Tradescantia zebrina 'Dark Desire' - Statement Plants

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Tradescantia zebrina 'Dark Desire'

Easy to grow plant with deep burgundy leaves with silver stripes.


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Tradescantia zebrina 'Dark Desire' is a gorgeous looking plant with deep red to burgundy leaves with silver stripes. A vining plant, Tradescantia zebrina is easy to grow and trails nicely from a hanging pot. Keep it trimmed to maintain a bushy, thick shape.

Plant in any well draining organic mix and position in a bright spot. Water moderately, leaving the top inch or so of the soil to dry out between waterings.

Plant Details

Habit Trailing
Height 30cm
Spread Stems up to 4m
Position Part shade
Soil Free draining
Foliage Deep red to burgundy with silver stripes
Flowering Time Spring
Drought Tolerant No
Frost Tolerant No
Also Known As Wandering Jew, Inch Plant
Toxicity Toxic if eaten.

Plants posted in pots. These plants have fragile stems and, although every care is taken, there is a possibility they may get broken in transit.

Plants are shipped on Mondays (except public holidays). See our shipping page for detailed shipping information.

Ships to all states except

  • WA
  • NT