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Tradescantia Zebrina

Botanical Name:

Tradescantia zebrina

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Loam, Sand, pH 6.1-7.8
Heat Tolerant
85°F / 29°C
Cold Tolerant
50°F / 10°C
Characteristics

Plant Type

Perennial, Herbaceous, Groundcover

Lifespan

Perennial Zones 4b-12a

Plant Height

0.6-0.9 ft / 0.2-0.3 m

Flower

White tubes with purple lobes that are hidden within two leafy bracts.

Benefits
Ornamental

Dazzling variegated foliage striped green, white, and gray leaves over purples and pinks, with tiny, three-petaled pinkish-purple flowers.

Attracts

Spider mites

Aphids

Warning

All parts are mildly toxic to humans and pets, including the plants clear sap.

Taxonomy

Order

Commelinales

Family

Commelinaceae

Genus

Tradescantia

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