Plant ID forum: Trandescantia (Wandering Jew Plant) I.D.

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Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Jul 10, 2014 4:52 AM CST
This plant came with the property and I'm sure it was an old favorite in the past yet can't actually find it in research.

It gets over 3 feet tall and has leaves over a foot long.

Unfortunately I did not photograph the blooms this year. They come on a single tall spike about two feet above the plant and the flowers open at the same time in an attractive fluffy floral display that is long lasting and are white.

Thank You!

David
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jul 10, 2014 7:27 AM CST
Callisia fragrans.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 10, 2014 9:00 AM CST
Yep Basket Plant (Callisia fragrans)

David: The blooms are fragrant too!
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Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
Cat Lover Hibiscus Seed Starter Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Miniature Gardening Keeper of Poultry Herbs Foliage Fan Farmer Dragonflies
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DavidofDeLand
Jul 10, 2014 9:41 AM CST
Thanks so much you two!

All this time my local gardening friends had me thinking it was some form of Trandescantia.... Hilarious!

Glad to have it identified and I did a brief research and was surprised at all its medicinal uses too!

Stamp it, IDENTIFIED!

I tip my hat to you.

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