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Tradescantia Spathacea

Botanical Name:

Tradescantia spathacea

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Shade - Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
0-3 hours of direct sun per day
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Dec

Plant Type

Herb/Forb, Ground Cover, Herbaceous Perennial, Houseplant, Poisonous

Lifespan

Perennial

Flower

Inflorescence consists of axillary, boat-shaped, waxy pair of purple bracts with several flowers inside the 'boat', scarcely exerted, ca 1-2 inches; peduncles are 1-2 inches. Flowers are white, <1 inch, with 3 equal petals.

Fruit

Three-seeded capsule

Taxonomy

Order

Commelinales

Family

Commelinaceae

Genus

Tradescantia

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