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By Bamboo

London, United Kingdom Gb

Zebrina? Anyone know what the name of this plant is - it looks like a zebrina of some kind, but doesn't grow like one because it forms rosettes, not just long stems with leaves on.




Almost has the look of a Dracaena reflexa about it but not seen one this colour.

I think it is probably Tradescantia spathacea 'Tricolor'

31 Oct, 2009


Checked that, Fractal, not that one, but I did find it on the same site - its Tradescantia bermudensis variegatam apparently. Same site suggests that some plants previously classifed under Zebrina are now Tradescantia, is that true?

31 Oct, 2009


I think they are synonymous with each other?

Botanical Name: Tradescantia bermudensis ‘Variegata’ or Tradescantia spathacea ‘Hawaiian Dwarf’ (synonym: Rhoeo bermudensis variegata, Rhoeo spathacea nana variegata)

31 Oct, 2009


I thinkyou're right - but they used to be different plants grouped under Zebrina or Tradescantia - I must say I'm finding it difficult to keep up with all these nomenclature changes, they seem to be very frequent these days - or perhaps its that telescoping time thing that happens as I get older...;-)

31 Oct, 2009



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