A species of Spiderworts Botanical name : Tradescantia zebrina Genus : Spiderworts
Inchplant, A species of Spiderworts
Botanical name: Tradescantia zebrina
The inchplant is a popular trailing plant known for its attractive foliage with zebra-like stripes of green, silver, and purple. Wandering jew is very easy to care for and can be hung or placed indoors. The plant grows fast; the creeping stems bear roots along the way, making it suitable as ground cover.
All year around
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Inchplant is valued by gardeners for the visual interest of its striped foliage, as well as its speed of growth. It is often displayed in hanging pots, as it produces long, trailing, attractive stems. This quick-growing plant can provide excellent groundcover, though vigilance is required to prevent it from becoming invasive. Good companion plants include Calathea, Orchid, and Bird's nest fern.
Care Guide for Inchplant
The inchplant should be watered deeply with each watering, but its soil should be allowed to partially dry out in between waterings. This plant does not do well if its soil is overly wet or overly dry for long periods of time, so striking a balance is important. During the dormant winter season, watering frequency can be reduced by half.
Fertilization once a month during the growing season.
Trim the diseased, withered leaves once a month.
Spring, summer, autumn
The inchplant plant can be repotted in the spring.