Tradescantia zebrina, formerly known as Zebrina pendula, is a species of spiderwort more commonly known as an in. plant or wandering Jew. The common name is shared with closely related varieties. Tradescantia has attractive zebra-patterned leaves, the upper surface showing purple new growth and green older growth parallel to the central axis, as well as 2 broad silver-colored stripes on the outer edges, with the lower leaf surface presenting a deep uniform magenta. The leaves are bluish green and usually have 2 longitudinal stripes that are silvery on the surface and purple on the underside. The leaf sheaths are thin and translucent, 8 mm to 12 mm L and 5 mm to 8 mm wide, at the mouth they are long, otherwise glabrous or slightly hairy.