Zebrina Pendula, a wonderful houseplant to grow and care. Zebrina Pendula is a species of spiderwort and most commonly known as an inch plant or wandering jew. It is also knows as Tradescantia Zebrina. Zebrina pendula is a fast-growing plant with deep green or purple leaves and velvety purple undersides. Though it is a hardy plant, it can also be grown outdoors in warm climates.
Propagate Zebrina by its cuttings. Keep the cuttings in water and make sure you change the water every day. Within a week you can see the new roots emerging from the cuttings. Once they start rooting remove the plant from the water and plant them in a container. Or you can simply plant them directly in a potting soil.
Use commercial potting soil or a mixture of perlite and peat moss, water the potting mixture thoroughly and let them drain. Keep the mixture moist but not soggy. I have been growing Zebrina Pendula indoors and have kept them in a greenwall containers using coco peat compost.
Zebrina Pendula loves ample of bright indirect light to bring out their bright colors in the leaves. Make sure you do not place them under direct light and hot, sunny windows this may burn and affect the plant leaves. As I have been growing indoors I have placed them under 1000 watts Red HPS Grow lights and provide them 6 hours of bright light every day.
Water the plants only when the potting soil is dry. Water them every day but don’t allow them to sit in water. It may lead to root rot and the plant to die. I water them thrice a week and mist them every alternate days using spray bottle. Fertilize your plant every three to four times per month. I use liquid fertilizer pH Perfect Grow 1 ml per liter and apply to my plants once a week.
Keep bushy growth by pinching the tips of Zebrina. This houseplant grows very fast and quick, so make sure you always trim the plant. Prune them hard if it looks longs and leggy.