Plant Care Ohio Spiderwort

Ohio Spiderwort

5.0 out of 5 (1 experiences)

Ohio Spiderwort has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Ohio Spiderwort has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

About Ohio Spiderwort

Tradescantia ohiensis 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. ❄️


Tradescantia ohiensis

Also known as

Spiderwort and Bluejacket

How to care for Ohio Spiderwort


How often to water your Ohio Spiderwort

Water needs for Ohio Spiderwort
0.5 cups
every 9

Ohio 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.

Calculate water needs of Ohio Spiderwort

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Ohio Spiderwort in your home

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

Ohio 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.

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


How to fertilize Ohio Spiderwort

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

Difficulty Level

Ohio Spiderwort is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

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Care Summary for Ohio Spiderwort

Ohio Spiderwort

Ohio Spiderwort

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

Ohio Spiderwort has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Ohio Spiderwort has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Ohio Spiderwort has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Ohio Spiderwort has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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my spiderwort started with tall leaves and little purple flowers but after moving it outside, it dried out a lot. I repotted it and many of the original leaves and stems fell off and it stopped producing flowers. Then i changed its location and it has been thriving since. My plant struggled a lot but these boys are strong and can deal with a lot.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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