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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Houseplant is 37 years old...can't remember what it is!

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ladyarch
Lake Oswego, OR

November 17, 2013
12:46 PM

Post #9711126

This plant is evergreen, with thickish leaves around 1/2" to 1".
It has non descript longish non flowering seed spikes once a year.
It was given to me in college in a coffee mug!

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


November 17, 2013
1:50 PM

Post #9711172

Maybe a Peperomia.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/b/Piperaceae/Peperomia/none/cultivar/0/

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

ladyarch
Lake Oswego, OR

November 17, 2013
5:04 PM

Post #9711298

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ladyarch
Lake Oswego, OR

November 17, 2013
5:12 PM

Post #9711302

Yes! Maybe Peperomia vinasiana?

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 17, 2013
5:52 PM

Post #9711332

Metro, that was nearly psychic!
ladyarch
Lake Oswego, OR

November 17, 2013
6:08 PM

Post #9711344

Ok, now does anyone know if I was just lucky it lived so long, or is the species just hardy?

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 17, 2013
7:38 PM

Post #9711392

I have a similar plant, not the same species, but it is a tough plant. Plus, it loves you, I'm sure.

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


November 17, 2013
8:51 PM

Post #9711435

Thanks Sally, I like Peperomia. There are a lot of Hawaiian species that are absolutely beautiful.

Peperomia vinasiana could be right. Need to see the flower spikes, leaves top & bottom, and stems close-up to be sure.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peperomia_vinasiana.jpg

ladyarch
Lake Oswego, OR

November 20, 2013
11:28 PM

Post #9713420

Metro that is definitely what it is...thank you!
And of course it loves me Sally...that's why it has lived through eight birds, four dogs, three bunnies, two teenagers, and one husband lol :)

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 21, 2013
2:59 AM

Post #9713457

hahaha!

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