Plant Care Tradescantia 'White Zebra'
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Tradescantia 'White Zebra'

Taxonomy

Tradescantia albiflora albovittata 'White Zebra'
Tradescantia
Commelinaceae
Commelinales

How to care for Tradescantia 'White Zebra'

Water

How often to water your Tradescantia 'White Zebra'

Water needs for Tradescantia 'White Zebra'
0.5 cups
every 7

Tradescantia 'White Zebra' needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Portland, Oregon.

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 'White Zebra'

Water 0.5 cups every
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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

Plant care guide for Tradescantia 'White Zebra' in Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

63% Medium

Growing Tradescantia 'White Zebra' in Portland right now

Light needs for plant Tradescantia 'White Zebra' in Portland, Oregon

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

October 23rd, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Portland is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…

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Light needs for plant Tradescantia 'White Zebra' in Portland, Oregon

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 42.6% ☀️

October 23rd, 2021

Portland is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Portland is expected to decrease by 42.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.0 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Tradescantia 'White Zebra' in Portland, Oregon

Daylight will decrease by 2.2 hours 📉

October 23rd, 2021

This month, Portland is getting an average of 11.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 18.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.6 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Tradescantia 'White Zebra' in your home

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

Tradescantia 'White Zebra' 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..️

Portland, Oregon currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Tradescantia 'White Zebra'

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

When to repot Tradescantia 'White Zebra'

Nutrient needs for plant Tradescantia 'White Zebra' in Portland, Oregon

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

October 22nd, 2021

The growing potential in Portland is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot an…

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Care Summary for Tradescantia 'White Zebra'

Tradescantia 'White Zebra'

Tradescantia 'White Zebra'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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