Tradescantia Species, Inch Plant, Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina) cuttings for sale here. These make a great under canopy ground cover as you can see by some of my pics herein that I took. These are the purple bi-colour variety.
Tradescantia Species, Inch Plant, Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina) cuttings for sale here. These make a great under canopy ground cover as you can see by some of my pics herein that I took. These are the purple bi-colour variety. I also have the larger green leaf variety elsewhere for sale in this site.
Buy one for $2.50 or 10 for $2 each plus pack post of $10 Australia wide. International shipping contact me>>> HERE
Other types also available..MORE INFO TO COME YET.
Variegated Green/Purple Wandering Jew
Aka: Inch Plant “Tradescantia zebrine”
Wandering Jew plant General information
A native of South America, wandering jew (Tradescantia fluminernsis), also called Trad, is a fleshy-leaved creeping plant that grows as a ground cover.
A good, non-invasive native alternative to wandering jew is scurvy grass (Commelina diffusa).
Wandering jew is not a declared plant under Queensland legislation
|Scientific name||Tradescantia fluminernsis|
Wandering Jew plant looks very much like its close cousin, the spiderwort, and shows this relationship through its trailing stems and stalkless, pointed leaves. The leaves, about two inches long, are shiny, with two silver stripes on the upper surface and a rich purple underside. There are also variegated versions with bronze, pink, or cream stripes.
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.
Unrooted Cuttings – Growing Instructions
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9. For colder zones, keep as
a houseplant or take cuttings in the fall to overwinter indoors.
Uses: House plants, hanging baskets, shady ground cover.
I have grown this as an annual groundcover for several years just by keeping a few sprigs going through the winter in my greenhouse. Propagation is easy. Simply lay a few small (or as many as you like!) sprigs on moist soil, cover lightly with soil and watering regularly.
It is a perennial to USDA Zone 9. They make EXCELLENT house plants, growing very well in containers at home or the office.
Plant either in a pot, hanging basket or on the ground. Plant in the ground only if temperatures permit, these root best if kept warm – at least mid 60’s – warmer is better.
Place them in a shady spot until they are rooted and growing, then they can be moved to part sun or keep them in the shade. If there are any roots on your cuttings, make sure they are completely covered with soil. If there are no roots, then fill your container with well draining, sandy soil up to within 3” of the top of the container.
Lay each cutting down in your container so that about 3”-4” of the cutting is touching the soil; let the remainder of the cutting hang over the edge of the container. I have removed the leaves on the end that should go in the soil; if there are any leaves on the part you are covering, remove them before covering the cutting with soil. I suggest placing each cutting facing a different direction (or you can plant each cutting in its own container) then cover the cuttings (fill the remainder of the container) with about 2” – 2.5” of soil. Provide average water; do not over water; use well draining soil, do not let water stand. If these stay too wet, they will ROT rather than ROOT. These can survive very dry conditions. Keep in a warm location. Keep moist (but not soggy! Too dry is better than too wet) until you see new growth starting, then they can be reduced to average watering.
If planted outside in zone 9 and warmer, these plants will die back with frost/freezing temps but will return in the spring if they don’t get too cold. Mine return every year; they are under an oak canopy but we do get temperatures in the 20’s during the winter(although not generally for long durations).
Wandering Jew Plant Quick Facts:
Scientific Name: Zebrina pendula
Common Names: Wandering Jew
Light Requirement for Wandering Jew Plant: Bright Light to Filtered Light
Water Requirement for Wandering Jew Plant: Drench, Let Dry
Humidity for Wandering Jew Plant: Average Home
Temperature for Wandering Jew Plant: House
Fertilizer for Wandering Jew Plant: Balanced
Potting Mix for Wandering Jew Plant: All-Purpose
Propagation of Wandering Jew Plant: Layering, Stem Cuttings
Decorative Use for Wandering Jew Plant: Hanging Basket, Table
Care Rating for Wandering Jew Plant: Very Easy