Tradescantia Roxxo is another variety of Tradescantia I recently acquired. It is a new hybrid from Dutch Dracenea nursery 'De Plaats'. 

This new hybrid has dark green and purple coloration. Here’s a stock photo for your reference of what the plant looks like when healthy and thriving with no imperfection. Photo from Nieuwkoop Europe.

Source: Nieuwkoop Europe Tradescantia RoxxoPhoto by Nieuwkoop Europe

According to Commelinaceae plants blogspot website, the tradescantia roxxo is a cross between Tradescantia pallida X Tradescantia zebrina X Tradescantia multiflora (Gibasis pellucida).

Here’s a photo from 11/20/21 of what I received from the mail. 
Photo taken on 11/20/21 right out of the box after receiving in the mail

The plant seemed to have developed fungal disease and I had to treat it with copper fungicide. You can see leaf damages from the following photos from treatment. 

Tradescantia Roxxo, Chic PlantingTradescantia Roxxo by Chic Planting, Photo taken on 12/15/21
Tradescantia Roxxo, Chic PlantingTradescantia Roxxo by Chic Planting, Photo taken on 12/15/21
Tradescantia Roxxo, Chic PlantingTradescantia Roxxo by Chic Planting, Photo taken on 12/15/21

After almost a month of no sign of improvement, I had to cut it to encourage faster growth as well as to hoping new leaves will eventually make its appearance. 

Tradescantia Roxxo cutting

I simply stick the cuttings back into the same pot directly into the soil to root.

This plant sits in my plant rack indoor (in my garage) under a led full spectrum grow light, 12 inches away from the light that has an output of 600++ umol of PAR.

PPFD – Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density μMol/m2/s.
PPFD measures the amount of PAR light (photons) that arrive at the plant's surface each second. ... For a grow light to be effective, it should have PAR values of 500-1500 μMol/m2/s.

You should expect this plant to appear in our stock available for sale in spring of 2022.

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