Identification: Vine type plant

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by susanmorris, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. susanmorris

    susanmorris Member

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    I just got a cutting from my friend and placed it in water to root. She doesnt know the name of it, but says its an easy plant to grow.

    It has a beautiful, light shaded purple on the underside of its leaves, which show through on to the topside of the leaf.

    Hers does well in a west facing window, however I do not have a suitable west window for it. What type of light/water conditions does it like, and any ideas on the name of this plant?

    Thanks everyone.

    ps - sorry I forgot to rotate the 1st pic .
     

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    edleigh7 Well-Known Member

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    Looks a bit like a wandering jew to me...

    Ed
     
  3. joclyn

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    yes, it's a tradescantia...moses in a boat or oyster plant variety.

    oh, and it's not a vine. it just grows very tall and tends to fall over.
     
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    Better as groundcover
     
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    Yup, Tradescantia zebrina.
     
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