Creeping or scandent herb, rooting at nodes. Leaves ovate-oblong to broadly ovate, 4-10 cm, green and silver-striped above, purplish beneath. Inflorescences terminal, stalked, bracts unequal. Flowers pink or violet-blue; year round. Sepals transparent. Petal lobes ovate. [Zebrina pendula Sohnizl.]
Widely naturalised in the tropics and in Australia in Queensland and New South Wales.
Widely cultivated ornamental for shady, moist places.
Source: (2005). Commelinaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.