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Chabs wrote at 2012-05-21 20:01:08
Hi Julia,

Perhaps the plant is symbolic to your name.  Its also called Mystery-of-Julia plant. you can surf it on the web and you'll see i'm not kidding. Beautiful plant and i can assure you it will serve its purpose once it has grown thick.  Needs limited attention.

Karen wrote at 2013-08-27 19:03:28
I couldn't believe it when I saw the picture of Julia's mystery plant.  I used to have one like it. I got a start from my mom, who got it from my aunt years ago, in Indianapolis.    Like in the 50's.  I had it for many years until it accidentally got thrown away.  it is not a variegated hoya.  I have searched on the Internet unsuccessfully for what it is.  In the 20 years I had it, it had one, tiny, red bloom.  It was in a cool, sunny room in the winter when it bloomed. It would take aggressive pruning, and I had lots of new plants from rooting the cuttings in water. I had to leave them all when we moved. Beautiful plant, I wish I could find another.  

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