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Hi, I was hoping that someone would be able to identify my plant. It is about 45 to 60 cm in height and has "thorns" on it leaves and stem. I have been growing it for about 3 months or so from a seed that I was under the impression was a chilli seed. The plant shows no sign of flowering and I'm wondering whether to continue to nuture it or accept it as some sort of weed. Any help would be appreciated.




It looks a bit like a fig plant??

24 Aug, 2008


I Think it's bed of nails.

not sure

24 Aug, 2008


It does look very much like my fig, apart from the thorns - is there one with thorns?
It's certainly grown well in only three months; even the stem is pretty thick. I think it's very attractive and would certainly keep it unless it turns out to be some awfully damaging invader. But I'm sure someone here will know for sure what it is.

24 Aug, 2008


Do fig plants produce flowers and do you have any growing tips if it is a fig?

25 Aug, 2008


My fig is in a pot and produces small pea-like figs which get bigger and some reach maturity. Some stay on through the winter where i live in Devon and one year they all fell off in spring. I read that this is due to allowing it to dry out, so i guess that is something to guard against.

25 Aug, 2008


I have a fig tree , it dosn,t have thorns or flowers either .
I would love to know what it is , keep growing it untill you find out Ted Paper :D

26 Aug, 2008


Keep ya all updated if it does something! Until then, I think I'll treat as a tomato plant!?!

26 Aug, 2008


I'm almost positive it's Bed of search and compare

30 Aug, 2008


just googled 'bed of nails' and it looks like a dead cert. Wow, it's fearsome-looking with large purple thorns - you're in for a treat!

31 Aug, 2008


It is a "bed of nails".....not a weed. An annual actually that is quite unique. It will produce little white flowers that turn purple. The orange/tangerine fruit that are like ping pong sized and shaped will have bunches of seeds to start new ones from and should be started like a tomato plant; according to the info I researched. Type in: bed of nails + pictures and some web sights w/ info are available. Also; they can grow upwards to 10 ft. in a tropical setting. My cousing has one and it is about 5 ft. and it was started from seeds from the original.

25 Oct, 2008

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