Wandering Jew Plant


Wandering Jew is one of the easier type of plants to grow. This plant is unique. When given minimal sustenance it will spread out and grow. Cutting out its roots and planting in other soil will make it regenerate itself and start to grow. Wandering Jew plant adapts easily to various enviroments and conditions. It is difficult to control its growth because it spreads rapidly. It has oval shining leaves and produces three petalled flowers. Since it tends to vine it is used in hanging baskets and in areas where it can trail down. Wandering Jew plant produces flower in a range of colors from purple, pink to white which are usually blooming in spring and summer. It prefers moist soil and higher humidity level. Taking care of Wandering Jew plant is very easy and is recommended for beginners. By pruning the ends it will result in having a more fully and bushy plant. Cuttings can be put in water to make roots and by this way you can make many new little plants. Fertalizing can be done once a month by using a water soluble fertilizer. Wandering Jew is native to South America. There are many varieties of these plants.This plant is really hard to kill. Wandering Jew plant is very pretty and also simple to grow and doesn’t require a lot of care.


Wandering Jew facts:

Sunlight
Wandering Jews thrive best in bright, but indirect sun light. The more light your plant get, the more flowers will be produced. If the plant doesn’t recieve enough sunlight it’s color will look faded.

Watering
These plants require little moisture but they don’t like to be completely dry for too long. The plant should be planted if the soil is dry 1/2 inches down.

Soil
General purpose potting soil should be used for Wandering Jews. They perfer a rich soil that is organic. For better aeration sand, perlite or peat moss can be added to the soil
If making own soil mixture, add equal amounts of coarse sand or Perlite.

Fertilization
Fertilizer can be used twice a month during the growing season.

Propagation
Wandering Jews are propagated from stem cuttings. Place cuttings in water until roots form and then plant in potting soil.

Toxicity/Poisonous
Skin irritation can occur in some people and animals.

Tips
Cutting the long vines will make your plant more bushier and fuller. The cutting can be placed in water to form roots.