Identification: Indoor Plant ID unknown :/

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by Strider2k, Jun 19, 2004.

  1. Strider2k

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    I'm guilty. I was naughty and bought a plant and I didn't even know what it was. After asking numerous employees at Home Depot (where I bought it) and after searching books and Inet for the past few hours, I'm at a loss. Maybe someone can help.

    To begin with, it has thick, green stems that come straight out of the soil.

    Each stem has numerous branches, which end in a cluster of 3-5 leaflets, like a schefflera, only each leaflet is serrated, roughly 4-5 inches wide and 6-8 inches long (the biggest I can find) and is fuzzy underneath.

    It has the grabber tendrils of a grape, though only a few dead ones are still on the plant.

    It's roughly 6 feet wide and 2-3 feet high currently.

    For $14 I figured a plant of that size was worth it :P Now if I can just find out what it is :)
     
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    Here are 2 pics of it. If it is a cissus it is unlike any I have seen before. It looks similiar but noticably different then the rhombifolia that I have.
     

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    Douglas Justice Well-Known Member UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society 10 Years

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    The plant sounds and looks like Tetrastigma voinierianum (chestnut or lizard vine).

    Check out this link to UCLA
     
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    Thats it! \o/ Thank you very much for the help. After doing some more looking and also looking at entries in my books it seems it'll get 50-60 feet wide..... so I guess I need to buy another house :P
     

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