Identifying A Houseplant? (Brown Spiderwort)

I am taking care of a this plant for a friend. Neither of us know what type of plant it is. It has a reddish "fuzz" on the leaves and has recently started growing small purple flowers (not often, however).
Advertisement

This plant requires very little attention. I put it outside on the porch in the summer (indirect sunlight). It seems to love the heat and I bring it inside during the winter months.

Is anyone familiar with this plant? I'd like to know the name at least.

Looking forward to your replies!

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

October 11, 20172 found this helpful
Best Answer

I still believe this is a Brown Spiderwort. I have had different begonias for many years and they bloom profusely for many months.
I looked at the link given for begonias and there are a lot of nice plants pictured but I did not see anything similar to this plant. And lots of flowers.
Kcfuqua1 did say the plant had a fuzz on the leaves and small flowers (but not often, however). Begonias flower quite a lot and very often.
Here is a description of the Brown Spiderwort;

Advertisement


The whole plant is covered with fine rust-colored hairs. Purple flowers, about lin/2.5cm wide, emerge from the center of the rosette in summer.
Seems like it matches this plant and the longer leaves match perfectly with the photos given in previous link.

Reply Was this helpful? 2
August 24, 20191 found this helpful

Yes, I have a plant like this. It is sometimes commonly referred to as Moses in a Boat because of the way the flowers come up from the very center of the rosette of leaves. Sometimes classified as a tradescantia and sometimes as rhoeo.

Reply Was this helpful? 1
October 10, 20170 found this helpful

It seems to be a begonia

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Anonymous
October 10, 20170 found this helpful

Maybe African Violet ?

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
October 10, 20172 found this helpful

I believe your plant is a Brown Spiderwort.

Here is a link that gives care instructions.

www.indoorplants24.com/.../brown-spiderwort-siderasis-fuscata...

www.costafarms.com/.../brown-spiderwort

Reply Was this helpful? 2
November 14, 20190 found this helpful

Good Day Cybergrannie! YOU HAVE TRULY MADE MY DAY!!! I have been searching for the name of this plant for years!! I actually gave up looking at this site until today...I saw my picture in Google (looking for information once again) and decided to give it a try. I am SO excited! I appreciate your reply, as well as the others that have tried to help. Have a wonderful day and thank you so very much again! EXCITED!!!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
October 11, 20170 found this helpful

It looks like a begonia here is a link to some pictures of them //www.thespruce.com/begonias-for-containers-4121751

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
October 15, 20170 found this helpful

It's a Trandescantia, similar to my huge one.
Marg from England.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
November 6, 20170 found this helpful

That is another name for spiderwort. It is also called wandering Jew sometimes.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
October 15, 20170 found this helpful

it is called around here "wondering jew".

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
November 6, 20170 found this helpful

There are three varieties of spiderwort that are known by the name "Wandering Jew." It is likely one of these.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Anonymous
September 20, 20180 found this helpful

Its a violet

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Anonymous
January 31, 20190 found this helpful

Definitely at spiderwort or siderasis. Ive had mine for 25 years :)

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Anonymous
April 27, 20190 found this helpful

Brown spiderwart

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
August 27, 20190 found this helpful

I believe it is an African Violet variety

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
July 16, 20200 found this helpful

Can someone tell me the name of this plant pls

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
July 17, 20200 found this helpful

According to the comments, we believe it is a spiderwort or trandescantia. A common name is "Wandering Jew"

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Advertisement

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Advertisement

In This Page
Categories
Home and Garden Gardening Plant Info What Is This PlantOctober 9, 2017
Pages
More
😷
Coronavirus Tips
📓
Back to School Ideas!
🐛
Pest Control
😎
Summer Ideas!
🌻
Gardening
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2020-08-07 11:14:23 in 5 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2020 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/Identifying-A-Houseplant-87.html