[Plant-biology] Re: Please Help Identify House Plant

Sam sammy at nospammy.com
Wed May 3 14:08:56 EST 2006


On Wed, 03 May 2006 08:35:25 -0500, monique
<monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu> wrote:

>A photo or comparison would be helpful.  Here is a starting point:
>http://www.hear.org/starr/hiplants/images/600max/html/starr_011026_9002_plectranthus_verticillatus.htm
>
>How does your plant differ from this?
>
>M. Reed
>
The leaves on my plant are more shield like than the rounded ones in
the picture and more sharply toothed.  The flowers seems the same.   I
wonder if what I have is a relative.  Thanks.

>Sam wrote:
>> It's been growing in a hanging basket in a shady window for about 2
>> years.  Quite bushy.  Leaves look similar to those on strawberry
>> plants.  This spring it sprouted  flowers - a big surprise.   They are
>> about an inch and a half long and bell shaped.  They are white with
>> purple dots at the opening.   They are on a stalk with 3 or 4 around
>> each position.  These positions are spaced about an inch from each
>> other, along the stalk.  I am completely mystified by what this
>> supermarket bought plant is.  There was no identification on the pot.
>> Thanks for any help here.


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