Named after John Tradescant (1608-1662), a British naturalist, gardener, traveler and plant collector.
Some in the floral or nursery trade and/or consumers may know this species better as Zebrina pendula.
Light compensation points alone do not accurately judge this species’ ability to adapt to low light intensities.
Recent Research Findings:
As summarized by Brown (1988) of the work by Wolverton et al. (numerous years), this is one of many foliage and flowering plant species that can remove air pollutants such as formaldehyde and/or benzene often found in cigarette smoke from interior environments.
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