Tradescantia Spathacea

MYBG-TRSP


Type: Plants

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Rhoeo spathacea

Family

Commelinaceae

Origin

Mexico

Description  

Tradescantia spathacea is a small and low-growing succulent plant, with rosettes of waxy lance-shaped leaves metallic green above, with glossy purple underneath. It is a very attractive foliage plants. 

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. Its flowers are used for medical purposes to treat such ailments as dysentery. It is considered an herb succulent.

Environment

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

radescantia 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.

Landscape Use 

Suitable for Container, Rock Garden & Xeriscaping

 


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