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Tradescantia fluminensis - Plant

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Tradescantia fluminensis is grown as a garden plant or houseplant in many places.

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Description for Tradescantia fluminensis

Plant height: 3 - 6 inches (7 - 16 cm)
Plant spread:

Tradescantia fluminensis is a species of spiderwort native to South America. It is one of several plants known by the common name wandering Jew. It is also known as small-leaf spiderwort, river spiderwort, inch plant, wandering trad, wandering willie, wandering gypsy.

Common name(s): Wandering Jew, Flowering Inch Plant (common). Tradescantia Zebrina, Tradescantia Fluminensis
Flower colours: flowers are white in color
Bloom time: Flowers freely
Max reachable height: 0.50 to 0.75 feet
Difficulty to grow: easy to grow

Planting and 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 theres 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
Water: Medium
Temperature: 65-75F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Tradescantia fluminensis

  • 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 Tradescantia fluminensis

Special features: 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).

Ornamental use: Garden Uses As a houseplant, grow in hanging baskets or along shelves. Ground cover where it can be grown outdoors.

Medicinal use: The plant is resistant to chemical control as a result of its glossy leaves and smooth stems, along with its ability to regenerate from small surviving pieces.

References

    http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=b622

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