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Tradescantia Blossfeldiana cerinthoides variegata "Bubblegum"/“Lilac”

4" Nursery Pot

The Bubblegum Tradescantia, also known as the Rapunzel Lipstick Plant, is a delightful addition to any plant collection, boasting stunning foliage with vibrant hues reminiscent of sweet bubblegum. Its trailing vines cascade elegantly, creating a lush and lively display that adds a pop of color to any space. With its low-maintenance nature and resilience to various conditions, this houseplant is perfect for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts alike. Bring a touch of whimsy and charm to your home with the Bubblegum Tradescantia, sure to captivate hearts and elevate any interior setting.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Tradescantia Blossfeldiana cerinthoides variegata
  • Pronunciation: trad-es-KAN-tee-uh
  • Common Name: Bubblegum Lilac, Wandering Dude, Nanouk, Tricolor Nanouk, Fantasy Venice, Wandering Jew
  • Native Range: Brazil, Northern Argentina

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect light
  • Water: Allow the top 1-2 inches of soil to dry out between waterings. Avoid overwatering!
  • Humidity:  Average
  • Temperature:  55-80F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and keep the plant clean. Note, the plant may become leggy over time. In this case, you may wish to fill in the balding areas with cuttings you've propogated.
  • Feeding:  Fertilize monthly with a half-strength liquid fertilizer
  • Propagation: Stem Cuttings
  • Growth: Vining, Trailing
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets

Bubblegum Tradescantia plants are prized for their striking foliage, featuring vibrant hues of pink and green that add a pop of color to any indoor space. These plants are incredibly easy to care for, thriving in various light conditions and requiring minimal maintenance. With their trailing vines and rapid growth, Bubblegum Tradescantia plants are perfect for hanging baskets or as trailing accents in pots, making them a versatile and visually appealing choice for any home gardener.