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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 repens 'Bianca'

Variegated Inch Plant

Callisia repens Bianca


A mat-forming plant, related to wandering jew, with tiny oval glossy leaves striped with pink and cream. Makes a nice rounded hanging basket or small scale ground cover. Shy bloomer with tiny white flowers in autumn. Plant in bright light in moist but well-drained soil. Frost tender from tropical America. 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 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

(Syn.: Tradescantia pendula) Silver Inch Plant, Purple Wandering Jew

Tradescantia zebrina


NEW! - This popular hanging basket houseplant is grown for its striking variegated foliage. The fleshy lance-shaped leaves are bronzy purple with two broad silvery stripes above and with undersides of solid rosy purple. For the strongest leaf color, give bright light indoors or light shade outdoors. Best with consistently moist well-drained soil, but with less water in winter. Pinch stems to promote thicker growth. It can be used as a ground cover or filler around potted tropicals. In warm climates, it is best used as a container plant as it can become invasive in the ground. This tender perennial can be grown outdoors in mild climates (USDA zones 9-11) where it does not freeze or as an annual elsewhere. Native to southern Mexico and Guatemala. 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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