Plant ID

papillon1June 17, 2012

Can anyone tell me what plant this is? It is covered with fine 'hairs' like cobwebs. A friend gave me this cutting but did not know the name of it. I think it will get flowers and it may be pendant.

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teengardener1888(NY Albany 5a)

it is some type of spiderwort (Tradescantia) i think.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 10:25AM
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papillon1

Well, I looked that up and it does not resemble that at all. Anyone else have any ideas. Can't find anything like it??

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 11:51AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Interesting plant, never seen it before!

TG, Tradescantia sillamontana is a good guess. The leaves of papi's plant look more rounded to me and more perpendicular to the stem than most of the images that came up on google.

papi, Did your friend say if it makes any flowers?

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 12:18PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Tradescantia sillamontana looks likely to me. This is just a cutting so it would be more upright than an older specimen.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 1:46PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

If you look around the internet carefully, you'll see images of Tradescantia sillamontana that look just like yours, papillon, rounded leaves and all.

Good job, teengardener!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 1:46PM
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papillon1

ok when I added the sillamontana to my search I found photos. I do think this is it..thanks teengardener and all for your replies. It's a cool plant I hope I have luck growing it.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 2:02PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Not only is it a good guess, guess it's a good answer. Kudos TG!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 2:23PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Well, I'm sure glad someone gave this plant a name because it's the cutest darned thing I've seen in ages!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 4:55PM
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