Tradescantia fluminensis variegata
$8.00 incl. GST
Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 8-12cm
- The Wandering Jew is not a single plant, it’s the name given to a few different plants in the genus Tradescantia.
- When grown outdoors it’s considered invasive in many regions of the world, but those same growing characteristics make it perfect as an indoor vining plant.
- You can use a standard houseplant potting mix for your wandering jew, but they’ll do even better if you give them soil that has more organic matter.
- You’re looking for the perfect balance of water retention and draining ability, so give the plant watering and watch to see which way your soil tends to go, then adjust accordingly.
- Use a water-soluble fertilizer at least twice a month during the growing season.
- Be sure to dilute it down to 50% strength to avoid nutrient burn on the foliage.
- You can also use a slow-release fertilizer to the soil once a year.
- This is a houseplant that really thrives in bright but indirect sunlight.
- The brighter the light you provide your wandering jew plant, the more flowers it will produce.
- If it’s not getting enough light, the brightly-colored foliage will begin to fade.
- These plants are happy as long as they’re not kept soaked or allowed to be completely dry too long.
- Keeping the soil evenly moist is the best.
- You’ll know it’s ready for more water when the soil is dry to at least 1/2″ deep.
- Give it a good drink but be sure that the pot drains well.