Purple and green leaves of a variegated leaves of a spiderwort plant.


Spiderworts (Tradescantia spp.) are one of the most popular houseplants. They’re easy to care for and require little light. Depending on the species and cultivar, the leaves range in color from a solid green to those having white and purple veins. In our guides below, we give you all you need to grow and care for your own spiderwort plants, propagation techniques, tips on pest and disease control, and advice on selecting the right variety for your home or office.

Propagating Tradescantia: How to Root Spiderwort Cuttings

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Tradescantias are simple houseplants to propagate. Also known as spiderworts or inch plants, they root easily and can be started in soil, water, or through layering. Propagating these plants makes for a fun indoor gardening project – even for beginners. Keep reading to learn three ways to propagate spiderwort.

9 of the Most Beautiful Spiderworts to Grow as Houseplants

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Spiderworts are gorgeous, low maintenance houseplants and they are available in some stunning varieties. With a variety of color combinations, and solid or variegated foliage, these tropical foliage plants liven up the indoor landscape. Discover 9 of the best spiderwort varieties and choose your favorites. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Spiderwort

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Spiderwort (Tradescantia), aka wandering dude, is an ideal houseplant for beginner gardeners. The long, trailing foliage may be shades of green, purple, or variegated, depending on the cultivar. It grows quickly and looks gorgeous in hanging baskets. Learn how to grow spiderwort in this guide. Read more now.