Scientific Name: Tradescantia pallida Form: Vase
Common Name:wandering Jew , spiderwort Texture:Medium
Family Name:Commelinaceae Habit: Arching
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant, Annual Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Mexico Hardiness Zone:Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Parallel venation, Glabrous, Elliptic, Lanceolate, Oblanceolate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers clustered, Pink, White, Purple, Jun- Apr- May- Aug- Jul- Mar- Sep
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Oct- Nov
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
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Landscape Uses: Container planting
Key ID Features:Stems thick but fragile; leaves pointed, lanceolate-oblong to oblong-elliptic, bases sheathing the stem, to 15 cm long; flowers with 3 pink petals, about 2 cm wide, in small clusters.