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
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.
Suitable for Container, Rock Garden & Xeriscaping
As a general rule of thumb, all the ones with colourful leaves like Echeverias, Sedeveria and Graptopetalum like bright sunlight and semi shade in extreme summers. They cannot be kept indoors or in full shade. All succulents love morning sun.
You can fertilise your succulent once a month.
Watering tips : Make sure NOT to water on the plant itself. Water directly in the soil. You can use a cup or a glass to make sure the water does not spray on leaves. When watering, make sure water comes out of the drainage hole.
You can check our video on how to water succulents on : https://youtu.be/GnzodkMYcmg
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