Tradescantia fluminensis - Plant

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

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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.

Plant Specifications

*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 care

  • 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.
  • 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
    Watering Medium
    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

    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

    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



    Reviews

    Thursday, 31 October 2019

    Very nice plant to have.

    sumanth kumar

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