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Buy Tricolor Tradescantia Rhoeo Spathacea Plant Online, Large Sword Shape Leaf Foliage Indoor Houseplants or Outdoor Perennial Plant

Buy Tricolor Tradescantia Rhoeo Spathacea Plant Online, Large Sword Shape Leaf Foliage Indoor Houseplants or Outdoor Perennial Plant

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Tricolor Tradescantia (Tradescantia spathacea tricolor):

Tricolor Tradescantia is a stunning and colorful variety of the species Tradescantia spathacea. It is a herbaceous perennial plant with lance-shaped leaves that grow in a rosette arrangement. The leaves have a unique tricolor pattern, displaying shades of green, purple, pink, and white. The mix of colors creates an eye-catching display and makes it an attractive addition to any indoor plant collection or garden setting.

Growth Habit:
Similar to the regular Tradescantia spathacea, Tricolor Tradescantia has a compact growth habit and forms dense clusters of foliage. The plant typically reaches a height of 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 cm) and can spread up to 18 inches (45 cm) wide, creating a beautiful ground cover effect.

Light and Temperature Requirements:
Tricolor Tradescantia thrives in bright, indirect light, making it an ideal indoor plant. It can tolerate some morning or late afternoon sun but should be protected from intense midday sunlight, as it may lead to leaf scorching. In terms of temperature, it prefers a warm environment with temperatures between 60°F to 85°F (15°C to 29°C).

Watering and Humidity:
As with other Tradescantia varieties, Tricolor Tradescantia prefers consistently moist but not waterlogged soil. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. It's crucial to avoid overwatering or letting the plant sit in standing water to prevent root rot. Adequate humidity is beneficial for this plant, especially in dry indoor environments.

Soil and Fertilizer:
This variety of Tradescantia prefers well-draining, peat-based potting mixes similar to its counterparts. A mix of regular potting soil, perlite, and sand can provide an appropriate growing medium. Fertilize the plant every four to six weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Reduce or stop fertilization during the winter months when the plant's growth slows down.

Tricolor Tradescantia can be propagated through stem cuttings or division, just like other varieties of the species. Take a healthy stem with several leaves and place it in water until it develops roots. Once the roots are established, transfer the cutting into a small pot with well-draining soil. Division can be done during repotting by carefully separating the plant into smaller clumps, ensuring each division has some healthy roots.

Pests and Diseases:
Like other houseplants, Tricolor Tradescantia can be susceptible to common pests such as spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Regularly inspect the plant for any signs of pests and take appropriate measures to control them. Proper air circulation and avoiding overwatering can help prevent fungal issues.

As with other Tradescantia varieties, Tricolor Tradescantia contains sap that may cause skin irritation and is toxic if ingested, so it should be kept out of reach of pets and small children.

Tricolor Tradescantia is a captivating and low-maintenance plant that can add a touch of vibrant color to your home or garden. With its beautiful foliage and easy-care nature, it is a wonderful choice for plant enthusiasts of all levels.


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