Wandering Jew

Tradescantia
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There are over 75 species of Tradescantia and each has similar requirements of care. Keep your plant between 15-25 degrees in a bright position and keep the surface layer of soil moist to the touch.

Although Tradescantia is grown for their striking vibrant leaves - very small light purple flowers will grow on healthy plants.

 

Temperature:

For optimum conditions, keep your Tradescantia at room temperature within 15-25 degrees. However, they will cope at temperatures from 10-25 degrees.

 

Lighting:

Keep in a well-lit position. They will cope with some direct sunlight. Spindly growth with few leaves is a sign of insufficient light. When kept in a position that is too shaded, the variegation on each leaf can reduce and appear greener than normal.

 

Watering:

You should aim to keep the soil relatively moist, however, allow the first 1cm of soil to dry out before watering.

 

Propagation:

The wandering Jew plant is very easy to propagate. Simply cut a stem below a node (small bud-like protrusion) and place it into water. Within a few days, small white root tips will appear from these nodes and will be ready to be planted into soil.