Full nameTradescantia zebrina ‘Evanesce’.
Name statusAccepted, the valid name for a unique cultivar.

Established with a description by Hatch (2022).

The name was established under the misspelling ‘Evanence’, but this is corrected to ‘Evanesce’ as chosen by the namer (Erica Jane, personal correspondence, September 2021).
ClassificationThe species Tradescantia zebrina is sometimes labelled with its botanical synonyms Tradescantia pendula, Tradescantia argentea, Zebrina pendula and Cyanotis zebrina.
Legal protectionNone.
AvailabilityMass-produced in the USA, although often sold with no specific cultivar name. Available from nurseries and specialists elsewhere.


SpeciesTradescantia zebrina.
Growth habitStems are initially upright, but sprawl and trail as they grow longer.
FoliageLeaves have a base colour of green to purple, with two silver bands. In high light, the leaves develop bright purple pinstripes over the surface.


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.

Hatch, L. (2022). Commelinaceae: A Guide to Modern and Historic Cultivars.