Houseplant identification

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Houseplant identification

Post: # 291556Post sususanan
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:43 pm

I bought an unidentified plant from Wilko. When I got home I emailed them with the barcode and another number and asked them to identify it for me. They said it was a ficus plant, which seems strange. I've attached two photos in the hope that someone can tell me what the plant is.
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Re: Houseplant identification

Post: # 291558Post Green Aura
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:17 pm

Looks like a Tradescantia to me.
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Re: Houseplant identification

Post: # 291559Post Odsox
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:08 pm

Green Aura wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:17 pm
Looks like a Tradescantia to me.
Yes, especially the variegated leaves. Is there one plant or two?
When I was a good deal younger it was called Wandering Jew, but that's probably not politically correct now.
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Post: # 291562Post Green Aura
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:46 pm

Odsox wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:08 pm
When I was a good deal younger it was called Wandering Jew, but that's probably not politically correct now.
I nearly added that but decided best not. :pale:
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Re: Houseplant identification

Post: # 291563Post sususanan
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:55 pm

It looks like it's just the one plant.

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Re: Houseplant identification

Post: # 291567Post Odsox
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:15 am

sususanan wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:55 pm
It looks like it's just the one plant.
In that case all those totally green leaves will variegate as they age.
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