Please make sure JavaScript is enabled.
 
Silver Inch Plant Discolor in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Tradescantia zebrina 'Discolor'

 

Silver Inch Plant 'Discolor'

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. 'Discolor' bears freen, cream and pink striped foliage, purple on the underside

Contributed by @Christiani.blooms

 
plant Features
  • Silver Inch Plant Discolor likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Silver Inch Plant Discolor likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Silver Inch Plant Discolor is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Silver Inch Plant Discolor likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Silver Inch Plant 'Discolor'

Latin name

Tradescantia zebrina 'Discolor'

type

Perennial

family

Commelinaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Silver Inch Plant Discolor likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Silver Inch Plant Discolor is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Silver Inch Plant Discolor likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Silver Inch Plant Discolor likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

  •  
    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Silver Inch Plant Discolor is 0.60meters x 0.15meters 0.60 M 0.15 M

Tradescantia zebrina 'Discolor'

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. 'Discolor' bears freen, cream and pink striped foliage, purple on the underside


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.

 
Subscribe to GardenTags Premium to get personalised planting tasks and more for your entire plant collection
 
Gardeners who are growing this plant
>