Purple Wandering Jew
Tradescantia fluminensis 'Purple'
Purple Wandering Jew
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Height: 14 inches
Spacing: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: 8a
Other Names: Inch Plant, Creeping Jenny
This trailing perennial is grown for its foliage; lovely leaves of gray green and pink, with deep pink reverses; low maintenance, and excellent for indoor containers or baskets
Features & Attributes
Purple Wandering Jew's attractive pointy leaves emerge purple, turning grayish green in color with curious hot pink undersides 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, Purple 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 --