Plant ID...

timzonetenJuly 22, 2014

Can anyone ID this for me please? Grows like an oyster plant, looks a little like a Trandescantia. Covers the ground in the shady area behind my fence.

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trini1trini

Looks like Callisa fragrans?

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 6:22PM
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timzoneten

I believe that's it- thanks!

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 7:23PM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

hi
Does it flower from a long stem coming from the center??
Mine look a bit different but I've always known them as Callisa fragrans but have no aroma as the name would suggest?? Striking feature is how easy they are to grow lol
gary

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 3:24AM
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hester_2009

Definitely callisa fragrens (spironema) sp?
I have loads of them, and not all flower. But when they do, the fragrance is amazing - mostly in the evening, however.
Grow like weeds...
Hester

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 8:02AM
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yacheryl

There's a variegated one, too
Grows 2x the size as the the solid green one.
Wish I could post a pic of mine,
Here's one from the web.........cheryl

http://gardentia.net/files/2014/02/Callisiafra_2.jpg

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 10:47AM
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timzoneten

I haven't been here long enough to notice any flowers. But they do grow like weeds. They propagate much like opuntias...just throw it on the ground and it'll go from there.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 3:16PM
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