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Flowering Inch Plant in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Tradescantia cerinthoides syn. Tradescantia blossfeldiana, Tradescantia 'Red Hill'

 

Flowering Inch Plant

Tradescantia are climbing or trailing plants which will thrive indoors in good light. They are also known by other names: spider-lily, cradle-lily, oyster-plant and flowering inch plant. The stems trail to about 60cm or more. Tradescantia Blossfeldiana is an evergreen, clump-forming perennial. It has a short stem that bears a rosette of fleshy, lance-shaped glossy green leaves with purple undersides. Flowers have 3 triangular petals, and are blue, purple, rose-pink or white.

 
plant Features
  • Flowering Inch Plant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Flowering Inch Plant likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Flowering Inch Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Flowering Inch Plant likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Flowering Inch Plant

Latin name

Tradescantia cerinthoides syn. Tradescantia blossfeldiana, Tradescantia 'Red Hill'

type

Perennial

family

Commelinaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Flowering Inch Plant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Flowering Inch Plant is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Flowering Inch Plant likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Flowering Inch Plant likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Flowering Inch Plant is 0.25meters x 0.45meters 0.25 M 0.45 M

Tradescantia cerinthoides syn. Tradescantia blossfeldiana, Tradescantia 'Red Hill'

Tradescantia are climbing or trailing plants which will thrive indoors in good light. They are also known by other names: spider-lily, cradle-lily, oyster-plant and flowering inch plant. The stems trail to about 60cm or more. Tradescantia Blossfeldiana is an evergreen, clump-forming perennial. It has a short stem that bears a rosette of fleshy, lance-shaped glossy green leaves with purple undersides. Flowers have 3 triangular petals, and are blue, purple, rose-pink or white.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Wandering Jews require full sunlight, especially the variegated types. Keep them above 17C (63F), although they will survive down to a few degrees above freezing in winter. Re-pot small plants annually in spring, but large plants can be fed once a week instead of re-potting. Pinch out regularly to promote bushy growth. House plants are best replaced every two or three years.

 

Propogation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Wandering Jews can easily be propagated by taking tip cuttings at any time of the year. Place in a tumbler of water until the cutting has rooted and then re-plant in fresh compost.

 
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