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Tradescantia 'Wandering Dude'

Tradescantia 'Wandering Dude'

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Tradescantia 'Wandering Dude' is a vibrant houseplant known for its striking, variegated leaves that feature a combination of silver, purple, and green stripes. The leaves are lance-shaped and grow along trailing stems, making it an excellent choice for hanging baskets or as a cascading element in mixed planters. As a relatively fast-growing indoor plant, the Wandering Dude can reach a length of up to 1-2 ft and has the ability to spread, filling the container it's placed in.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Tradescantia zebrina

Common: Tradescantia Wandering Dude, Wandering Dude Plant, Inch Plant, Zebra Plant, Silver Inch Plant, Wandering Dude

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-75°F
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Water: When the top inch of soil is dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • If you have a variegated variety, make sure it gets plenty of bright, indirect light to maintain its vibrant colors.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Commelinaceae family, also known as the spiderwort, dayflower, or tradescantia family, which includes over 650 species.
  • Tradescantia species are native to the Americas, including North, Central, and South America.
  • Tradescantia is named after John Tradescant, a 17th-century English botanist and gardener.
  • Some species are native to the Americas and have been used traditionally for medicinal purposes.
  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Low Maintenance
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