Mystery Plant

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Date Photo Taken: June 12, 2012
Location: Parrott, GA
Posted By: Norma


This plant was given to me by a friend who has no idea what it is. She says it’s a family heirloom and everyone in the family has at least one.

She says it’s very easy to grow as long as it’s kept from direct light. It doesn’t grow good outside. The flowers are orange, small and trumpet shaped.

Can anyone help me?


  1. Rita Unregistered says:

    I believe it’s a variety of lamium. If you type in “lamium” on a Google image search you will see many varieties.

    June 18th, 2012 at 9:12 pm
  2. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    I don’t think this is a lamium variety. This is a flowering tropical that would not survive the relatively mild Georgia winters. I had one in my home years ago and cannot remember the name of it. I am looking high and low for the answer to this one and I am quite accustomed to eating crow if need be. I’ve actually acquired a taste for it over the years!

    June 19th, 2012 at 7:12 pm
  3. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    I came across this link over the weekend and thought no way was this plant an African violet so, I scratched and figured a little as is my custom. I’m going to throw it out there for what it’s worth. Hopefully someone will confirm my best guess and if not, yummy, more crow!

    June 19th, 2012 at 7:35 pm
  4. Norma Flower Fanatic says:

    Take a bow, Bobby! I hope you don’t like eating crow, cause you ain’t gonna get none today! You’re right on the money! I followed your link and the photo confirmed right away that this is what I have. Then I did a quick search on episcia and confirmed that your comment is 100% correct. I did also did another quick search and it’s pronounced ‘ep-a SEE a’.

    Rita, I looked up lamium and knew right away this is not what I have. Even though the foliage is similar, the bloom cluster is very different than the episcia, but I appreciate your input.

    Bobby, any gardener that hasn’t eaten any crow hasn’t gardened for very long!!! LOL I’ve certainly had to eat my share of it!!! And the more confident in my gardening I get, the more crow I have to eat!

    Thanks Bobby and Rita for your comments and interests . .we ALL learned something today.

    June 20th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

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