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**Succulent type plant with orange flower (Goldfish plant)


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hopestar

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Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:54 am   Post subject: **Succulent type plant with orange flower (Goldfish plant)


I'm trying to figure out what this plant is. It came from a florist, but I don't know which one and it didn't have a tag.

This is a potted house plant with small deep green thick leaves, like a succulent but not quite as plump. The plant also has small orange flowers, that are shaped like a pelican beak with a small hole at the end, so they don't really "open". The plant is very glossy and almost looks like plastic.

Any ideas?


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Karen B

Minneapolis
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Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:22 am   


I think you may have a lipstick plant/vine. We had one like that at work in a hanging basket that bloomed every once in a while. The color was more red than orange though.

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hopestar

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Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:36 am   Post subject: Goldfish plant


Whoa, that was really fast! It turns out this isn't exactly a lipstick plant, but it is in the same family. When searching for "lipstick plant" in Google images, I found a picture of my plant!

The one I have is a Goldfish plant.

Thanks!!

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Netty


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Southern Ontario zone 5a
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Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:31 pm   


I have a Goldfish Plant too. I love it's shiny green leaves Smile
Nematanthus gregarius (Goldfish Plant, Guppy Plant)

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stratsmom

Southern Oregon
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Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:51 am   


I got my goldfish plant for Valentine's Day in 2008 (I think) It is still doing very well. Right now it is kind of dormant but will begin blooming again very soon. I always set it in a bowl of water and let it draw from the bottom. I don't know if this is the reason for it's healthy life but I'm not going to change!! I've started many new plants off of it by rooting one of the stems in water.

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