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Old 12-15-12, 10:28 AM
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Flower Experts of Foo: I need some identifications, plewase!

OK, my neighbor just gave me a bunch of plants for the garden, that I've never seen before. Here are the pics: Tell me what they are, please?



and more detailed shots of the blossoms. They have very thick stems with MASSIVE thorns..................They are the kind of thorns I need chaimn mail gloves to transp[lant these flowers.







And this





and this plant



I've never seen any of these before, and have no idea what they are. HEEEEELLLLP!
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Old 12-15-12, 10:33 AM
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1st one is something like.. Kalamacha? something with a K... 2nd one is a type of begonia, 2rd one is a purple wandering jew.
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The first one sounds like the perfect hedgerow plant to me.
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According to my wife Kasia (the plant expert in our house):

1. Euphorbia Milii (a.k.a. Crown of Thorns)
2. Begonia (she's unsure of the exact type)
3. "Zebrina pendula" (a.k.a. Wandering Jew)
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Old 12-15-12, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by keithm0 View Post
According to my wife Kasia (the plant expert in our house):

1. Euphorbia Milii (a.k.a. Crown of Thorns)
2. Begonia (she's unsure of the exact type)
3. "Zebrina pendula" (a.k.a. Wandering Jew)
Yes.

The euphorbia, IIRC, will exude a sap if a branch is broken that will cause a nasty rash on some people
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Old 12-16-12, 09:41 AM
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you can cut branches off the wandering jew & stick them in soil & they will grow.... I have one of those begonias, don't know what type it is, but the foliage is profuse, and it survives the winter inside nicely. It likes water.
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The begonia is a tuberous begonia, not a fibrous, the first is indeed a euphorbia and the last is wandering jew as you have already been told correctly by several posters. So the Texican Aggie psuedo horticulturist was so late to the party.
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