Plant ID forum: Golden Plant

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jan 29, 2013 5:31 PM CST
Do you recognize this pretty golden plant?


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dave
Jan 29, 2013 6:52 PM CST

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Some sort of spiderwort, maybe 'Angelic Charm'?

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jan 29, 2013 8:20 PM CST
I think you are right Dave.........shall I add it to the data base?
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JRsbugs
Jan 30, 2013 6:49 AM CST
The leaves are not like the Tradescantia which you see as garden plants. It does look like the house plant type of Tradescantia called Wandering Jew, I haven't quite found a match.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Tradescantia+%27Angelic+Cha...

The closest I can find is Tradescantia fluminensis, it has white flowers which your plant shows. The leaves are described as green though.

http://www.nrc.govt.nz/Environment/Weed-and-pest-control/Pes...

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Tradescantia+fluminensis&um...

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jan 30, 2013 6:57 AM CST
I think it's either a cultivar of T. fluminensis or the growing conditions have changed the leaf colour.

http://www.arc.govt.nz/environment/biosecurity/search-for-pl...

Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jan 30, 2013 7:30 AM CST
Thanks Janet.....it is a houseplant type....not a garden type.
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plantladylin
Jan 31, 2013 7:18 AM CST
It looks like Callisia repens to me: Turtle Vine (Callisia repens)
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JRsbugs
Jan 31, 2013 9:31 AM CST
I don't think so Lin, the leaves on Callisia repens look smaller and it doesn't have flowers like this one, the habit is also more pendulus.

http://chalk.richmond.edu/flora-kaxil-kiuic/c/callisia_repen...

http://saintlucianplants.com/cultivated/callrepe/callrepe.ht...

http://homepage2.nifty.com/hih/eC%20reens.htm

http://homepage2.nifty.com/hih/eT.fluminensis.htm



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purpleinopp
Jan 31, 2013 9:41 AM CST
It looks like T. fluminensis to me, with some kind of chlorosis. If not, look at Gibasis geniculata although the leaves are really shaped more like the T. fluminensis. Would you be able to put a clearer pic of a flower. That should help in ID'ing. From what I can see of the flowers in these pics, they rule out the Callisa repens which I also thought at first.
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jan 31, 2013 10:47 AM CST
I will need to go back to the nursery and get better pictures of the flowers.
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plantladylin
Jan 31, 2013 12:21 PM CST
Geesh, I am getting old! *Blush* I forgot to enlarge the photo ... again! It's definitely not Callisia.
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