Post a reply

Avatar for Missstephanie
May 21, 2018 5:12 PM CST
Montreal, Canada
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.
Image
May 21, 2018 8:03 PM CST
Name: Christine
NY zone 5a
Deer Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tropicals Region: New York
Hummingbirder Hostas Dog Lover Container Gardener Cat Lover Birds
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.
Welcome! To The Forum
Image
May 22, 2018 12:52 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Butterflies
Garden Sages Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Hummingbirder Foliage Fan
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.
The golden rule: Do to others only that which you would have done to you.
👀😁😂 - SMILE! -☺😎☻☮👌✌∞☯🐣🐦🐔🐝🍯🐾
The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now. (-Unknown)
👒🎄👣🏡🍃🍂🌾🌿🍁❦❧ 🍃🍁🍂🌾🌻🌸🌼🌹🌽❀☀🌺
☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try! Try to be more valuable than a bad example.
Image
May 22, 2018 1:10 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
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 Inch Plant (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...
~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


Image
May 22, 2018 9:19 PM CST
Name: Christine
NY zone 5a
Deer Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Tropicals Region: New York
Hummingbirder Hostas Dog Lover Container Gardener Cat Lover Birds
Tiffany, I did not know that!
Image
May 23, 2018 6:16 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Butterflies
Garden Sages Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Hummingbirder Foliage Fan
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!
The golden rule: Do to others only that which you would have done to you.
👀😁😂 - SMILE! -☺😎☻☮👌✌∞☯🐣🐦🐔🐝🍯🐾
The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The 2nd best time is now. (-Unknown)
👒🎄👣🏡🍃🍂🌾🌿🍁❦❧ 🍃🍁🍂🌾🌻🌸🌼🌹🌽❀☀🌺
☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try! Try to be more valuable than a bad example.
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by arctangent and is called "Punchy pink"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.