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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: 10 - 18 inches
Plant Spread: 18 - 36 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Bright green with irrigular bands of white striping.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Erosion control
Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Inch Plant
  • Wandering Jew
  • Speedy Jenny

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Date: 2022-08-15
Location: Summeville, SC

Date: 2013-02-28
Location: Centennial Park Conservatory, Toronto, ON, Canada
Date: 2013-03-16

Date: 2013-02-28

Date: 2013-02-28
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dnrevel On March 4, 2023 Winterized
I have these all over the house. It is a lovely trailing plant, a tender perennial like other Tradescantias, makes a lovely houseplant over the winter. It does well indoors in indirect bright light and outside in part shade. It prefers moist soil.
antsinmypants On May 4, 2023 Obtained plant
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