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The beautiful tradescantia Fluminensis is native to South America. It has gorgeous oval shaped leaves with purple undersides.
Light conditions: it is essential to position in bright, indirect light and it would even benefit from a few hours of full sun a day. Insufficient bright light will cause spindly growth.
Neediness: this plant will require some TLC to keep it in top condition. A good regime of watering, misting and plenty of indirect, bright light is key.
Watering: aim to keep the soil moist but not soggy. Reduce the watering during the winter months. Avoid watering into the crown as it can damage the foliage, it is best to water from a saucer underneath the plant.
Ideal location: bedrooms, living rooms and studies
Rate of growth: fast, stems can reach over 60cm long. Regularly pruning and pinching the stems will encourage fuller growth.
Temperature: keep at a normal room temperature, no lower than 10c.
Pets: this plant is toxic to cats and dogs. See our range of pet friendly plants if your pet is prone to nibbling.
Sizing: W20cm x H30-40cm
Also known as: Spiderwort or an Inch Plant
(Does not include decorative pot.)
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