Plant Care Tradescantia 'Yellow Zebra'

Tradescantia 'Yellow Zebra'

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

About Tradescantia 'Yellow Zebra'

Tradescantia 'Yellow Zebra' is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Tradescantia 'Yellow Zebra' likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Tradescantia 'Yellow Zebra'

How to care for Tradescantia 'Yellow Zebra'


How often to water your Tradescantia 'Yellow Zebra'

Water needs for Tradescantia 'Yellow Zebra'
0.5 cups
every 9

Tradescantia 'Yellow Zebra' 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 'Yellow Zebra'

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Tradescantia 'Yellow Zebra' in your home

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

Tradescantia 'Yellow 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.

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How to fertilize Tradescantia 'Yellow Zebra'

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

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Care Summary for Tradescantia 'Yellow Zebra'

Tradescantia 'Yellow Zebra'

Tradescantia 'Yellow Zebra'

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.

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