4.7 out of 5 (66 experiences)
Also known as
spiderwort, inchplant, Tradescantia pendula Zebrina pendula, Wandering dude and Burgundy
What other plant parents say
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…
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…
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…
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
These bad boys are awesome in any variety. I love all of mine they are so easy to propagate and they love a good hair cut. I love to cut mine down and make it more bushy it helps promote new growth.
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
Soil needs to be kept slightly moist but not soggy, if the soil gets too dry too often it’s susceptible to dry rot
My plant has seemed to grow outwards rather than like a bush (which is what they should be like)!
this plant has been so happy in indirect, low light. i love how it looks hanging on my wall!
I got mine as a propagation about 3-4 months ago and so far it’s not fussy!
How to care for Zebrina
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 Chicago, IL.
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May 13th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿
The availability of high quality sunlight…
May 11th, 2021
Chicago is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to increase by 36.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 19.2 megajoules of energy per m2 p…
May 13th, 2021
This month, Chicago is getting an average of 9.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 17.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 14.7 total hours of day…
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..️
Chicago, IL currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.
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.
May 13th, 2021
The growing potential in Chicago 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 p…