Tradescantia fluminensis Quadricolor
Tradescantia fluminensis Quadricolor
Four-Coloured Spiderwort

Tradescantia fluminensis Quadricolor

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Admired for their delicately-striped elliptical leaves, trailing Tradescantias make for the ideal hanging plant, growing rapidly and exquisitely with long cascading vines. In amongst this bush-like houseplant are distinct shades of green, pink, white, and purple hues, hence its name, ‘Quadricolor’.


Native to Mexico, the Tradescantia carries succulent-like leaves due to their ability to store large amounts of water. Named after John Tradescant Senior, a gardener employed by King Charles I, a botanist and explorer, the plant became popular in the courts of Europe by 1662 due to the discovery that it was incredibly easy to propagate.

  • Pot size: 17cm
  • Height and Spread: This slow growing plant can reach up to H: 60cm (2ft) x W: 45cm (1ft 6in)
  • Soil: Well-draining potting compost
  • Position: Bright, indirect light
  • Toxic to humans and pets if ingested.
  • Please note, the pot cover featured is not included.
Plant Care

A position with indirect light is ideal, if too dark the leaves will become lank and revert to a singular green shade. Avoid standing in water, the soil can be left to dry out between watering. If the leaf edges are brown, humidity is too low.

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