Small Green flowering house plant

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  1. Plantsplants

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    This plant was given to me. Anyone know what it is? The stem is almost 1 foot long.
     

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    Here is another photo that shows the part that flowers.
     

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    This photo shows the stem best.
     

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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Not a coffee plant with that inflorescence, foliage isn't right either.
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Might be Justicia brandegeeana, Shrimp Plant.
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Yup, Justicia brandageana.
     
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    Maybe, but the flowers look different.
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Are you showing us open flowers? Or just the rachis that they come from?
     
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    It's just the rachis they come from. It was flowering when I got it, but they dropped once winter started. When I look up images of Justicia brandageana it looks similar but different. The leaves are similar to what I have in shape, color and gloss. But the rachis looks different. Mine is light green and fuzzy and spikey looking.

     
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    I'd still say Justicia. They're native to my area, and there's a huge amount of diversity between rachis forms even on the same plant sometimes.
     
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    It might be a variety of the Fire Cracker Flower or Crossandra?
     
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    In Florida, most of the Justicia brandegeana are fairly small, but there's also tall (2 meters at least) plants like the bright red "shrimp cocktail".
     

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