Tradescantia fluminensis - Plant
Common name: Wandering Jew, Flowering Inch Plant (common). Tradescantia Zebrina, Tradescantia Fluminensis
Color: flowers are white in color
Bloom time: Flowers freely
Height: 0.50 to 0.75 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
There s a number of tradescantia varieties very similar in looks, how they re grown and their growth habit, including the T. zebrina (has dark green leaves with silver bands)
the T. fluminensis variegata with cream stripes and quicksilver which has white stripes. Then there’s the T. pallida from the same genus which is sometimes named wandering jew plant, but looks very different from the T. fluminensis and zebrina.
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Wandering jew plants are pretty simple to care for and maintain, although providing plenty of bright light is important.
- Tradescatia naturally become spindly and need to be pruned regularly and pinching stems will encourage fuller growth, improving it s appearance.
Foliage: Fleshy oval or lance shaped leaves are produced from the pendant stems (growing a couple of feet or so long). Flowering: The small non showy flowers are white in color, appearing during summer usually and at other times (depending on the conditions).
- Garden UsesAs a houseplant, grow in hanging baskets or along shelves.
- Ground cover where it can be grown outdoors.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor / physian befor use.
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