Tradescantia is a genus of herbaceous perennials that are commonly grown as houseplants or in outdoor gardens. The plants are known for their trailing or upright stems, often with interesting foliage colors and patterns.
The leaves of Tradescantia plants are typically lance-shaped or elongated and come in a range of colors, including green, purple, pink, and variegated combinations of these colors. The foliage is often fuzzy or slightly hairy.
Tradescantia plants produce small, three-petaled flowers that are typically pink, purple, or white in color. The flowers are arranged in clusters and are produced throughout the growing season.
These plants are easy to care for and can thrive in a range of lighting conditions, from bright indirect light to low light. They prefer consistently moist soil and can benefit from occasional fertilization.
Some popular species of Tradescantia include Tradescantia zebrina (also known as Wandering Jew), Tradescantia fluminensis (also known as Inch Plant), and Tradescantia pallida (also known as Purple Heart).