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Tradescantia albiflora, Tradescantia fluminensis, Inch Plant, White-Flowered Wandering Jew
Tradescantia albiflora 'Albovittata'

Tradescantia albiflora, Tradescantia fluminensis

Inch Plant, White-Flowered Wandering Jew
Family: Commelinaceae
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageIrritatingSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Very tiny leaves from 0.5 to 1 inch long. Very easy to grow, fast growing, perfect ground cover, this pretty plant is great when you need to cover soil in pots where large plants planted. It is suitable for growing indoors and in hanging baskets. Will take both sun or shade. Handling plant may cause skin irritation. May be a noxious weed or invasive.





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Tradescantia pallida, Setcreasea pallida, Purple heart, Purple queen

Tradescantia pallida, Setcreasea pallida

Purple heart, Purple queen
Family: Commelinaceae
Origin: Louisiana, Florida, and Eastern Mexico
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersOrnamental foliageSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This sprawling evergreen groundcover produces deep purple foliage and stems when grown in full sun. The rather brittle stems, a foot or more high, have a tendency to flop over, creating a trailing effect which lends itself nicely to informal planting beds, rock gardens, or containers. The rather inconspicuous, three-petalled, pale pink, one-inch flowers are produced from the tips of stems and last only one morning. Will turn dark green if in poor light. Propagation: Cuttings.





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Tradescantia spathacea, Rhoeo spathacea, Tradescantia discolor, Boat lily, Rheo, Oyster plant, Moses-In-The-Boat

Tradescantia spathacea, Rhoeo spathacea, Tradescantia discolor

Boat lily, Rheo, Oyster plant, Moses-In-The-Boat
Family: Commelinaceae
Origin: West Indies and Mexico
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageIrritatingSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Herb with succulent stems; leaves crowded, flat, stiff, pointed, dark green above, purple to green below; flowers at base of leaves, small, white, 3-parted, held between 2 purple bracts; fruit a capsule. Can be used to make a dense groundcover, as houseplant or in interiorscape. Watery sap can cause contact dermatitis, avoid getting sap on skin.





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Tradescantia zebrina, Zebrina pendula, Wandering Jew

Tradescantia zebrina, Zebrina pendula

Wandering Jew
Family: Commelinaceae
Origin: Tropical America
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersSeaside, salt tolerant plant

The Zebrina is a relatively common house plant from Tropical Americas. It is not as robust as the similar looking Tradescantia fluminensis. The species name "pendula" means "hanging".It grows outside in summer if you have a shaded, humid location in the garden. Avoid touching the watery sap of the Zebrina, since it can be a cause of skin inflammation. The flowers are inconspicuous white to pink.

The Zebrina grows rapidly if given enough water and fertilizer. The variety 'Quadricolor' has a lot of purple, but needs more sun to keep its color intensity. Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 32F. No direct sun, keep in a humid area, light shade, needs a lot of light indoor. Needs regular watering. Growth Habits: Groundcover, 6-12in tall.

Propagation: Cuttings that root easily in water.





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Uniola paniculata, Sea Oats, Seaside Oats, Arana, Arroz de Costa

Uniola paniculata

Sea Oats, Seaside Oats, Arana, Arroz de Costa
Family: Poaceae   (Formerly:Poaceae / Gramineae)
Subfamily: Chloridoideae
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Tall subtropical grass that is an important component of coastal sand dune and beach plant communities in the southeastern United States, eastern Mexico and some Caribbean islands. Its large seed heads that turn golden brown in late summer give the plant its common name. Its tall leaves trap wind-blown sand and promote sand dune growth, while its deep roots and extensive rhizomes act to stabilize them, so the plant helps protect beaches and property from damage due to high winds, storm surges and tides. It also provides food and habitat for birds, small animals and insects.

Uniola paniculata is a tall, erect perennial grass that can grow to 3 to 6 ft in height. The seeds are dispersed by wind and can be carried long distances by storms and ocean currents, but reproduction commonly occurs vegetatively by forming buds around stem bases. The plant forms dense surface roots and penetrating deep roots that are colonized by beneficial organisms such as micorrhizal fungi. Rhizomes are elongate and produce extensive lateral growth. They root readily when buried in sand.




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