Plant Care Giant Spiderwort

Giant Spiderwort

About Giant Spiderwort

Tradescantia gigantea is an exceptionally easy plant to care for and might surprise you with some of their delightful blossoms. They are extremely easy to propagate by stem and one plant can give rise to dozens of new ones, which makes them great for sharing. 🤝 As houseplants they often trail, but will also creep along the ground if grown outdoors. Their succulent leaves make them sensitive to frost, so be sure to bring them indoors if your winter temperatures dip below freezing. ❄️

Taxonomy

Tradescantia gigantea
Tradescantia
Commelinaceae
Commelinales

How to care for Giant Spiderwort

Water

How often to water your Giant Spiderwort

Water needs for Giant Spiderwort
0.5 cups
every 9

Giant Spiderwort 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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Giant Spiderwort in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Giant Spiderwort: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Giant Spiderwort 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Giant Spiderwort

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

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Care Summary for Giant Spiderwort

Giant Spiderwort


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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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