Mystery Houseplant

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Date Photo Taken: 06/26/2014
Location: Champaign, IL
Posted By: delladoor


It is covered in root-like hairs, even on the leaves, and seems to make lots of very long runners. Parent plant was staked in the pot to keep it upright. It was several feet long when it toppled its pot from top weight. The leaves are fleshy like a succulent, but very thin. The base of the parent plant is thick, but not woody. Matured leaves appear somewhat spotty in texture, and some leaves have other leaves/runners growing from them.


  1. Hope Unregistered says:

    This looks like night blooming cereus a night blooming cacti whose blossoms look very exotic but are short lived. In my opinion the plants are not attractive but worth having to experience the unusual flowers.

    June 26th, 2014 at 10:13 pm
  2. delladoor Unregistered says:

    I don’t find it very attractive either, to be honest, but it’s so strange I couldn’t help myself. It’s never bloomed while living in this office, but that’s unsurprising given it’s lack of proper environment. It’s lived a mostly un-sunny life behind a uv-filtered window. A name will help me take care of my new acquisition properly, so thank you for that 🙂

    June 27th, 2014 at 10:04 am
  3. Quebec Girl Green Thumb says:

    Looking at your pics above, the one leaf pic appears to have air roots developing. If it is a cereaus they usually grow in other features such as trees etc. Air roots on plants help the plant gain its nutrients from the air rather than the soil.

    June 30th, 2014 at 12:10 pm

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