The purple fades as the leaves get larger. I am at a loss. Any guesses? Thanks so much.
This message was edited Dec 10, 2007 12:04 PM
The leaves remind me of Althernanthera http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/adv_search.php?searcher%5Bcommon%5D=&searcher%5Bfamily%5D=&searcher%5Bgenus%5D=alternanthera&searcher%5Bspecies%5D=&searcher%5Bcultivar%5D=&searcher%5Bhybridizer%5D=&search_prefs%5Bblank_cultivar%5D=&search_prefs%5Bsort_by%5D=rating&images_prefs=both&Search=Search
but I'm not real sure what you've got there.
its definitely not an alternanthera-the leaves are too wide, and I dont know of any alternanthera that looks like that.
It also doesn't look like a clerodendrum-esp the last as the leaves don't have purple veins.
I will be interested to see what it is though!
It still looks like the Clerodendrum bungei I've got growin' in the yard. My co-worker mentioned that if you break a leaf off a C. bungei and crush it, it smells of corn flakes.
I believe it's Clerodendrum quadriloculare. It does grow into a tree in Florida. Audrey
I want to say that it is not a Clerodendrum bungei because it looks so different from the pictures (I googled it too for more pics) but I am not sure. I know it would be so much easier to ID after it blooms but it may be years before that happens. I was hoping to find an ID because it looks like something it eating the bottom leaves and I was hoping to finds its common pests. I do appreciate everyone’s help.
Someone suggested C. quadriloculare... anyone heard of or seen this?
Shell, I grow it big in Bartow. I'll root you one next spring if you like. Then you can compare them first hand. Check out the DG site for this plant.
This message was edited Dec 17, 2007 10:05 AM