Wandering Jew - please refer to plant caretag for specific information
Botanical names - Tradescantia fluminensis.
Features - Attractive variegated leaves on long trailing stems are a myriad of green, cream, pink, purple and silver.
Height - Trailing vine up to 24" (61 cm) in length.
Soil and water - Grows best in well drained, moderately dry soil. Average water needs.
Light requirements - Prefers medium light. Avoid direct sunlight.
Best use - Striking in hanging baskets.
Growing tips - Add a slow release fertilizer like Osmocote into soil prior to planting. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer like 20-20-20 on a weekly basis if no slow release is used. Recommended temperature zones 10 to 12. Frost tolerant to 32 degrees F. Cuttings are very easy to root. Place them in water or pot them in good quality potting soil. Cuttings can also be laid on top of moist potting soil to start a new plant. Prune to shape if needed.
Trailing vines facts
Vines with rootlets should not be allowed to grow on wood houses or wooden parts of brick houses.
Most vines grow towards light by elongating their stems and attaching to any support available.
Vines with rootlets growing on tree trunks are not harmful unless they cover the tree's foliage.
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Planning your garden
For beginners it is important to draw a garden layout plan
• Choose plants suitable for the site (sun vs. shade, soil, etc)
• Arrange plants according to their height
• Arrange according to plant form and texture
• Arrange according to flowering periods for constant blooming
• Arrange in groupings by type and color considerations