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MrBrown808
May 25, 2020 1:58 AM CST
My friend bought this plant from a garden centre at the weekend. The plant was in the indoor section but she is a bit concerned that it may be an outdoor plant. Would appreciate any help.

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Name: Tofi
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tofitropic
May 25, 2020 2:22 AM CST
Some type of Wandering Jew (Tradescantia)?
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MrBrown808
May 25, 2020 2:47 AM CST
MrBrown808 said:My friend bought this plant from a garden centre at the weekend. The plant was in the indoor section but she is a bit concerned that it may be an outdoor plant. Would appreciate any help.

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Here's a close up of the leaves.


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gardenfish
May 25, 2020 3:32 AM CST
I agree with Tofi. A houseplant, but can spend the summer outside. It looks like your friend has it in a really good spot in the apartment.
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MrBrown808
May 25, 2020 6:06 AM CST
gardenfish said: I agree with Tofi. A houseplant, but can spend the summer outside. It looks like your friend has it in a really good spot in the apartment.


Amazing. Thank you for identifying for her. She'll appreciate it

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MrBrown808
May 25, 2020 6:08 AM CST
gardenfish said: I agree with Tofi. A houseplant, but can spend the summer outside. It looks like your friend has it in a really good spot in the apartment.


It's that spelled right? I googled the name but couldn't find a link

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gardenfish
May 25, 2020 6:35 AM CST
Look it up on the plant data base on this site. Thumbs up
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MrBrown808
May 25, 2020 6:44 AM CST
gardenfish said:Look it up on the plant data base on this site. Thumbs up


Maybe I'm doing something wrong but I can't find anything called a Tofi on the database? 😃

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gardenfish
May 25, 2020 7:05 AM CST
Tofi is the member who first ID the plant. Try looking up tradescantia.
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plantladylin
May 25, 2020 7:58 AM CST
Hi MrBrown808, Welcome!

I agree, your lovely plant does look like one with the common name of "Wandering Jew", possibly a variety of Tradescantia or Tinantia. I couldn't find an exact match but here are a couple of photos from our database for comparison of growth habit.

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MrBrown808
May 25, 2020 12:23 PM CST
Thank you all very much for your help. You have been a great help. Think that's it for sure.

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