Tradescantia subaspera

Tradescantia subaspera growing herbaceous of the genus Tradescantia also known as Zigzag spiderwort, Tradescantia subaspera perennial evergreen or annual in colder climate used as ornamental ground cover plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate or tropics climate.

Tradescantia subaspera leaves

Leaves color green in linear shape with pointed top.

Flower color purple, triangle shape flower that assembled by 3 triangle petals.

How to grow: 

Requirements for Tradescantia subaspera growing and care:

Mulch, space to grow widely

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Invasive, aggressive

When is the best time to plant a Tradescantia subaspera:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

When is the best time to prune a Tradescantia subaspera?
All year

How to prune:
Better to control the plant because its aggressive

What is the size of a Tradescantia subaspera?
30-50 cm

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Plant growth speed: 

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Triangle shape flower that assembled by 3 triangle petals, flower color purple

Blooming Season : 
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