Tradescantia zebrina - Wandering Jew
Beautiful coloration, low maintenance!
Trailing vine that does very well in a hanging basket!
Wandering Jew Care
|Temperature:||Average indoor temperatures of 65-75ºF (18-24ºC) are suitable, and no lower than 50ºF (10ºC).|
|Light:||Enough light is vital for this plant to grow well, and prevent spindly growth. South or east facing rooms are best without too much direct sun (some direct sun is appreciated).|
|Watering:||Water thoroughly from April - October keeping the soil moist - and then much less during November - March.|
|Soil:||A well draining peat based potting mix is suitable. 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite can be used.|
|Re-Potting:||Re-pot once the plant has outgrown it's present container or every 2 years.|
|Fertilizer:||Feed from April - October with a balanced diluted fertilizer every 2 weeks.|
|Humidity:||Average indoor humidity should be fine. To improve humidity mist the leaves frequently.|
|Propagation:||Very easy to propagate with 3 - 5 inch soft wood stem cuttings. Remove all but 1 or 2 leaves and place in a pot with moist potting mix within a warm and bright setting. Within 3 - 6 weeks you will see new growth appearing. It doesn't get much simpler than this.|
|Pruning:||When the plant becomes leggy prune back the stems and pinch stem tips, during spring or summer.|