Plant Care Tradescantia 'Aurea'

Tradescantia 'Aurea'

About Tradescantia 'Aurea'

This cultivar of Tradescantia fluminensis is an exceptionally easy plant to care for and might surprise you with some of their delightful white blossoms. They are extremely easy to propagate by stem and one plant can give rise to dozens of new ones, which makes them great for sharing. 🤝 As houseplants they often trail, but will also creep along the ground if grown outdoors. Their succulent leaves make them sensitive to frost, so be sure to bring them indoors if your winter temperatures dip below freezing. ❄️


Tradescantia fluminensis 'Aurea'

How to care for Tradescantia 'Aurea'


How often to water your Tradescantia 'Aurea'

Water needs for Tradescantia 'Aurea'
0.5 cups
every 9

Tradescantia 'Aurea' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Tradescantia 'Aurea'

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Tradescantia 'Aurea' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Tradescantia 'Aurea': 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Tradescantia 'Aurea' may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Tradescantia 'Aurea'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Tradescantia 'Aurea': repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Tradescantia 'Aurea' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Tradescantia 'Aurea'

Tradescantia 'Aurea'

Tradescantia 'Aurea'

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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