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knelia_
Espoo
Finland

April 28, 2013
5:15 AM

Post #9499578

Could you help me identify this plant? Sorry for the bad picture quality.

The leaves are thin, dark green but purple on the underside. The stem is also purple-ish. I don't know if it flowers. I think it is a kind of ground covering plant, or climbing plant, based on how it grows. It has been very easy to care for so far, but it really seems to enjoy lots of light.

Thanks!

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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

April 28, 2013
5:19 AM

Post #9499586

Tradescantia
knelia_
Espoo
Finland

April 28, 2013
5:27 AM

Post #9499592

Which kind of Tradescantia? It looks a lot like Tradescantia zebrina but it has no stripes whatsoever...

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

April 28, 2013
5:36 AM

Post #9499594

Perhaps a cultivar of T. fluminensis?
knelia_
Espoo
Finland

April 28, 2013
5:40 AM

Post #9499596

Ok, thanks a lot! :)

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

April 28, 2013
5:51 AM

Post #9499602

You're welcome. Someone else may have a more definitive ID.
purpleinopp
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

April 29, 2013
6:23 AM

Post #9500883

T. fluminensis shouldn't be purple on the back. Have you seen any flowers?

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
Middle TN
United States
(Zone 7a)

April 29, 2013
8:06 AM

Post #9501069

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/plant-finder/plant-details/kc/b622/tradescantia-fluminensis.aspx
purpleinopp
Opp, AL
(Zone 8b)

April 29, 2013
9:48 AM

Post #9501199

Cville, Good call, I've been in the bowels of searching Trads recently. They are a confusing and increasingly fascinating bunch, managed to collect 6 so far. I found two other sources confirming that. I haven't seen any that is purple on the back, but would now like to. Wonder if there's some other Tradescantia genes in the lineage of some of these plants? Doesn't seem to be an exposure thing, from what I've seen.

http://www.floridata.com/ref/t/trad_flu.cfm
http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/node/455

Could I interest you in taking a look at my NOID plant?
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1309171/

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