Plant ID

curiositykatNovember 1, 2012

I picked up this plant from walmart on clearance and can't seem to find an ID. Main reason I am asking is I can't seem to make it happy. It had a few damaged leaves when I got it but its gotten worse. Its tried to send out some new leaves but they fell off for some reason. So an ID would be helpful, then I might be able to figure out why its so unhappy.


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Hi Curious..Sorry, I don't have a name...are leaves thick or thin? Toni

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 10:07AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Is there a stem, or are the leaves all coming from the soil?

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 11:06AM
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Its a stem. I've taken some better pictures. Its leaves are paired on the stem. The leaves are a tiny bit thicker then the leaves on my pothos, but they are more flexible. Other then that its a very basic looking plant. I've had it for over a month and the entire time its leaves have been slowly shriveling up. I've tried more water, less water, more light and less light but I can't seem to make it happy.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 11:50AM
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I'm still not certain, but Google (Hoya carnosa) pictures.

What size is your plant? Height, and pot size.
H carnosa's vine when larger, more mature, but you 'might' have a young, multi-stem Hoya.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 12:24PM
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Curious..a pic of a green, H. carnosa..notice stems are similar color?

What do you think? Same plant or not?

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 12:30PM
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I'm thinking it's an Ardisia--coral berry. I have this plant and it's doing well. I think the key with this plant is to NEVER let it dry out! Mine did and I thought it was a gonner. After it dried out it shed leaves and was basically just stems. I almost threw it out but just left it alone all summer-out doors. It looks amazing now. If I can post pictures I will. The plant is currently in low and I do mean LOW light. Seems to be ok. I think it's just having a fit, that's all. I hope this helps. Nice plant. Kyle

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 2:26PM
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