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Possible houseplant or????

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Possible houseplant or????

Postby cactushobbyman » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:40 pm

These are some cuttings shared at one of our meetings. Any ID on this plant?

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Re: Possible houseplant or????

Postby Harriet » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:52 am

It is "Wandering Jew", here is a description from Wikipedia:

"Tradescantia pallida is a species of spiderwort (a genus of New World plants) more commonly known as Wandering Jew, a name it shares with the closely related species T. fluminensis and T. zebrina. Other common names include Purple Heart and Purple Queen. It is native to the Gulf Coast region of eastern Mexico. Edward Palmer discovered the type specimen near Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas in 1907."
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Re: Possible houseplant or????

Postby martenfisher » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:41 am

Yes purple queen is what they sell that as here. That stuff grows in almost every garden around here.
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Re: Possible houseplant or????

Postby Harriet » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:28 am

And in gardens here. it makes a nice accent with that color, but I think they get too scraggly looking in the ground. They work as hanging container plants too.
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