Identification: Plant ID

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by rockminer, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. rockminer

    rockminer Active Member

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    I was just given an anonymous cutting from a large mature plant (it trails about 4 feet from pot to floor). What I got were two joined segments. After a search of my reference books and a lot of frustration on the net I am still stymied. The cutting is set about 1/4 inch into the succulent mix and is totally supported by the stake. Since I don't know what it is I am not sure if I am doing the best thing to get it rooted. I am using Indole-3-butyric acid .10% rooting hormone. Thank you for your help and any advice. I'm a novice so even the simplest information will be welcome.
     

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  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It reminds me of Euphorbia, but that's little help.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    There is a euphorbia that looks like this, I thought of that genus also but was not sure about the hairiness at the tip though.
     
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    Two questions: how many angles does the stem have? and does it bleed milky sap if you prick it with a pin? (if it doesn't then it's not a Euphorbia).
     
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    There are four flutes on each joint. The sap is clear. I spent all afternoon researching euphorbia with no joy. Learned a bunch of neat stuff though!
     
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    I think it may be Cissus quadrangularis
     
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    Thank you TonyR! Without the tendrils, leaves and flowers I would never have looked at Vitaceae. A grape?--Love this hobby--and medicinal as well!!!
     

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