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Tradescantia Navicularis profile

Written by Maggie

Dec 05 2020

Tradescantia Navicularis profile

Tradescantia Navicularis is in the family Plantariaceae, also known as polyplasma plants.It is native to northern Peru.

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Tradescantia Navicularis

The morphological characteristics of Tradescantia Navicularis

Tradescantia Navicularis is a Succulent perennial herb with prostate or prostrate stems that are segmented and rooted between touchdown nodes.The leaf is triangular shape, upper and lower leaves often overlap, front grayish green back slightly purple, 1 -- 2 cm long, densely covered with fine hairs, leaf margin has eyelash cilia.False corymbals are with rose-red flowers. 

Tradescantia Navicularis is easy to breed and compact, making it ideal for small indoor potted plants as well as bonsai. 

Tradescantia Navicularis growth environment

Tradescantia Navicularis prefers a warm, humid and semi-cloudy environment. They are not cold tolerant and avoid exposure to the hot sun. In winte rlow temperature, dormancy occurs.

Tradescantia Navicularis

The distribution of Tradescantia Navicularis

Tradescantia Navicularis is native to northern Peru.

Tradescantia Navicularis cultivation technique

Key points of cultivation: The Tradescantia Navicularis grows at a temperature of 15-28 degrees, not less than 10 degrees in winter.Generally, mixed soils of peat, vermiculite and perlite are available.When the air is dry in summer, it can be sprayed to increase air humidity. In winter, it can keep the basin and soil dry.Fertilization in the growing period is generally once a month;Except in winter, it should be cultivated under the condition of semi-shade, which requires higher air humidity.

The propagation methods of Tradescantia Navicularis are mainly plant splitting and cutting propagation.

Tradescantia Navicularis