The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Link & Otto

Latin Name:

Tradescantia crassula

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Tradescantia crassula, common names succulent spiderwort and white-flowered tradescantia, is a species of plants in the Commelinaceae family. It is native to southeastern Brazil, Uruguay, and the Misiones Province of Argentina, and has been introduced to Florida. It is safe to feed in moderation, however, with all succuluents, if fed in excess can cause diarrhea.