Spider Lily 'Maiden's Blush'

Tradescantia fluminensis 'Maiden's Blush'

Inch Plant 'Maiden's Blush', Spiderwort 'Maiden's Blush', Wandering Creeper 'Maiden's Blush', Wandering Jew 'maidens Blush'

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Tradescantia fluminensis 'Maiden's Blush' is an attractive evergreen perennial in the spiderwort family, Commelinaceae. It can be used as groundcover in non-frost-prone climates. It has attractive foliage that develops from pink, to a white-green splashed pattern and produces white, 3-petalled flowers throughout the year. Not free-flowering. In mild climates its a garden ornamental, cultivated for borders and also used in beds and pots. Also grown as indoors as a houseplant, this species requires bright, indirect light and won't cope with freezing temperatures well. This plant requires a good amount of light and some pruning for the best outcome. When planted in hanging containers, the attractive foliage cascades down with a trailing habit. Once known by the common name 'Wandering Jew', this name is no longer used by the horticultural world and is provided for historical purposes only.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Propagation

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings of stem tips any time of the year. These should be between 5-8cm in length.

Notes

Roots easily in soil or water.

Special features

Attractive flowers
Attractive leaves

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Commelinaceae

Flower colour

White
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