Tradescantia

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Tradescantias are unique due to their variegated leaves, deep purple, green tones, and how easy they are to propagate. It’s difficult to distinguish between the different types of tradescantia. You might know them by different names, such as Inch plant or Purple Heart

 

Part Sun
Medium
Medium
Pet Toxic
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Tradescantias are unique due to their variegated leaves, deep purple, green tones, and how easy they are to propagate. It’s difficult to distinguish between the different types of tradescantia. You might know them by different names, such as Inch plant or Purple Heart. There are many varieties including the Fulminensis, Zebrina, and Abiflora. The most popular ones have green or silvery variegated leaves with purple undersides, and can also come in pink.

Part Sun

This plant likes most rooms with windows facing west or east. You could place it in a spot away from a very sunny window – as light intensity goes down quick as you move away from the light source.

Medium

Water once a week. Before watering, feel the soil, top layer should be dry, if not dry wait a day or two. If the soil still is wet you risk giving the plant too much water, you don’t want it to rot.

Pet Toxic

Only when ingested it may cause mild oral and gastrointestinal upsetness. Keep out of reach from pets and small children.

Tradescantia

Care Tips

This plant likes moist soil but does not like being soggy.

Make sure to plant it in well-drained potting soil because the roots can easily develop rot if they are too wet.

Without enough light, the variegation of the leaves begins to fade. Too much sun, can cause the leaves to burn.

Native to North and South America

Common Names


Spiderwort
Indian paint
Wandering Jew
Spider-lily
Cradle-lily
Oyster-plant
Flowering inch plant

Botanical Name


Tradescantia fluminensis

Family


Commelinaceae

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