Tradescantia zebrina, Inch Plant, Spiderwort, hanging plant



Tradescantia zebrina has green and purple striped leaves. The Tradescantia zebrina is a fast-growing vining plant that can be well-displayed as either a cascading tabletop plant or a striking hanging plant. This plant is also known as the Inch Plant because of the spacing of the leaves. It is a type of spiderwort.
This order consists of 3 plants arranged together in a 4" nursery pot in which they are well-rooted and established with good new growth. You plant will be of similar size and condition to those shown in the photos.
The purple and green contrast of the leaves makes Tradescantia zebrina quite striking. The undersides of the young leaves are a vivid purple color giving the plant a dramatic pop of color. By coiling the vines back into the pot, you can encourage it to set down new roots and shoots to create a really thick and dramatic display of bright foliage. Pinching off the growing tips of the vines will encourage the growth of multiple side shoots, also causing a thicker, fuller presentation.
The Tradescantia zebrina variety has leaves that are medium-sized compared to other Tradescantia vine relatives. Each leaf measures about one inch long.
Your Tradescantia vine will be well-packed for shipment by USPS Priority Mail. While we can't accept returns of live plants, if there is any issue with your shipment, please let us know immediately. At Sylvan Gardens, our mission is to help you grow good things.
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Perfectly packed for shipping, arrived healthy and in great condition! Thank you!

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