4.7 out of 5 (102 experiences)
Also known as
Inch Plant or Wandering Jew, Tradescantia Tricolour and quicksilver
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I love this plant and have gifted cuttings to friends in new pots throughout the years. This plant is so easy to propagate and keep. Trim up the defy vine like stems and put your cuttings in soil. I…
I have not been able to kill this thing. I have had to ‘bag’ it twice when watching for pests and each time it has come back with a vengeance. You can propagate really easy in water. Although It does…
This one was a random Trader Joe’s find about a year ago. I had been hoping to stumble upon this one somewhere as the PINK is lovely, and I got luckily. It’s been a tremendous grower- probably doub…
So so easy to propagate! Just snip off below a node and place in water making sure the node(s) are fully in the water, within a few days roots will start to grow. I change the water every 5 days unti…
Love love love this plant! She grows super fast in my east facing window, doesn’t like direct sun and will burn her leaves. However, super chill plant that is easy to care for. And beautiful to look …
the colours are so pretty, and i love how the purple in the leaves get more or less intense depending on how much sunlight you put it in. i haven’t had the plant for too long but it seems like a diff…
i’ve had this plant for probably only 2 months and it has already grown at least 4 inches, and putting out new growth and beautiful leaves. i love how it is gonna look once i get it bushy and thrivin…
A gorgeous plant but can get leggy with insufficient light however she’s super easy to propagate and giving some of the leggier stems a trim encourages lots of bushy growth so it’s win-win.
This thing roots from cuttings so fast and then it grows even faster. If there’s such a thing as instant gratification when it comes to growing from cuttings, this is it. I love it.
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.
How to care for Small-Leaf Spiderwort
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.
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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.
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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.