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Tradescantia zebrina

 

Wandering Jew

Tradescantia Zebrina has dark green leaves with silver bands. 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
  • Wandering Jew likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Wandering Jew likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Wandering Jew is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Wandering Jew likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Wandering Jew

Latin name

Tradescantia zebrina

type

Perennial

family

Commelinaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Wandering Jew likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Wandering Jew is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Wandering Jew likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Wandering Jew likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

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

Tradescantia zebrina

Tradescantia Zebrina has dark green leaves with silver bands. 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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