These instructions are sent with the plant gift
Also known as Moses in a Basket this Tradescantia is a very easygoing houseplant that will make a great addition to any bright room.
This variety is called Tradescantia sitara and as well as offering some attractive foliage, it is also a good air purifier.
Your Tradescantia will be happiest in a bright room, up to a couple of meters back from a window, with plenty of diffused light and out of direct sunlight. Tradescantia will do well at normal room temperature however they do like increased levels of humidity so will also appreciate being in a kitchen or bathroom, or occasional misting.
During the Spring and Summer your plant will need regular watering, about once a week. During the Winter months you will likely find your plant doesn’t need watering as regularly, aim to always keep the soil moist. Tradescantia don’t like to be overwatered so be careful not to leave your plant’s roots sitting in water, allow the soil to dry out between waterings.
You may want to feed your plant every few waters during the Summer with a general-purpose houseplant feed to help it put on more growth and keep the leaves looking fresh. However this is not essential.
Problem solving: Brown tips to the leaves are the result of a dry atmosphere, if you notice this, try giving you plant a good misting and water more regularly.However be careful not to overwater as this can cause root rot. If your plant’s stems and leaves begin to look limp/wilted, check that its pot is not sitting in water and leave longer between waterings.
If your plant’s leaves begin to look faded, your plant may not be getting enough light. Try moving it to a brighter position, but keep out of direct sunlight.
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NOTE: Tradescantia are harmful if ingested so keep out of reach of pets and children.