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    #1

    Oct 22, 2010, 12:17 PM
    Identification of two houseplants
    Can anyone tell me the names of these plants?

    #1 - deep purple leaves. Wandering vines. Small pint flowers. Leaves remain green with less exposure to sun. light fur covering leaves. Thick purple fragile, succulent-type stems that propagate easily. Elliptic leaves.

    #2 - talk, scaly stalk. 1-2 feet high. Purple stems. Dark green leaves lined with purple or burgundy. Lanceolate leaves.

    WORKING ON PICTURES TO UPLOAD.

    Any ideas?
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    #2

    Oct 22, 2010, 02:41 PM

    Can you post a picture?
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    Oct 22, 2010, 03:45 PM

    Hello m:

    #1 sounds like some sort of ivy. I ain't got a clue about #2. But, I'm flying blind here... A picture would help.

    excon
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    Oct 23, 2010, 10:19 AM
    Here are the pictures. [IMG]f:\\purple.jpg[/IMG]
    [IMG]f:\\10-23-10_130.jpg[/IMG]
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    Oct 23, 2010, 10:21 AM
    Ooops.

    How do I post pictures?
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    Oct 25, 2010, 06:14 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by miztee2u View Post
    Ooops.

    How do I post pictures?
    I'm not very good at explaining, but what I do is post and then click the 'paperclip' above and then add the pictures. Once you have attached them click the paper clip again and add 'all'.
    I hope that helps:) and sorry:o for the lame instructions.
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    Oct 26, 2010, 01:58 AM
    Thanks Just Dahlia. I'll attempt your instructions.
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    Oct 26, 2010, 02:34 AM
    Pictures of Unidentifiable Plants
    Here is the link to the pics:

    http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/general-planted-tank-discussion/119079-need-identify-two-houseplants.html#post1186668

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    Oct 26, 2010, 02:36 AM
    Hello again, miztee2u!

    Below, are images of the two plants that you tried to upload. I also resized them so that it's easier to see them.

    Thanks!

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    Oct 26, 2010, 02:39 AM
    The second one looks like one of the types of the Wandering Jew plant.

    Not sure about the one on the top yet...
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    Oct 26, 2010, 02:42 AM
    Hi again, miztee2u!

    I've addressed your question on the following thread.

    https://www.askmehelpdesk.com/garden...ts-519211.html

    Thanks!
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    Oct 26, 2010, 03:07 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Clough View Post
    Hi again, miztee2u!

    I've addressed your question on the following thread.

    https://www.askmehelpdesk.com/garden...ts-519211.html

    Thanks!
    Clough, that's the same thread as this! :confused:
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    Oct 26, 2010, 03:13 AM
    Oops! Another thread about the same thing had been deleted! I forgot about there being two pages here!
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    Oct 26, 2010, 03:29 AM
    The top plant might be one of the Cordyline fruticosa varieties. Not sure about that yet, though...
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    Oct 26, 2010, 12:01 PM
    MYSTERY SOLVED!

    #1 Plant - Good Luck Plant (Cordyline fruticosa)
    #2 Plant - Wandering Jew a.k.a. Purple Heart (Tradescantia pallida)

    Thanks to Clough. Also, great source is Elisabeth C. Miller Library [hortlib@u.washington.edu].

    May all your houseplants thrive, grow and give you great delight.

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