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Help me identify this plant!

Postby balkit5 » Mar 13, 2010 6:37 pm

My mom got this plant a while ago from her Chinese coworker and I produced many cuttings from it. I need help from someone because I have no idea what the name of this indoor plant is.Image
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Re: Help me identify this plant!

Postby Eeyore » Mar 14, 2010 1:02 am

The leaves look very similar to a primrose but I can't be sure that is what it is.
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Re: Help me identify this plant!

Postby neng_perea » Mar 14, 2010 3:32 am

Is that a herbs or a plant . I'm guessing that is a herbs we call Calabo "kalabo" in here is oregano but not really sure.
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Re: Help me identify this plant!

Postby neng_perea » Mar 14, 2010 3:59 am

A chinese coworker who gave to your mom that is a good plant. The leaves look thicker and hairy smell the leaves is a bit strong that some people use as a medication like for coughing, taste bad but work very well.
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Re: Help me identify this plant!

Postby balkit5 » Mar 14, 2010 2:16 pm

Yeah, the leaves do smell nice, but when you taste the leaves, they're awful. I'm not really sure if it is a herb or not, but thanks for the information!
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Re: Help me identify this plant!

Postby neng_perea » Mar 15, 2010 3:22 am

Balkit
My grandma has the same plant like yours name Kalabo is a herbs. We use the kalabo leaves for cough taste awful but good medicine or for more information go to search the Kalabo plant.
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Re: Help me identify this plant!

Postby Sonita » Aug 26, 2010 11:00 pm

Hi!

The botanical name is Plectranthus amboinicus (click this name in google) , but it is called by different names depend on the country.
I am frenetically looking for one[/b]. It has medicinal properties, it is good to make infusion when your stomach feels heavy. I used to have it when I was leaving in South America, I love the smell...some people use it as condiment for food, like a herb.
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Re: Help me identify this plant!

Postby Eeyore » Aug 26, 2010 11:17 pm

Hi Sonita! Welcome! :D
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Re: Help me identify this plant!

Postby Maralyn45 » Sep 29, 2010 1:56 am

Its looking like herb.....looking very pretty.......
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Re: Help me identify this plant!

Postby Penny1948 » Nov 16, 2010 4:14 pm

Hi, I don't know if you have had a reply to your question, but I do believe your plant is a herb and it is called Spanish Thyme. It is not available here(Quebec, Toronto) but it is multiplied by clippings.
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