Wandering Jew Tradescantia Plant (11 in. Hanging Basket)

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Tradescantia zebrina, formerly known as Zebrina pendula, is a species of spiderwort more commonly known as an in. plant or wandering Jew. The common name is shared with closely related varieties. Tradescantia has attractive zebra-patterned leaves, the upper surface showing purple new growth and green older growth parallel to the central axis, as well as 2 broad silver-colored stripes on the outer edges, with the lower leaf surface presenting a deep uniform magenta. The leaves are bluish green and usually have 2 longitudinal stripes that are silvery on the surface and purple on the underside. The leaf sheaths are thin and translucent, 8 mm to 12 mm L and 5 mm to 8 mm wide, at the mouth they are long, otherwise glabrous or slightly hairy.

  • Prune wandering Jew plants heavily to keep them young or start new plants from cuttings, their stems sometimes escape and end up as ground covers in other pots
  • Blooms are small with 3 petals and can be violet or white
  • Named for it's zebra-like leaves, the middle of each half of the leaves are a creamy white, with the outer edges tipped in silver
  • All types of wandering Jew plants are fairly easy to care for, as long as you give them a good amount of light and prune regularly, you should enjoy your tradescantia for many years

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