Pacific Bulb Society BX 357 Tradescantia boliviana

Peter Taggart
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:20:49 PDT
I have plants from Uli, last winter I kept the pots totally dry on a shelf
with various Achimenes species. It loves water and full light in growth and
roots easily. Vertical stems to two feet so far. lots of pink flowers. I
have only grown it among Achimenes and Ceropegia species indoors as yet.
Odd looking roots though....superficially like a juno Iris.
Peter UK

On 20 October 2014 05:09, James Waddick <> wrote:

> Dear PBSers,
> On Mar 26, 2014 11:06 AM, "ds429" <> wrote:
> From Uli Urban: (SEEDS)
> 15. Tradescantia boliviana
> Only recently described. 80cm tall upright perennial, summer growing,
> strictly and completely dry winter dormancy. Needs full sun to remain
> upright, masses of medium sized purple triangles along the shoots, very
> attractive. Bolivian native.
>         I have a number of seedlings and they have been blooming off and
> on. They remain smallish plants, modest pink flowers and typical
> Commelinaceae. Coming from Bolivia I am wondering if these have any
> hardiness - or should I be worried about self seeding and winter survival
> in Zone 5?
>         There is very little to no info about this species on the web
> except for taxonomic info. Anyone have longer term experience growing
> these?  Uli any more information?
>         Appreciate any growing info or winter care.             Thanks
>       Jim

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