Inch Plant (Tradescantia spp.)
Inch Plant Plant FeaturesInch plant is an old-school houseplant that's still popular today because it's so easy to grow. The trailing stems make it perfect choice for growing in hanging baskets, but it's also stunning when allowed to spread across a tabletop or other surface.
There are several varieties of inch plant available with different leaf colors and sizes, so it's easy to find one that will look perfect in your home or office. You can dress up these classic houseplants with a interesting container to give them a contemporary look.
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Inch Plant Growing InstructionsGrow inch plant in medium or bright light. It tolerates low light for a time, but the plant's overall health will decline if kept in too little light for too long. Most types of inch plant can take a little direct sun on their leaves, making them fun choices for growing in a sunny window.
Water inch plant when the potting mix starts to dry. These houseplants do best in relatively moist soil.
Fertilize inch plant if you wish. You can do it as infrequently as once or twice a year (spring and summer are the best times) or on a more regular basis. Just use a fertilizer formulated for use on houseplants and follow the directions on the packaging.
Prune inch plant anytime you wish if the stems get too long or lanky.
Inch plants are not intended for human or animal consumption.
Medium water needs
Indoors: High light
Indoors: Medium light
Purifies the air
Complement your Inch PlantAnthurium
Anthurium is a lovely counterpart to many varieties of inch plant.
Grow inch plant as a lovely groundcover under China doll or other houseplant trees.