4.6 out of 5 (40 experiences)
Also known as
spiderwort, inchplant, Tradescantia pendula Zebrina pendula and Wandering dude
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
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
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!
Clip anytime and place in water to easily propogate
My plant is so lush and I barely bother it.
Impressed with the fast growth!
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 Orlando, FL.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
April 21st, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Orlando is currently high 📈.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…
April 20th, 2021
Orlando is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Orlando is expected to increase by 25.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 20.3 megajoules of energy per m2 p…
April 18th, 2021
This month, Orlando is getting an average of 9.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 13.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.1 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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Orlando, FL ☀️.️
This is a great time to watch your Zebrina thrive 🌿!
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.
April 18th, 2021
The growing potential in Orlando 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…