Tradescantia Wandering Jew; 10°C/50°F; Tropical America

The vast majority of the great many tradescantias that are available are easy to care for, easy to propagate from almost any piece of stem, and are seen at their best when several plants are put into a hanging basket and given light and airy conditions in which they can develop.

The ovate leaves, closely set on the trailing stems, are striped in various colours. Flowers are three-petalled and basically triangular in outline. Avoid blazing sun, but in good light plants will have much morepleasingly coloured variegation. When propagating put several pieces in each small pot and remove the growing tips of young plants regularly to encourage more bushy appearance. After two or three growing seasons, plants should be disposed of and replaced with more vigorous young plants.

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