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Help identify this plant /Vine?

Posted by ricjo22 5 ( on
Mon, Dec 9, 13 at 11:37

I received this plant as a small cutting in a trade. Its trailers hang for a few months and then the stems dry up and the plant falls to form a new plant. Never seen a flower yet. It doesnt seem to do well in full sun. Very tolerant of drying out.

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RE: Help identify this plant /Vine?

My guess is 'Moses in the cradle' or Tradescantia spathacea.
Considered rather indestructible. While it may tolerate dryness, it would probably do best with loose soil that never is soaking wet or bone dry.

RE: Help identify this plant /Vine?

They sure look like they are related but I think on the name that plant forum they found a closer match Calesia fragrans. It is more succulent and does not have purple undersides. I am hoping this years new stalks will make some flowers . that should give me a definite I.D. Thanks Ric

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