fbpx

Search our plants

We have the perfect plant for your landscape.

Search Our Plants

houseplant

Wandering Jew

Tradescantia zebrina

Add To My Wish List

print page
 
Wandering Jew (Tradescantia zebrina) at Platt Hill Nursery

Wandering Jew foliage

Wandering Jew foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  14 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8a

Other Names:  Inch Plant, Creeping Jenny

Description:

This trailing perennial is grown for its foliage; lovely leaves of gray green have silver stripes and dark purple reverses; low maintenance, and excellent for containers or hanging baskets

Features & Attributes

Wandering Jew's attractive pointy leaves emerge purple, turning grayish green in color with curious purple undersides and tinges of silver throughout the year. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

This is an herbaceous evergreen houseplant with a spreading, ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other indoor plants with less refined foliage. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Wandering Jew can be expected to grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 inches. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It prefers to grow in average to moist soil. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.

-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Container  Basket 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features

This Plant Finder tool is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact your nearest Platt Hill Nursery store for current availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit us to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.



Bloomingdale: 222 W Lake St, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Carpentersville: 2400 Randall Rd, Carpentersville, IL 60110

Mon - Sat: 9am - 6pm; Sun: 10am - 5pm

© 2019 Platt Hill Nursery. All rights reserved.