Plant ID forum: Please help me identify this houseplant

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South Florida
Feb 17, 2018 9:10 PM CST
I purchased a plant from a nursery (maybe it isn't even meant to be a houseplant) and it didn't have an id card. It has shallow roots, and is feathery-like. It looks reddish-purple and green. It looks kind of fluffy. Id like to identify it so I can figure out how to best take care of it. It was in the shade at the nursery, and hasnt really changed in the few weeks we've had it- it's in a shady spot with a bit of indirect light from a window. Any thoughts you have are much appreciated!
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Name: Tofi
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Feb 18, 2018 12:29 AM CST
Welcome! Selaginella erythropus (red spike moss) I believe
Name: greene
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Feb 18, 2018 7:16 AM CST
Mojito, I's be curious to see that plant hanger. Do you have a photo of the entire unit? Looks like cast iron maybe? Very nice. Thumbs up
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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Feb 18, 2018 8:14 AM CST
I agree, Spikemoss; it reminds me of the Ruby Red Spikemoss (Selaginella erythropus 'Sanguinea') that I couldn't keep alive for long.

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South Florida
Feb 18, 2018 11:37 AM CST
Thank you guys so much! Thank You! I was googling forever, and nothing came up! And the planters are ikea fintorp rods and buckets- we put three of them on a wall with different plants. Here's what the wall looks like
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Feb 18, 2018 1:52 PM CST
That's pretty nifty!

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