Identifying a Plant Similar to Wandering Jew - Knowledgebase Question

Middletown, CT
Question by ltfaraci
May 21, 2001
I am looking to identify a plant. It grows like a wandering Jew plant. Its leaves are mainly purple and have fuzz.

Answer from NGA
May 21, 2001


It's difficult to identify plants online, but that might be a variety in the same genus as the wandering jew called: Tradescantia blossfeldiana (no common name). It has leaves that are dark green above and furry and purple below. Wandering jew is T. albiflora and there are other species in this genus that your plant might be as there are a number of variegated leaves. Hope this helps!

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