Wandering jew is a member of the Tradescantia family. Its botanical name is Tradescantia zebrina. The scientific name epithet zebrina means 'zebra-striped'.It is a houseplant / ornamental and is treated mainly as a perennial, so it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater). Keep in mind when planning your garden that Wandering jew is known for growing to a prostrate habit. Popular varieties of Wandering jew include: Purple Heart and Variegated.
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These plants have been known to grow well alongside Wandering jew so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Wandering jew so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Wandering jew plants:
Tradescantia pendula, Commelina zebrina, Zebrina pendula var. quadrifolia