About Tradescantia fluminensis
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.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Wandering Jew, Flowering Inch Plant (common). Tradescantia Zebrina, Tradescantia Fluminensis |
|Maximum Reachable Height ||0.50 to 0.75 feet |
|Flower Colour || flowers are white in color|
|Bloom Time ||Flowers freely|
|Difficulty Level ||easy to grow |
Planting and careWandering 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.
Tradescantia fluminensis 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 |
|Temperature ||65-75F |
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Tradescantia fluminensis special feature
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).
Tradescantia fluminensis uses
- Garden Uses As a houseplant, grow in hanging baskets or along shelves
- Ground cover where it can be grown outdoors
- 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
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Tradescantia fluminensis ?
Tradescantia fluminensis is commonly known as Wandering Jew, Flowering Inch Plant (common). Tradescantia Zebrina, Tradescantia Fluminensis
How tall do Tradescantia fluminensis grow?
On average Tradescantia fluminensis grows 0.50 to 0.75 feet
What color are Tradescantia fluminensis ?
A Tradescantia fluminensis plant bears flowers of color flowers are white in color
When Tradescantia fluminensis blooms?
With enough light, Tradescantia fluminensis may produce flowers are white in color flowers in Flowers freely
How hard is Tradescantia fluminensis to grow?
A Tradescantia fluminensis is easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Tradescantia fluminensis need?
A Tradescantia fluminensis prefers Full sun to part shade
How much water does a Tradescantia fluminensis need?
A Tradescantia fluminensis prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Tradescantia fluminensis need?
A Tradescantia fluminensis prefers well-drained soil
What temperature does a Tradescantia fluminensis like?
A Tradescantia fluminensis prefers 65-75F
How often should I fertilize my Tradescantia fluminensis ?
To encourage Tradescantia fluminensis growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Thursday, 31 October 2019
Very nice plant to have.
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