Friday, March 6, 2009

Identifying a Mystery Plant

My mother-in-law has the greenest thumb of anyone I know. Her houseplants are always gorgeous without a speck of dust or a brown leaf on them anywhere to be found. This is one of her favorites at the present time:
Whenever she clips it back, she just can't resist putting the cuttings in water to root. She has given us several of these plants that she has started in this fashion. There is only one problem, she doesn't know what kind of plant it is. I'm not real sure either. My guess is that it is a variety of a Wandering Jew, but I really don't know for certain. Currently, it has the sweetest little tiny white flowers:

I thought perhaps if any of you out there know the actual type of plant, you might be kind enough to pass that information on so that our little plant mystery will be solved once and for all.

4 comments:

Peter Jones said...

Oh my! Such lovely pictures! I really enjoyed seeing the detail on those fascinating little blooms. Sorry, I have no idea what the plant is though. Julie

Sheila said...

They are beautiful pictures. I don't know what kind of plant it is. It has qualities from many different ones~ a vine like a myrtle, a flower like a violet, and petals like a trillium. Who knows? Not I, but I enjoyed seeing it!

Alison said...

I don't know flowers myself, but I googled "white wandering jew plants" and this website came up:
http://aquat1.ifas.ufl.edu/node/455

The picture seems just like yours. How lovely.

Monica said...

Alison -- I think you have hit the nail on the head. The pictures do look just like our plant. Thanks for finding the website. Now why didn't I think of googling it??? I think sometimes we forget the resources we have right at our fingertips with computers. Thanks again.