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Tradescantia Zebrina

Regular price $25.00
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Tradescantia zebrina, also known as Wandering Jew or Inch Plant, is a popular trailing houseplant admired for its striking foliage and easy-care nature. Here's a description:

  1. Appearance: Tradescantia zebrina features elongated, lance-shaped leaves that are typically green-purple on the upper side and purple-red on the underside. The leaves have silvery stripes or bands that give them a distinctive zebra-like pattern, hence the common name "Zebrina." The plant produces small, three-petaled flowers that are usually pale pink or violet, though they are less significant than the foliage.

  2. Size: Depending on growing conditions, Tradescantia zebrina typically grows to be about 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 centimeters) tall and can spread considerably wider as it trails or cascades from its container.

  3. Growth Habit: Tradescantia zebrina has a trailing growth habit, with long, vine-like stems that can reach several feet in length. The stems root easily at nodes along their length, allowing the plant to spread and form dense mats of foliage. It's commonly grown in hanging baskets or allowed to trail over the edges of containers.

  4. Light Requirements: Tradescantia zebrina thrives in bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions. However, its foliage may lose some of its vibrancy in dimmer environments. Direct sunlight should be avoided, as it can scorch the leaves.

  5. Watering Needs: Tradescantia zebrina prefers consistently moist soil but is tolerant of occasional drying out between waterings. Water the plant thoroughly when the top inch or so of the soil feels dry, allowing any excess water to drain away. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's essential to avoid waterlogged conditions.

  6. Temperature and Humidity: Tradescantia zebrina prefers temperatures between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C) and average indoor humidity levels. It can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures but is sensitive to frost. Maintain moderate humidity levels by misting the foliage or placing a humidity tray nearby, especially in dry indoor environments.

  7. Maintenance: Tradescantia zebrina is relatively low-maintenance. Pinch back the stems occasionally to encourage bushier growth and remove any leggy or damaged growth. Propagate the plant easily by taking stem cuttings and rooting them in water or moist soil.

  8. Toxicity: Tradescantia zebrina is considered mildly toxic if ingested and may cause gastrointestinal discomfort in pets and humans. It's advisable to keep them out of reach of cats, dogs, and other animals.

Overall, Tradescantia zebrina is a vibrant and versatile houseplant that adds a touch of color and texture to any indoor space. With its trailing habit and striking foliage, it's a popular choice for hanging baskets, shelves, or as a ground cover in terrariums.

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