Tradescantia zebrina

One of our most popular plants...for good reason!

If you are looking to add a pop of colour to your plant collection the deep purple and green combination with shimmering pale green accents should have you covered! What’s not to like about this little cutie? The inch plant is fast growing, so it’s a great plant for beginners (it gives you feedback so you can change the care). To keep it looking in great condition give the plant a trim from time to time. Older leaves will brown and crisp up - simply cut or pinch off dry stalks to encourage a bushier plant. 

Please note that stems of this plant break easily and some may get damaged in transport. This should not cause concern as they grow back very quickly.

This plant will fit any of our pots in a Size 4.

500.00 KSh 500.0 KES 500.00 KSh VAT Included

500.00 KSh VAT Included

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Plant care

This plant needs the following:


Bright indirect light. The lower the light the less colour you'll see.


Water when the top 2-3cm of soil are dry, allowing excess water to drain out.


This plant looks great in hangers or allowed to cascade from a stand or shelf.

Is this plant for you?

Some features of this plant...

Good for Beginners

An easy going plant that is fantastic for those just starting out.

Fast Growing

The inch plant is one of the speediest growers out there and will look full in no time with some training.

Top Tip

Tradescantia will grow straggly with age so get those scissors out and give them plant a prune back for a fresh start.