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Jan 31, 2016 1:47 PM CST

I have been given this houseplant and told it just lives with its roots in water. It's getting very straggly. Can anyone identify it and give advice. Many thanks.
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Jan 31, 2016 1:49 PM CST

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Jan 31, 2016 2:14 PM CST
Name: Dave Paul
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Looks like Tradescantia spathacea.

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Jan 31, 2016 10:40 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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Feb 1, 2016 9:20 AM CST
Name: Celia
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I agree. It would need to have the water changed and fed often if it's going to live in just water. May I suggest putting it in a good potting soil? It would fare better.
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Feb 1, 2016 9:21 AM CST
Name: Celia
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Feb 1, 2016 9:59 AM CST
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Feb 4, 2016 8:27 AM CST
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