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#84689 October 23rd, 2006 at 05:23 AM
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I had started a thread about this plant when I got it earlier this summer. I had it growing outside in full all day sun. It just kinda sat there, not growing much at all, but not getting burned or dying either.

I took it inside about a week ago, and it is hanging in the kitchen in indirect bright light. It has already sent out many new shoots, and is flowering non-stop! I'm so glad to see it's so happy there.

So... what is it again? shocked Duh

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#84690 October 23rd, 2006 at 05:57 AM
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Tradescantia (*Spiderwort*) flw

#84691 October 23rd, 2006 at 06:27 AM
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Weezie - all the pictures I see of spiderwort have green leaves and blue flowers?

ok - another search of tradescantia brought it up as pallida - also known as Setcreasea pallida.

Thanks soooooo much Weezie! kissies thumbup

#84692 October 23rd, 2006 at 06:52 AM
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I knew it was something like that.. shocked wink laugh thumbup flw

#84693 October 23rd, 2006 at 09:13 AM
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Lynne We have that growing here and is very invasive the more sun it get the more purple it becomes It grows any where and everywhere I am constantly pulling it up and getting rid of it in areas I don't want it
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on the right side of this next picture I just pulled some up and trashed it yesterday it's hard to keep confined unless I put it in a container planting any time you want some more Just ask away I'd be more than happy to send some your way! thumbup
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and here it is wrapping around a tree trunk
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http://www.desert-tropicals.com/plants/Commelinaceae/Setcresea_pallida.html

#84694 October 23rd, 2006 at 09:27 AM
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Lynne how many truck loads do you want we dig it up here and burn it takes over everythimng. Gave some to my sister 4 1/2 years ago she called me asking how to get rid of it seems like it loves the desert also. Said everything thy do makes it spread worse this is also Purple heart and spiderwort.

#84695 October 23rd, 2006 at 09:45 AM
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WOW Diane and Jimmy!!! kissies kissies

#84696 October 23rd, 2006 at 10:01 AM
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Sure thing Lynne Be happy too ANY TIME!!! thumbup

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next time someone is digging some up, you can send it my way - i would love to have that in a container in my kitchen!

#84698 October 24th, 2006 at 01:15 AM
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Oooh can I have some in the spring? I'd like it in my flower boxes outside the store. thumbup
I had a pot of it once. Coool blooms. Love the color.

#84699 October 24th, 2006 at 03:12 AM
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My little plant is blooming it's head off now -
it's so CHEERFUL in the kitchen on these cloudy days! Gotta love it!

#84700 October 24th, 2006 at 08:12 AM
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I would love to have some of that! It's hard to find around here sold as potted plants. I bought some on eBay last year but my cats killed it.

If anyone would like to share some, I would gladly send postage!

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i have some too. it isn't quite as invasive here, but still mostly an outside plant. (does well indoors, but if you have it where it doesn't get enough light, the leaves get "hairy" and irritating.


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