Wandering jew | Tradescantia zebrina
Common Name: Inch plant, Zebrina Pendula, Spider wort
Botanical Name: Tradescantia zebrina
Other names: Wandering Jew
The Wandering Jew, also commonly known as the Inch Plant, is one of the most intense indoor air-purifying plants. This ancient beauty, with its heart-shaped leaves having purple & silver bold lines on it, is very popular among interior designers. You can keep this plant in a hanging basket, or you can place them on top of a post where its dense structure can pour down gracefully. As an extra treat, this plant will give small purple color flowers during its blooming season. Thus overall, with its vining branches & dark colors leaves, this evergreen ornament plant is picture-perfect for any landscape.
Growth Habits: Up to 6 - 12 inches long
Soil Requirement: well drained sandy soil
Watering Schedule: Twice a week
Light condition: bright indirect sunlight
Ideal Temperature: Anywhere between 15 - 30 degree Celsius
Repotting instructions: Take extra care while repotting as the roots are usually spread all over the pot. You can repot once the current container becomes small for your plant.
Suitable Locations: Locations like hanging basket, bedroom, Balcony, tabletop, or other surfaces for ground cover.
• Do no wait for the soil to dry completely. Keep watering as and when required to keep the soil moist. • Strictly keep the plant indoor during winter season. Heavy rains and frost will hamper the plant’s growth. • Too much heat waves can damage the leaves of this plant. So, try to keep it at a place where it can receive indirect sunlight. • You can repot if you notice that its growth is stopped or slowed down.