The plant in the picture is called Wandering Sailor at least that’s what my mother thought. We have two of these plants in the house and my sister has at least one. They came from a cutting which my mother smuggled back from Germany in 1951.
In those days service people returning from the continent were not allowed to bring plants back to the UK . However mother was loathe to lose all her house plants so she took cuttings wrapped them in damp cotton wool and sewed them up inside various soft toys which we carried with us.
I recall this particular plant because it was hidden inside my sisters white rabbit which was called Ninny. The customs officer picked Ninny up and shook him (her ?), mother wasn’t the only person to hide stuff in soft toys although probably the only one to do it with plants.