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Common Name: Wandering Jew

Species Name: Tradescantia zebrina

Family Name: Commelinaceae





Plant Facts  
Origin Mexico
Sun Preference Partial
Susceptibility Pinch regularly to keep plant bushy and branchin; spider mites



ID Characteristics

  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Plant Height: 10-foot diameter, 1-foot height
    • Leaves: Somewhat succulant; ovate-oblong, green, longitudinally striped with two broad silvery bands above, bright red-purple beneath, stems prostrate or trailing



USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 9
Notes Most commonly used as ground cover or in a hanging basket


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