straplike waxy leaves on long vine-type growth.
by S Palazzolo
(Hendersonville, NC USA)
I was given a plant with large strap-like waxy leaves and the plant has a long vine-type growth last fall and overwintered it in a garage located under living spaces.
It is around 5 ft tall with long leaves that are succulent like.
This spring I moved it outdoors and it is doing well, aside from getting round spots on the leaves.
The person that gave it to me doesn't know the name, but said it will bloom. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Drought Smart Plants reply:
That's an awesome plant - I'd like to see what the blooms look like, as they most likely will be quite distinctive and I'll be able to identify it. As it is, I have no idea what this might be, sorry.
The spots on the leaves look to be caused by something in its environment, possibly when it was overwintered. I would cut those off if you feel strongly about it, otherwise, they are still doing their job. Until the spots get bigger, or the leaf dies the green part is photosynthesizing, and helping the plant live.
If your plant blooms for you send me a picture of the flowers, maybe that will make it more identifiable.