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May 3, 2018 8:23 PM CST
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I was told the green plant which has dark purple undersides, is a creeping charlie. When I do a google search, I am not getting this plant. The second one I have no clue. I'm wondering if it is a wandering jew plant or something in that family? Thanks for any help.
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May 3, 2018 9:00 PM CST
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I believe you are right about the Wandering Jew.
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May 4, 2018 7:32 AM CST
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The purple plant is Tradescantia zebrina: Inch Plant (Tradescantia zebrina)

The green plant could be a Plectranthus. Maybe P. ecklonii:
Large Spur-Flower Bush (Plectranthus ecklonii)

Although Chrosothemis pulchella comes to mind also:
Copper Leaf (Chrysothemis pulchella)

Both are gorgeous by any name!
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May 4, 2018 10:08 AM CST
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I thought plectranthus right away for #2, could be some variety of Plectranthus forsteri, P ecklonii has bigger leaves.
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May 4, 2018 10:22 AM CST
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I agree with Plectranthus for #2.
Possibly this species,
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May 4, 2018 4:34 PM CST
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I so appreciate the help for both plants. I felt that the second one was a tradescandia because of the form and the flower (pink with yellow eye). It's very reminiscent of my purple heart. Just not quite the same leaf color or size. But they very much grow the same way. And both are really beautiful plants.

I think you have all solved my problem! Thank you!
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May 4, 2018 6:07 PM CST
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LOL Danita, no wonder that second one looked familiar! That was at my former home, warmer nights. I tried them where I am now, lost them to frost.
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