her place .. she always gets so many blooms on it .. and she also has a variegated one that is soooo pretty .. and paid a arm and a leg for it ..
    I h ave so many houseplants right now that i have to b picky on what i get now but that is one i would make room for ..lol.. hmm still have ceiling space to hang plants ..lol
    good luck with your plant .. it sure is pretty

    Marn
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    The plant was purchased from a florist (of all places) on Granville Island. I don't recall ever seeing it again other than at Southlands Nursery. You may want to check with U.S. authorities on bringing back tropical houseplants across the border. I believe Canadians are allowed to this without having to get a phytosanitory certificate, assuming the plants are not specifically prohibited.
     

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