‘Red Gem’


Correct nameUnspecified.
Name statusNot established, an invalid unpublished name used to sell multiple different Tradescantia zebrina cultivars.

Listed online with photos by Premier Succulents (2020), Candy Floriculture (2022), Plant Decor Shop (2022), and WantItAll (2022). No hardcopy publication has been found, so the name is not established (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 27.1).

Based on the photos, each of the listings refers to a different cultivar of Tradescantia zebrina‘Little Hill’, ‘Violet Hill’, ‘Burgundy’, and ‘Discolor Multicolor’. So the name cannot be linked to a single specific plant.


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.

Premier Succulents. (2020). Which Variety Do I Have? ~ Tradescantia Care and Identification. Internet Archive link.

Plant Decor Shop. (2022). 6″ Tradescantia Red Gem. Internet Archive link.

WantItAll. (2022). Wandering Jew Copper “Red Gem” Tradescantia Zebrina – Unique Easy House Plants. Internet Archive link.

Candy Floriculture. (2022). Tradescantia Zebrina ‘Red Gem’ (Wandering Jew). Internet Archive link.