Plant ID

Will07(5)July 11, 2013

The box they came in said aptenia cordifolia but doesn't look like it on Wikipedia

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Could be an Alternanthera. Pretty! Are there any little white puffball-looking things on it anywhere?

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 2:56PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

...which would be flowers. Sorry if I alarmed you that there might be pests.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 3:39PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I'm going to GUESS that it might be one of the narrow leaf Crotons.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 4:52PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Fun! The longer it takes Will to come back, the more fun guesses folks can conjure.

Might as well throw Iresine in the mix. I heard a little voice say 'Hemigraphis?' when looking at one of the leaves too.

Upright, anyone?

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 5:30PM
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Will07(5)

It's defiantly not a croton, it's almost succulent like and there are no flowers at all. I don't think it's alternanthera either it looks close! And it's defiantly not Iresine either, we also got some of those today and doesnt look like any hemigraphis ive ever seen but who knows! And thanks purple for posting the pic upright. When I post on my iPhone or iPad they look upright but when I look on the computer it's sideways.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 10:05PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Is it supposed to be a house plant, annual, do you know? Apparently more clues are needed. Any odor if a leaf is torn?

When one googles pics of Alternanthera, lush plots of ground-grown plants show up but this does look like the 'Purple Knight' I had in a pot a few years ago.

Maybe a closer pic of the top of a leaf?

Is there a Cordyline like that?

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 7:10AM
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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

Can it be a Tradescanta species

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 7:30AM
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Will07(5)

Here's a close up with a penny for size recognition.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 10:11AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Check the 'red thread'.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 10:56AM
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