Small Leaf Spiderwort
Creeping Christian, Inch Plant, Spiderwort, Wandering Creeper, Wandering-Sailor, White-Flowered Wandering Jew, Wandering Jew
Tradescantia fluminensis is an attractive evergreen perennial in the spiderwort family, Commelinaceae. It can be used as groundcover in non-frost-prone climates. It has attractive, green foliage and produces white, 3-petalled flowers. In mild climates its a garden ornamental, cultivated for borders and also used in beds and pots. Also grown as indoors as a houseplant, this species requires bright, indirect light and won't cope with freezing temperatures well. Their flowers unfold one at a time to preserve energy, usually in the morning and will generally close with the afternoon sun. They may remain open on cloudy days, this species requires a good amount of light and pruning for the best outcome. When planted in hanging containers, the attractive foliage cascades down with a trailing habit. Once known by the common name 'Wandering Jew', this name is no longer used by the horticultural world and is provided for historical purposes only.
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Softwood cuttings of stem tips in spring or summer when the plant is in active growth.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline