inch plant


variants or less commonly inchplant
plural inch plants also inchplants
: any of several trailing tradescantia plants (such as Tradescantia zebrina or T. fluminensis) of the spiderwort family that have showy foliage usually with stripes of white, silver, cream, pink, or purple and are often grown as houseplants
There is no quicker or easier plant to propagate than the inch plant, says Jody Davey, manager of conservatory habitats at Hershey Gardens.Erin Negley

called also wandering dude

Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inch plant was in 1882

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“Inch plant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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