The purple, green and silver foliage of the Tradescantia Zebrina gives a feeling of nostalgia. It feels like the plant is taking you back to the 70s or 80s. Retro!
Light: Thrives in bright to medium light conditions. To maintain the most striking colours give it bright diffused light.
Water: Water well during the growing season and allow to dry out between watering. If the plant sits in wet soil for long periods it will cause root rot.
Humidity: Prefers increased levels of humidity but will tolerate normal conditions.
Feed: Apply a weak general purpose fertiliser during the summer.
Care Tips: Pinch out the tips to create a bushier plant. Older leaves may brown and die off as they age, these can be removed if required to keep the plant looking fresh.
Height and Growth Rate: Fast growing. Long trails can be cut back to maintain desired length and look.
Toxicity: Mildly toxic to pets.