Full nameTradescantia spathacea ‘Cream’.
Name statusAccepted, the valid name for a unique cultivar.

Listed online with photos by cuttingsNL (2022). No hardcopy publication has been found, so the name is accepted and will be established once published (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 27.1).
ClassificationThe species Tradescantia spathacea is sometimes sold under its botanical synonyms Tradescantia discolor, Rhoeo spathacea, and Rhoeo discolor.
Legal protectionNone.
AvailabilityCirculates among collectors in Europe.


SpeciesTradescantia spathacea.
Growth habitCompact rosettes which begin to trail as the stems get longer.
FoliageLong, thin leaves with random cream striping.


Brickell, C. D., Alexander, C., Cubey, J. J., David, J. C., Hoffman, M. H. A., Leslie, A. C., Malécot, V., Jin, X. (2016). International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants. PDF link.

cuttingsNL. (2022b). Tradescantia spathacea ‘Cream’ : VERY RARE, NEW variegated T. spathacea cultivar, rooted cutting/starter plant, ships frost-free w/ tracking. Etsy. Internet Archive link.