Plant Care Tradescantia albiflora 'Albovittata'

Tradescantia albiflora 'Albovittata'

Reviewed by: | Last Updated: 02/25/2022

4.8 out of 5 (8 experiences)

Tradescantia albiflora 'Albovittata' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Tradescantia albiflora 'Albovittata' has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

About Tradescantia albiflora 'Albovittata'

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 'Albovittata'

How to care for Tradescantia albiflora 'Albovittata'


How often to water your Tradescantia albiflora 'Albovittata'

Water needs for Tradescantia albiflora 'Albovittata'
0.5 cups
every 9

Tradescantia albiflora 'Albovittata' 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 albiflora 'Albovittata'

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Tradescantia albiflora 'Albovittata' in your home

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

Tradescantia albiflora 'Albovittata' 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 albiflora 'Albovittata'

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

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Care Summary for Tradescantia albiflora 'Albovittata'

Tradescantia albiflora 'Albovittata'

Tradescantia albiflora 'Albovittata'

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.

What other plant parents say

Tradescantia albiflora 'Albovittata' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Tradescantia albiflora 'Albovittata' has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
Tradescantia albiflora 'Albovittata' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Tradescantia albiflora 'Albovittata' has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
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leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 275 XP
globe Leeds, England

It’s one of my favourite i think,

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 434 XP
globe Minneapolis, MN

So pretty and so easy to propagate. I’d just recommend giving it a haircut every few weeks to encourage it to grow bushy!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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