Tradescantia pallida ‘Pale Puma’
Tradescantia "Pale Puma" is a lovely houseplant known for its delicate and unique appearance. This plant is native to the tropical regions of South America, particularly Brazil, and is a member of the spiderwort family. Tradescantia "Pale Puma" is a cultivar of Tradescantia zebrina, a popular houseplant species.
This plant typically grows in the forest understory, so it thrives in partial shade and indirect sunlight. Its leaves are ovate in shape, pale green in color, and have a silver stripe down the center, resembling the fur of a puma. The underside of the leaves is a deep purple, which adds an extra touch of interest. The leaves are relatively small, only growing to be a few inches long, but they have a beautiful and intricate pattern.
Tradescantia "Pale Puma" produces small clusters of pink and white flowers that bloom throughout the year. The flowers only last for a few days but are nonetheless beautiful and add a lovely touch of color to the plant.
This plant requires moderate watering and should not be allowed to dry out completely between waterings. It prefers well-draining soil that is slightly acidic, such as a mix of peat moss and perlite. Tradescantia "Pale Puma" also benefits from regular fertilization during the growing season to encourage healthy growth.
💦Water: Water when soil is dry to the touch
☀️Light: Bright, Indirect Light. We recommend LED Full Spectrum Plant Light Strips, 2 foot
🪴Potting: Well-draining soil with added perlite. We suggest Potted Elephant Indoor potting mix (50/50 peat moss & pumice)
Tradescantia "Pale Puma" has a trailing habit and looks beautiful in hanging baskets or cascading over the edges of pots. It is also an excellent choice for tabletops or desks. This plant is easy to care for and is an excellent choice for anyone looking to add a touch of nature to their home or office.