InchPlant (Tradescantia Zebrina)

InchPlant (Tradescantia Zebrina)

$7.00 inc. GST

Pot Measurement : Approx. 9cm(Ø) x 7cm(H)

InchPlant, also known as Tradescantia zebrina, is one of the easiest houseplants to grow.

  • It is almost too easy to grow as a garden plant within its hardiness zone, where it is sometimes considered invasive.
  • The most difficult thing about growing it is getting the moisture levels right.
  • This is a plant that likes moist soil but abhors being soggy.
  • Make sure to plant it in well-drained potting soil, as the roots can easily develop rot if they are too wet.
  • Mixing a bit of sand into a commercial potting soil that has an ample amount of organic material is a good solution.
  • It is best suited for hanging containers, and it needs a location with plenty of indirect natural light.
  • These plants can become leggy and scraggly with large sections of bare stems unless they are pinched back regularly to keep them bushy.
  • They do not require much in the way of feeding.
  • They are very easy to propagate from small stem cuttings.
PLANT CARE

Light

  • They do best in bright but indirect sun.
  • Without enough light, the variegation of the leaves begins to fade.
  • Too much sun, though, can cause the leaves to scorch.

Soil

  • This plant can well with ordinary potting soil if it is not over-watered, but prefers a soil that drains well.
  • Mixing a small amount of sand into commercial potting soil is ideal.

Water

  • This plant does well if kept moist but not soggy.
  • It should be watered weekly in the summer, less frequently in the winter.

Temperature and Humidity

  • It thrives at temperatures between 18 and 23 degrees Celsius, but will also do fine in warmer temperatures.
  • However, below 10 degrees Celsius, the leaves may become discolored or damaged.

Fertilizer

  • The plant doesn’t require much, if any, feeding. At most, use a water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength, applied bimonthly.
  • More aggressive feeding can cause the plant’s leaves to lose their variegation.

Potting and Repotting

  • They do not die if they are not repotted, but they will benefit from potting up to the next larger container size once each year.

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