Spiderworts, or Tradescantias, are attractive plants that are often displayed as trailing houseplants from hanging pots or over the edges of pots on shelves. However, in the wild they are creeping, forming ground cover plants that can create fairly dense thickets.
Also known as Tradescantia fluminensis “Quadricolor”, the foliage on the Four-coloured Spiderwort is smaller than that found on Tradescantia zebrina, and the leaves are rounder in shape. They are also attractively patterned and coloured in shades of cream, green, pink and purple in broad stripes. Small, white three-petalled flowers are produced.
Tradescantias are named in honour of John Tradescant – gardener to Charles I, although it is not known whether he ever saw one. All our potted plants come in compostable coir pots.