Posted 3w ago by @ManyLime

Ok what's her problem?!??
I got Aria Inch in May from HD.. she was basically dead. I went in the parking lot and removed all of her dead parts. By the time I finished she was 90% gone. But I took her home and she grew nice for me but she's always been a bit.. ugly.. lol
Her leaves always look weird and have alot of brown. She's been washed, she's been neemed, I've cut the brown bits off, she's been repotted.. and she still looks like.. this...... so what gives?? What's her problem? She has such beautiful thick leaves. I would love if she could just grow them in normally.. #plantaddict #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantlover #nycgreggang πŸ’šπŸŒ±
4ft to light, indirect
4” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 week ago
I’ve got a couple of Tradescantias (just green, not variegated, so not sure if this will be the same for you), and they seem to want to get kind of leggy and lose their lower leaves this time of year. I generally take cuttings from the green tips and put them back in the pot. Then I remove all the rest. Usually they start looking good, and come in nice and thick. At least until until fall. πŸ™„

I’m not sure if it’s just the way the species is, or if mine quietly hate me πŸ˜†
It could be root rot if you’ve tried everything else, I had a basket plant that kept dying even after trimming back and doing all the things and then I went to repot it one day and it smelled like death and pure sulfur. Sometimes they come home with it from the store from being over watered. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ it’s a guess…
I would honestly just prune the parts you can save and start water propagating to get healthy new roots and then pot them! Like you know, Tradescantias are easy rooters, so you will have no issues starting from fresh new cuttings! πŸŒ±πŸ’§βœ¨
@ManyLime these guys are prolific can prune and put the cut pieces right into the same pot. They root quickly, I do this with mine anytime I trim or if a stem happens to break off!!

I LOVE the green!πŸ’šπŸ’š
Thanks everyone. I repotted again today.. and it's also weird that I'll try sticking cuttings back in the pot and I get nothing... it's just a weird plant... maybe I'll try a water prop and see how that goes
Hey Jennifer i would chop and prop! I have a purple and she’s growing in well!! Just give her plenty of light and love once she’s established and repot when it doubles in size!
@Vjunc how beautiful!
I have a purple too and she gives me no issues. Which is why im so confused by this one. It's so weird.
@ManyLime yea that is weird! I don’t know - keep us posted how she’s doing after the fresh repot I’m curious what it could be!

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