wandering jew - Knowledgebase Question

New Milford, CT (Zone 5B)
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Question by gl3rn
May 14, 2007
i have two wandering jews i purcheased oct 2005
they have been doing farely well hanging in my front window
lately they have not been as full i have deadheaded all old growth but the pieces left are very long and stragly looking and it dosent seem as healthy should i move them out of the direct sun? they are in pots that are big enough for them . i am afrain to cut them all the wasy back for fear they will not cvome back i really want my prtty plants back and i am at a loss
how can i get those long strglers to be plush and full again

Answer from NGA
May 14, 2007
This plant does get leggy with age. It actually benefits from being cut back very hard periodically, then fertilized and watered to encourage vigorous new growth. After several years it may also be that the soil has become exhausted. You can easily start new plants by rooting your trimmings or tip cuttings in fresh soil so you always have a nice full looking pot coming along. Here are some instructions on rooting tip cuttings. You may need to cut and paste the complete url into your browser to make it work correctly.


I hope this helps!

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