Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Tradescantia

Specie: T. fluminensis ( syn, T. albiflora)


English Name:


Common Name:

Wandering Jew, River Spiderwort, Small-Leaf Spiderwort, Inch Plant, Wandering Trad and Wandering Willie.

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Commelinaceae

Name in English: Day flower or Spiderwort Family

The Plant

Origin: South America

Growth Habit: Spreading (creeping) , perennial. herbaceous

Flower: small clusters of white flowers with 3 petals, terminal

Blooming Period: summer

Leaf: ovate, dark green, shiny, smooth slightly fleshy, pointed tips


garden or houseplant, ground cover

Care and Handling

Soil: general potting soil

Amount of water: Keep soil evenly moist, drier in winter

Nutrition: Feed every 2 weeks spring thru fall with 10-10-10 diluted by 1/2

Special handling: Average room temperature. Bright to Moderate light. Outdoors prefers damp and shade.

Special feature/remarks:

Considered an invasive species. Toxic to cattle and dogs. Noxious weed in Australia