Inch Plants: One Big Happy Family To Grow and Collect

A fine old American family of plants once definitely considered “middle class,” now almost aristocratic. Botanically Commelinaceae, popularly the Spiderwort family, and even more commonly inch plant or wandering Jew

Tradescantia Tricolor Care Tips

potted - wandering jew - tradescantia tricolor

Tradescantia tricolor (trad-es-KAN-tee-uh TRY-kull-lur) is an herbaceous perennial cultivar hailing from the Caribbean, Central America, South America, and Mexico.  In the United States and many parts of the world, this

How To Care For Tradescantia Nanouk

Wandering Jew Tradescantia Nanouk

Tradescantia Nanouk® (trad-es-KAN-tee-uh NAN-uhk) is also known as Fantasy Venice and Tradescantia albiflora ‘Nanouk’ (al-BIH-flor-uh). This Nanouk Tradescantia is a new cultivar developed by cross-pollinating two selected seedlings of Tradescantia

Purple Heart Plant Care: How To Grow Tradescantia Pallida

Pallida Tradescantia aka Purple Heart Plant

Tradescantia pallida [trad-es-KAN-tee-uh, PAL-lid-duh] have striking purple evergreen leaves, providing a splash of color throughout the year.  It’s part of the Tradescantia genus (spiderwort) of plants found throughout South and

Is The Wandering Jew Plant Poisonous or Toxic?

wandering jew plant growing as a groundcover

You may have heard Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina) is edible, but this is entirely incorrect.  This misunderstanding comes from the fact the plant shares the common name, Spiderwort, with a