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Feeling Flirty™ Purple Tradescantia

Tradescantia 'Feeling Flirty'

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Feeling Flirty Purple Tradescantia (Tradescantia 'Feeling Flirty') at Bast Brothers Garden Center

Feeling Flirty™ Purple Tradescantia in full

Feeling Flirty™ Purple Tradescantia in full

Height:  6 inches

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Other Names:  Inch Plant, Creeping Jenny

Group/Class:  Leafjoy Houseplants

Brand:  Proven Winners


This trailing perennial is grown for its foliage; lovely leaves of gray green, striped with pink, with deep pinkish-purple reverses; low maintenance, and excellent for indoor containers or hanging baskets in medium to high light

Features & Attributes

Feeling Flirty™ Purple Tradescantia's attractive oval leaves emerge purple, turning grayish green in color with prominent pink stripes and tinges of lilac purple throughout the year on a plant with a trailing habit of growth.

This is an herbaceous evergreen houseplant with a trailing habit of growth, eventually spilling over the edges of hanging baskets and containers. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other indoor plants with less refined foliage. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Feeling Flirty™ Purple Tradescantia can be expected to grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It prefers to grow in average to moist soil. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine. Be warned that parts of this plant are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so special care should be exercised if growing it around children and pets.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.


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