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PlantFiles: Transpecos Spiderwort
Tradescantia brevifolia

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

Synonym:Setcreasea brevifolia
Synonym:Setcreasea ovata
Synonym:Tradescantia leiandra var. brevifolia

Category:
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Succulent

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)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral frostweed On Oct 31, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Transpecos Spiderwort, Tradescantia brevifolia, is Endemic to Texas.



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