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by Cliver_McGyver on December 26, 2006 12:44 AM
I have 2 plants here that I can not get an ID on and would appreciate your input. The red one grows like a weed and I cut it back a lot and now I have many of them growing, this one was a clipping 3 months ago. It pumps out a root system in water with hormone in 2 days and will grow if placed directly in a container of seedling soil and I am guessing that any soil would work kept very wet. I am going to cut one back every set of new leaves and make it bush out of it.

The green plant grows fast and has a hard wood stem and has doubled in size in 3 months. I am hoping it is a tree and will grow to great heights.

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by joclyn on December 26, 2006 03:49 AM
they're both gorgeous!!

the red one is a peperomia - schumi red or red ripple.

the other i've never seen before.
by preciousgreenfingers on December 26, 2006 06:51 AM
Could the green one be a bottlebrush tree?
by joclyn on December 26, 2006 08:22 AM
just googled it...yes, i believe that is a bottle brush tree
by Jiffymouse on December 26, 2006 10:12 AM
because these have been identified, i'm going to leave them here, but remember, we do have a mystery plant section full of folks who love a challange!

good naming joclyn and preciousgreenfingers [thumb]
by joclyn on December 26, 2006 10:36 AM
oh, wow! i didn't even notice it wasn't in the mystery section...

i always hit 'view posts since last visit' and just click on threads with titles that interest me...
by DowntoEarth on December 27, 2006 01:34 PM
The red colored plant reminds me of one called a Bloodleaf plant, or sometimes called the Chicken Gizzard plant (Iresine herbstii)

Nice plants whatever you have!
by joclyn on December 28, 2006 01:13 AM
i believe you are correct, dte!!

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