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What plant is this?

Postby radstockjeff » 26 Jul 2020, 10:34

We have had this plant for a good many years, in a pot on the window cill of our utility room, (largely unheated). We cannot remember when or where we bought it and if there ever was a label to identify it, this has long since disappeared.

Can anyone please identify it and would it be sufficiently hardy to replant out of doors?

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Re: What plant is this?

Postby radstockjeff » 26 Jul 2020, 10:41

Here is a close up of the leaves.

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Re: What plant is this?

Postby Tresagreen » 26 Jul 2020, 12:17

Does it ever have flowers on Jeff?
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Re: What plant is this?

Postby radstockjeff » 26 Jul 2020, 12:41

I can't ever remember seeing any; just the leaves.
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Re: What plant is this?

Postby Tresagreen » 26 Jul 2020, 12:52

from your first picture, it looks as if the leaves start off all twisted up? Will keep looking T
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Re: What plant is this?

Postby radstockjeff » 26 Jul 2020, 17:28

Might it be some type of Bay ? The leaves do seem to resemble Bay Leaves.
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Re: What plant is this?

Postby Tresagreen » 26 Jul 2020, 19:36

My first thought was some kind of vine (I DON'T THINK it is a bay but could be wrong) the attached is similar to yours, it's a cross vine, native to America but can be grown here. Conditions have to be right for it to flower in the UK.

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Re: What plant is this?

Postby EWW » 26 Jul 2020, 20:17

There are many many types of Bay trees/bushes and that is very much like one as Ms Marple says. The Bay tree I have just removed
was ginormous. It was probable bought as a small one in a pot to be used in cooking and got out of hand. Plant it out Jeff and see if
it start acting like the beanstalk and head to the heavens.
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Re: What plant is this?

Postby radstockjeff » 26 Jul 2020, 21:44

Thanks to both for your suggestions.
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Re: What plant is this?

Postby Tresagreen » 26 Jul 2020, 21:47

One sure way to find out if it is a bay, pick a leaf and smell it, no mistaking the smell of bay :-)
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Re: What plant is this?

Postby Tresagreen » 27 Jul 2020, 13:55

Afternoon Jeff, what you have there is a weeping fig, very useful for purifying the air indoors. Not suitable to plant outdoors in this country. It is the official plant of Bangkok. :D On this picture you can see the 'twisty bits ' match your photo. Google it for more information. Apparently they are 'bang on trend and on everyone's wish list'

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