Tradescantia ‘Jewel Red’

Spiderwort

£27.95

Tradescantia ‘Jewel Red’ is a striking houseplant renowned for its vibrant, deep burgundy-red foliage. Ideal for indoor environments, it thrives in bright, indirect light and well-draining soil. This low-maintenance plant requires regular watering, allowing the soil to slightly dry between waterings.

With its trailing growth habit, it’s perfect for hanging baskets or elevated planters, enhancing any indoor space with its dramatic colour and texture. Tradescantia ‘Jewel Red’ is a popular choice among houseplant enthusiasts looking to add eye-catching appeal to their home decor effortlessly.

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Origin: Cultivar of horticultural origin
Genus: Tradescantia
Species / Cultivar: Jewel Red
Common Name: Spiderwort

Plant Biography

The genus Tradescantia encompasses a diverse group of houseplants known for their colourful foliage and easy care. Originating from the Americas, these plants, often referred to as spiderworts, have become popular indoor choices due to their adaptability and striking appearance. Tradescantia species typically feature trailing stems with fleshy leaves that can be solid green, variegated, or various shades of purple, pink, or burgundy.

They thrive in bright, indirect light and well-draining soil, requiring moderate watering and occasional pruning to maintain their shape. With numerous cultivars like Tradescantia zebrina, Tradescantia fluminensis, and others, this genus offers a range of textures and colours, making it a versatile and attractive addition to indoor gardens and décor.

Tradescantia ‘Jewel Red’
Light: Medium
This plant likes a spot further away from bright windows, but still lit by natural light.
Soil: Indoor Potting Mix
Enjoys moist well drained soil with composted organics and some drainage material.
Growth Rate: Fast
Capable of prolific growth, especially during growing season.
Water Requirement: Regular Watering
Water when soil surface is dry to the touch. Water must draining easily away.
Maintenance: Low
Requires no attention beyond correct position and watering. An ideal starter plant!
Eventual Height: 0.1-0.5m
The plant's ultimate height in typical growing conditions.
Eventual Spread: 0.1-0.5m
The plant's ultimate spread in typical growing conditions.
Care & Size Guidance

Care & Size Guidance

Tradescantia ‘Jewel Red’ thrives indoors with proper care. Place it in bright, indirect light to maintain its vibrant burgundy-red foliage. Ensure the plant is in well-draining potting mix and water it regularly, allowing the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. During active growth in spring and summer, fertilise monthly with a balanced houseplant fertiliser.

Trim leggy stems to encourage bushier growth and pinch back regularly to maintain its shape. This variety typically grows as a trailing plant, making it ideal for hanging baskets or elevated planters. With these simple guidelines, Tradescantia ‘Jewel Red’ will flourish and add a striking touch of colour to your indoor space.

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