- Wandering Jew Plant Description
- Wandering Jew Plant Specs and Regions
- Wandering Jew Plant Light and Water Recommendations
A popular houseplant, Tradescantia zebrina, otherwise known as Wandering Jew is a trailing evergreen perennial with attractive, lance-shaped, green to purple leaves with two wide, silvery longitudinal stripes, while the lower leaf surface is solid magenta. Tiny boat-shaped rosy-purple flowers held in small terminal clusters appear sporadically throughout the year on plants grown in their native habitat, rarely on plants grown indoors. Fast-growing and easy to grow, it makes an attractive groundcover in warm winter areas. Where not winter hardy, it is usually grown as a houseplant, in hanging baskets or containers where it will trail gracefully over the edges.
Native to: Mexico
Hardiness: tender soft succulent - will not tolerate frost
Recommended light conditions: filtered light
Bloom Color: white
Watering Needs Indoors: Instead of giving your succulents gradual sips of water throughout the week, give them a good soaking, to the point where water runs out the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Be sure to empty the water that runs into the saucer, succulents do not like to sit in water. Then let the soil dry out completely before watering again.
Watering Needs Outdoors: In the Summer water your succulents every two weeks, by soaking them and letting them dry before watering again. In the Winter water your succulents once a month.
Technical Information About This Plant
- Requires bright light for most of the day. Or constant dappled shade.
- Best to water every 2 weeks.
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