The Wandering Jew plant is a creeping plant also known as the ‘Tradescantia Zebrina’ and is a species of the Tradescantia genus. The plant is also known by the name, ‘Silver-inch plant’, due to the silver stripe present in its leaves. This is an outdoor foliage plant and is popular due to its fast growth and attractive leaves.
The leaves are purple in colour with a silver stripe making it captivating to look at.
Low Maintenance :
The Wandering Jew plants are easy to care for which makes them suitable for outdoor spaces. Its rich green foliage is a treat to the eyes. They are also great for newbie gardeners as they are quite forgiving in nature.
The Wandering Jew plant is known for its striking, variegated foliage with shades of purple, green and silver. The plant with its fast growth looks beautiful in outdoor gardens.
The Wandering Jew plant is able to tolerate indirect light conditions as well and is used as an indoor plant as well by seasoned gardeners.
The Wandering Jew plants are very easy to propagate, from cuttings or root divisions.
The Wandering Jew plant must be watered periodically. As soon as the top one inch of the soil gets dry, you must water it. Also, reduce watering in the winter or the rainy season.
The Wandering Jew is a plant that does extremely well in temperatures between 15 - 30 degrees Celsius. Keep it in indirect sunlight.
The Wandering Jew plant is an outdoor plant and loves being kept in shaded areas where it can receive indirect bright sunlight.
The Wandering Jew is not a very demanding plant. To Fertilize - You can use vermicompost or cow dung compost every 15 days to maintain its nutrition balance. It can easily be propagated from seeds or cuttings.
It is very important to consistently prune the Wandering Jew plant to give it a better shape and encourage rapid growth. Remove the dead or damaged leaves regularly.
The Wandering Jew plant is susceptible to mealybugs, spider mites, and aphids. Control the pests by using neem oil spray every week on the leaves. You can also use fungicide if the disease has spread.
Yes, the Wandering Jew plant is an aesthetically beautiful plant and has air-purifying properties too.
The Wandering Jew plant needs indirect bright sunlight and hence can be placed indoors if the above conditions are satisfied.
The Wandering Jew plant if exposed to full sunlight may cause browning of its leaves.
Watch the leaf tips of the Wandering Jew plant regularly, if there is browning it might be due to excessive watering or too much exposure to sunlight.
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