Plant Care Tradescantia Geniculata

Tradescantia Geniculata

4.8 out of 5 (6 experiences)

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

Also known as

Tahitian Bridal Veil, Tahitian Bridal Veil and Tradescantia geniculata


Gibasis geniculata

How to care for Tradescantia Geniculata


How often to water your Tradescantia Geniculata

Water needs for Tradescantia Geniculata
0.5 cups
every 9

Tradescantia Geniculata 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 Geniculata

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Tahitian Bridal Veil in your home

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

Tradescantia Geniculata 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 Geniculata

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

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Tradescantia Geniculata

Tradescantia Geniculata

Tradescantia Geniculata

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 Geniculata has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Tradescantia Geniculata has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Tradescantia Geniculata has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Kirsten avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 91 XP
globe Rangataua, Manawatu-Wanganui

Stems are delicate so place somewhere where it won’t be snagged.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Shari0122 avatar
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 351 XP
globe Allentown, PA

Just a really pretty plant

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