Tradescantia

Tradescantia

Tradescantia

Tradescantia are some of the most beautiful and colorful hanging plants. They form large trailing bushes that are colorful and bright. 


Popular varieties include: Zebrina, Nanouk, Rainbow, Deep Purple, shop all Tradescantia

Light: 

  • Bright, indirect light to some direct sun (only for a couple hours)
  • White and colored varieties will lose variegation if the light is too low 

Water: 

  • Let soil dry 2 inches between waterings, never overwater this plant
  • Can tolerate a forgetful waterer, but it prefers consistent watering
  • Yellowing leaves can indicate overwatering 

Humidity

  • Average household humidity is fine

Soil Type: 

  • Indoor potting mix with perlite and worm castings will suffice

Toxicity Level: 

  • Toxic to animals

Additional Information:

  • Can be grown as long vines, or you can pinch the new growth at the end of stems to encourage branching and fuller growth
  • “Ghost Leaves”, or all white leaves, may not last very long, so don’t worry if they die off