Plant Care Lilac Tradescantia

Lilac Tradescantia

4.8 out of 5 (8 experiences)

Lilac Tradescantia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Lilac Tradescantia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

About Lilac Tradescantia

Lilac Tradescantia is a popular houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and easy to propagate with a whopping 126 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Lilac Tradescantia likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Tradescantia fluminensis 'Lilac'
Tradescantia
Commelinaceae
Commelinales

Also known as

Lilac Spiderwort

How to care for Lilac Tradescantia

Water

How often to water your Lilac Tradescantia

Water needs for Lilac Tradescantia
0.5 cups
every 9

Lilac Tradescantia 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 Lilac Tradescantia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Lilac Tradescantia in your home

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

Lilac Tradescantia 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Lilac Tradescantia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Lilac Tradescantia: 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 Lilac Tradescantia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Water Needs
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Care Summary for Lilac Tradescantia

Lilac Tradescantia

Lilac Tradescantia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Lilac Tradescantia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Lilac Tradescantia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
Lilac Tradescantia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Lilac Tradescantia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Lilac Tradescantia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Lilac Tradescantia has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Harley avatar
@Harley
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 47 XP
09/23/2021

it is super pretty

Fast grower Fast grower
Pennock avatar
@Pennock
leaf-1 44 Plants
xp 1,196 XP
globe Ketchikan, Alaska
09/17/2021

This is a succulent. Don’t over water it!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Happlesful avatar
@Happlesful
leaf-1 146 Plants
xp 2,891 XP
globe Newstead, Queensland
08/25/2021

Such a beautiful plant. Especially when the sunlight hits and the purple seems to glow through. This one likes to be watered every 3-4 days although it’s been super easy to maintain.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Katya avatar
@Katya
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 184 XP
05/04/2021

beautiful variegation, mist often as it loves humidity. When you propagate a stem, you will see roots form in just 2-3 days. Make sure to place in a bright, indirect place so the leaves get enough light so they don’t turn a solid green.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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