If you notice your plant reverting to green (sometimes as a result of inadequate light) you’ll want to trim any particularly green stems + discard. Last winter I massacred the whole plant in January because it was looking like quite a sorry state + proceeded to root the stems in water where they lived happily for almost two months. If there is anything wrong with your order then notify us through a … A beautiful tricolor variety, easy to care for and propagate. As a Team, we've almost 50 years of hands on experience as well as a variety of horticulture skills. Trust us, once you know what you're doing it's so easy to do. You might also be trying to grow your plant next to a heat source like a fire or heater. Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor' - Tricolor Sage ... Sedum 'Lemonjade' - Rock 'N Grow® Lemonjade Stonecrop ... Tradescantia spathacea - Moses In The Cradle . Popular . I’ve had this houseplant for a couple of years but every time winter has come around, it’s been a bit of ‘plant care-experiment time’ with keeping this Tradescantia fluminensis tricolour happy.The first thing to say is that this is a beautiful plant. As much as an inch a week in the growing seasons, if good light levels are provided and its watering needs are being met. We should mention that the Wandering Jew Plant outdoors tends to become an invasive species if not properly maintained, as it's difficult to eradicate because if only an inch of it survives it will live on. You don't need a fancy heat mat or any special containers or tricks. Simply fill a container with potting soil or compost and wet it before inserting the stem ends into the soil. Likes indirect bright light STORE POLICIES!! Try to avoid this careless watering approach where possible though as a good looking plant needs to be watered correctly. You don't need to wait for the fresh cut end to dry out so you could just push it into some soil (even in the existing pot where it was growing before if you're trying to recreate a bushy appearance). Whilst these plants generally grow quite well with normal household humidity, grouping pots together with other plants can help to raise the humidity a little bit. Although it's much less popular these days, its care requirements are identical to T. Zebrina except it will cope better with a slightly darker position. Many of the light-foliage varieties have dark purple undersides, which creates a dramatic effect. I hope my experiments can help you in some way if you also have a somewhat challenging time with this plant over winter. Feeding Feed the soil once a month during Spring and Summer. Below is a break down of each step. This is something that would take almost a year or more if you're going for one stem cutting per pot. Take a cutting at least an inch long with a minimum of one leaf. You may find several types growing all in one pot for an extra hit. Over time as they age the older leaves yellow and fall off creating the appearance you feel you've caused through poor treatment, which isn't usually the case. Give your plant average warmth conditions for quick growth, a cooler room of around 10°C (50°F) is also suitable too. Pink plants are perpetually popular + this tradescantia is no exception. Tradescantia are pretty easy to grow plants that I find respond really well to regular fertilising during the Spring + Summer months though it is not essential. Spiderwort cuttings are rooted in fresh potting soil or water. It can be used as a trailer in a mixed container, window box or hanging over a wall planter. Leaves changing to green / lost variegation. Keep the soil moist not water logged. Remove any leaves from the lower part of the stem. 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