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Tradescantia zebrina 'Purple Joy'

Native range: Central America, Northern South America

Known names: Wandering Jew, Spiderwort, Inch Plant

Hardiness: Can take light freezing, best kept indoors

Mature Size: Can grow into a large groundcover/hanging plant. 

Light: Full sun - Full shade

Water: Can take dryer conditions but grows faster with regular watering.

Soil: Standard Potting Mix

Dormancy Period: N/A

Pet-Safe: No

Plant Size: Grown in 2.5" pot


Deep purple almond-shaped leaves with sage vertical stripes. Purple stem. Trailing growth habit. Easy to root. For best coloration, provide with at least 3 hours of sun or all day under grow light. Pink, three-petaled flowers appears at growth tips during warmer seasons.


Grows fast and fairly care-free. Deep purple leaves and stem grows as hanging vines or groundcover. Flowers appear in spring and sporatically through summer. 



Tradescantia zebrina 'Purple Joy' [2.5"]

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