I was given a slip of this tropical looking plant from the old owners of the house my parents just moved into. She said it was called a dolphin plant but i can't find any info on it under that name.......it's folage is long green stem with flat elongated spade shaped leaves. the flower itself is about 3" long and bright orange and looks just like a dolphin. Please help as this slip is still in water rooting and i will soon have to plant it.Thanks a bunch!
PS sorry i don't have any pics at this time as it isn't flowering yet.
Last edited by stylin; July 3rd, 2007 at 04:56 PM.
how do you think it is best to deal with this now.....sorry....i am no green thumb....should this be rooting in water...and then what.....any particular pot for best results?????help... i would really like to see this plant do well and of course...bloom for me. Thanks!
Hate to be technical but the name Columnea billbergia does not register on the International Plant Names Index as a valid name. I tried TROPICOS as well but that site is temporarily down. Also checked CATE and ePIC (both services of the Royal Botanic Garden Kew in London) and neither recognize that as a legitmate name.
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Hate to be technical but the name Columnea billbergia does not register on the International Plant Names Index as a valid name
Checked in case Columnea billbergia might be a simple typo: in the IPNI search page, entering Columnea in the genus box and bil% (% = wildcard) in the species box soon confirms this is the case. The correct spelling and citation is Columneabillbergiana Beurl., Vet. Akad. Handl. Stockh. 1854 (1856) 135.
The strange thing is that if one puts "Columneabillbergiana" into google, one gets 81 hits, but are also asked 'Did you mean: "Columnea billbergia"'. If one then goes there, one only gets four hits, one of them this thread, and no suggestion to go back to try Columneabillbergiana.
hello folks.... yep its me again....thanks for all your hard work earlier to find the name of my plant.. just an update....the plant is coming along very nicely...growing and a nice green color....now.....any hints as to when this guy may flower and is there any tricks of the trade in aiding the flowering process????