Tradescantia spathacea 'Sitara'

12cm pot - 25cm tall £9.99
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Buy Tradescantia spathacea 'Sitara' Mosses-in-the-cradle: Clusters of colourful foliage

  • Position: bright but indirect light
  • Soil: good potting compost
  • Rate of growth: fast growing
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: approximately 25cm (including pot)
  • Pot covers: choose a 14cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot.

    The foliage of this undemanding houseplant is variously striped with cream and green, and is flushed with pink - which is also the predominant colour on the lower surface of the leaves. It forms in a rosette, so looks very pretty when viewed from above - or from the side. Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a black plastic pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from.

  • Home care: Make sure that it is in a bright spot but not in direct sun, with a constant average temperature no lower than 10°C in the winter. Watering is simple, -water well in the growing season from spring to autumn, then reduce watering in the winter when the plant's growth has slowed down. You can mist the leaves occasionally in a hot summer.

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Eventual height & spread

Hi, I bought a mosses in the cradle pot plant about a month ago and now some of the shoots have gone soggy and fallen off.... is this because of how I've watered it? Over the top of the plant rather than underneath? Thanks R

Rachel

Hello, I'm sorry to hear that your plant has not flourished. If however the shoots have gone soggy and fallen off, then this would be an indication that the plant has been over-watered. Therefore, if there are still some signs of life, cut right back on the watering, and only water it when the compost feels dry to the touch. When it comes to applying the water, overhead watering is fine, but it may be worth checking that there are not little pools of water left sitting in the rosettes of foliage.

Helen

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