Wandering Jew, Inch Plant
Tradescantia fluminensis 'Variegata'

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: Variegata

Category:

Groundcovers

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

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:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Variegated

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Calistoga, California

Crockett, California

Los Angeles, California

Daytona Beach, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Kennebunkport, Maine

Pittsfield, Pennsylvania

Pawleys Island, South Carolina

Summerville, South Carolina

Houston, Texas (2 reports)

Richlands, Virginia

Liberty, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Aug 16, 2014, catnipcats from Ormond Beach, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is a positive or a negative experience depending upon your needs. I have the purple and silver, stripped leaf, variety of the Wandering Jew. It is so happy here in some sun and mostly shade or mottled shade. I don't feed it however we had had a very wet summer. It has nearly covered the yard but easy to pull up. Anyone is welcome to collect as much as they need. Let me know..

Positive

On Oct 24, 2009, bjluchion from Camden, MS wrote:

Wanted Tradiscantia fluminensis wandering jew green& white, Thanks

Positive

On Jun 3, 2009, Xeramtheum from Summerville, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

I really like this plant and grow it primarily in my greenhouse. I have made attempts to sequester different patterns of the variegation. I'd really like to have a basket with leaves that are half green and half white. It is very easy to root and grow.