Tradescantia zebrina growing herbaceous of the genus Tradescantia also known as Zebrina pendula or Wandering jew plant, Tradescantia zebrina perennial evergreen or annual in colder climate used as ornamental groundcover plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+ as perennial and hardiness zone 3+ as annual.
Tradescantia zebrina leaves
Leaves color green, pink, white, red or purple in elliptic shape with pointed top.
Flower color can be: purple, pink or blue, triangle shape flower that assembled by 3 triangle petals.
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Requirements for Tradescantia zebrina growing and care:
Mulch, space to grow widely
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Better to control the plant because its aggressive
Size of the plant:
30-50 cm, 12-20 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower:
Triangle shape flower that assembled by 3 triangle petals, flower color can be: pink, blue or purple