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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Succulent Vine Mystery!

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HauntedCutting
Puyallup, WA

December 26, 2012
7:30 PM

Post #9367994

Got this cutting from a succulent vine owned by sister-in-law who swears the thing is creepy and haunted. She's 50 and has had the plant since college days. She and my brother swear they have seen it move before.

The mother plant I took the cutting from has long unhealthy cascading vines with twiggy ends that have little bumps on them that resemble micro-versions of eyes on potatoes. (They look like they are seeking soil in which to expand.) Brother says the plant gets little clumps of pinkish ugly flowers from time to time. Sister-in-law protested when I took a cutting from it because the plant scares her and she doesn't want to piss it off (dumb, I know), but I promised her I would plant it.

The leaves are about as thick as a snow pea but not lumpy like a snow pea. Dicot. Ovate. Smooth edges. Back of leaves whitish looking. Two leaves are healthy dark, two yellowish. All are flecked with light spots and some brownish spots that all look like results of dissatisfaction with life in a Pacific Northwest windowsill. Thank you for any help you folks might have in identification!

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RachelLF

RachelLF

December 26, 2012
7:33 PM

Post #9367998

Hoya.
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 26, 2012
7:35 PM

Post #9368001

That was my first thought too! A type of Hoya.
HauntedCutting
Puyallup, WA

December 26, 2012
8:42 PM

Post #9368048

Wow. You guys are wonderful! Thank you so much! I can't yet figure out which kind of hoya this is, but am headed in the right direction to better care for the haunted hoya plant. Thank you so much!
HauntedCutting
Puyallup, WA

December 26, 2012
8:49 PM

Post #9368061

Ah ha. I believe I have found the right kind: hoya carnosa. The leaves look right-on, and the flowers are pinkish white, so I think the mystery is solved! Yay! Thank you all!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoya_carnosa

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