Post a reply

Image
Jul 16, 2015 5:45 AM CST
Name: Myriam Vandenberghe
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Bee Lover Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Frogs and Toads Ferns I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Birds Plant Identifier
I found them volunteering in between cracks (or at the foot ) of the huge old walls build in the old parts of Rio de Janeiro town.
Only found out after loading the pics, one of them was blooming, so I made a crop of one of the photos..
Image
Jul 16, 2015 6:50 AM CST
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Hybridizer Region: Minnesota Seed Starter
The WITWIT Badge Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier
That looks like the houseplant (for us northerners) called Moses in the Cradle (Tradescantia spathacea). 30 years ago, I learned it with a genus name of Rhoeo.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers. - Socrates
Image
Jul 16, 2015 6:58 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
I agree, Tradescantia spathacea: http://mobile.floridata.com/Pl...

I think all of the photo's in our database at this entry here Oyster Plant (Tradescantia spathacea) actually belong at the listing for the variegated variety here: Variegated Oyster Plant (Tradescantia spathacea 'Variegata')
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Image
Jul 16, 2015 7:43 AM CST
Name: Myriam Vandenberghe
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Bee Lover Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Frogs and Toads Ferns I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Birds Plant Identifier
Thanks Rick and thanks for the confirmation Lin! Thumbs up
I would never have thought Tradescantia had such a big family member, but it definitely looks like Tradescantia spathacea! Thumbs up
I will propose to move the pics of the species in our database to Tradescantia spathacea "variegata"..
Image
Jul 16, 2015 8:33 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
Years ago I'd see this plant labeled as Rhoeo spathacea, which is now considered a synonym for Tradescantia spatahcea; common names are Boat Lily and Moses in the Cradle. It has a pretty little white bract type bloom that's shaped like a boat or cradle. Some people use it as a ground cover and it is a pretty plant but it's listed as a Category II non-native, invasive here in Florida because of it's tendencies to take over and crowd out natives.
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Image
Jul 16, 2015 9:24 AM CST
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Hybridizer Region: Minnesota Seed Starter
The WITWIT Badge Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier
bonitin said:I would never have thought Tradescantia had such a big family member....


That was my point with mentioning the old name. I'm sure many would recognize it as Rhoeo.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers. - Socrates
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.
  • Started by: bonitin
  • Replies: 5, views: 2,420
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by JebobaTea and is called "Phlox Pillow"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.