The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Family: Commelinaceae.

Tradescantia Genus of about 65 species of creeping, trailing, or tuft-forming, fibrous- tuberous-rooted, evergreen perennials from woodland, scrub, or disturbed ground in North, Central, and South America. The leaves of Tradescantia clasp the creeping or trailing stems and these plants are perchars the most popular of all hanging basket plants. Tradescantia is easy to grow plant. Tradescantia
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average warmth in summer - minimum 45F in winter. Brightly lit spot away from direct sunlight. Keep compost moist at all time. Reduce watering in winter. Misting is necessary. Take stem cuttings in spring or summer.

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