Tradescantia zebrina ‘Purpusii’


Tradescantia zebrina ‘Purpusii’ in an 18cm pot with a trail of approximately 35cm.

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Genus Information

Tradescantia are a genus of 75 species of herbaceous perennials native to the Americas. The genus is made up of both climbing and trailing species reaching up to 60cm in length. Also known as Spiderwort or Inch Plant, they are sometimes confused with succulents due to their ability to store a lot of water in their stems. Some species are known to be mildly toxic to Dogs and Cats so be sure to keep out of reach of any curious animals.nn

Care Requirements – Easy

Light requirements

Tradescantia zebrina ‘Purpusii’ requires bright indirect light.

Watering requirements

Spiderwort likes a damp environment, but can cope with periods of draught also due to the fact they store a relatively high amount of water in their leaves. Give it a bit of a drink once the soil starts to dry out.

Humidity requirements

Tradescantia zebrina ‘Purpusii’ prefers an area with high humidity but can cope with normal humidity. Mist occasionally to keep the leaves looking nice and fresh.


Can reach lengths of up to 0.5m and is a fast grower


Originally native to Central America.


Tradescantia do occasionally flower, but the main attraction to this plant is the foliage.


Tradescantia zebrina ‘Purpusii’ has unusual glistening silver and purple leaves.

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