Identification: What are these three plants?

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by lilypad, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. lilypad

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    These three plants were purchased among many others. Only these are still without a name. The first two are very tree-like and the third looks a bit like a begonia. The begonia-like plant has symmetrical leaves though and a silvery green strip in the middle of each leaf. The plant resembles a tight rosette - short stalk and leaves radiate from this close to each other. I cannot find any of these in e.g. Dr Hessayon's books. Maybe they are varieties of something very common but I cannot ID them. Thank you for help.
     

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    Marn Active Member 10 Years

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    HI there .. i havent found out what the first one is .. but the last pic might b a Episcia it is a type of African Violet .. u might want to google it and see if u can identify your plant .. would it b possible to get a lil clearer pics ? .. hope ufind out what they r ..

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    Thanks, Marn. The third one indeed looks like a variety of episcia. I have just made a lucky discovery myself. Not sure which episcia though until I get some flowers. Sorry, my digital camera doesn't perform too well. The pictures are as good as they get.

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    Marn Active Member 10 Years

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    yw .. u can look it up in google and im sure u will come across it .. they are really kool plants .. try puttin it in a window with morning sun and see if it blooms .. my african violet just started blooming soon after i moved it there .. and i also used peters plant food .. *not endorseing it* and also water it from the bottom if they r anything like african violets .. sure wished i could help ya on the other plant but i dont think i have seen that one b 4 . but a kool looking plant ..

    good luck

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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Stumbling onto this old thread...

    #2 looks like Schefflera elegantissima 'Bianca'. The silhouette of #1's leaves looks similar to that of Nicodemia diversifolia in the Hessayon book.
     
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    #1 and #2 are both Schefflera elegantissima (#1 may be the cv. 'Olympia'), which is still more commonly known by the old name Dizygotheca elegantissima.

    #3 is a Pilea involucrata 'Norfolk,' not an Episcia.
     

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