Plant Care Zebrina

Zebrina

4.6 out of 5 (232 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 167
Zebrina has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 137
Zebrina has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 118
Zebrina has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 43
Zebrina has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 23
Zebrina has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 21
Zebrina has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 20
Zebrina has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 10
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@Laura
Lake Jackson, TX
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Keanu Leaves by Laura on Greg, the plant care app
07/28/2021

These plants are incredible. I have one huge plant in a hanging basket outside that is constantly blooming and growing like crazy with watering every 3 days or so. I also have 2 small plants inside t…

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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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@Mvdi_
Virginia Beach, VA
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Shiksa by Mvdi_ on Greg, the plant care app
07/12/2021

Be careful once the plant starts to vine because I have mine hanging in a macrame, and I have to be really careful when I take it out to bottom water the plant so that the vines don’t break. Taking i…

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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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Succulentjade avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Zebrina named Sparkle by Succulentjade on Greg, the plant care app
07/21/2021

Pros: grows endlessly and fast if given light Cons: grows endlessly and fast if given light, haha, is a weed in some places and is know to creep and take over gardens, planters and pots so be wary!,…

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@Emilytompki…
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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@Theplanty1
Gainesville, GA
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Emerson by Theplanty1 on Greg, the plant care app
07/17/2021

Super easy to propagate, grows well indoors and out (slower in low light). I’ve literally forgotten to water my indoor Zebrina for weeks at a time and it still survived. My outdoor Zebrina grows thic…

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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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@Deeptouge
Tarentum, PA
Rating of the plant Zebrina named Medusa by Deeptouge on Greg, the plant care app
07/05/2021

So easy to keep indoors it’s nuts! I have some bugs on everything but this plant is untouched, watering is easy, it’s out of the way of animals because it’s best hung, you can propagate with only wat…

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Morbidnmacabre avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Zebrina named Sebrina by Morbidnmacabre on Greg, the plant care app
07/21/2021

One of my all time faves! About two months ago this plant was 100% dead, so I picked up a few of the leaves which had fallen to the ground and placed them back in the same pot with some new soil, wat…

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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 Los Angeles, CA.

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 Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

97% High

Growing Zebrina in Los Angeles right now

Light needs for plant Zebrina in Los Angeles, CA

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

July 28th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Zebrina in Los Angeles, CA

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 4.4% ☀️

July 28th, 2021

Los Angeles is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Los Angeles is expected to decrease by 4.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 20.5 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Zebrina in Los Angeles, CA

Daylight will decrease by 0.5 hours 📉

July 28th, 2021

This month, Los Angeles is getting an average of 12.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 3.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.4 total hours of…

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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 Los Angeles, CA ☀️.️

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 Los Angeles, CA

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

July 27th, 2021

The growing potential in Los Angeles 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 a…

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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 Los Angeles, CA, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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