I've had several wandering jews of different colors and sizes.They have lasted for several years . So again to my friends in Florida, TX, etc, just like another "potted" beauty, the Ardisia, I'm s... read moreorry this is considered a weed where you live!!!!! It is similar to the "vampire" weed as one commentator called Wandering Jew but it has never spread from where I planted it & is upright in habit. It pretty much just jumped out and started putting roots in ... read morethe ground. The reward will be, as mentioned by many, free divisions to friends. When it starts getting too long I simply cut it back to the desired length. It is very fast-growing from shade to full sun and takes over surrounding vegetation rapidly. I have learned my lesson. I have one sitting high on a plant stand trailing over the pot, and one day you'll find pieces of it on the floor! On Jun 1, 2010, BGES from Eastlake, OH wrote: I seemed to have the opposite problem. In my zone, it grows best in deep dappled shade. The study concentrated on the Andersoniana Group because of their adaptability to a … On Jun 6, 2009, atm1 from Detroit, MI wrote: I have been growing Wandering Jews as houseplants for years. It is in a partially shaded area and gets mostly late afternoon sun, altho... read moreugh no direct full sun. I had a large tropical looking bed of Dwarf Brazilian Bananas, which grow to about 15 feet tall, papayas, cannas, daturas, zebra plant and spiral cone gingers, all of which got very tall and "leggy," so I thought this plant would make a nice groundcover underneath these taller guys. The Garden wouldn't be the Garden without our Members, Donors and Volunteers. ts of it up by the roots out of the yard, plant it in a basket & give it to them. It is very hardy and will thrive in almost any condition. Flower Color is and blooms in . Downward-trailing stems are ideal for hanging baskets. It gradually spreads destroying the whole bed. Other than long narrow leaves, there seems to be no similarities. Makes a great companion for Hostas, as an edging plant or in containers. My friend heard it was invasive so she put it in a pot on the ground by some soil, thinking it was safe in the pot... now, one year later, she has Wandering Jew in the soil all around the pot, and none IN the pot. Prefers full sun to light shade and grows best in moist, rich soil. On May 9, 2009, vossner from East Texas,United States (Zone 8a) wrote: Despite its beauty, I wouldn't dream of planting it inground. Only 1 bloom from in-ground jungle, though. Tradescantia pallida is a tender perennial that is winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-11. To avoid this, move fading Wandering Jew to a more shaded area (this solved the problem for me, as the new growth on my Wandering Jew now has its vivid, separate colors again, and I just cut the old, faded leaves off). Plants have good drought tolerance. (Tradescantia subaspera) Amazing! Growing in clumps formed by arching, grass-like foliage, Wild Spiderwort is apt to spread and mutiply, making it a great choice for edging beds. On Jul 9, 2008, w2power from Toney, AL wrote: I love this plant I have had it for about a year not from cuttings, A small stem broke off when I moved from Woodbridge, Virginia to Toney Alabama, so I did what most would do, throw it out back...well now I learned that most will not do that. Two plants in the middle browned, and died. In St. Louis it is grown in the garden as an annual, in containers and as a year round houseplant. On Sep 30, 2006, DrJerry from Burleson, TX wrote: This plant is one of the best shade-loving ground covers in my garden. Has anyone heard of making a tea from the Wandering Jew and its medicinal purposes? Now that the weather has warmed up (it has been in the 70's and 80's here for several weeks now!) Tradescantia Pink Nanouk (Wandering Jew) is very low maintenance when it comes to houseplants. This name is used for several different plant species within the Tradescantia genus. Direct Sun) Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Try this in a hanging basket and keep an eye on it. There are now quite good roots, coming from all the leaf nodes. Best to keep it contained in its own pot or hanging basket w/ nothing else. Shelter plants from strong winds that may break the somewhat fragile stems. My favorite is definitely the Zebrina variation. Hardiness zone 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b. From late spring to midsummer, the foliage is topped by small clusters of three-petaled, blue (sometimes rose) flowers, 1 in. They may be something you need to be careful about planting in the ground, but they are perfect for a fair-weather gardener like me and look great, especially when the sun glows through the leaves. It is found and can be planted oudoors (though don't because of it's invasiveness) in zones 9b, 10a, 10b, 11 and below. I have tried to used Roundup on a