Care of Wandering Jew - Knowledgebase Question

Question by chazbaugh
July 18, 1999
How much light and water is needed for a Wandering Jew?

Answer from NGA
July 18, 1999


There are several warm climate varieties of Tradescantia known by the common name "Wandering Jew". These are tropical plants and are among the easiest (least demanding) houseplants. Average home temperatures are fine but it is happy down to about 50 degrees, light from full to part sun is acceptable, and watering is needed when the top of the soil dries out. New plants can easily be started from tip cuttings during the spring or summer. Enjoy your plant!

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