The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Wandering Jew

Latin Name:

Tradescantia albiflora

Plant Type:


Edible Part:

Leaves, Flowers


Tradescantia fluminensis is a species of spiderwort native to South America. It is one of several plants known by the common name wandering Jew, but now also commonly called wandering trad. It is also known as small-leaf spiderwort, river spiderwort, inch plant, speedy Henry, and wandering willie.