Plant ID forum: Unknown plant (arid?)

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zoo555
Dec 20, 2016 4:45 PM CST
Can anyone please help identify this? The leaves are about an inch long. It grows quite slowly. It's green-purple in color.

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Thanks in advance!
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purpleinopp
Dec 20, 2016 4:59 PM CST
Hi & welcome! Compare to this one:
Chain Plant (Callisia navicularis)
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zoo555
Dec 20, 2016 9:47 PM CST
Wow, that is it! Thank you! Hurray!
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purpleinopp
Dec 21, 2016 5:29 AM CST
Happy to suggest. :)
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CaMidltn68
Dec 22, 2016 12:31 AM CST
Zoo,

That looks like my mother's wondering Ju she had a few years back. It comes in either purple or green.

I could be wrong, considering I am a beginner.
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purpleinopp
Dec 22, 2016 8:11 AM CST
Hi & welcome, Cindy!

There are several species in the Tradescantia genus that are similar. You may have seen these other, more ubiquitous species:
T. zebrina's coloring can vary wildly, depending on how much exposure to sunlight it gets:
Inch Plant (Tradescantia zebrina)
T. pallida is dark purple in tons of sun, and can fade to a more green color in more shade:
Purple Queen (Tradescantia pallida)
This one is more of an upright plant, T. pallida:
Moses-in-a-Basket (Tradescantia spathacea)
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