Are wandering jew plants perennials?
Last Update: April 20, 2022
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A popular houseplant, Tradescantia zebrina (Wandering Jew) is a trailing evergreen perennial with attractive, lance-shaped, green to purple leaves with two wide, silvery longitudinal stripes, while the lower leaf surface is solid magenta.
Does Wandering Jew come back every year?
When inch plant is planted outdoors, it will die back if frost or freezing temperatures arise. However, it will be sure to return in the spring provided the freeze was of short duration and temperatures warm quickly again.
Is a Wandering Jew plant an annual or perennial?
About the Purple Heart, Rhoeo, Wandering Jew
Although there are several hardy, perennial spiderwort species, these houseplant varieties are best grown indoors year round, or planted outside during the summer months with annuals. Look for the purple, silver, white and pink striped Wandering Jew or trailing Inch Plants.
Can Wandering Jew survive winter?
As houseplants, wandering Jews grow well in average indoor temperatures. In winter, they can survive a temperature of 45 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit but only for a short time; then they start to weaken and die.
How do you winterize Wandering Jew?
Pinch off all the long hanging pieces of the wandering jew and strip the leaves from the lower 6-10 inches so that it has a bare stem. Place these pieces in a container of water. They will grow roots all along that stem and be ready for planting when you are.