Black Tradescantia aka “Dark Desire” which is also known as “Red Gem” can turn from black purple to a dark burgundy red color. People like them in hanging baskets and as the sun shines through the leaves in summer they have an appearance of red glow. This wandering jew is very much sought after because its unique color and contrast different than your normal green houseplants.
The Tradescantia Dark Desire is an easy growing plant that trails down shimmering deep burgandy purple leaves with a pale green stripe that darkens with mature leaves. It is very easy care for and grow liking a bright position and does not like to be wet. Broken stems can be put directly back into the pot to root and grow.