It seems so familiar but can't put a name to it. Can you? The leaves are real fuzzy, as is the picture, sorry:)
SOLVED: Do you know this baby?
No, but it looks like a plant that i need! wait....is that an achiminess? can't think of common name.
Arlene, I think you're right, looked on botany.com for clear description, I'm pretty sure it's not the one in the database here though. Widow's tears, monkey face flower? there are several names. I am starting a cutting for you.
Is it the other form of Asarina-snapdragon vine, Mauranya (sp)? The picture is a little fuzzy but so is my brain. :)
I took another picture, would you mind looking one more time, it really doesn't look like the streptocarpus, but that's lovely!
Sorry Tig I still think its a Streptocarpus but a trailing sort which doesn't have rosettes of strap like, wrinkled leaves, there are distinct Streptocarpus species (Streptocarpella in some quarters) which have small stalked leaves.
Without the flower it would be very difficult to tell it was a Streptocarpus because of the leaf being so different.
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If you ever clip that can you keep me in mind please?
I will! let me get it growing:) I have to learn it first and make sure I do it right!
Tig, look at these pics.... i have one in purple and one in deep pink, these are called widows tears, clowns face? etc.
no, it is the streptocarpus. I found the exact one I have, I just took a bad picture.
arlene, thanks for the google search, I always forget about that!!!!!!!!!
tig, i think i just need glasses, what an unusual flower, is very pretty.
Nan is right, it's streptocarpella, also called Blue Angel. It is sold by Park Seed. They root easily from tip cuttings, can't stand cold water on the leaves and don't like cold wind either. We sell them in baskets in the spring.
arlene, it took me forever to tell, and I have the plant right here. Want to start a co-op for glasses!! :)
thanks for the tips Cala, that will help me share it in the spring.
Arlene, I take it you don't have it??? is that what I'm hearing?
Now Tig are you sure this time? LOL
For anyone interested in botany the genus Streptocarpus is divided into 2 sub genus - Streptocarpus (strap like leaves) and Streptocarpella (stalked leaved like Tig's plant).
Streptocarpella has annual and perennial forms so if you find a species name all the better.
it really was hard to tell, I had to go through 20 or 30 pictures before I got to mine! I thought she's right, no she's right, no she's right!!
I have a Evolvulus that's Blue Daze, and at first I thought this was that.
I have a baby of one, variety 'Boysenberry Delight' and can't wait for it to bloom!
Streptocarpus also has a group known as unifoliates. Those grow a single leaf (hence the name). As with all the Gesneriads, the flower stalk arises at the base of the leaf. The single, straplike leaf can get huge (I have heard stories of them getting a yard long. Only stories to me.) in some species, and the (I think they're) panicles come up, bloom, (each leaf will have many in series), and then the plant's life cycle is done.
I have one unifoliate,and it's a baby one. Wouldn't you know that's the ONE PLANT bunny Shana got to on a wandering day. My one unifoliate is a hemi-foliate! (or is that semi-foliate? Latin was 30 years ago...)