Name That Plant

Strolling through the neighborhood recently, I came across this beauty:

I was able to ask the store clerk for the plant’s name, and let me tell you, it’s awesome.   Anyone else know it?

Let’s make it interesting — if you think you know the name of this plant, leave your guess in the comments.  If anyone comes up with the right answer, I’ll send you a little something crazy from Tokyo.  Sorry, it won’t be this plant, because it was expensive.  Consider that your first hint.

If a whole few of you get it right, I’ll come up with some sort of random drawing to select a winner.  Let’s say you have until Thursday morning-ish, USA time (that’s Thursday evening-ish Japan time).  Good luck!

12 thoughts on “Name That Plant

  1. it looks like the tomato-esque nipple plant. i think it has another name too (and probably something even more terrifying in japanese), but that’s the name i’ve heard.

  2. Damn it, Wifey beat me to it. So far as I know, it’s the nipple fruit, which also is known as — I swear I’m not making this up — the titty fruit. It’s not edible, and I think it might actually be poisonous.

  3. It looks like the little tomatoes that mom/grandma grew when your dad & I were kids. But the wrong end is attached to a stem. I admit I tried to google, but alas could not figure it out. My best guess is that it is an orchid species.

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