What is this plant

Asked September 25, 2016, 5:43 PM EDT

This plant grows in a shaded area and gets almost no direct sun, it has multiple green fleshy stems and the leaves have small maroon colored soft spurs along the edge. The flowers are pink and flat with five petals and are about 2 inches in diametre.

Outside United States

3 Responses

It makes a difference where it is located. Different regions have plants that look similar. We will need to know where you are located and a description of the growing site. Our experts are most familiar with plants of North America. We will do our best to find an expert to ID your plant.

Thanks Jacquie. We live south of Hobart in Tasmania, Australia. The plant is on the south side of the house and gets little or no direct sunlight. The soil is very sandy and drains freely, we are about half a mile from the sea. I have noticed that some of the main stems we have cut off and left on the ground are starting to shoot new growth, the stems are not hardwood, they are softer, maybe a bit like a geranium.

This looks like what we would consider a tropical of some sort. We do plant i.d. for the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S.A..
We suggest taking/sending your photos to a good plant nursery in your area of the world.