Trailing with small orange flowers


Hi, I'd like to know what species this is, I picked the plant up from a dollar store.


It has squat, oval leaves and a tiny (1cm blossom) orange flower with pointed petals.

I think the plant needs more sun, because in the last week it's gotten leggy and stopped blooming... I've since moved it!

Thanks for all your help!!
Roseanne

Hi Rosanne, sorry that I don't recognize this plant; the only thing that comes to mind is the Lipstick Plant, or Aeschynanthus, of which there are many different ones. Some have really glossy leaves, but others are matte - most have either orange or yellow flowers, and they do need bright filtered light to look their best. Have a look here to see if these look similar:

Lipstick Plant

This is called Goldfish Plant, or Nematanthus and is a similar genus.

Without seeing exactly what the flowers look like, it's hard to narrow it down. You can post again if you have a picture of the flower.
Hope that helps!
Jacki




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Jul 01, 2015
could be purslane
by: Jason

I am not sure, but could be Portaluca Oleracea (common name: Purslane)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portulaca_oleracea

I have also been looking to find the name of a plant similar to the one on your picture. I have seen orange, yellow and dark pink flowers on this plant. Found this (purslane) while searching for seeds on amazon.

Is this the one you have? Hope it helps.


Nov 17, 2016
trailing with small flower
by: Shanna

Yes this is definitely purslane. It comes in yellow, bright orange, and bright pink. I simply love this plant. Fool proof. But it does not like cold weather. They are very drought tolerant still provide gorgeous bloom in hot weather. I would share photo of mine but not sure how to.

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