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A picture of a Mexican Flag

Mexican Flag

Tradescantia zanonia

Also known as

Spiderwort

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A photo of Mexican Flag
A photo of Mexican Flag
A photo of Mexican Flag
A photo of Mexican Flag
A photo of Mexican Flag

Overview

Tradescantia zanonia is often better known as Mexican Flag. It is a pretty perennial plant from the Commelinaceae family. Makes a great, low-maintenance houseplant with an attractive trailing habit that suits placement in hanging containers. Plants in the genus Tradescantia have until recently been commonly known as ‘Wandering Jew’. This name is no longer used by the horticultural world due to its historical use in supporting antisemitic stereotypes.