Plant Care Zebrina

Zebrina

4.6 out of 5 (40 experiences)

Zebrina has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Zebrina has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

spiderwort, inchplant, Tradescantia pendula Zebrina pendula and Wandering dude

Taxonomy

Tradescantia zebrina
Tradescantia
Commelinaceae
Commelinales

What other plant parents say

Zebrina has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 31
Zebrina has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 24
Zebrina has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 20
Zebrina has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 7
Zebrina has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 6
Zebrina has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 5
Zebrina has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 4
Zebrina has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 4
Nerskine avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Zebrina named Gonzo by Nerskine on Greg, the plant care app
04/09/2021

I really wanted to love her. She looks so pretty in pictures, but she’s a little scraggly and fragile. As she grows, her under leaves die, making the plant look less than full. Also, I just found out…

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Meln808 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Zebrina named Jewel by Meln808 on Greg, the plant care app
02/15/2021

I love this plant! I love her colors and the way she looks hanging in my window. Easy to propagate to share or fill in to make the pot look fuller. Grows fast, so clipping her back for propagation do…

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Sherwood, OR
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Purple Princess Pat by Paigeplantlady on Greg, the plant care app
03/24/2021

Mine has been tough through soil molds/fungus as well as fungus gnats and it just keeps growing. I love the long trailing vines and vibrant colors though it can be dramatic if it doesn’t get enough w…

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@Christian
Kent, OH
Rating of the plant Zebrina named dumb hoe by Christian on Greg, the plant care app
04/07/2021

amazing plant, highly recommend. It sometimes looks like it’s malnourished but it is better than ever. Produces babies really fast and trails very easily. Good in any conditions. She crazy but she fun

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@Ragtagplant…
Fremont, NE
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Zoe Zebra by Ragtagplantlife on Greg, the plant care app
04/07/2021

After planting a starving for attention plant I saw at the nursery, I fell in love with these plants. They bloom easily and are mega troopers. Xoxo

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@Shannonelli…
Austin, TX
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Sherb by Shannonelliott on Greg, the plant care app
04/09/2021

this plant has been so happy in indirect, low light. i love how it looks hanging on my wall!

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@Notsogothic
Albuquerque, NM
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Violet by Notsogothic on Greg, the plant care app
02/22/2021

I got mine as a propagation about 3-4 months ago and so far it’s not fussy!

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Charlottesville, VA
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Valerie by Michaelobrien on Greg, the plant care app
02/19/2021

Clip anytime and place in water to easily propogate

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@Mujerjone
Snellville, GA
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Starfire by Mujerjone on Greg, the plant care app
02/15/2021

My plant is so lush and I barely bother it.

How to care for Zebrina

Water

How often to water your Zebrina

Water needs for Zebrina
0.5 cups
every 7

Zebrina needs 0.5 cups of water every 7 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Austin, TX.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Zebrina

Water 0.5 cups every
7

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Zebrina in Austin, TX

Austin, TX

69% Medium

Growing Zebrina in Austin right now

Light needs for plant Zebrina in Austin, TX

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

April 21st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Austin is currently high 📈.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Zebrina in Austin, TX

Sunlight intensity will increase by 26.8% ☀️

April 21st, 2021

Austin is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Austin is expected to increase by 26.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 19.1 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Zebrina in Austin, TX

Daylight will increase by 1.6 hours 📈

April 19th, 2021

This month, Austin is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 13.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.2 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Zebrina in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Zebrina: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Zebrina may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth..️

Austin, TX currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Zebrina

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Zebrina: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Zebrina after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Zebrina

Nutrient needs for plant Zebrina in Austin, TX

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

April 16th, 2021

The growing potential in Austin is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any pl…

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Care Summary for Zebrina

Zebrina

Zebrina


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 7 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Austin, TX, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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