4.6 out of 5 (356 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 Indianapolis, Indiana.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
December 2nd, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Indianapolis is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…
December 2nd, 2021
Indianapolis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Indianapolis is expected to decrease by 27.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 6.8 megajoules of energy p…
December 3rd, 2021
This month, Indianapolis is getting an average of 8.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 10% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of d…
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 Indianapolis, Indiana ⛅.
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.
November 30th, 2021
The growing potential in Indianapolis is very 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.
What other plant parents say
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.
if i could only use one word to describe this plant: explosive. i started with maybe 6-7 cuttings at the beginning of the summer. it spent a few months outside in heat, humidity, and direct sunlight and has grown an almost ridiculous amount. trim it and stuck cuttings in water and in a week they root….you have an infinite source of plants. not for the underwaterer though! leaves and stems go crispy quickly.
I propped my zebrina in water and rooted so fast! After I transferred to soil I didn’t keep a close eye on her and after looking at photos she nearly doubled in size after only a month. I might cut her back and prop again soon because she’s just taking off. Super easy to take care of if you have the right conditions and a really beautiful looking plant.