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Can you please help me to identify this houseplant?

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EffieTheDuck Mon 20-May-13 19:43:08

I have split and repotted a plant and have no idea what it is called but I know it as 'Mother of millions' but when I Googled, it is not the same plant as I have.
It is very fleshy, has round, hairy leaves, long red string-like trailing bits and the leaves are green with red edges. The long red, string bits have tiny plantlets growing from them.

It is a very common houseplant and I can't remember its name.

raspberryshake Mon 20-May-13 19:50:46

Is it a Piggyback plant? Sorry can't link - you'll have to google! smile

lljkk Mon 20-May-13 19:55:09

You need picture on your profile.

raspberryshake Mon 20-May-13 19:59:31

Ceropegia woodii??? Again, I am unbelievably rubbish and can't link!

Moominsarehippos Mon 20-May-13 20:02:30

It's a trifid. Don't turn your back on it.

EffieTheDuck Mon 20-May-13 22:12:09

grin at triffid.

It is not a piggyback plant nor Ceropegia woodii.

This is driving me mad as I cannot remember its name but you would know the minute you saw the plant. will try to upload it.

It has a common name like 'Hen and chickens' or 'Mother of something'

The leaves of the mother plant are about 2 inches wide and tall then the little plantlets are about the size of small fingernail. It is very hairy but not spiky.

EffieTheDuck Mon 20-May-13 22:21:09

I googled hairy leaved trailing plants and found it. It is a strawberry begonia or Mother of thousands.

Thank you for helping. It was annoying me as I did not know what it was.

raspberryshake Tue 21-May-13 08:40:08

Phew.... It was bothering me as well! Glad you know what it is and it's not a triffid! grin

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