‘Red Jewel’


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Name statusNot established, an invalid unpublished name used to sell multiple different Tradescantia zebrina cultivars.

Listed online with photos by PERFECT PLANTS (2022) and Gregory + Tapping (2022). No hardcopy publication has been found, so the name is not established (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 27.1).

Based on the photos, the two listings refer to different cultivars of Tradescantia zebrina, ‘Burgundy’ and ‘Violet Hill’. 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.

PERFECT PLANTS. (2022). Tradescantia fluminensis Red Jewel Trailing House Plant in 8.5cm Pot. Amazon. Internet Archive link.

Gregory + Tapping. (2022). Tradescantia Red Jewel. Internet Archive link.