Small leaf spiderwort 'Quicksilver'
Tradescantia fluminensis 'Quicksilver'
Creeping Christian 'Quicksilver', Inch plant 'Quicksilver', Spiderwort 'Quicksilver', Wandering creeper 'Quicksilver'
The cultivar Tradescantia fluminensis 'Quicksilver' is an attractive evergreen perennial in the spiderwort family, Commelinaceae. It can be used as groundcover in non-frost-prone areas but in temperate climates, it is more often grown as a houseplant indoors. It has attractive, green foliage striped with white and produces white, 3-petalled flowers. When grown 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, pruning is advised to encourage branching. When planted in hanging containers, the attractive foliage cascades down with a pretty trailing habit.
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Softwood cuttings of stem tips in spring or summer when the plant is in active growth.
Roots easily in soil or water.
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline