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Aneilema zebrinum

(Syn.: Ballya zebrina)

Aneilema zebrinum


This rare "Wandering Jew" relative from Eastern Africa (Ethiopia to South Africa) has small ½ inch succulent shiny ovate leaves of a grayish-green color with pale lines on its upper side and very small lilac blooms hidden by the foliage. Grow this spreading, mat-forming perennial in shade as a small ground cover or hanging basket plant. Not frost hardy. Commelinaceae


Callisia congesta 'Variegata'

Callisia congesta Variegata


NEW! - This, easy to grow relative of the wandering jew plant, is a worthy addition to a hanging basket or mixed container of plants, indoors or outside in the shade garden. The 2 to 3 inch tightly whorled variegated leaves are in colors of pink, green, and cream, with some purple tones. Long trailing stems are thick and succulent. Give excellent drainage in shade or part sun. Plant has always been known by the above botanical name, although we can find no scholarly reference to a congesta species of Callisia. Callisia are native to the southwest USA and tropical America. Commelinaceae


Callisia fragrans 'Melnikoff'

Basket Plant, False Bromeliad, Octopus Plant

Callisia fragrans Melnikoff


NEW! - This is a low growing perennial with 6 to 10 inch bright green waxy leaves with white to cream colored lengthwise stripes of varying widths. The tightly overlapping leaves form a rosette somewhat resembling a bromeliad. It has small fragrant white flowers borne in clusters on long upright stalks. Best in well-drained moist soil in part shade. It makes a good groundcover in mild climates as an accent with other tropical plantings or as a beautiful large hanging basket with its cascading trailing stems. Old fashioned houseplant. Native to Mexico. USDA zones 9 - 11. Commelinaceae


Callisia gentlei var. elegans

(Syn.: Callisia elegans), Pinstriped Inch Plant, Striped Inch Plant

Callisia gentlei var elegans


NEW! - Dark slate green fleshy 1¼" leaves are marked with distinctive parallel white lines. Small white flowers appear at the tip of elongated stems in summer. Give bright shade and good drainage. It's best to keep on the dry side, as overwatering can be detrimental. Easy, fast growing uncommon house plant, mat forming groundcover, or basket plant. Outdoors USDA zones 10 - 11. Native to Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. Commelinaceae


Dichorisandra penduliflora

(Syn.: Dichorisandra pendula), Weeping Blue Ginger, Blue Pendant Ginger

Dichorisandra penduliflora


This blue ginger relative looks like a costus or ginger with its jointed stems with glossy leaves faintly banded silver and purplish-blue beneath. Blooms continually from summer to autumn with clusters of sky blue flowers that droop in a pendant fashion from each stem. Grows to 3 feet tall. It should be planted in a partially shaded, moist location. Use it to provide an exotic tropical look with its rare color. It is also well suited as a patio pot plant. USDA zones 10 - 11. Origin: Brazil. Commelinaceae


Dichorisandra thyrsiflora

Blue Ginger

Dichorisandra thyrsiflora


Terminal clusters of intense cobalt blue flowers. Upright habit, similar to some members of the ginger family, gives this famous tropical plant its common name. Foliage is silvery green, spirally arranged on 3 foot stems. 30F. Commelinaceae


Tradescantia 'Baby Bunny Bellies'

Tradescantia Baby Bunny Bellies


Trailing wandering jew with velvety green leaves and soft downy purple undersides like a baby rabbit's belly. Must be touched to appreciate its silky texture. A wonderful trailing plant for baskets, mixed patio containers, or ground cover. Grows 4 to 8 inches in full or partial sun. Easily propagated from cuttings. Commelinaceae


Tradescantia fluminensis 'Lavender'

Lavender Variegated Wandering Jew

Tradescantia fluminensis Lavender


NEW! - This is very decorative "Wandering Jew" find with pastel coloring of white, pink, lilac, and silvery green to the leaves. Makes a wonderful cascading basket plant for indoors or the warm shade garden. Grow in bright shade and rich moist soil, but don't overwater. Easy to grow, however it's not cold tolerant. Native to South America. Names of "Inch Plants" are poorly documented. Our best guess for this plant is a variety offered in Japan that is known as 'Lavender'. We previously sold this in error as the variety 'Lilac'. Commelinaceae


Tradescantia fluminensis 'Variegata'

Variegated Inch Plant

Tradescantia fluminensis Variegata


Glossy green "Wandering Jew" with irregular bands of creamy white striped foliage. Great for baskets or as a groundcover in warm climates or try as an annual in colder climates. Likes part sun to shade, dryness between waterings, and is very tolerant to neglect. Very easy houseplant. Can be invasive in the South. Native to Brazil and Argentina. USDA Zones 10 - 11. Commelinaceae


Tradescantia pallida 'Kartuz Giant'

(Syn.: Setcreasea purpurea, Tradescantia hybrida 'Biltmore Estate'),
Giant Purple Heart Wandering Jew

Tradescantia pallida Kartuz Giant


Unusual giant leaf form that we have offered for many years. Stunning broad purple leaves, lilac-pink flowers. Easy ground cover for tropical areas. Commelinaceae


Tradescantia sillamontana

White Gossamer Plant, White Velvet Wandering Jew, Cobweb Spiderwort

Tradescantia sillamontana


This charming basket plant has grayish green leaves densely covered in silvery white cobwebs. Magenta-pink flowers in summer. Can grow 10 inches high by 18 inches wide as a ground cover. Give it bright shade or sun and avoid overwatering. Briefly dies back in winter. Native to the mountains of northern Mexico. USDA zones 7 - 10. Commelinaceae


Tradescantia zanonia

(Syn.: Campelia zanonia), Mexican Flag

Tradescantia zanonia


Erect, fleshy, bamboo-like stalks to 3 feet with leaves beautifully variegated in longitudinal stripes of white and green. Best in greenhouse, shade, moisture. Commelinaceae


Tradescantia zebrina 'Quadricolor'

(Syn.: Tradescantia pendula 'Quadricolor'), Multicolored Inch Plant

Tradescantia zebrina Quadricolor


Stunning metallic purple leaves striped pink and white. Commelinaceae

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