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B3B3 Posts: 25,161
This is growing in one of my containers. It has the look of a solanum about it, I think.
Could anyone identify it, please?

In London. Keen but lazy.


  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,323
    edited July 2019
    Snap a leaf stalk, is it watery succulent?
    It might be Impatiens. The shape look like it.
    Is the leaf a bit shiney and very smooth, I though Solanums were a little bit thicker looking and narrower long shape not as rounded.

    For size comparison. Is that the little modern small flowered Petunias you have there?

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699
    What about Fuchsia.
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,161
    It's definitely not an impatiens. I know what they kook like. ruby
    It could be a fuchsia, I'm forever poking broken bits of plants into pots and forgetting about them. Looking at it now. The leaves are slightly hairy so it cant be a fuchsia either. The leaves are slightly hairy too
    Compared it with solanum. You're right. It's nothing like
    I'll try a photo with a better camera
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,161
    Here's some better pictures @Rubytoo & @Borderline

    kalabrachoa (sp) in the background to give some idea of size
    Thanks for your help.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,161
    Has anyone got any ideas?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Kate.harriKate.harri Posts: 44
    Maybe a Petunia type?
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,161
    I suppose it could might have been in the pot with the Kal when I bought it. It's a few years since I've had petunias so I've forgotten what the leaves look like.
    Thanks @Kate.harri 😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,323
    I know!
    It is a......
    Mystery :D

    Is that also little bumps on the leaves?
    Like you get on Teasels but not as prominent or bumpy.
    They do look different with light shining through and much thicker than I thought too definitely not Busy Lizzy.

    Do Petunias have a sticky resiny feel to leaves?
    I remember dead heading a friends and the flowers left a weird sticky sappy feel to your fingers, I can't remember if the leaves did too.
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,161
    @Rubytoo I stopped growing petunias because if the sticky deadheading!
    What i meant to say above was that the stem bits (new technical terminology😉) of the leaves are hairy too. No teaslish bumps on leaves.
    What i thought was interesting was the new leaves in the in the leaf axils. I can't think of another plant that does that so soon without pinching out.
    Anway, I'll leave it for a while and transplant it if it gets interesting
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,323
    I see what you mean about the new little leaves , it is getting jolly exciting. :p
    If we don't hear from you again we will know it was a Triffid.

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