Small-leaf spiderwort, often referred to by its Latin name Tradescantia fluminensis, is an attractive, easy-to-grow plant that requires little maintenance. This plant's fast growth and easy propagation mean you'll be able to share it with your friends, family and neighbors.
The small-leaf spiderwort, or the river spiderwort, inch plant, or wandering jew plant, is a plant from the Commelinaceae family and is closely related to species like the dayflower. A perennial, it originates from the South American continent but enjoys worldwide popularity as a house plant.
The small-leaf spiderwort can be identified by its broad rounded leaves that come to a point and grow along its herbaceous stem. These plants can create an extensive ground cover and produce distinctive three-petaled white flowers; both characteristics are crucial in identifying the plant.
This species is considered invasive in many areas of the world, including New Zealand and parts of North America, Europe, and Africa.