This question is surprisingly complex. Find out how many species and cultivars there are in the Tradescantia genus and the whole Commelinaceae family.
Author: Avery Rowe
There are eighteen different named cultivars of Tradescantia zebrina. Distinguishing them can be tricky!
Learn the tricks for distinguishing sectoral and marginal variegation in Commelinaceae.
Growing tropical tradescantia seeds can be difficult and laborious. But if you’re lucky, you could end up making a brand new and beautiful plant.
Don’t ask an AI for plant advice
Plant seller Horti recently added an AI “plant doctor” to their website. Within hours of testing, it was offering potentially fatal advice.
Thrips are a common problem for Commelianceae houseplants. Learn some tips for spotting the earliest signs, and how to choose a treatment to tackle them.
There are a a lot of Tradescantia cultivars which circulate with no valid name. A handful of those actually did have valid names once, and those names have been discarded over the years.
The hardy Tradescantia hybrids are popular garden plants, but they have a history of confused identity. Where did it all go wrong?
This plant has had a LOT of names. And it turns out not one of them is correct. Find out why all those names are wrong, and which is right!
Find out how to distinguish between the three variegated cultivars of Tradescantia zebrina – ‘Quadricolor’, ‘Discolor Multicolor’, and ‘HappiLee’.