8" Tradescantia Callisia Elegans aka Striped Inch Plant
It's rare to see it but this plant is happy enough from full sun to partial shade. Water when the top 2" is dry and make sure to let the excess water drain away. Loves a nice haircut from time to time to stop if from getting leggy. Toxic to pets.
Tradescantia Callisia Elegans comes in an 8" plastic growers pot, plant height ranges 12" - 14" from the base of the pot.
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.
Tradescantia Fluminensis ‘Small-leaf spiderwort’
Tradescantia Chrysophylla 'Baby Bunny Bellies'
Tradescantia Zebrina ‘Inch plant’
Tradescantia Callisia ‘Striped Inch plant’
Tradescantia Cerinthoides ‘Blossfeldiana’
Tradescantia Spathacea ‘Oyster plant’
Tradescantia Pallida ‘Purple queen’
Tradescantia Fluminensis 'Lavender'
Tradescantia Crassula ‘Succulent spiderwort’
Tradescantia Sillamontana Matuda ‘White Velvet’