mayfly from Virginia


Name  : Tradescantia x andersoniana
Family  Commeliinaceae
Height 40 to 80 cm

 :Sunny and half-shade
Floor: Ordinary
Interview  : Regular watering

Type  : Perennial

Planting of the mayfly

You will be able to plant them from the beginning of autumn until the end of winter, watering them generously.

Can be planted in the spring for all plants purchased in pots or containers.

Space each plant 40 cm apart Prefer a sunny or partially shaded area. Multiplication of the ephemeral by tuft division , in the spring or fall.

Maintenance of the Virginia mayfly!

In the autumn, when the foliage is completely yellow, cut the foliage flush with the ground. The plant needs to see its leaves turn yellow in order to build up reserves for the next flowering period.

This is the condition to enjoy beautiful flowers the following year.

About the ephemeral

The Virginia mayfly is known for its long knotty stem, long narrow leaves and clustered flowers with 3 petals.
The flowers are mostly purple, blue, sometimes pinkish white, red or pink.

There are many different species (about 70), some of which are considered houseplants.

It is recommended to use them in flower beds, rather in the background for their advantageous size or at the edge of a pond because they are not afraid of water.

The mayfly needs water, especially in hot weather.

For potted cuttings, keep the soil moist with regular watering.