A picture of a Flowering Inch Plant

Flowering Inch Plant

Tradescantia cerinthoides

Also known as

Spiderwort

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

60cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

Flowering Inch Plant Overview

Tradescantia cerinthoides is often better known as Flowering Inch Plant. It is a pretty perennial plant from the Commelinaceae family. It can make 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.

How to propagate Flowering Inch Plant

Cuttings

Propagation is by division or from tip cuttings in the spring, summer or autumn.

Division