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house plant ID

Posted by fany (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 27, 14 at 11:14


I would like to id this house plant, It wasn't watered proprely and lost quite a lot of leaves. I would like to see how it's supposed to look when it's healthy. And how to prune it. I tried to prune it but it shoots out long stems and dosen't look good. Does it need a trellis of some sort.

But most importantly can it be saved, can I pruned it drasticaly and will it grow again?

Thank you

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RE: house plant ID

Could it be an outdoor plant, looks somewhat like Dipladenia,

A tender perennial or climbing shrub rather,

If so, it loves sun and heat,

And it would need some sort of trellies.

RE: house plant ID

Aeschynanthus, maybe, or Hoya. Can't tell how big the leaves are from this pic.

RE: house plant ID

Yeah, I'd say a Dipladenia would probably look like that after a winter indoors. Not really a houseplant.

RE: house plant ID

Where did you get it from, did it ever flower?

I think its leaves are not thick/ fleshy enough for Hoya, the woody base is not typical either, some of the tendril tips look more like Dipladenia.

Around here Dipladenia is sold as a seasonal plant for window boxes.

RE: house plant ID

It looks like a Vinca to me.

RE: house plant ID

The leaves are not the right shape for Vinca and Vinca doesn't form tendril-like ends to the stems, nor a woody central stem. Also, after a winter indoors Vinca would look even worse than this - most probably completely dead.

RE: house plant ID

Looks like Jasmine to me.

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