Name This Plant, Flower, Bush, Tree...???

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Name This Plant, Flower, Bush, Tree...???

Upload a photo in the comment section below and members can comment on what the plant is that you are trying to identify.  PLEASE!  I know this is a Clematis..

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what is this plant 2 Replies

Started by Juliet Wilson. Last reply by Juliet Wilson Nov 12, 2013.

Green flower looks like moss 8 Replies

Started by Robin (N.IL zone 5). Last reply by Lee Findley Mar 10, 2013.

Green leaves with lots of character. 8 Replies

Started by Robin (N.IL zone 5). Last reply by Robin (N.IL zone 5) Feb 5, 2013.

Flower or weed? in western NC perennial garden Zone 7 (goldenrod) 3 Replies

Started by Shelby WNC Z7. Last reply by chuck goecke Feb 3, 2013.

Purple Leaves pink flowers (Purple Queen/Tradescantia) 6 Replies

Started by Robin (N.IL zone 5). Last reply by Scott Sep 17, 2012.

Yellow flowers (Coreopsis species) 8 Replies

Started by Robin (N.IL zone 5). Last reply by Robin (N.IL zone 5) Sep 16, 2012.

Tree with interesting Leaves (Liriodendron tulipifera ) 6 Replies

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Comment by chuck goecke on July 17, 2013 at 8:09am

If those leaves are slightly succulent, I'd agree that I is probably one of the jungle cactus the sometimes call "night blooming ceres",  which is actually probably a Hylocerus or something like that.  In low light they grow a viny tubular stem, reaching for light, but in bright light, that tubular growth will grow "leaves", which are actually wide leafy stems.  They need very bright light, but only cool morning sun, liking mostly bright shade outside.  Keep them above 34 deg F.  They usually will bloom if given a summer outside and lightly fertilized.  They can take lower light and cooler drier conditions in winter.

Comment by mo puff on July 17, 2013 at 7:57am

Juliet, It looks like something I have. I believe it is one of the Cereus family. BUT, I think yours NEEDS sun... hence the metamorphosis. I will bet that Grant or Chuck, or Bob will know for sure. I also would like to know .

Comment by Juliet Wilson on July 16, 2013 at 8:39pm

Can anyone tell me the name of this plant?  I think it has gone through some kind of metamorphosis.  I just call it my funky plant.  It hates the sun.

Comment by Juliet Wilson on July 16, 2013 at 8:36pm

Comment by Juliet Wilson on July 16, 2013 at 8:33pm
Comment by Christine Quelch on May 18, 2013 at 9:01pm

The fruit from the pineapple guava is not picked. It falls, which is the sign it is ready to eat, and then you pick it up. 

In Australia, we are all under the impression it is a New Zealand plant, which I now see, turns out to be wrong.

Comment by Jan Jeffus on May 18, 2013 at 10:48am

GReat Info Chuck.  Thanks.

Comment by chuck goecke on May 18, 2013 at 9:49am

Oh, and you can pull off the petals to eat, without damaging the fruit embryo so you can really get two different treats at different times, the flowers in spring and the fruit in fall.

Comment by chuck goecke on May 18, 2013 at 9:44am

The Pineapple Guava is one of several totally different fruits that are called Guava.  The others are all tropical, but the Feijoa is sub tropical and grows fine in zone 8, to the low teens F.  It is a small bushy tree with oval evergreen silverly leaves and cool orangish bark, very attractive.  They come from Argentina, I think and would be considered  soil tolerant and very drought resistant once established  The flower petals in the picture are very edible and taste very sweet and kind of minty, almost like mint candy. The fruit is egg shaped and sized and when just starting to soften, is very good, sort of intermediate between a banana and pineapple in flavor.  You just cut them in half and scoop out the soft flesh with a spoon.  They don't turn color when ripening, stay dark green,  so you have to go by feel.  I think they fruit best with another for pollination.

Comment by Jan Jeffus on May 18, 2013 at 6:23am

Will, it was in the yard when she bought the house.   I am also considering buying a guava and planting the seeds.  Just to see.  I don't think she has ever seen fruit on it since it needs another one to be cross pollenated.  Isn't that how it works?

 

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