Tradescantia tricolor 'Pink Princess'
Tradescantia tricolor 'Pink Princess' is back by popular demand. The beautiful pink variegation makes these prized collector plants. Like any Spiderwort, they like to stay consistently moist but will tolerate drying out for a short period. Very fast growing, trailing plants that love being put in a hanging pot.
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Registered name: Tradescantia tricolor 'Pink Princess'
Parent lineage: Tradescantia cultivar similar to Tradescantia fluminensis
Origin: Central America, South America
Type: Terrestrial, Tropical
Pot Size: 4in
Plant height: Trailing, variable length
Bloom info: Tiny white blooms
Toxic: Moderately, if ingested
Potting mix: Well-draining soil/peat and perlite mix. Prefers a somewhat water-retentive mix of mostly soil and organic matter. Repot in Spring every 1-2 years.
Light: Bright indirect-medium light. Shielded South or West facing preferred. Higher light = more variegation.
Water: Water when near dry (1 inch of the soil is close to dry). Somewhat resilient to drying out but leaves will crisp. Bounces back easily.
Temp: Warm (50F min night, 85F max day).
Humidity: 30-70%. Not picky as long as they are well-watered.
Fertilizing: Slow release fertilizer (Osmocote recommended) applied at the beginning of Spring. Alternatively, 1/2 strength soluble 20-20-20 fertilizer applied monthly during Spring/Summer. Decrease or stop in Winter.