Plant Care Zebrina
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Zebrina

4.7 out of 5 (66 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, Wandering dude and Burgundy

Taxonomy

Tradescantia zebrina
Tradescantia
Commelinaceae
Commelinales

What other plant parents say

Zebrina has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 49
Zebrina has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 39
Zebrina has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 32
Zebrina has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 12
Zebrina has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 7
Zebrina has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 6
Zebrina has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 6
Zebrina has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 6
Nerskine avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Zebrina named Pippin 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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Evanston, IL
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Bunny by Thejaneclaire on Greg, the plant care app
05/12/2021

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.

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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

Nova avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Zebrina named Ursula by Nova on Greg, the plant care app
05/08/2021

Soil needs to be kept slightly moist but not soggy, if the soil gets too dry too often it’s susceptible to dry rot

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@Eloisemason
Sidcup, England
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Eden by Eloisemason on Greg, the plant care app
05/12/2021

My plant has seemed to grow outwards rather than like a bush (which is what they should be like)!

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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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Albuquerque, NM
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Violet by Whimsicalplantmom 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!

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 Dallas, 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 Dallas, TX

Dallas, TX

77% High

Growing Zebrina in Dallas right now

Light needs for plant Zebrina in Dallas, TX

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

May 12th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Dallas 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 Dallas, TX

Sunlight intensity will increase by 21.3% ☀️

May 13th, 2021

Dallas is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Dallas is expected to increase by 21.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 20.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Zebrina in Dallas, TX

Daylight will increase by 1.6 hours 📈

May 12th, 2021

This month, Dallas is getting an average of 10.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 12.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.9 total hours of day…

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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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Dallas, TX ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Zebrina thrive 🌿!

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 Dallas, TX

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

May 12th, 2021

The growing potential in Dallas 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 Dallas, TX, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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