Name that Plant!

Dan and I recently visited my son Michael and his wife, Allie, at their new home in Dallas. Allie loves plants and had several very interesting plants throughout their home. Allie’s enthusiasm and passion for plants is contagious. Here are a few of my favorites:

String of Pearls
Formal name: Curio rowleyanus
Swiss Cheese
Formal name: Monstera adansonii
String of Bananas
Formal name: Senecio radicans
String of Turtles
Formal name: Peperomia prostrata
This was a hanging plant at the Dallas Arboretum. This was called “Pony’s Foot.”
Back at home, I noticed this while walking in our neighborhood.
It is called “Escargot.” The official name is “Begonia Rex.”

Thanks to Allie for reminding me of the formal names. I also referenced

After seeing all these interesting plants, I am inspired to get one indoor houseplant. I don’t have any indoor ones right now. Not even one. So, I am going to start small, and I’m not sure what I’ll choose. I do kind of like the “String of Pearls.” Do you have a favorite indoor house plant?


  1. Great post and interesting plants indeed! I’ve never had a speck of success with house plants. I’ve tried several times and their typical lifespan with my tender loving care is two months at most. This year, for Mother’s Day, our daughter gifted me a Peace Lily plant and guess what – it’s still alive and thriving. The info I Googled after I received “Lily” said that they’re hard to kill. This is definitely my favourite plant, lol.

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    • Thank you! I am glad your Peace Lily is still alive. Our world needs peace. 🙂 Since we travel so much, I don’t want too many plants. So, one sounds like the right number right now. I do have some succulents outside that I will need to bring inside, too. Thanks for reading, and enjoy your day!

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  2. Oh fun! Best of luck with your new plant. I have 4 plants right now that I’ve managed to not kill. Bamboo, Aloe Vera, a spider plant (which doesn’t look great, but is still technically alive), and a mini cactus. I’m looking forward to seeing what you get.

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    • You are more than welcome. I never saw a plant like that before. To me, it looks like peas. It has to be one of the most interesting plants I’ve ever seen. Thanks for reading, and enjoy your day!


    • I really like the “swirl”, too. I understand about the cats. If we happen to have fresh flowers, we have to keep them away from our cat if we are not around. Our cat is like an addict if there is “baby’s breath” in the flowers. She just can’t stay away!


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