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Can anyone tell me what this plant is? I got it (one shoot) from a beach in Gran Canaria. It’s now gone wild. Also why is the left side going slightly brown? It’s near the door so could be the cold window, or could be overcrowding (it hangs down the side now it’s got so big). Any clues appreciated. Ta. Kris

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It looks like Moses in the Boat (Tradescantia spathacea). Pressing up against a cold window would be bad for it, but I'm not seeing that kind of damage in the picture. If it is just a purplish tint. that occurs at higher light levels.

27 Dec, 2017


Does it flower? The leaves put me in mind of Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis. Only a guess.

28 Dec, 2017

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