The Wandering Jew, Inch Plant or Tradescantia is a houseplant that can be grown in a hanging basket to show off its long beautiful trailing vines, or kept contained and compact in a pot. Tradescantia Zebrina â Wandering Jew Wandering Jews are one of the easiest plant to grow both indoor as well as outdoor. However, you can still improvise without damaging the aesthetics of the surrounding environment. They attack the plant when the temperatures are too low, and the humidity is high. Tradescantia zebrina is naturally found in Mexico and Central America, though itâs an invasive species in many other warm areas. As long as the plant is provided with this it should not be difficult to grow at all. Twenty years ago, not knowing any better I bought a hanging basket of this stuff to hang on my front porch. The infestation starts out like the new leaves are withering in one small area. If your plant becomes leggy, PINCH back generously and propagate the cuttings for another plant. Further, the growth habit means that the foliage-crown will rarely overgrow the pot. It's lived through (infrequent) Florida snows, freezes in the teens, wind chills in the single digits (my heater & my shallow well pump froze but this stuff thrived.) It always comes up in the spring & I spray with Roundup, Spectricide, etc which kills the sprouts but it never stops coming as evidenced by my 40 year fight with it. Keep in partial sun for best foliage, and water when soil has only a small amount of moisture left, unless you are starting a new plant from a cutting, in which case you should keep the soil moist. Luckily, is extremely easy to pull by hand... where the outdoor planting season is so short. But I spend hours on the north side of our house, pulling this stuff out by hand. About 20yrs ago I planted a lovely golden sport of what I'd alway... read mores called "Cowslobbers" out in the pasture but is usually called Spidorwort or Tradescantia bracteata (or T.ohiensis). Remove the old vines from the pot, dip them in water to clear the soil, and place them in the new pot. It should hold more water than it releases because the succulent-like leaves and vines alongside the robust growing foliage will require a lot of water. I am in a very humid climate and it does well here! Loss of leaf color is a clear indication that the Wandering Jew requires a little more light. This plant swill take over every space in a pot, even growing on the floor, searching for new places with enough earth to stock its roots. Use a sharp scalpel or knife to remove the affected vines in spring and summer when the plant can recover faster. When the plant is tendered well, it will produce some of the most beautiful vines that can be used for decoration purposes. ALMOST AS BAD as fighting thistles in a horse corral is the deep purple Wandering Jew that must have escaped from my pots over 35-40 years ago as I have not had a Wandering Jew since moving here in '71. Somos compensados por referir tráfico y prospectos a Amazon y otras compañías vinculadas a este sitio. Fill a jar a glass with water. Check the water quality used to ensure that it does not have added chemicals like fluoride and chlorine. Most often these three-petal blosâ¦ Water at least once a week, keeping the soil moist but not soggy. Tradescantia zebrina is native to Mexico. My favorite is definitely the Zebrina variation. A lot of my back yard has wedelia ground cover, so I'm used to pulling up plants that like to take over! This is the plant for the wanna-be-green-thumb! Somos BigBoyPlants Have you ever heard of the wandering jew plant? And no, I never got rid of it, but I also never found it difficult to control, as my soil was very nice, and unwanted sprigs were very easy to pull up. The Wandering Jew prefers soil that drains well but retains more water than it gives away. The noon sun is especially dangerous because it tends to dry the soil, resulting in dead leaves. I try to pull before it blooms--the blooms identical to Tradescantia zebrina. It gradually spreads destroying the whole bed. I'm from Michigan where I know it would not survive outside. And no, I never got rid of it, but I also never found it difficult to control, as my soil was very nice, and unwanted sprigs were very easy to pull up. Why are my Tradescantia Zebrina leaves dropping. The flowers appear in spring and summer when the weather is warm. The Wandering Jew is an undergrowth plant that will survive in the highest humidity. We are BigBoyPlants Thanks Regina. I have learned my lesson. It behaves itself, whether it's in a container, or planted in the garden. The Seiryu Japanese Maple, otherwise known as the Acer Palmatum 'Seiryu' or Japanese Maple 'Seiryu', Acer palmatum var. I've weeded & weeded, pulling it up by the roots. =). A lot of owners have never seen the flowers. On Oct 12, 2006, Suttonsy from Queenstown,New Zealand wrote: Looking for a weedkiller for this plant. Violet Hill Tradescantia Zebrina - Trailing Wandering Jew Houseplant - Easy Care 1.5 out of 5 stars 6 $15.00 $ 15 . It is very hardy and will thrive in almost any condition. Despite this reputation...it IS wonderful as a hanging pot and a fabulous ground cover. Indoor spaces like the kitchen, lounge, or the bathroom will provide the perfect humidity for your Wandering Jew. Such high temperatures will cause the leaves to dry, lose their color, and cause the entire plant to grow slowly. During division, split a few vines at the root and transfer them to the new pot. The Wandering Jew loves water as long as the soil does not become soggy. Even the water used for misting could introduce impurities in the soil, eventually killing your plant. Water at least once every 5-7 days to keep the soil with adequate moisture levels. It is similar to the "vampire" weed as one commentator called Wandering Jew but it has never spread from where I planted it & is upright in habit. Watering should be reduced in winter. This is another plant I got from my grandmother. We are compensated for referring traffic and business to Amazon and other companies linked to on this site.