4.6 out of 5 (378 experiences)
Also known as
spiderwort, inchplant, Tradescantia pendula Zebrina pendula, Wandering dude, Burgundy and monstera zebrina
How to care for Zebrina
Zebrina needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Houston, Texas.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 16th, 2022
Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Houston is currently medium 👌.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
January 14th, 2022
Houston is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to increase by 11.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.2 megajoules of energy per m2 p…
January 16th, 2022
This month, Houston is getting an average of 6.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 3.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours of dayl…
Zebrina may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Houston, Texas ⛅.
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.
January 15th, 2022
The growing potential in Houston is low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to repot…
What other plant parents say
I actually hate this plant but it feels rude to give it 5 stars just because it doesn’t spark joy. I’ll probably put it outside soon and just let it vibe out there so I don’t have to look at it anymore. Basically idiot proof though - I’ve been actively trying to kill it for months and it’s still hanging on.
I keep this plant outdoors during the summer (zone 6) on a east facing side of my house and it thrives. It becomes so purple and beautiful. In the winter I bring it in (when temps get consistently colder) and keep it in my “plant room” near a south facing window near a grow lamp (16 hours) with all my other indoors plants. It adjusts well during the transition from outdoor to indoor and the opposite.
I love this Tradescantia. I purchased this plant as a cutting about 4 months a go. It has attractive purple and green striped leaves. The plant has grown really quickly, it is cascading. Very attractive, easy to care for. I’ve got it positioned next to a south facing window. I water this every four days. Taking cuttings are so easy, they take very quickly and need repotting in weeks.