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Plant Bouquet I.D. Please

Posted by hort_lvr_4life (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 1, 13 at 0:49

I got this plant from my grandmother's recent funeral. You know...those lovely plant gardens which have a bunch of beautiful, yet, incompatible plants all in the same container? I have no idea what this one is.
At first, I thought it was Coffea arabica, but, after comparing photos I just don't think so.

Anyone know what it may be? Thanks!

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RE: Plant Bouquet I.D. Please

ITS PRETTY BUT I DONT HAVE ANY CLUE TO WHAT IT IS


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RE: Plant Bouquet I.D. Please

Ardisia crenata is a common (and pretty) addition to dish gardens.

I'm sorry for your loss, hort.


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RE: Plant Bouquet I.D. Please

I have seen it before but the name escapes me at the moment. Not Coffee.

Rhizo is right, I had another window open and didn't realize the answer was already given when I posted.

This post was edited by buyorsell888 on Fri, Mar 1, 13 at 14:33


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RE: Plant Bouquet I.D. Please

Mmmm...followup question: is it caustic in any way? I see it produces pretty red berries and I have a toddler as well as a baby on the way. Thanks!


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RE: Plant Bouquet I.D. Please

To get berries, there has to be flowers, which then get pollinated. If your plant is outside at that time, that could happen. Indoor flowers don't usually get pollinated because most require some type of insect or bug to visit it to make that happen. If berries do begin to show up following flowers, you could trim them off.

Even if a plant is something edible, small kids can tear plants up in a split second. When my kids were small, all plants were in rooms with closed doors, or up very high. Life's just easier if the two can't mix, IMO.


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