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Please help me name this plant!

Posted by smaili21 none (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 6, 13 at 8:40

I inherited this plant, and it's become my favorite. It just loves to grow (grows really quickly) and reaches and curls itself toward the sun. I would love to know what kind of plant it is, so that I can make sure I'm caring for it like I'm supposed to!


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RE: Please help me name this plant!

Tradescantia.


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RE: Please help me name this plant!

T. pallida. It could use more light, in which case it should turn much more purple. It shouldn't be dangling so loosely, if you're looking for a more ideal specimen. The long ends can be cut and stuck back in the pot for some vigorous new growth. The cut should end in a node (where a leaf is or was attached.) The cut piece dies off about half of the times when I do this, but new growth from the roots it makes is 90+%.

Is that pot able to drip-dry when you water it? The house plant forum is where this kind of plant is usually discussed in detail, if you would like to do that, or look for other discussions about it.


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