Spiderwort

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Top Spiderwort facts

Name Tradescantia
Family – Commelinaceae
Type – perennial

Height
 – 8 to 20 inches (20 to 50 cm)
Exposure – full sun or part sun
Soil – ordinary, rather cool

Foliage
 – evergreen
Flowering – May to September.

Planting spiderwort

Indifferently in fall or spring.
Select a spot that doesn’t get too hot.

Propagation through crown division or sow directly in the ground in spring.

Trimming spiderwort

Remove wilted flowers regularly (deadheading).

All there is to know about spiderwort

Although the name “spiderwort” sounds somewhat creepy, this plant has a cute summer blooming.
Its petals twinkle in colors like sky blue, pink, white or purple depending on the variety, and match the evergreen green of its foliage.

This plant is bloated with water, which makes it one of the plants that best resist drought.

Very easy to care for, you can set it up in a hanging pot for it to sway down towards the ground, or in a flower bed with a lattice that it can climb up along.

Smart tip about spiderwort

For the soil to stay moist enough, try to mulch the foot of the plant in summer.