Can someone tell me what this plant is?

taycwilsonJanuary 28, 2013

I received a cutting of an indoor plant and I have no idea what it is. The leaves are really small, a bit fleshy and have little spikes at the tips. They also ooze white milk if they break off. My friend said that the vines of the plant can get pretty as hers get to be about 2-3 feet. It kind of reminds me of a succulent but I am not too sure it is one.

I don't have much more to go off of than the photo. I hope someone can help!


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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

when you get the ID.. perhaps the person can also remark whether such a long cutting is necessary ...

thats a lot of leaves.. for a root-less vine to hold onto while trying to root... and you cant stick it in a baggie for humidity ...

in that case.. cut it into 4 inch pieces.. and root a bunch.. at least one.. has to take ... lol .. and that is called increasing your odds of success .. lol


    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 6:38PM
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It may be Ceropegia radicans.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 7:15PM
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Hoya lacunosa?

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 1:02AM
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If you do decide to root several plants, I'd love to trade for some! (Whatever it is... looks like a chain of hearts... charming)

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 8:06AM
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I don't think it's a Hoya, although it does bear some familial resemblance (krohniana, curtisii...)

My money's on some kind of Dischidia... like ruscifolia! I don't own a ruscifolia, so I can't say for sure, but it certainly resembles my Dischidias more than my Hoyas, and the blooms will be a dead giveaway when the time comes.

Also, a long cutting like that is just fine, but not necessary. However, if you want to give it the best of all worlds, a very strong strategy is to kind of lay it flat along the soil line, in a loop, so that more nodes are exposed to the medium and can send down roots. Then, once it is well rooted it will send out vines to dangle. They also grow great mounted, but that might be more bother than you're ready for. :P

This post was edited by greedyghost on Tue, Feb 5, 13 at 14:19

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 2:15PM
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