Wandering Jew Plant
Wandering Jew plant finds its way into hanging baskets and mixed annual containers for the summer because of its easy going, tolerant nature.
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Wandering Jew plant finds its way into hanging baskets and mixed annual containers for the summer because of its easy going, tolerant nature. The vibrant purple and silver striped leaves bring personality to any space. This vine looks beautiful in hanging baskets or stands where its natural tendency to vine and trail is really brought out. Undersides of the foliage and the stems are both a reddish purple. Wandering Jew is happiest with bright, indirect light to maintain its intense coloration. These plants prefer to dry out some between watering. Wandering Jew is a personable plant that grows quickly and trails extensively. The brightly colored purple and silver striped foliage blends well with virtually any other color of flower or foliage. Wandering Jew happily trails in any space. Feel free to prune Wandering Jew to keep the plant branching with a more compact habit. This plant works well inside in bright, indirect light or outside in anywhere from shade to part sun. The purple foliage helps Wandering Jew match with pink, yellow, orange, green and purple flowers or foliage.
Nomenclature of Wandering Jew:
Tradescantia zebrina is the Latin name for Wandering Jew. The genus name honors John Tradescant (1570-1638) and his son John Tradescant (1608-1662), botanists and gardeners in England. Zebrina means zebra-striped.