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by Chae on April 26, 2005 05:05 AM
Hi everyone,

A friend just gave me a couple of beautiful clippings but she has no idea what kind of plant it is. I don't have a camera so I can't show any pic's. It is a vine like plant with small green leaves, purple underneath and on the top of the leaves are 2 grey/silver stripes that almost look like glitter in the sun light. Any ideas? I am wondering what kind of care it needs.

Thanks,

Chae
by Dixie Angel on April 26, 2005 05:14 AM
[wayey] Hello, Chae! Welcome to the forum!

I am wondering if maybe your plant is a "Wandering Jew"? If it is, you will love it! It roots easy for me and it is a very easy care plant.

Dianna

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by weezie13 on April 26, 2005 05:33 AM
Hi Chae,
I think Dianna's got it!

Here's a picture of it from here...
Wandering Jew/Tradescantia Zebrina

Weezie

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Chae on April 26, 2005 06:46 AM
Hi,

That's it! Thank you. It is such a nice looking plant I don't want to kill it. I hope it does root well and grows fast b/c I only have 2 little clippings so right now it looks a little bare.

Thanks,

Chae
by weezie13 on April 26, 2005 07:05 AM
They root really good in water..

After a bunch of weeks, take them
out and pot up in dirt...

**At each leaf node, roots will appear if
placed in water...***

Weezie

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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http://photobucket.com/albums/y250/weezie13/
by Chae on May 01, 2005 06:13 AM
Thanks Weezie,

I was thinking it looks a little funny with only 2 little clippings but I was nervous to just cut and root them.

Chae
by JV on May 01, 2005 07:30 AM
Red wondering Jew crows wild here. Have to dig it up to make room for other plants. I have given a ton of it away. So now my sister in New Mexico has a bunch of it so wont be long they will be cussing me for taking it out there. It spreads like a weed.
But a flower is only a weed that someone liked and cultivated anyway right. [thumb]

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