Wandering Jew Houseplant

Posted on 15th June 2011 in Wandering Jew Plants

Tradescantia albiflora is a botanical name for a Wandering Jew houseplant. This houseplant is fast growing and is best known as a hanging plant. It has fleshy stems and a lot of lance shaped leaves. It’s leaves are up to 5 cm long. Leaves are usually deep green to purple with some silver color. Wandering Jew houseplant needs to get it’s stems cut so it can encourage branching and prevent the plant for getting too leggy. Pinching off the tips of new shoots will result in a more fuller and bushier plant.
Pruning is the best during spring and summer which is a growing season for this houseplant. If there are long spaces between leaves then your Wanderin Jew houseplant is not getting enough sunlight. This plants needs a lot of sunlight. They do best in hanging basket by the window. It’s trailing stems can grow up to 60 cm long. This plants need enough light and moist soil and it will do great.
Wanderin Jew houseplant needs to be fed fertilizer every two weeks from spring to fall.
Cuttings of this houseplant should propagate easily. In moist soil, cuttings will root in about 3 weeks. It’s soil must be evenly moist in the growing season but slightly drier in winter. Several species go by the name Wandering Jew. Wandering Jew houseplant is also known as Inch Plant, and Spiderwort. It’s origins are from South America. Wanderin Jew makes an excellent house plant, because it is easy and fast growing plant that doesn’t require much attention.

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