Photo by Melody

Plant Identification: SOLVED: tropical/houseplant?

Communities > Forums > Plant Identification
bookmark
Forum: Plant IdentificationReplies: 15, Views: 586
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent
AngelSong
Victoria, TX
(Zone 9b)

January 21, 2002
10:21 PM

Post #21639

Any clues? I've got a smaller version of this same plant. Grows like a mad weed.

Thanks,
Jennifer

Thumbnail by AngelSong
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Azalea
Jonesboro, GA
(Zone 7b)

January 21, 2002
10:28 PM

Post #196727

Looks like a type of Wandering Jew.
Aimee
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 23, 2002
5:45 AM

Post #197506

Are the leaves fleshy and about an inch long? If so, it might be mouse ear jew.

This message was edited Wednesday, Jan 23rd 1:46 AM
Evert
Helsinki
Finland
(Zone 4b)


January 23, 2002
8:40 AM

Post #197528

Looks like Tradescantia
Aimee
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 23, 2002
8:43 AM

Post #197531

Evert, jew is tradescantia.
MaVieRose
High Desert, CA
(Zone 8a)

January 23, 2002
8:51 AM

Post #197534

wandering jew or tradescantia... http://www.hear.org/pier/trzeb.htm
AngelSong
Victoria, TX
(Zone 9b)

January 23, 2002
12:17 PM

Post #197559

Aimee - sounds about right. It looks like an overgrown beehive tradescantia that's more spread out from leaf to leaf along the stem.

Thanks everyone!
-Jennifer
Wingnut
Spicewood, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 23, 2002
3:41 PM

Post #197636

I think it's a Tahitian Bridal Veil(Tripogandra multiflora). Does it ever have small white flowers that are held above the foliage a bit? I don't think they flower if they're given plenty of nitrogen, so you may not have seen any yet. If it's not, do a search for Commelinaceae family and after looking through a LOT of pics (*grin*), you'll find it. I'm just about positive it's in that family, same as most Wandering Jews like Tradescantia pallida (Purple Heart ~ aka Setcresia pallida ~ that purple one that everyone has), Callisia repens (Bolivian Jew), Zebrina pendula (that purple and silver jew everyone ELSE has), Rhoeo spathacea (Oyster Plant, aka Moses-in-the-boat, Tradescantia spathacea and Rhoeo discolor).

Know why they're called "Wandering Jews"? They practically can't die, so they're named after the biblical wandering jew who's doomed to roam the earth until Jesus's return. Neat, huh? :-) I love these plants, can you tell? LOL!
Evert
Helsinki
Finland
(Zone 4b)


January 23, 2002
3:49 PM

Post #197643

OK. just have no idea about your names what you call it. We call them juoru - it means gossip. I think the name comes from that it is so easy to propagate and 'spreads like gossip' then..? =)
AngelSong
Victoria, TX
(Zone 9b)

January 23, 2002
4:21 PM

Post #197674

white flowers ... hmmm ...

I haven't seen flowers , but when I got the plant , it wasn't grown much at all. Now, it's definitely growing and content

-Jennifer
AngelSong
Victoria, TX
(Zone 9b)

January 23, 2002
4:21 PM

Post #197675

white flowers ... hmmm ...

I haven't seen flowers , but when I got the plant , it wasn't grown much at all. Now, it's definitely growing and content

-Jennifer
Aimee
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 23, 2002
4:36 PM

Post #197691

Wingnut, that is a very good possibility. I have some that looks a lot the same, but the underside is purple on mine. A friend has them with stripes, but hers and mine both are distinguished by the tiny three or four petal white flowers. The stems are more wiry than mouse ear, and the leaves aren't fleshy. Also, mine has longer leaves than mouse ear.
Wingnut
Spicewood, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 23, 2002
5:02 PM

Post #197709

Mouse Ear ~ is that also called Bolivian Jew? http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=www.floraguide.es/arboles/Callisia%20repens.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.floraguide.es/arboles/interior15.htm&h=300&w=216&prev=/images?q=callisia&svnum=10&hl=en Or is Mouse Ear that the fuzzy one?

Wanted to add that Evert, that's a VERY appropriate name! LOL!

This message was edited Wednesday, Jan 23rd 1:17 PM
TraciS
Temple, GA
(Zone 7b)

January 23, 2002
5:03 PM

Post #197711

I agree with Wingnut. I had one for a long time and I would certainly be watching for little white blooms.
Bridal Veil I believe it is!!!!!

Thanks, Traci
Aimee
Georgetown, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 23, 2002
5:16 PM

Post #197716

Wingnut, I wish I knew, but it isn't fuzzy. In fact it's almost waxy. Never heard it called Bolivian, but it could be.
Calalily
Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

January 27, 2002
10:22 PM

Post #200349

We call this one "baby Jew", the bridal veil is smaller leaf, shinier and darker green with purple under. Bolivian is the one looks like a bee hive, then there is the setcresia that's also called purple Jew and the variegated one (both white and green, and tricolor) there are so many of these~!!
I think this one has pink or bluish flowers.

You cannot post until you register and login.


Other Plant Identification Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
SOLVED: Help with identification of this shrub dave 86 Nov 11, 2013 6:20 PM
SOLVED: Can Anyone Help Gayl 8 Jul 2, 2010 2:47 PM
SOLVED: help identify herb seeds????? dignbloom 6 Nov 4, 2010 8:08 PM
SOLVED: Mystery perennial dave 19 May 28, 2010 1:24 PM
SOLVED: Name my aloe??? tom1953 21 Jul 15, 2012 1:32 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America