Tradescantia zebrina

COMMON NAME

Inch plant or wandering Jew

TYPE

Groundcover

FAMILY

Commelinaceae

NOTES

It has attractive zebra-patterned leaves, the upper surface showing purple new growth and green older growth parallel to the central axis, as well as two broad silver-colored stripes on the outer edges, with the lower leaf surface presenting a deep uniform magenta.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Mexico, Central America, and Colombia

NATIVE HABITAT

Grows in thickets in the wetland and rainforest, often on stones in shady and open areas or on river banks

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

hort.extension.wisc.edu

missouribotanicalgarden.org



Tradescantia zebrina