Does anyone know the name of this plant?

It's the one in front on the lft side. It is definitely in the Jew family. It grows like the airplane plant, sends legs out and a baby will form at the end of leg when it gets about 16 to 18 inches long. I put it in my little garden every spring and it doesn't take over the garden but the baby takes root when it touches the ground. I cut off several of the legs with babies in the fall, bring them in, cut it off to make a green bouquet. They root during the winter in a vase and in the spring I have all the new plants to start over again.
q anyone know the name of this plant, gardening, plant id
  16 answers
  • Carol Fredette Carol Fredette on Apr 04, 2016
    It could be part of the Agapanthus family.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 04, 2016
    It is in the purple heart family which is a species of Wandering Jew.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Apr 04, 2016
    It's hard to discern from the photo. For a true identification you could take a photo of it alone or bring the actual plant to your local nursery/garden shop.
  • Jacqueline Bennett Jacqueline Bennett on Apr 04, 2016
    looks like it is in the "hoya" family of plants
  • Melanie Pennock Melanie Pennock on Apr 04, 2016
    "Jew" family? They are Vincas, which used to be called wandering Jews, but most people have stopped using this inflammatory name.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 04, 2016
    The term was used incorrect for sure, however that is not vinca. Vinca is a trailing vine in which is mainly an accent in a container planting and has totally different leaves.
  • Sharyn Sharyn on Apr 04, 2016
    Tradescantia, the spiderworts, is a genus of 75 species of herbaceous perennial plants in the family Commelinaceae. ALSO, it will spread terribly and you cannot get rid of it...keep it in a pot!
  • Ruthann Ruthann on Apr 05, 2016
    Many years ago it was called a wandering Jew plant.
  • Jill Jill on Apr 05, 2016
    Thats pretty funny....which plant in the photo are you trying to identify?
  • Sally Mullins Sally Mullins on Apr 05, 2016
  • Nancy Baker Nancy Baker on Apr 05, 2016
    tehe, yes, well, the obvious one, lol The one I described. The one in the front left corner with the legs on it. It's in the Jew family for sure. But don't know the name.
  • Suz1343480 Suz1343480 on Apr 05, 2016
    Is it a succulent ? If so it's called Mother of millions .( I think , from what I can see from the picture )
    • Nancy Baker Nancy Baker on Apr 05, 2016
      Not the Mother if Millions, I've grown that many times. The leaves form a rosette, they are large leaves about 7 to 8 inches long and about 1 and 1/2 inches wide coming to a pointed tip. They get like a large rosette when planted in dirt and a leg comes out from plant much like the spider plant, grows about 18 inches and forms a baby at the end or if the stems touch the ground it will root and form a baby. It IS IN THE Wandering Jew family but is not as invasive. Dies in winter, it's very tender and watery.
  • Nancy Baker Nancy Baker on Apr 05, 2016
    I have grown the wandering jew all my life. It has small leaves and is wilder growing than this. This is one rosette, it grows to at least 12 inches across, puts out legs like a spider plant. The legs grow individually out to about 18 inches and a baby forms out there. The leaves feel like the wandering jew in that they are very tender and watery. So yes, they are in that family, but they have a different name. I will take a photo later when it gets growing in my flower garden. I'll check on also.
    • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 05, 2016
      @Nancy Baker In all honesty I think you should have done that from the begining,The photo was not that clear and at this point everyone is second guessing.
  • Judy Nelson Judy Nelson on Apr 06, 2016
    Dutchmans pipe
  • Joyce Gillis Joyce Gillis on Apr 09, 2016
    the plant in the far left/rear is known as Mother-In-Laws Tongue or Snake Plant. Sorry i do not have the latin name.
  • Lgsmith Lgsmith on Apr 11, 2016
    Agavaceae Chlorophytum macrophyllum Google it. Looks just like your plant You have a spider plant behind it so I assume you planted the spider and this plant came up.