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Zebrina Pendula | Tradescantia Zebrina | Spiderwort - LIVE PLANTS

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    • Care: Grows in a plenty of indirect light and plant in fertile, moist potting soil with good drainage
    • If planted outdoors, can become invasive
    • spiderwort is called “spider” wort or spider lily is because when the stem of a spiderwort is cut, a viscous stem secretion is released which becomes threadlike and silky upon hardening (like a spider's web).

    Common Medicinal Use

    • Crushed leaves are commonly used to alleviate the sting of insect bites
    • Tea made out of boiled roots has use as a laxative.


    Common Name Spiderwort, inch plant
    Botanical Name Tradescantia
    Family Commelinaceae
    Plant Type Herbaceous perennial
    Mature Size 6-12 in. tall, 12-24 in. wide
    Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
    Soil Type Moist but well-drained
    Soil pH Neutral to acidic
    Bloom Time Year-round
    Flower Color White, purple, pink
    Hardiness Zones 9–12 (USDA)
    Native Area Mexico, South America, Caribbean
    Toxicity Some types mildly toxic to humans and animals