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Common Name: Purple-heart spiderwortPlant Family: Commelinaceae Plant Type: Tender Perennial
A different form of these popular and easy to grow, semi-trailing indoor plants. It has a spreading habit so best in a large pot or bowl or hanging basket. This is the grey/green leaved form of T. pallida 'Purpurea', not often offered for sale and a nice contrast. Keep away from very hot sun but in good light to keep leaf colour. Trim back if plants become leggy & divide in spring if needed.
POT SIZE/QUANTITY: 9 cmRHS Award of Garden Merit: YesSeason of Interest: All year roundSun or Shade: Part ShadeHeight: very low (less than 1ft)Minimum temperature: Tender (plus 5 to 10 deg. C.)Position/Situation: Heated Conservatory, greenhouse or indoorsPlanting Style: interior displaySuggested Use: HouseplantFlower Colour: PinkLeaf Colour: GreenHabit/Shape: TrailingEvergreen: Yes
3 in stock
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We have to cut our Tradescantias (and related Callisias) back on a regular basis in the summer to keep them compact otherwise they are prone to damage during transit. You may receive plants which have recently been cut back this will not harm them at all and they will quickly grow away again
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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);
The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.