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Tahitian bridal veil
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Scientific classification

Tradescantia kunthiana Seub.
Tradescantia hypophaea K.Koch & C.D.Bouché
Tradescantia geniculata kunthiana
Tradescantia geniculata Jacq.
Tradescantia floribunda Kunth
Tradescantia effusa Mart. ex Schult.f.
Tradescantia decumbens Klotzsch
Tradescantia consanguinea Klotzsch ex C.B.Clarke
Callisia diffusa Pohl ex Seub.
Aneilema geniculata (Jacq.) Woodson
Aneilema filipes Mart.

Gibasis geniculata, also known as Tahitian bridal veil, is a trailing plant in the family Commelinaceae that is native to the West Indies, southwest Texas, Argentina and Mexico.


A creeping plant growing to 20cm or 50cm, it features thin stems and narrow green leaves that have a purple underside. Small and showy white flowers would appear in abundance over the plant in most part of the year.


Commonly grown as an ornamental plant in hanging baskets and as a groundcover, it flourishes in warmth and humidity, but it must be protected from direct sunshine and severe frost. It can readily root from cuttings.

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