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
20 - 60
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.