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Purple People Eater?... I.D. Please?

Hi All! :D I wasn't sure where to post this as I really have no clue what type of plant it is.... Here are some Pics! Hope you can help to I.D. It :)

[img]https://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/NySnap/P1010519.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt261/NySnap/P1010517-1.jpg[/img]

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And also was wondering if it can be rooted in water.. cuz thats what I'm trying to do atm... just worried it won't work.. Thanks! :D

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It looks like Purple Heart plant (Setcreasea pallida 'Purpurea'), also known as Tradescantia pallida 'Purpurea'. It's often grown in warm climates as a ground cover. It's one of several plants known by the common name of "Wandering Jew".

It should root easily in water, or just about any moistened growing medium, such as potting mix, sand, or perlite. To root, I recommend that you remove the leaves at the lowest node on the cutting and make sure that node is submerged in the water or buried in whatever medium you choose. :)

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ThankYou Kisal!! <3 Much appreciated!

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Are you going to establish a patch of it in your yard? It's a native of Mexico, and should thrive in your climate. I think the deep purple color would make a lovely contrast to the green of a lawn or other ground cover. I don't think it would survive outdoors where I live, but I've grown it as a houseplant in hanging baskets. :)

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Yep I'm planning on it! :D I'm thinking I may grow it in a pot though since I've heard of it getting way outta control outside of a pot. The purple color intrigues me so it will be a welcome addition to my garden.



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