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Plant ID...

Posted by timzoneten none (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 22, 14 at 10:31

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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Looks like Callisa fragrans?


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I believe that's it- thanks!


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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


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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


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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: callisia fragrans variegata


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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.


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