Plant ID forum: Inch Plant (Tradescantia cerinthoides)

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 17, 2015 9:10 AM CST
A little plant left by our tenants when they moved out. Leaves are slightly pubescent, purple in color on reverse side.
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Apr 17, 2015 10:27 AM CST
I'd lean toward T. cerinthoides. Haven't noticed pink stems on T. sillamontana.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 17, 2015 11:53 AM CST
Thanks Tiffany! After looking at all those listed in our database as well as hundreds of pictures on line, that's the closest match I've found too.
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Apr 17, 2015 2:11 PM CST
No reason it shouldn't bloom soon under your expert care & satisfy "our" curiosity!

It sure is hairy though. I've not left any cerinthoides outside for winter. Now I want to, to see what the spring growth looks like. If it's been in significant sun exposure, that could account for the hair & pink stems. I've only tried this in pretty shady spots, & inside for winter since I got a few yrs ago.

There is some T. sillamontana coming out of the ground from last year, but also in a shady spot. It's so hairy that it looks white, and is green underneath the hair on the top of the leaves. If it *EVER* stops raining, I've been curious what color the bottom of the leaves are at this point too... will try to get a pic Tues or Wed if not sooner, assuming we haven't been washed away...

Edit:
Added a couple pics of T. sillamontana coming up outside today. No sign of pink on the stems, or purple on the leaf bottoms at all.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 3, 2015 3:38 PM CST
@purpleinopp Tiffany, forgive me, I don't know how I lost this thread ... and it's even my own thread! *Blush*

I kinda forgot about this plant but was out cleaning the porch and side deck today and noticed it's beginning to grow and spread a bit and a couple of stems are forming flower buds ... at least I think they are flower buds!

I've read about and looked at so many Tradescantia photos and the closest I can find is T. cerinthoides too so I think I'll upload my photos to that database entry and move them if someone feels it's an incorrect ID.

Thanks so much for your knowledge and assistance!

Lin
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jul 3, 2015 3:40 PM CST
Forgot to show you the pictures I took today ...


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purpleinopp
Jul 3, 2015 5:23 PM CST
I think so too, both the ID and that it has buds! You're going to love the flowers! Looks great, what an awesome recovery & TY for the update. :+) Look forward to a bloom pic soon.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 3, 2015 5:24 PM CST
I can't wait for blooms ... will definitely post photos once they appear.
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
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purpleinopp
Aug 26, 2015 8:34 AM CST
Found this looking for another discussion, but glad I did. Reminded about forgotten curiosity. LOL! Did this plant end up opening up some flowers for you?
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Aug 26, 2015 8:57 AM CST
Tiffany, LOL I forgot all about this thread. Nope, never did see flowers! To my eyes, it sure looked like little buds forming in the middle photo but if that plant bloomed, I must missed it! Now it seems that something is chewing at the leaves of this plant, not sure what though. I have found a couple of little snails on the deck lately and even saw one on the screened porch yesterday. There's a man made waterway behind the house so there are lots of snails that the shore birds keep under control for the most part, thank goodness!
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers
Bulbs Foliage Fan Tropicals Butterflies Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents
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purpleinopp
Aug 26, 2015 9:30 AM CST
Sounds like a lot of action, even w/o a bloom, LOL! TY for the update. Looked like buds to me too. Morning would be the best time to check, if it comes to mind later.
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