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Identify this Houseplant

A green houseplant in a pot.I received this plant in one of those houseplant basket gardens. It was a small accent plant. I transplanted it into this bigger pot and it spent the summer outside on my porch. It has very small pink flowers in clusters. Does anyone know the name of this plant? Thank you. :)

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September 15, 20201 found this helpful
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It may be part of the Ardisia crenata family. I can't get the flowers to not pixelate when I blow them up on my old screen (your photo is great, my device, not so).

Check back and let me know if that is what you see when you look at the Ardisia (also called Christmas Berry).

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This does appear to be Ardisia Crenata- in the Primrose family. It is known as a variety of names like- Christmas berry ,Australian holly, Coral ardisia, Coral bush, Coral berry, Hen's eyes, and Spice berry.

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Read info -en.wikipedia.org/.../ardisia_crenata - This is also a shrub/bush -

 

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I think you have it right Pghgirl but it's strange that all the leaves in the Ardisia crenata family seem to have ridges on the outline of the leaves and the leaves in the picture seem to have sharp/smooth edges (if I'm seeing them correctly).
I really tried to find different pictures but all the leaves seem the same. Maybe in the family but?

www.forestryimages.org/.../viewcollection.cfm?id=1406

plantsam.com/.../

 
September 16, 20200 found this helpful

Thank you for the answer. I do believe you are all right. It does look like my plant. I am not sure whether to plant it outside,or keep as a houseplant. Winters are freezing here. :)

 

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This plant is considered an invasive outdoor shrub in Florida and so it is considered an indoor plant (mine is about 3 Feet but not exactly like yours).

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It can be grown outdoors in zones 7-11 only - with lowest temperature rated as 45 degrees.

Here are a couple of links that have a lot of information about this plant and how to care for it - indoors and outdoors.

www.epicgardening.com/.../

www.guide-to-houseplants.com/ardisia-crenata.html

 

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