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Victoria, TX(Zone 9b)

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

Thanks,
Jennifer

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Jonesboro, GA(Zone 7b)

Looks like a type of Wandering Jew.

Georgetown, TX(Zone 8a)

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

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Helsinki, Finland(Zone 4b)

Looks like Tradescantia

Georgetown, TX(Zone 8a)

Evert, jew is tradescantia.

High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

wandering jew or tradescantia... http://www.hear.org/pier/trzeb.htm

Victoria, TX(Zone 9b)

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

Spicewood, TX(Zone 8b)

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!

Helsinki, Finland(Zone 4b)

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..? =)

Victoria, TX(Zone 9b)

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

Victoria, TX(Zone 9b)

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

Georgetown, TX(Zone 8a)

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.

Spicewood, TX(Zone 8b)

Mouse Ear ~ is that also called Bolivian Jew? http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=www.floraguide.es/arboles/Callisia%2520repens.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.floraguide.es/arboles/interior15.htm&h=300&w=216&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcallisia%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den Or is Mouse Ear that the fuzzy one?

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

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Temple, GA(Zone 7b)

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

Georgetown, TX(Zone 8a)

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.

Deep South Coastal, TX(Zone 10a)

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.

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