What are the long stems on this plant?

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I know this plant is a houseplant but I'm not sure what the long stems are?
q wha are the long stems on this plant
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  • Maybe it is my Nook, but I do not see any stems.
  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Nov 09, 2017
    Nope, neither do I.
  • Judy Judy on Nov 09, 2017
    It looks like a waxed ... .. .. .. ask at the nursery, with a pic. Best wishes, J.
  • Mar4299869 Mar4299869 on Nov 10, 2017
    there Will be leaves coming on it. It is a hanging plant

  • A A on Nov 10, 2017
    It looks like a Broad Leaf (or Blunt Leaf) Peperomia [Peperomia Obtusifolia] and I believe those "stems" are the flowers.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 10, 2017
    That is peperomia which does produce stems like you are stating.It is the natural growth pattern and will eventually produce more growth or a flower depending on which specific variety as there are many
  • Hot air Hot air on Nov 10, 2017
    , mine get flowers
  • Barbara Baldwin Barbara Baldwin on Nov 10, 2017
    Looks like a hoya. Those tendrils will grow leaves if it's healthy
  • Stephanie Stephanie on Nov 10, 2017
    Can you upload another picture that’s brighter? It’s too dark to really tell what type of plant you have.

  • Castrang17 Castrang17 on Nov 10, 2017
    I have the same kind of plant or similar, one day those long stem things, sprouted pink flowerets, to my surprise. I saved this plant year's ago when it was in a sale basket at the grocery store, it has been an amazing plant all these year's.
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    • Csh15547271 Csh15547271 on Nov 18, 2017
      Hoya plants need to be hung upright to bloom, not down.

  • Sha6885110 Sha6885110 on Nov 10, 2017
    Looks like an orchid to me. The tall stems are what is left after the blooms fall off. If you leave them alone, sometimes the orchid reblooms.
  • Bernadette Staal Bernadette Staal on Nov 10, 2017
    I can not see any stems either - perhaps another photo with your plant against a plain wall (or similar) might give us some idea of what you are referring to. If they are new shoots then I would assume that you are going to get some flower or more leaves but without knowing what the plant is and not being able to see anything unfortunately all we can do is predict. I can say the plant looks nice and healthy. Why don't you leave the stalks and wait for the surprise.
  • Kor24924493 Kor24924493 on Nov 10, 2017
    Lousy picture, but it looks like a rubber plant. Shiny green leaves. Do the stems have pollen on them? I just cut them off, and it will keep growing. It is a interior plant. I have green and one with yellow leaves. I know them as rubber plants. Best bet is to go to a nursery with it and ask.

  • Castrang17 Castrang17 on Nov 10, 2017
    Thank you. I have leaned a lot about the wax plant.
  • Suzan Brooks Suzan Brooks on Nov 12, 2017
    This is a type of pepperonia (excuse the spelling). The long "stems" actually are their blooms, whiche means you have a very happy plant! Pepperoni as come in several varieties but they do not have showy flowers. Enjoy your obviously happy plant!