Plant Database forum: Are some of these in the incorrect entry?

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 1, 2016 12:16 PM CST
Three of the photos at this entry for Oyster Plant (Tradescantia spathacea) appear to be correct. T. spathacea has green leaves with purple reverse. The other 5 photos appear to be the variegated form of T. spathacea which has green leaves, striped pink or whitish-pink so those photos probably should be moved to the entry for Variegated Oyster Plant (Tradescantia spathacea 'Variegata')


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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Feb 1, 2016 8:40 PM CST

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This question is similar to the question you asked about Dracaena reflexa. The Tradescantia spathacea entry covers all of the plants of that species, including the ones with variegated foliage. It probably would be wrong to move all of the variegated ones to the 'Variegata' entry because there are other cultivars of that same species with variegated foliage, so they aren't necessarily 'Variegata.'
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
Feb 1, 2016 8:42 PM CST
Thanks zuzu ... I do realize now that it's the same situation ... I think I've been having a week of confusion. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Feb 1, 2016 8:42 PM CST
plantladylin said:Thanks zuzu ... I do realize now that it's the same situation ... I think I've been having a week of confusion. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing


Mel too, Lin! Rolling on the floor laughing
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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
Feb 1, 2016 8:46 PM CST
It doesn't take much for me to get confused at times. Rolling on the floor laughing
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