What is This Plant?

I know it's not a wandering Jew (more succulent). It seems to be some type of bush.

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June 25, 20120 found this helpful

I was given a clip of something that looked like this. In Mississippi, it grows outdoors, but in my zone 5 garden, Its a houseplant. It gets little pink flowers. Does yours get flowers?

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June 25, 20120 found this helpful

Wandering Jew-properly known as zebrina pendula is a variety of Tradescantia-as is your plant. I'm posting a link to images of tradescantia, scroll down to find your variety:

www.google.co.uk/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw...

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June 25, 20120 found this helpful

You are right it is not a Wandering Jew but it's in that family.

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June 25, 20120 found this helpful

Your plant is named Persian Shield. I was given some as a gift last year. It is absolutely beautiful. I planted it in the ground and then dug it up and potted it for the Winter.

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This is what I learned about it. It likes shade and water. Also, if you bring it in for the Winter, it continues to like shade and a light misting a few times a week. I hope this helps.

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June 25, 20120 found this helpful

Persian Shield- Beautiful plant, but mine got rather tall and woody.

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June 26, 20120 found this helpful

I used to have a similar one that was a Purple Passion plant (gynura aurantiaca). It was also called Velvet Plant because the leaves had a kind of purple fuzz on them. The blooms did not smell very good.

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April 1, 20170 found this helpful

Name of this plant is Persian Shield.

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