I have a house plant which my mum gave me a cutting of a few years ago
she has had it in the family for years and we none of us remember wher
it came from originally or what its rela name is.
It is very dark green, grows very fast, does not flower, it has leave
that are quite broad but fan out at the ends, they feel quite furr
when you touch them and more importantly when you rub them between you
fingers they smell quite strongly of lemon/ citrus scent.
My Mum always calls it a lemon plant, but I believe this is wrong as i
is not a relative of the lemon or indeed it does not grow lemons. I hav
done some research on the internet and just cannot identify it.
Can anyone help?
Does the leaf picture toward the bottom of this page seem similar? There
are many lemon-scented plants but Pelargonium (commonly called scented
geranium) is the first one that came to mind from your description.
Thanks for your help John, I checked out the web link and I hav
succesfully recognised my plant as a scented geranium citrosa!
Just one further question if I may - the bio for this plant indicate
that it flowers, but my plant has never ever flowered?
Andover, Hampshire, UK
I suppose like all plants (well, except for dandelions maybe) conditions
have to be right for blooming. You might never have gotten things to the
plant's liking. I have a plant here that I can't identify -- a cousin
gave it to me as a gift when I moved into this house and she said that
it is indestructible. It has lived up to that description quite well.
But in eight years it never bloomed once -- I just noticed today that
there is a cluster of tiny white flowers on it so I must have finally
given it the needed level of neglect. ;-)
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