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Tradescantia tricolor in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Tradescantia zebrina

 

Tradescantia tricolor

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.'Zebrina' has leaves that are purple on the underside, and striped silver and green on the upper side. The flowers are small and purple.

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plant Features
  • Tradescantia tricolor likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Tradescantia tricolor likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Tradescantia tricolor is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Tradescantia tricolor likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Tradescantia tricolor

Latin name

Tradescantia zebrina

type

Perennial

family

Commelinaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Tradescantia tricolor likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Tradescantia tricolor is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Tradescantia tricolor likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Tradescantia tricolor likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Tradescantia tricolor is 0.60meters x 0.25meters 0.60 M 0.25 M

Tradescantia zebrina

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.'Zebrina' has leaves that are purple on the underside, and striped silver and green on the upper side. The flowers are small and purple.


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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