Wandering Jew, Inch Plant
Tradescantia fluminensis 'Laekenensis Rainbow'

Family: Commelinaceae (ko-mel-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Tradescantia (trad-es-KAN-tee-uh) (Info)
Species: fluminensis (floo-min-EN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Laekenensis Rainbow

Category:

Groundcovers

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Variegated

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Pell City, Alabama

Oakland, California

Brooksville, Florida

Oldsmar, Florida

Johnson City, Texas

Mexia, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 14, 2007, vince from Bilbao
Spain (Zone 9a) wrote:

The plant in the images is not a Tradescantia fluminensis 'Laekenensis Rainbow', it is a variegated Tradescantia zebrina.