couple of large areas around two trees, but it doesn't seem to work on this type of leaf. I have six 4" pots on a shelf. They are very tought, easy to grow and dont need extra care, thats makes them a perfect climate control especially for those plant who need strong light and humid root condition. The colors are much brighter, and the plant is much happier. Tradescantia fluminensis, the inch plant, is a green-leafed plant with stems that root as they grow along the ground. to destroy some of the plants that I want to keep. It is supposed to grow. It rooted very quickly so she planted it in a small pot. On Aug 4, 2004, NativePlantFan9 from Boca Raton, FL (Zone 10a) wrote: The Wandering Jew or Inch Plant is a great plant to use indoors in a pot as a houseplant worldwide, but in my area in South Florida the plant is very invasive in many areas outdoors. This plant usually may like water about two or three times a week. This plant ought to be kept in a container AWAY from soil. Direct Sun) Water Requirements: Average Water Needs Consistent Water Needs It has served for a number of years as a vigorous and attractive houseplant, but is now being increasingly used in outdoor garden applications as a ground cover and/or container plant. I haven't figured out how to get rid of them yet, other than manually digging up the root systems--and you have to keep going back for the stragglers even with that. This attractive and unusual colored plant makes a great hanging pot specimen or as a creeping groundcover with bold color for the sun or shade garden. On Aug 9, 2003, suncatcheracres from Old Town, FL wrote: This is a beautiful plant, but after growing it as a houseplant for years, I thought I would try to grow it outdoors in St. Petersburg, Florida (USDA Zone 9b.) A lot of my back yard has wedelia ground cover, so I'm used to pulling up plants that like to take over! On Jun 15, 2004, TamiMcNally from Lake Placid, FL (Zone 9b) wrote: Invasive and difficult to eradicate. Rain came, sun came and there it was back again. Foliage Color: Green shades. If you want to get rid of it, rent a chicken. If I ever run into some poor, unsuspecting soul that has trouble growing plants I'll snatch bi... read morets of it up by the roots out of the yard, plant it in a basket & give it to them. It has great character, extremely hearty, and grows with vigor in the humid sunny climate of Montgomery, Texas. I cannot keep ours alive. Nothing to write home about regarding the flavor. My mom found a small vine with just a couple of leaves on it in a parking lot in the dead of winter (we live in Alaska). It'll drop it's stems and grow wherever it lands. When it is time to repot your Tradescantia Pink Nanouk you will want to chose a pot that is at least double the size of the root ball. I don't know very much about plants, but was drawn to this one about a year and a half ago because of the amazing coloration. The gardening world has many examples where a single common name is slapped on more than one plant species, and such is the case with the houseplant we know as wandering Jew. Grows in Sun to Light Shade. I wish I had a picture of the truck loaded down with this stuff, as I was actually dragging it down the street behind me. And it does if given the right conditions. Eventually, after a few hours work, I had A WHOLE TRUCK LOAD of this plant to take to the city recycling center. It is a beautiful plant and will make a beautiful addition to any decor. It grew and grew and grew, I thought it was something else then I realized it was the same plant stem that rooted on top of the soil. Garden (USDA Hardiness Zone 5b, AHS Plant Heat Zone 5) evaluated 31 taxa of Trad-escantia in full-sun trials. Many Tradescantia species have attractive foliage, which … Tradescantia pallida is a tender perennial that is winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-11. Punch holes on the surface of the rubber band with a pencil or pen. Spacing 12 Inches. In the rainy months it does not even have to be planted but simply thrown onto the ground and it will take root. It gets scorching afternoon sun for 4-5 hours and does very well there. Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 . I wish I had a picture of the truck loaded down with this stuff, as I was actually dragging it down the street behind me. My last piece just died from 34 degree weather. Pinch back stems as needed to maintain … On Nov 30, 2004, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote: We must have cool enough winters to keep this plant in check. Tradescantia pallida aka Purple Heart Wandering Jew. On May 7, 2008, rossmcl from Edinburgh,United Kingdom wrote: I've been given some cuttings, which I have rooted in water for about a week. Never seen it flower, I'll try feeding it some Bloom Buster. Where do you go to find out medicinal properties of plants? I am hoping it does well - at one time I had it hanging by my front door in an area that gets a lot of direct sun during the day, but it started looking very sickly so I took it back inside and it recovered nicely. Snail activity is at night and can be stopped with bait. No serious insect or disease problems. Eventually, after a few hours work, I had A WHOLE TRUCK LOAD of this plant to take to the city recycling center. I have drank it for two days now. Stems and leaves are violet purple. It typically grows to 8” tall with a trailing habit, and features thick but fragile stems clad with pointed, narrow-oblong, v-shaped leaves (4-6” long) that are sheathed to the stems. Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds, N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed. Click here for Reopening details. It grows well in Florida shade or sun. I also have some that have appeared in my front landscaped flower/plant bed, and they are beginning to take over there as well. Pretty much pest free and happy in most conditions....I like this plant to fill in holes in the garden till young plants are full enough to be attractive on their own...then just yank it out and compost it. It does wonderfully there. On Apr 26, 2016, Chillybean from (Zone 5a) wrote: I bought this plant merely because it is a Tradescantia. Tradescantia, commonly known as Spiderwort, is a genus of plants in the family Commelinaceae comprising about 70 species of herbaceous perennials native to the New World. Put one cutting in each hole. (Trending), My Garden Channel, 1 Comment. On Sep 11, 2010, jskyieeyes3 from Saint Cloud, FL (Zone 9b) wrote: easy to grow. Blue flowers and a compact habit. A great plant, but only indoors so keep it there and do not plant outdoors! Best purple leaf color occurs in full sun. One interesting thing I have noticed about them is their strong "sense" of survival! As with most of my favorites, I love it because it propagates well. Growing spiderworts is easy and you’ll find the plants to be quite resilient. Zones 5-9. If you do not live in a tropical zone you can bring in your plant and place in a bight warm spot throughout the winter. On May 14, 2010, ghostlyvision from Houston, TX wrote: I once put Wandering Jew in a planter at the office, it soon overwhelmed everything else in the planter, finally (and it took a while) got rid of it by pouring a capful of full strength vinegar everytime it reared its head, for those who want to eradicate it, try vinegar, but anything else around it may also die. introduced me to them for their ease and beauty,especially as hanging plants. They survived my neglect and are bouncing back now that they're getting attention again. Grows in Sun to Light Shade. Sunlight: Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Deer resistant. Central Phoenix -- I have an Aloe Christmas Carol, ... read more, I just found one upside down on our patio and put him ... read more, Flocks to the suet feeder along with the dozen or so ... read more, On January 24th every year we celebrate National Peanut ... read more, Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden.com. Flowering may slow in high heat - cut back hard to promote fresh growth and flowering. 141 North Street Danielson, CT 06239 (860) 774-8038 Call Center hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm EST. It weakened and died in its third summer. Grows even in the most awful soil--I use it to make use of a poorly drained WET heavy clay area! It has grown at times when my grass wouldn't. How to Grow Tradescantia Plants Guide to Growing Spiderwort, Wandering Jew, and Trinity flower. Easily transplanted, easily rid from your garden by yanking it up. Even better, repot, then trim and water. ALMOST AS BAD as fighting thistles in a horse corral is the deep purple Wandering Jew that must have escaped from my pots over 35-40 years ago as I have not had a Wandering Jew since moving here in '71. A popular houseplant, Tradescantia zebrina (Wandering Jew) is a trailing evergreen perennial with attractive, lance-shaped, green to purple leaves with two wide, silvery longitudinal stripes, while the lower leaf surface is solid magenta. Tradescantia ohiensis LP50 - 50 per flat: Availability: Height 24-36 Inches. I'm from Michigan where I know it would not survive outside. Foliage Color: Green shades. I have recently found a serious problem with large snails that can destroy a bed. As long as you keep it in check, this is a wonderfully hardy and pretty plant that you'll enjoy, and it's ridiculously easy to propagate via cuttings. In Florida and in summer, humidity is not much of a problem. It's lived through (infrequent) Florida snows, freezes in the teens, wind chills in the single digits (my heater & my shallow well pump froze but this stuff thrived.) It is not particularly invasive in the Atlanta - Macon, Georgia (USDA Zone 7b), unless you _let_ it run wild. 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