Tradescantia, named after John Tradescant, a famous 17th-century plant-hunter who’s job would make any Millennial green with envy, is also known by its many other names: Spiderwort, Spider-Lily, Cradle-Lily, Oyster-Plant, and Flowering Inch Plant. Originally native to the Americas – founded in wooded areas all the way from Canada down to Northern Argentina – they were brought back to Europe as ornamental plants. Today, you might spot some in a neighbour's yard who, if not in the know, might consider it a weed. A beautiful weed! Ideal for beginners, Tradescantias make for beautiful and easy-to-care houseplants with long stems that look even better when tucked into a hanging basket. You’ll encounter a variety of Tradescantia varieties that run the rainbow pride flag gamut: pink, purple, red, green, white, yellow, and blue.