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lacylarsen
reading
United Kingdom

November 7, 2012
4:04 AM

Post #9326710

Hi, my Granny has a plant and none of us know what it is! It is about 40cm tall and 30cm wide, it is in a small pot on her porch and is thriving. Here is a picture of some of the leaves if any of you can help I would be SO SO gratfeul!.

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tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 7, 2012
4:21 AM

Post #9326722

Yes, this looks like Hoya compacta. aka Hindu rope plant http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/168164/
lacylarsen
reading
United Kingdom

November 7, 2012
4:32 AM

Post #9326726

Thanks! Although my Granny's plant doesn't trail it is upright - is this usual?
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 7, 2012
4:49 AM

Post #9326731

Hmmm, I'm not quite sure. Can you post a picture of the whole plant?
TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

November 7, 2012
7:08 AM

Post #9326835

A picture of the whole plant would be helpful. The small sample above looks like a Ficus.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

November 7, 2012
7:15 AM

Post #9326844

I agree with Tom...it looks like Ficus benjamina 'Curly"

http://thepalmroom.wordpress.com/plant-care-discussion-forum/growing-a-healthy-ficus-tree-in-your-seattle-home-2/

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


November 7, 2012
7:33 AM

Post #9326860

I'll 3rd the Ficus

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

November 7, 2012
7:37 AM

Post #9326862

My first thought was with Tim, but the "growing upright" made me reassess that.

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


November 7, 2012
8:46 AM

Post #9326930

When I've seen them they are strange growing. Upright mostly like a regular Ficus benjamina. I've seen them for sale as multiple rooted cuttings instead of a single stem.
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 7, 2012
9:37 AM

Post #9326965

Yeah, I agree with all of you. The growing upright pretty much threw Hoya out of my mind as well. I'm hoping that lacylarsen can post a pic. of the full plant.

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