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Sitara's Gold Tradescantia

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  • Low Maintenance
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Loamy Soil With Neutral PH
  • Mature Height 6-12 inches

Searching for an eye-catching, easy going herbaceous companion that requires minimal fuss? Sitara’s Gold Tradescantia, a perennial cultivar originating from Central and South America, is your house plant. This plant’s vivid color scheme will add a tasteful flash of drama to any blank space in your home, whether atop a desk or bedside table. Silvery-green contours divide shades of yellowish-green on the upper sides of Sitara’s Gold’s elongated leaves, while its undersides are painted in pleasing plum. This vibrant houseplant is certain to satisfy anyone with minimal time to spare.

Best Locations For Growing Sitara’s Gold Tradescantia

Sitara’s Gold Tradescantia will do well in any room of your home/office that has temperatures ranging from 65° to 75° and moderate to high humidity. A bathroom likely possesses both of these conditions.

Sitara’s Gold Tradescantia Sunlight Requirements

This house plant will thrive in bright, indirect light; however, it will also do well in medium and low light. A south-facing or east-facing window will offer ample bright light for this plant; however, to avoid sunburn, place this perennial a few feet away from any window during periods of direct light.

Sitara’s Gold Tradescantia Plant Care

Slow-growing, this perennial does not require frequent trimming. Remove yellowish or dead leaves, however, to encourage new growth.

This tropical plant prefers a loamy, slightly acidic, well-draining soil. To encourage growth and prevent fungal disease, a house plant potting soil amended with peat moss and perlite will provide an ideal home for this lovely house plant. Sitara’s Gold yields offsets that can be removed with their roots and replanted in other pots filled with moist potting soil.

A 6-inch to a 7-inch pot is a fine choice of a new home for your new Sitara’s Gold Tradescantia. This perennial will not require frequent repotting. When you notice that the roots no longer have sufficient room to grow, simply repot this plant into a new pot that is one to two inches larger than the old one. 

Watering Sitara’s Gold Tradescantia

Sitara’s Gold Tradescantia is drought tolerant so watering less rather than more often is beneficial during the non-growing season. To avert fungal disease, however, it is wise to conduct a moisture check prior to watering. Simply insert your finger two inches below the soil and if the soil is dry, then, water, and, if not, wait a day or two to check again.

Feeding Sitara’s Gold Tradescantia

This minimal fuss plant does not require a lot of fertilizer. A balanced houseplant fertilizer, however, can be applied during the growing season to facilitate growth.

Sitara's Gold Tradescantia Information

Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - Let the soil dry completely, then, water deeply.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: High
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 6-12 inches
Mature Spread: 12-24 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Shade/Description: White
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type: Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Purple
Foliage Description: Purple Underside and a Green to Metallic Grey Variegated
Temperature: 50° - 90°F (10° - 32°C)
Humidity: Above Average (60% - 80%)
Common Name: Sitara's Gold Tradescantia
Other Name(s): Sitara's Gold
Scientific Name: Tradescantia spathacea 'Sitara's Gold'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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