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Variegated Purple Heart Wandering Jew in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Tradescantia pallida 'Variegata'

 

Variegated Purple Heart Wandering Jew

Fast growing mounding and cascading plant with long lance-shaped leaves with pink and purple stripes. Beautiful groundcover and stunning in hanging baskets. Makes an easy to grow, flowering houseplant due to it being very shade tolerant and ability to live in most ny soil conditions. Tradescantia are climbing or trailing plants which will thrive indoors in good light. They are also known by other names: spider-lily, cradle-lily, oyster-plant and flowering inch plant. The stems trail to about 60cm or more.

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plant Features
  • Variegated Purple Heart Wandering Jew likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Variegated Purple Heart Wandering Jew likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Variegated Purple Heart Wandering Jew is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Variegated Purple Heart Wandering Jew likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Variegated Purple Heart Wandering Jew

Latin name

Tradescantia pallida 'Variegata'

type

Perennial

family

Commelinaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Variegated Purple Heart Wandering Jew likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Variegated Purple Heart Wandering Jew is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Variegated Purple Heart Wandering Jew likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Variegated Purple Heart Wandering Jew likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Variegated Purple Heart Wandering Jew is 0.60meters x 0.15meters 0.60 M 0.15 M

Tradescantia pallida 'Variegata'

Fast growing mounding and cascading plant with long lance-shaped leaves with pink and purple stripes. Beautiful groundcover and stunning in hanging baskets. Makes an easy to grow, flowering houseplant due to it being very shade tolerant and ability to live in most ny soil conditions. Tradescantia are climbing or trailing plants which will thrive indoors in good light. They are also known by other names: spider-lily, cradle-lily, oyster-plant and flowering inch plant. The stems trail to about 60cm or more.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Wandering Jews require full sunlight, especially the variegated types. Keep them above 17C (63F), although they will survive down to a few degrees above freezing in winter. Re-pot small plants annually in spring, but large plants can be fed once a week instead of re-potting. Pinch out regularly to promote bushy growth. House plants are best replaced every two or three years.

 

Propogation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Wandering Jews can easily be propagated by taking tip cuttings at any time of the year. Place in a tumbler of water until the cutting has rooted and then re-plant in fresh compost.

 
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