We suggest locating the vases in a pretty bright place, although avoiding direct sunlight, which could damage the foliage. Plant which need at least a few hours a day of solar light.We suggest growing the the Tradescantia sillamontana In the house or in a warmed greenhouse; when the minimum temperatures go past 15įC it is possible to move them outside.
Fertilization Tradescantia sillamontana
During the spring letís regularly use a fertilizer rich with nitrogen and potassium to favour the development of the new vegetation; fertilization is done by adding fertilizer to the irrigating water, every 15-20 days.
Generalities Tradescantia sillamontana
The Tradescantia sillamontana has a panel-like development, therefore it tends to widen very much. These plants are perennial herbs. Tradescantia sillamontana Is an evergreen; during winter iIt assumes a purple colouring; the adult specimens are small in size and reach 30 cm high.
Watering Tradescantia sillamontana
Letís avoid watering the the Tradescantia sillamontana excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water . It is advisable to water the plants avoiding to leave water in the saucer, because stagnant water often develops fungal diseases.
Treatments Tradescantia sillamontana
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Soil Tradescantia sillamontana
These plants favour soft and very well drained soils. We suggest, every 2-3 years to repot the plants, changing the soil.
Notes Tradescantia sillamontana
If desired, we can grow the the Tradescantia sillamontana in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.