Plant Care Zebrina

Zebrina

4.6 out of 5 (148 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, Burgundy and monstera zebrina

Taxonomy

Tradescantia zebrina
Tradescantia
Commelinaceae
Commelinales

What other plant parents say

Zebrina has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 105
Zebrina has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 85
Zebrina has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 70
Zebrina has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 28
Zebrina has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 16
Zebrina has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 14
Zebrina has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 10
Zebrina has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 7
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@Unofficials…
Christchurch, Canterbury
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Apollo by Unofficialsheehan on Greg, the plant care app
05/15/2021

I grew my zebrina from a $3 cutting last year and my god do these things grow and grow and grow! So easy to propagate as well, just put a stem in water and it roots within a week. These plants are h…

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@Javabean4
Evansville, IN
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Cathleen by Javabean4 on Greg, the plant care app
06/07/2021

I have had this plant a couple months now and she just grows like crazy. She’s in the northeast window so she gets morning sunlight and every couple of weeks or three, I hang her in the shower and gi…

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Richmond, VA
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Nana by Emilytompkins on Greg, the plant care app
05/17/2021

This is one of my all time favorite plants. The beautiful shimmery purple and healthy leaves are a great conversation starter, as people constantly ask me if the plant is even real. It’s a very fast …

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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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@Hobbitday
Missoula, MT
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Melora by Hobbitday on Greg, the plant care app
05/31/2021

I love this plant for its iridescent foliage that just gets more and more purple the sunnier it gets! It’s amazingly quick and easy to propagate, and makes an excellent, personal gift! I’m sending a …

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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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Peterborough, England
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Your plant by Maisiesgreenoasis13 on Greg, the plant care app
06/14/2021

Alocasia zebrina are tricky to handle at first, so many problems they can have. One bad move youve lost the whole plant and they arent cheap either, but if u look after them right… beautiful stems an…

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Nina avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Zebrina named Nithin by Nina on Greg, the plant care app
06/14/2021

Lol this was a piece of the plant that i found on the floor. Ive never propagated before but it ended up doing pretty well. I put it in a vase till i saw roots start then i moved it to a pot with soi…

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Plymouth, MA
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Inchy by Julian on Greg, the plant care app
05/28/2021

I didn’t even buy this plant! I took a couple cuttings from a friend and put them in water for about a week until they grew roots!! My inch plant is very easy to take care of and it’s leaves are a be…

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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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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 Denver, CO.

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 Denver, CO

Denver, CO

94% High

Growing Zebrina in Denver right now

Light needs for plant Zebrina in Denver, CO

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

June 18th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Denver is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunlight …

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Light needs for plant Zebrina in Denver, CO

Sunlight intensity will increase by 6.2% ☀️

June 17th, 2021

Denver is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Denver is expected to increase by 6.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 21.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Zebrina in Denver, CO

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

June 18th, 2021

This month, Denver is getting an average of 12.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 4.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 14.8 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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Denver, CO ☀️.️

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 Denver, CO

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

June 16th, 2021

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

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