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Tradescantia zanonia

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Family: Commelinaceae (ko-mel-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tradescantia (trad-es-KAN-tee-uh) (Info)
Species: zanonia

Synonym:Campelia zanonia
Synonym:Campelia scandens
Synonym:Commelina zanonia

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Category:
Perennials
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Variegated

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Nan On Feb 10, 2006, Nan from SW, WI (Zone 4b) wrote:

Not as difficult to grow indoors as expected.
Does tend to get quite 'leggy'
Has a very fine red leaf margin not always noticeable in photographs, and often loses this margin in less than ideal light.

Neutral triviologist On Jul 17, 2005, triviologist from Buffalo, NY wrote:

Burns in high light- have it growing in a conservatory as a low light plant growing under a bushy ficus for shade. Do not let get dry-tips will brown. Propagate by tip cuttings.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Houston, Texas
Humble, Texas



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