Herself's Houseplants

Killing plants so you don't have to

Wandering Jew ( Tradescantia zebrina )




These are usually grown as hanging plants indoors. The climate they come from in Southern Mexico makes them unable to with stand cold.

Wandering Jews want bright indirect light, but will manage with very little light. Water when the top couple of inches are dry. It does not want a huge amount of water, nor does it want to be dry like a cactus.

If it is getting the right amount of water it will grow rapidly. If it is getting the right amount of sun, you’ll have nicely variegated leaves.

This plant is actually part of the spider wort family of plants.

Propagation is done by cutting a piece of the vine and putting it either in water or soil.

Sometimes these plants just die back, we know not why. Remove dead leaves and pinch back stems to get it to fill back out.

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Wandering Jew Plant