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HELP! I need to identify this plant

Postby HughJass » May 13, 2008 11:08 pm

Hello. I have had this plant for over 20 years and I don't know the name of it. I have had many people ask me what kind of plant it is and I have never been able to answer the question! I got this plant from my Dad when he passed away 20 years ago.
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Postby patty » May 13, 2008 11:18 pm

Hi Hughjass...welcome to the forum!!

Your beautiful plant is a dieffenbachia. They are are so special when they come from a beloved ones arrangement. Hope you stick around the forum.:)
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Postby Eeyore » May 14, 2008 12:03 am

I'm not sure.... Aren't Deffienbachias more upright?
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Postby patty » May 14, 2008 12:23 am

I guess I should have added dumbcane (dieffenbachia). I'm pretty sure this is the same. Here is a pic from plant images. No?

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Postby curlysue » May 14, 2008 7:35 am

haven,t seen this plant in years soo pretty, we used to call it lipstick plant because of the shape of the flowers "common name" curlysue
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Postby Venice » May 14, 2008 8:39 am

no idea, but your names cracking me up hahahha.

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Postby Northpine » May 14, 2008 8:54 am

Hi,
I did a quick check of my plant book. I think it might be called Episcia cupreata.
Common name is the Flame Violet, as it is related to the African violet. It's described as an attractive trailing plant which requires high humidity.

I'm quite positive it is not a dieffenbachia, and lipstick plants don't have that type of leaf.
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Postby keke » May 14, 2008 9:18 am

I thought it might be Episcia as well. Are the leaves velvety to the touch? A Dieffenbachia wouldn't be. Also I don't think they flower, but Episcias do.

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Postby Northpine » May 14, 2008 9:41 am

I forgot to mention that the book said that Episcia have many hybrids and sports. So when you google it, you'll notice lots a variation in the pics.
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Postby bluebird » May 14, 2008 9:47 am

I agree...definitely not Dieffenbachia and yes a variety of Episcia. There are so many different varieties of episcia..not all leaves are the same texture, pattern or colour, but yours looks like this episcia below.


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