Wandering Jew

I’m still working on introducing all of the houseplants I added to my home in January. Here’s the next one:

wandering jew

Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina) is considered non-toxic but the sap can be a skin irritant. It’s not really a problem because it’s grown indoors in hanging baskets where it won’t be a nuisance.

wandering jew closeup

It’s an easy to grow and striking plant that prefers bright indirect light. For thick greenery and a nice full look in your hanging pot, you can prune back long trailing stems.  The cuttings can be used to propagate new plants, so get them started if you would like to fill in an empty spot or give to a friend.

wandering jew flower

Although it does flower, they are small and not very noticeable.



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Bellen says:

    My sister had the fullest, prettiest Wandering Jew because every other week she trimmed the ends.
    She also had 2 other purple plants on a stand under it – what a beautiful sight.

  2. Jan says:

    My mom always had a few of these. Not sure why I never got one….can’t even remember the last time I saw one in someone else’s home. Yours is pretty.

    JanS from HT

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