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Berlin, Germany
Jun 8, 2020 3:25 PM CST
I have a pretty wandering jew that started growing upwards, i just moved it near to the window and it started growing quickly but upwards, i water it once a week.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
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Jun 8, 2020 4:02 PM CST
Your Inch Plant (Tradescantia zebrina) looks to have normal growth habit to me. As those upward growing stems mature and grow longer, they will likely have more of a prostrate habit.

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Name: Sally
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Jun 8, 2020 5:12 PM CST
Agreed, it looks happy, honestly better than mine normally do indoors by a mile. Mine is outside for summer and will adapt and get huge by fall
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i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Berlin, Germany
Jun 9, 2020 1:16 AM CST
Thank You!
Name: Will Creed
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Jun 9, 2020 8:29 AM CST
Think of it as a tug-of-war between the sun pulling the vines upward and gravity tugging then downward. Over the long term, gravity usually prevails.
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