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Why are the leaves on my Tradescantia Zebrina fading?

It can be alarming to notice the bold purple and silver stripes of your Tradescantia Zebrina start to fade, but don’t worry! It’s a simple fix.

Improper Light

The most likely reason your Tradescantia Zebrina is fading is due to a lack of light. Your plant prefers bright indirect light. If it is placed in a lower light environment, its stripes will fade.

If you suspect your plant is fading because of its access to light, take a look at your space and find a sunnier spot. A window sill or sunny shelf is perfect for the Zebrina to show off its gorgeous trailing vines.

Time for a check-up

Now is a great time for some TLC. Before you move your plant to its new spot, check in with it to see if it needs a trim or if it could benefit from a good soak.

Need more help?

We're confident your Zebrina will be back to normal in no-time, but if you've followed the steps above and things just aren't improving you can contact us here.