Tradescantia albiflora, Tradescantia fluminensis, Inch Plant, White-Flowered Wandering Jew. Tradescantia albiflora 'Albovittata'
Tradescantia albiflora 'Albovittata'

Tradescantia albiflora, Tradescantia fluminensis

Inch Plant, White-Flowered Wandering Jew
Family: Commelinaceae
Groundcover and low-growing 2ft plantVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeShadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterOrnamental foliageWhite, off-white flowersIrritating plantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Tradescantia albiflora (Inch Plant) is a low-growing and evergreen vine or creeper that can easily reach 2 feet in length. This plant features beautiful ornamental foliage consisting of tiny, succulent oval leaves from 0.5 to 1 inch in length. Depending on the light condition, its leaves are mostly green or purple. In the full sun, its leaves become green-grayish in color. And in the shade, they will exhibit more purple hues. It produces small white or off-white flowers that makes it an attractive addition to any garden.

When growing Tradescantia albiflora, it needs regular water and an average amount of water during its growing season. It can also tolerate moderate water if irrigation is delayed. For colder regions, it's best to grow this plant in pots, as it is not cold tolerant. It is grown in the USDA Zone 9-11, but can survive with regular care.

Tradescantia albiflora is a salt tolerant plant and can be grown near the seaside. It is perfect for adding texture and dimension to garden beds and edges, as a low-growing ground cover or as a hanging basket plant. It can also be used as a filler between stepping stones and pathways. When handling this plant, be careful as it can cause irritation to the skin.

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