Zebrina Pendula - Plant
Description for Zebrina Pendula
Tradescantia zebrina, formerly known as Zebrina pendula, is a species of spiderwort more commonly known as an inch plant or wandering jew. The common name is shared with closely related varieties
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|cockroach grass, inch plant, inchplant, purple wandering Jew, silver inch plant, silvery inch||Green, Silver, Pink and Red||Seasonal bloomer||0.50 to 0.75 feet||Easy to Grow|
Planting and care
Zebrina pendula is a fast-growing plant with deep green leaves marked by colorful silver or purple variegations and velvety purple undersides. Although Zebrina pendula is most often grown as a hardy indoor plant
it is suitable for growing outdoors in the warm climates of U.S. Department of Agriculture growing zones 9 through 11. With its fleshy, succulent stems, Zebrina pendula is easily propagated by planting cuttings.
|Full sun to part shade||potting mix||Medium||24ÂºC||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Zebrina Pendula
- 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.
Typical uses of Zebrina Pendula
Special features: This plant can be moved or manipulated easily as its runners cling lightly to the ground (if used as cover). ... watery sap (a characteristic unique to T. zebrina as compared with the other aforementioned types).
Ornamental use: Easy to grow. As a houseplant, grow in pots, hanging baskets or along shelves. Ground cover or bedding plant where it can be grown outdoors.
Medicinal use: Tradescantia zebrina is a native trailing plant of Mexico that has been used medicinally in an herbal tea in Jamaica to treat the common cold. The plant, also known as Wandering Jew, is used additionally to treat problems of the uterus, high blood pressure and tuberculosis.
Sometimes Tradescantia zebrina is used in a mixture with other types of herbs to treat amenorrhea and to strengthen the blood. Matali, a Mexican beverage made with lemon and Tradescantia zebrina, is another medicinal remedy.