4.7 out of 5 (83 experiences)
Also known as
Inch Plant or Wandering Jew, Tradescantia Tricolour and quicksilver
What other plant parents say
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…
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…
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.
I rescued this plant from near death due to shipping during hot summer weather. It’s now abundant and one of the happiest plants in my collection.
Grew so quickly, all I do to propagate it is put it in a shot glass full of water and kept topping it off :) grew roots within a few days
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 located in Tucson, AZ.
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July 28th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Tucson is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿
The availability of high quality sunlight …
July 26th, 2021
Tucson is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Tucson is expected to decrease by 3.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 22.0 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…
July 28th, 2021
This month, Tucson is getting an average of 13.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 3.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.3 total hours of dayl…
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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Tucson, AZ ☀️.️
This is a great time to watch your Small-Leaf Spiderwort thrive 🌿!
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.