Plant ID forum: What is this please?

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WendyEhoff
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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WendyEhoff
Jan 31, 2016 1:49 PM CST
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Name: Dave Paul
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Metrosideros
Jan 31, 2016 2:14 PM CST
Looks like Tradescantia spathacea.

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DaisyI
Jan 31, 2016 10:40 PM CST
Yep!
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Zencat
Feb 1, 2016 9:20 AM CST
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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Zencat
Feb 1, 2016 9:21 AM CST
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lovemyhouse
Feb 1, 2016 9:59 AM CST
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purpleinopp
Feb 4, 2016 8:27 AM CST
Hi & welcome! How cool that your plant has inflorescences!
Oyster Plant (Tradescantia spathacea)
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