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21/04/2014 at 13:12
We have a cool new plant, bought from a florists in Copenhagen. But we can't find its name so we don't know how to take care of it. I now need to work out how to post some photos...
21/04/2014 at 13:26

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42897.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

21/04/2014 at 13:29

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42899.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

21/04/2014 at 14:01

Are you into bonsai trees Jen - very attractive one in the background.  Sorry I don't know what your inside one is.

21/04/2014 at 14:10

Hi Forester2, my boyfriend's work, not mine.  And yes, there are a few of them about, all looking pretty vigorous.  Thanks so much for replying.  Really hoping someone can help us out with the latest arrival, before we inadvertantly kill it, anyway!

21/04/2014 at 15:44

Can you contact the florists Jen and send them a picture perhaps to identify the plant?

21/04/2014 at 16:19

Well, no, not really, its just somewhere we wandered into when walking past on holiday.  and anyway, knowing what it is in Danish isn't going to help us much.  I'm hopeful though, someone on here must know.

21/04/2014 at 18:42

Danish is beyond most of us, but do you have the Latin name?

21/04/2014 at 20:16

Hi Jen.

I have to admit.  This one stumps me. The leaves look very strange and there appears to be a covering of farinos to the stems.  Might I suggest googling  some Dutch nurseries with your pictures.  Most continetals speak english.  Plus there are a few online translation sites. Hope this helps.

21/04/2014 at 21:19

European florists tend to sell some rare-ish plants suchs as Norfolk Island pine, Pseudopanax ferox etc. Even if you get a Danish name, you should be able to find a site with the Danish name and brackets its Latin name, and from that you can easily get the English name. I have done that a few times around Europe and Asia.

 

22/04/2014 at 08:21
Thanks so much everyone. Lots to try there...
22/04/2014 at 10:07

It's just come to me.  Datura.  Usually grown as an exotic annual.  However the family also includes perennials that grow like small trees height around three feet.  Enjoy checking the selection.

22/04/2014 at 16:31
Oh wow, I'm so grateful, thanks!
22/04/2014 at 16:35

If it is Datura, be cautious as it is pretty toxic.

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