Tradescantia zebrina

Tradescantia zebrina

  • Tradescantia zebrina
  • Tradescantia zebrina
  • Tradescantia zebrina
  • Tradescantia zebrina
  • Flower name
    Tradescantia zebrina
  • Scientific name
    Tradescantia zebrina
  • Aliasシロシマセンネンボク, Tradescantia zebrina, シマムラサキツユクサ, ゼブリナ
  • Place of originUnited States-Mexico
  • Place of floweringGarden, Potted flower
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, June, July, August, September

What is Tradescantia zebrina

Tradescantia zebrina (scientific name: Tradescantia zebrina) is a crawling, semi-cold-tolerant perennial plant in the family Tradescantiaceae, which is native to the United States and Mexico. The front of the leaf is beautiful with two silvery-white vertical stripes on a greenish-purple background. The undersides of the leaves are purple. It produces two small, three-petaled purple flowers with an inflorescence extending from the flower stalk. The flowers bloom on the anniversary. Zebrina means "zebra" in Portuguese. The name comes from the distinct contrast of the stripes on its leaves.

Common name: Tradescantia zebrina, scientific name : Tradescantia zebrina, Also known as: zebrina pendula, zebrina pendula, and penjula (Zebrina pendula), Place of origin: United States to Mexico,Grass height: 10 to 30 cm, Flower color: Purple, diameter: 1 to 1.2 cm, Flowering season: April to September (year-round in its native region).


  • Eye
    Commelinales
  • Family
    Commelinaceae
  • Genus
    Tradescantia
  • Species
    T. zebrina
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cluster inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    3-petaled flower
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typecrawling, semi-cold-tolerant perennial plant
  • Flower colorsPurple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 30.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 1.2 cm

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