Small leaf spiderwort 'Quicksilver'

Tradescantia fluminensis 'Quicksilver'

Creeping Christian 'Quicksilver', Inch plant 'Quicksilver', Spiderwort 'Quicksilver', Wandering creeper 'Quicksilver'

Tradescantia.albiflora.(fluminensis)
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A close up of a green and white Tradescantia fluminensis 'Quicksilver' plant
Tradescantia.albiflora.(fluminensis)
by LucaLuca (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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The cultivar Tradescantia fluminensis 'Quicksilver' is an attractive evergreen perennial in the spiderwort family, Commelinaceae. It can be used as groundcover in non-frost-prone areas but in temperate climates, it is more often grown as a houseplant indoors. It has attractive, green foliage striped with white and produces white, 3-petalled flowers. When grown indoors as a houseplant, this species requires bright, indirect light and won't cope with freezing temperatures well. Their flowers unfold one at a time to preserve energy, usually in the morning and will generally close with the afternoon sun. They may remain open on cloudy days, pruning is advised to encourage branching. When planted in hanging containers, the attractive foliage cascades down with a pretty trailing habit.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Propagation

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings of stem tips in spring or summer when the plant is in active growth.

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, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Commelinaceae

Flower colour

White
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