Tradescantia zebrina - Wandering Dude
Gorgeous colours! Super purple! Very easy to care for.
Common Names: Wandering Dude, Wandering Jew, Inch Plant, Cockroach Grass, Striped Trad, Striped Wandering Creeper, Purple Zebra Plant
Origin: Central America to Southern Mexico
Growth: Trailing vine
Light: Bright, filtered
Foot Candles: 100 - 200
Water: Keep evenly moist
Humidity: Not required
Temperature: 13°C - 35°C
Soil: Regular potting mix
Container: Hanging basket, self-watering planter, living wall
Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly
Interiorscape Use: Filler plant, trailer, living walls, low-maintenance
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Leaves will crisp with too much light. Plant may lose vibrant colour with insufficient light.
Comments: One of the easiest plants to propagate. Typically grown for the foliage but can still flower indoors with small, bright purple flowers. The horticultural community is moving away from the common name ‘Wandering Jew’ in favour of either ‘Inch Plant’ or ‘Wandering Dude.’ The name ‘Inch Plant’ is derived from the fact that the plants leaf nodes are exactly one inch apart.