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Tradescantia Spiderwort 140MM

Tradescantia ‘Spiderwort’ – 140MM

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I am Spiderwort. My family originated from North and South America

Botanic Name: Tradescantia sp.

Trailing – Great Groundcover

I am a family hardy, semi upright and mostly trailing plants with a range of interesting foliage in many colours which are often beautifully patterned. Most of my species produce the 3 petaled flowers during summer. I do well in pots and hanging baskets where my dense and patterend foliage creates a lush feel. I am a great choice for low light. I am tolerant of dry conditions as well as coping with wet feet.

Part to Full Shade (morning or filtered sun for 4-6 hours, to no direct sun)
Height: 1m Width: 2m
I need minimal water once established
Thrives in shade
I perform well in most soils but do best in those that are free draining and fertile
I am popular and will make you happy because…
I am ideal as a groundcover in shady areas including under trees and shrubs
Adaptable I do well in hanging baskets, pots and terrariums
My colourful foliage may be pink, red, mauve, cream gold and any shade of green

    Plant me:

  • in pots and other containers
  • in hanging baskets
  • in garden beds and general landscaping
  • as an indoor plant

Tips for success…

Protect me from frost and excessive sun
Plant me 1.3m apart
100% Recyclable Pot and Label
Most pots and labels made from 100% recycled polypropylene

Plant family: Commelinaceae
Other names: Wandering Jew



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