We suggest locating the vases in a pretty bright place, although avoiding direct sunlight, which could damage the foliage. Let's grow the the Tradescantia sillamontana in a luminous place, with direct sunlight.Let's avoid exposing the The Tradescantia sillamontana to temperatures below 15įC. During late Spring we can place them outdoors, possibly sheltered by the wind.
Feed 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.
Care 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.
Irrigation Tradescantia sillamontana
We suggest watering the the Tradescantia sillamontana every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water , which means when the soil has been dry for days; if the season should be very hot and arid we can intensify the quantity of irrigations, although we must avoid leaving the substratum soaked with water. It is advisable to water the plants avoiding to leave water in the saucer, because stagnant water often develops fungal diseases.
Adversity 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.
Substrate Tradescantia sillamontana
These plants favour soft and very well drained soils. We suggest, every 2-3 years to repot the plants, changing the soil.
Cultivate 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.