Plant Care Small-Leaf Spiderwort
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Small-Leaf Spiderwort

4.7 out of 5 (16 experiences)

Small-Leaf Spiderwort has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Small-Leaf Spiderwort has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Taxonomy

Tradescantia fluminensis
Tradescantia
Commelinaceae
Commelinales

What other plant parents say

Small-Leaf Spiderwort has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 11
Small-Leaf Spiderwort has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 11
Small-Leaf Spiderwort has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 7
Small-Leaf Spiderwort has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Small-Leaf Spiderwort has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Small-Leaf Spiderwort has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Small-Leaf Spiderwort has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Small-Leaf Spiderwort has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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@Morgan3300
Bangor, PA
Rating of the plant Small-Leaf Spiderwort named Sally by Morgan3300 on Greg, the plant care app
04/11/2021

I like this plant because it’s color is very vibrant pink, but attracts a lot of gnats due to having to be watered frequently, but it is a fast grower.

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@Urbanjungle
Philadelphia, PA
Rating of the plant Small-Leaf Spiderwort named Tradescantia albiflora Nanouk by Urbanjungle on Greg, the plant care app
02/24/2021

So easy to take care of. Easy to propagate. Very pink if you leave it in the sun and greener if you move it to low light.

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@Twistyourst…
Minneapolis, MN
Rating of the plant Small-Leaf Spiderwort named Zebrina by Twistyourstitch on Greg, the plant care app
02/23/2021

Only a few weeks and the changes in new growth is visible! Loves my sunny window.

Meln808 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Small-Leaf Spiderwort named Rosie by Meln808 on Greg, the plant care app
02/15/2021

Such beautiful color! Super easy to propagate.

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@Gracamole
Vinton, VA
Rating of the plant Small-Leaf Spiderwort named Sasha by Gracamole on Greg, the plant care app
04/11/2021

She’s super easy and very relaxed

How to care for Small-Leaf Spiderwort

Water

How often to water your Small-Leaf Spiderwort

Water needs for Small-Leaf Spiderwort
0.5 cups
every 7

Small-Leaf Spiderwort needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 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 Small-Leaf Spiderwort

Water 0.5 cups every
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Small-Leaf Spiderwort in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Small-Leaf Spiderwort: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Small-Leaf Spiderwort 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.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Small-Leaf Spiderwort in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Small-Leaf Spiderwort

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Small-Leaf Spiderwort: 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 Small-Leaf Spiderwort after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Small-Leaf Spiderwort

Small-Leaf Spiderwort

Small-Leaf Spiderwort


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 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.

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