|Full name||Tradescantia ‘DRATRA01’.|
|Name status||Accepted, the valid name for a unique cultivar.|
Established with description by Dragontree Beheer B.V. (2020). Because it is a legal protection registration, the name must be accepted permanently over any other (Brickell et al., 2016, Arts. 11.3, 11.4).
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|Origins||Origins recorded by Dragontree Beheer B.V. (2021). Described as a naturally-occuring branch mutation from an unnamed Tradescantia plant. Selected by Ruud Scheffers in Honselersdijk, the Netherlands. Introduced by Dragontree Beheer B.V.|
|Classification||The plant is described as a branch mutation from Tradescantia spathacea (Dragontree Beheer B.V., 2021). However, it does not match the description of this species at all. It is most likely Tradescantia schippi or a relative, but this has not been validated, so it is currently treated as an unknown species or hybrid.|
|Legal protection||Protected by plant breeder’s rights in the EU and UK (Dragontree Beheer B.V., 2020). Patented in the USA (Dragontree Beheer B.V., 2021).|
|Availability||It has been mass-produced worldwide, but is now mostly available from individuals or small nurseries – usually sold only with its trade name ‘Roxxo’.|
|Growth habit||Slow growth, strong upright stems.|
|Foliage||The leaves and stems are uniform dark green to dark purple. Hairless except for a few hairs at the top of the leaf sheath.|
Dragontree Beheer B.V. (2020, April 15). Tradescantia spathacea ‘DRATRA01’ [EU plant breeder’s rights registration no. 60454]. Community Plant Variety Office. Registration document link.
Dragontree Beheer B.V. (2021, October 5). Tradescantia plant named ‘DRATRA01’ [US patent PP33,537 P3]. United States Patent and Trademark Office. Internet Archive link.