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Plant Know-How: Tradescantia zebrina

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This stripey plant is Tradescantia zebrina! Tradescantia zebrina is native to Mexico and Central America where it grows as ground cover in shady, humid rainforests. Growing in these conditions makes it perfect for growing in our homes! While in the wild it may grow as a ground cover, when grown in cultivation Tradescantia zebrina is usually grown as a trailing plant. Given time Tradescantia zebrina can become a beautiful, full cascading beauty! Tradescantia zebrina is also a great plant for sharing! The stems can be a bit fragile, but luckily this is a super easy plant to propagate. Just pop the stem of any broken pieces into water and in no time you'll have a new tiny plant! If you want to learn how to care for this plant so you can share it with your friends then you've come to the right place!
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Light: Tradescantia zebrina doest best if grown in medium to bright indirect light. If grown in lower light your plant may become leggy.

Water: Allow your Tradescantia zebrina to go almost completely dry in-between watering. Your plant will look noticeably droopy when it's thirsty!

Did you know? When grown in bright indirect light Tradescantia zebrina will produce small, purple flowers!

Ready to bring home one of these plants and start sharing with your friends? We have Tradescantia zebrina available in-store!