Tradescantia fluminensis


Wandering Jew

Also known as T. albiflora. Evergreen, spreading perennial to 5cm high by 60cm or more wide. The 30mm long, ovate, glossy and dark green leaves clasp trailing stems that root at the nodes. Insignificant white flowers are held in two leaf-like bracts.


Vigorous groundcover suitable for hanging baskets. Grow in garden beds where it can be controlled as it very difficult to remove once established.

Can become a serious weed under moist and warm conditions.


Grow in full sun or semi-shade in a temperate climate. Prefers fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Frost sensitive. Prune back trailing stems as required. Propagate by division or cuttings. Can be invasive.


Cuttings, Division


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