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What is this plant?

daveb337daveb337 Posts: 2
My partner received a bouquet recently with some purple/green leaved sprigs. Just noticed that a bud is forming from the centre of each leaf as pictured.
What is it?
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  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,318
    Hi @daveb337 how lovely to receive a beautiful bouquet.  I am rubbish at naming plants but my daughter is a florist and the leaves look like tradescantia which is used as a filler. Maybe Purple Heart? But the bud is just weird, maybe one of the more experienced posters will be able to help you.
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 5,302
    Yes tradescantia easy from cuttings grown in water. The buds are the flowers. A great plant in a mixed planting in a pot for the garden after frosts have passed.
    Looking forward to my new garden with clay soil here in South Notts.

    Gardening is so exciting I wet my plants. 
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,661
    pics to show Ruscus with the flower .
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    edited 13 January
    Agree with Silver Surfer. My daughter is a florist and uses that.
    Edit to  add that it's sprayed silver or gold at Christmas too.
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,318
    Good catch @Silver surfer and my daughter uses Ruscus as well @Uff

    Told you I was rubbish at this @daveb337  :)
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    You're doing fine @herbaceous. Most of us get things wrong sometimes but it's how we learn. I've made some right old bloopers in my time and will carry on doing so I guess. 
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,318
    Thank you @Uff that's very kind, I'll keep trying and maybe one day?
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • daveb337daveb337 Posts: 2
    edited 13 January
    Thank you all, Ruscus it is. A new one on me.
    And only dyed purple by the look of my fingers after handling!
  • It is a purple heart plant.

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