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Missstephanie
May 21, 2018 5:12 PM CST
Hi, I just got my first wandering jew. unfortunately one of my cats got to one of the leafs and bit into it. it seems the leaf is dying. how do I safely remove the leaf ? just the whole leaf? or leaf and stem? where do I make the cut? is there a certain way to cut it? please answer with details as I am quite new to gardening altogether. my wandering jew is potted. thank you. Melissa.
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Christine
May 21, 2018 8:03 PM CST
I just use my finger nails and snip the leaf off right at the stem. My cat's love to eat my leaves so I have to keep it where they can't get to it.
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purpleinopp
May 22, 2018 12:52 PM CST
Hi & welcome! What Christine described will work, but if you happen to be someone who is sensitive to the sap inside Tradescantia plants, you would want to use scissors. If you do get the sap on your skin, just wash it off with soap & cool water, not hot.
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plantladylin
May 22, 2018 1:10 PM CST
You didn't specify which Wandering Jew plant you are growing but just be aware that the sap of some, like Wandering Jew a/k/a Small-leaf Spiderwort (Tradescantia fluminensis) can also cause dermatitis in cats and dogs.

Here's the listing for that one at the ASPCA poisonous plant page: https://www.aspca.org/pet-care...
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Christine
May 22, 2018 9:19 PM CST
Tiffany, I did not know that!
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purpleinopp
May 23, 2018 6:16 AM CST
It took me about 3 years to figure out why I kept "getting poison ivy" even though I knew I had not been anywhere near any of it. ...I was constantly propagating Tradescantias!
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