Plant Care Tradescantia 'Lavendar'
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Tradescantia 'Lavendar'

Taxonomy

Tradescantia fluminensis 'Lavender'
Tradescantia
Commelinaceae
Commelinales

How to care for Tradescantia 'Lavendar'

Water

How often to water your Tradescantia 'Lavendar'

Water needs for Tradescantia 'Lavendar'
0.5 cups
every 7

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

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 'Lavendar'

Water 0.5 cups every
7

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5"
Light

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Plant care guide for Tradescantia 'Lavendar' in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

63% Medium

Growing Tradescantia 'Lavendar' in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant Tradescantia 'Lavendar' in Chicago, Illinois

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

October 22nd, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Tradescantia 'Lavendar' in Chicago, Illinois

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 37.9% ☀️

October 22nd, 2021

Chicago is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to decrease by 37.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Tradescantia 'Lavendar' in Chicago, Illinois

Daylight will decrease by 2.0 hours 📉

October 22nd, 2021

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 9.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 16.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Tradescantia 'Lavendar' in your home

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

Tradescantia 'Lavendar' 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..️

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Tradescantia 'Lavendar'

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

When to repot Tradescantia 'Lavendar'

Nutrient needs for plant Tradescantia 'Lavendar' in Chicago, Illinois

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

October 22nd, 2021

The growing potential in Chicago 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 any…

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Care Summary for Tradescantia 'Lavendar'

Tradescantia 'Lavendar'

Tradescantia 'Lavendar'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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