Tradescantia Fluminensis variegata have long trailing vines with green and white striped leaves. The stems are branched and form adventitious roots. The leaves are somewhat fleshy and vary in size, with an average length and width of 1.5″ and .75″, respectively. They are broad, lanceolate in form, and pointy.
The tiny white flowers with three triangular petals each that are produced are enclosed in its boat-shaped bracts nestled in the leaf axils. The flowers bloom throughout the year.
Tradescantia typically grow in moist, well-drained and acidic (pH 5 to 6) soil, though the plants to be quite forgiving in the garden and tolerant of many soil conditions. t
The plants do best in partial shade but will do equally well in sunny areas as long as the soil is kept moist.
These plants like to be kept fairly moist, so water regularly, especially if you re growing them in containers.
Cutting the plants back once flowering has ceased can often promote a second bloom and will help prevent re-seeding.
Suitable for Container, Rock Garden & Xeriscaping