Plant Care Tradescantia Quadricolor

Tradescantia Quadricolor


Tradescantia zebrina 'Quadricolor'

How to care for Tradescantia Quadricolor


How often to water your Tradescantia Quadricolor

Water needs for Tradescantia Quadricolor
0.5 cups
every 7

Tradescantia Quadricolor needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 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 Quadricolor

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Tradescantia Quadricolor in your home

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

Tradescantia Quadricolor 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 Quadricolor

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

Care Summary for Tradescantia Quadricolor

Tradescantia Quadricolor

Tradescantia Quadricolor

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 7 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.

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