Wandering Jew

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Generally cultivated as a houseplant, this popular trailing plant has vibrant foliage tips that resemble flowers. Fabulous color and texture. Use alone in a hanging basket, as ground cover, or add to a combination pot.

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Details

Common name

Wandering Jew

Botanical name

Tradescantia x andersoniana

Variety

Blushing Bride

Zone

USDA 5 - 10

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Bloom time

spring-fall

Light

sun

Height

10-12" (25-31 cm)

Habit

compact

Water

weekly during dry spells

Feed

use all-purpose

Maintenance

remove spent blooms