Plant Care Rainbow Tradescantia

Rainbow Tradescantia

Reviewed by: Kiersten Rankel | Last Updated: 11/05/2021

5.0 out of 5 (1 experiences)

Rainbow Tradescantia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Rainbow Tradescantia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

About Rainbow Tradescantia

Rainbow Tradescantia 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.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and easy to bloom with only 32 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

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


Tradescantia fluminensis 'Laekenensis Rainbow'

Also known as

Small-leaf Spiderwort

How to care for Rainbow Tradescantia


How often to water your Rainbow Tradescantia

Water needs for Rainbow Tradescantia
0.5 cups
every 9

Rainbow Tradescantia 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 Rainbow Tradescantia

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 Rainbow Tradescantia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rainbow Tradescantia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Rainbow Tradescantia 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Rainbow Tradescantia in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Rainbow Tradescantia

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

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Care Summary for Rainbow Tradescantia

Rainbow Tradescantia

Rainbow Tradescantia

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

Rainbow Tradescantia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Rainbow Tradescantia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
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so beautiful, the leaves on this are stunning. didn’t have a lot of pink on it to begin with but i moved it closer to the window, got a ton of pink leaves and a lot of flowers! the growth on this one has been so quick, one of my favourite plants for sure.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily

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