While tradescantia plants are highly adaptable, they thrive best in medium to bright indirect light. If you notice the markings on the leaves fading, move it to a brighter spot; just make sure it's out of direct sunlight. Plants in brighter conditions are more likely to flower. Tradescantia plants like to be watered regularly, allowing the soil to be partially dried out between waterings. If you notice yellow leaves and limp stems, you're likely underwatering. Conversely, dulling leaf color can be a sign of overwatering. Tradescantia plants trail beautifully from hanging planters, window boxes, containers on high shelves, or window sills with western or eastern exposure. Thanks to their spreading growth habit, these plants work great in large containers, too.