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Name: Lindsey
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ljones26
Oct 15, 2017 7:58 PM CST
I know the purple ones are Wandering Jews, but I bought the little green one in the corner today and I thought that's what it was but the little spiral formation of leaves is throwing me off. Help please! Smiling
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Oct 15, 2017 8:54 PM CST
It looks like some sort of bromeliad to me.
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tx_flower_child
Oct 15, 2017 10:48 PM CST
I can see why it reminds Daisy of a Bromeliad. But I think it's still a Wandering Jew (one of this plant's many names). I'm basing my opinion on cuttings that I received from a friend. She has the plant growing all around her house and the green and purple are intermingled. But it could be something else. Ya never know.
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islander
Oct 15, 2017 11:18 PM CST
Callisia fragrans?
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pepper23
Oct 16, 2017 2:14 AM CST
The green one is definitely not a wandering jew. Most likely a bromeliad. Now in the upper left hand corner I see a different green plant that while I can't see much what I see reminds me of wandering jew.
Name: Tiffany Wreathfresh™
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LivingWreaths
Oct 16, 2017 2:51 AM CST
ljones26 said:I know the purple ones are Wandering Jews, but I bought the little green one in the corner today and I thought that's what it was but the little spiral formation of leaves is throwing me off. Help please! Smiling
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Could you take a picture of just the green plant from different angles?
Name: Lindsey
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ljones26
Oct 16, 2017 5:03 AM CST
Here is the plant from different angles once I got it home! Thanks so much everyone! Smiling
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Oct 16, 2017 9:48 AM CST
It does look like a Tradescantia.

I found photos on the internet with it described as "green and white variegated" but they are all Pinterest photos that lead back to Ebay. This is the only non-Ebay or Pinterest reference:

http://www.parkswholesaleplant...

So a cultivator? I don't think I've ever seen anything like it.
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plantmanager
Oct 16, 2017 10:03 AM CST
I love it, Lindsey. I have the normal common one but have never seen this one! You got a great one. Let us know if it grows as well as the more common one.
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Name: Lindsey
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ljones26
Oct 16, 2017 11:55 AM CST
Thank you!!! Smiling I will keep you updated. The girl at the greenhouse had no idea but she was new, I’ll have to stop back when some of the owners are there! I know they grow a bunch of these themselves so I’ll have to ask what exactly it is! I’ve never seen one with that spiral leaf growth!!
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tx_flower_child
Oct 16, 2017 12:18 PM CST
Just curious. Was there a label (correct or not) on the plant when you bought it?

Hope you do get a chance to stop back when the owners are there.
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pepper23
Oct 16, 2017 1:31 PM CST
Now with the better pictures I can see it's definitely wandering jew. But the close up of just the spiral really didn't look anything like it. Hilarious! Thanks for the better pictures for all of us. Thumbs up
Name: Lindsey
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ljones26
Oct 16, 2017 2:24 PM CST
There were no labels!! It was in a big tray of plugs of purple wandering Jews! And I can totally see how it looked like some form of bromeliad at first in that pic Hilarious!
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tx_flower_child
Oct 16, 2017 8:52 PM CST
Now I'm not sure. The newer pictures that you posted look more like baby Bromeliads. If stiff or rough to the touch, then could be a Bromeliad.
Name: Tiffany Wreathfresh™
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LivingWreaths
Oct 16, 2017 9:52 PM CST
it's without a doubt a Wandering Jew. What I have noticed with mine is that when they are in full blaring sun--living in the state with the northernmost latitudes in the lower 48( yes I know Minnesota has a postal Depot slightly more Northern but the bulk of Washington state is far more north than that), my wandering Jew's turn ridiculously Green in the winter time or in the summer if I have them in a Northeastern window. To get their best purplish greenish bronzeish Silverish color, they need to be in a Southwest exposure. Smiling definitely a beautiful Trandescantia!!! Lovely!
Name: Lindsey
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ljones26
Oct 16, 2017 9:56 PM CST
Thank you so much! It’s very pliable, not like a bromeliad! I have a purple one and it has the most BRILLIANT colors! The purple/bronze/silver hue is really just stunning. It is in a hanging pot in a window in my room and it is just loving the sunshine it gets. Hopefully this other little weird WJ cultivar likes it too. Smiling
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LivingWreaths
Oct 16, 2017 10:51 PM CST
Your WJ cultivar is awesome! If anyone can get a cutting of this Bolivian Wandering Jew(below), let me know! I received a cutting and planted it in my garden (spring summer fall months only in PNW, lol, as it's a weather-pristine li'l girl), and she was the Belle of the ball in all of my planters for an entire year! She survive the winter in my garage, but I lost her in late spring with an unexpected late Frost.
Bolivian Wandering Jew is a showstopper, show girl for sure!
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She deviates from light yellow to lime green to light green.... she's delicate petite... sure to win your heart.❤+🌱=luv
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Name: Deborah
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Deebie
Oct 18, 2017 7:45 AM CST
Lindsey, your bromeliad looking wandering jew is probably a variagated callisia fragrans, maybe
Basket Plant (Callisia fragrans 'Melnikoff')
or Callisia congesta,
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purpleinopp
Oct 18, 2017 11:51 AM CST
Not a Tradescantia. Looks like C. congesta to me. C. fragrans has much longer leaves.

Until the past few years, I'd never seen WJ used to refer to any plant besides T. zebrina. The other Tradescantias & similar relatives from Commelinaceae family have other nicknames.

Lindsey, what store was selling that? Interesting!
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Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Oct 21, 2017 8:00 AM CST
@deebie you were right!! I went back to the greenhouse and found the owner and she said it was C. congesta!!!

@purpleinopp this is from one of our local greenhouses in Mansfield OH that has been here for 97 years! It’s my go-to. I’m one of their regulars Hilarious!

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