Inchplant

Amazing colors !
Common name : Inchplant
Scientific name : Tradescantia zebrina
Family : Commelinaceae
Category : Indoor
Type of plant : Perennial
Cold-sensitive
Cold-sensitive
Invader
Invader
Large pot
Large pot
Tradescantia zebrina has attractive zebra-patterned leaves, the upper surface showing purple new growth and green older growth parallel to the central axis, as well as two broad silver-colored stripes on the outer edges, with the lower leaf surface presenting a deep uniform magenta. Alas, it does not support frost, so keep it sheltered.

Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 10a
Height 20 - 60
pH 6.8 - 7.2

Plant my inchplant

In pots, plant in a mix of loam and compost on a bed of gravel. Choose a container measures at least 20 cm wide, and that is rather deep, to store water as long as possible. Place it in the light but protected from direct sun.

Water my inchplant

Spiderworts like water, so water every two days the first month, then twice a week during the rest of the growing season. In winter, space the waterings.

Fertilize my inchplant

In pots, replace the top soil layer in March with some compost. You can also give them some nettle manure diluted by 1/10 every two weeks.

Propagate my inchplant

To propagate our spiderworts you can easily cut a part of the tuft with a spade and replant it in another pot. It is better to do it in the spring or fall.

Shelter my inchplant

Your plant isn't hardy - tuck it in for the winter !

Put outside my inchplant

When the warm days are here, put it out, in the light but not direct sun.

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