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AnnieRose
Jul 22, 2013 11:34 AM CST
Can you grow cuttings from this plant?
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plantladylin
Jul 22, 2013 12:06 PM CST
I've never seen this plant available in my area or grown it but I's think it would be easily propagated by rooting cuttings. As with some of the other Tradescantia, remove the lower most leaves and stick the cuttings into a moist well draining potting medium. Another method of propagation is to lay a stem on top of the soil and keep moist but not soggy. The plant should send out roots along the stem at each leaf node.

A similar Tradescantia (I think) to 'Maiden's Blush' is 'Blushing Bride'. There's a comment on this page that talks about propagating:

Spiderwort (Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Blushing Bride')
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jul 22, 2013 12:08 PM CST
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 22, 2013 9:14 PM CST
Hi AnnieRose, and a big Welcome! to ATP.

I agree that it should be easy to root cuttings using Lin's above instructions. I would love to see photos of your process and success. Hurray!

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