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Houseplant mystery

Houseplant mystery
Posted by Pam from Arizona zone 5B on 2005-07-15 01:10:00

I have a plant that has been to hell and back for the third time.
I haven't been able to identify it. It
started with thick, dark green oval leaves and fleshy red stems.
Twice the plant has fallen to the dogs(thanks to the cats)and come back as it origionally was.
The third time, the dogs took it to the root and now it is coming up looking like two blades of grass.
What is it? Besides dog and cat proof?
  • identification
    Posted by Ellyne from IOWA ZONE 5 on 2005-09-26 10:12:00

    i would need more to go on than that, send photo or post photo of it. is it a succulent or a leafy plant?
    • mystery houseplant
      Posted by Pam (AlibriMicmm@peoplepc.com) from AZ MST zone 5(? on 2005-09-28 12:11:00

      I don't have a photo of it. When we moved, it finally met it's demise.
      It didn't seem to be a succulent, but the leaves were thick, not really as thick as a succulent though.
      I bought it from Target and I'm hoping to find another one with an id tag this time.
      I sure appreciate that you've taken the time to answer me. No one else has and I still can't find it in any of my books.
      Thanks again and if I do find one at Target with an id tag, I can let you know if you'd like me to.
      • mystery plant . . .
        Posted by Ellyne Baker from Iowa Zone 5 on 2005-09-28 10:10:00

        is it a peperomia obtusifolia?
        look that up on the website www.calpoly.edu/
        find their horticultural/botanical site and search for that name above if the link below don't work.
        http://www.calpoly.edu/~envhort/OH324/obtusifolia.htm
      • mystery plant....
        Posted by Ellyne Baker from Iowa Zone 5 on 2005-09-28 09:18:00

        that would be great, can you describe it in any way? were the edges of the leaves scalloped or straight, were the leaves pointed, did it flower, did it trail, upright, cascading, etc.
        ellyne baker
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