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Tradescantia zebrina

For sale by P.Kennedy

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Best grown in a light position out of direct sun, or the leaves take on a glassy sheen. They also become blotchy and the distinctive colours/stripes blur together if left out in the rain for a few weeks.

Tradescantia zebrina | Rochester, Medway, ME1
Pot SizeTotal Price
0.3 litres

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Common names

Wandering jew


Tradescantia zebrina (Wandering jew). This is an evergreen mat-forming perennial which has bluish green leaves that are tinged with purple on the undersides with 2 broad silver bands. The flowers are pink to violet blue and are borne in mid spring to mid summer.


You will need to grow in full sun or partial-shade in fertile, moist to dry soil.

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  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilFertile
  • WaterMoist

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