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   Morning plant lovers,ID needed bought cheaply as a tiny plant,useless label said house plant,now a nice plant but obviously I need to know what it is,cant understand why they waste a label without telling you what it is.                                                             
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,667
    The leaves look very much like a coleus, but I've not seen a coleus quite like that.
    I do grow coleus and the leaves have a distinctive smell when rubbed or torn.
    Or it may be something completely different
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 55,118
    I was thinking along the lines of coleus too @Pete.8 ... Ive never seen one quite like that either, but their forms  are many and various ...
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  • I didn't think of that, but I have had it since last year, no sign of flowers but if it gets any that should prove it,I will Google coleus types,any further suggestions welcomed,

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,667
    edited 14 August
    The stems of coleus are squareish rather than round.
    Try ripping a bit of leaf and see if there's a smell - coleus has a smell sort of mint-like, but different.

    PS if it is a coleus, once they flower they die, so the trick is to nip off any flower buds (which appear as a spike) soon as they appear.
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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 3,259
    It's a pilea, I forget which one. Google 'friendship plant' and it'll come up under that.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,667
    Yes it does look like a Pilea - possibly Pilea Mollis?
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  • thanks for that folks,and take a bow Pete,you cracked it
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,667
    thanks for that folks,and take a bow Pete,you cracked it
    It was @wild edges that cracked it, I only found the variety of Pilea thanks to some help from Google
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  • sorry wild edges,i missed you well done,i have some pilea  plants but would never have thought that was one,and thanks pete for pointing out wild edges id was first
  • PeggyTXPeggyTX Posts: 381
    I know this plant as a Green Waffle Plant in the Hemigraphis geuns.  They were very popular when I was at university.  I think there is a purple variety as well, if I remember correctly.  Sort of out of fashion at garden centers now though.  I always liked them.
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