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Wandering Dude 'Violet' | Tradescantia Zebrina 'Violet'
Wandering Dude 'Violet' | Tradescantia Zebrina 'Violet'
Wandering Dude 'Violet' | Tradescantia Zebrina 'Violet'

Wandering Dude 'Violet'

Tradescantia Zebrina 'Violet'

Regular price £14.00 £0.00

A hugely popular plant due to its extremely easy-going nature - you'll find it hard to stop this one from growing! The most frequently used common name is actually 'Wandering Jew,' stemming from the plant's ability to adapt and thrive in any environment. We've gone for an alternative name, used in some (more conscientious) plant communities. It has unusual green, silver and purple leaves which are almost pearlescent. This super-fast grower looks best left trailing from a shelf or in a hanging pot.

Growing pot size: 12cm

Overall plant height including growing pot: 15-20cm

Pets: Keep away from nibbly pets

Decorative pot sold separately.

Looking for care information?

Why not search our Plantcare from A-Z guide and Green Room blog for helpful information, hints and tips.

How to care for the Tradescantia zebrina

Bright Indirect Light

Bright Indirect Light

Find me a spot that gets no more than 4 hours of direct sun, or my leaves might dry up or get scorch marks

Medium Watering

Medium Watering

Wait for the top 2-5cm of my soil to dry out between waterings. This is roughly every 7 days in summer and 10 days in winter

Care

Care

I come from a humid environment so please mist me or group me with other plants to keep my leaves looking fresh

Pattern

Pattern

My naturally occurring fractal patterns activate your alpha response, putting you in a relaxed yet wakeful state

Extent

Extent

I am perceptively alive, helping you feel embedded in the greater ecosystem and giving you a sense of perspective

Connect

Connect

My texture invites direct contact through touch, which will help you build a nurturing relationship with nature

Want to know more about how we break down plant wellness benefits? Read our post about it here.

About the Tradescantia zebrina

The versatile and characterful Tradescantia zebrina is easy to care for, and can make itself at home in almost any environment. The combination of silvery whites, brilliant purples, and deep greens, coupled with lengthy trailing vines, makes it a great focal point for any room. The Wondering Dude is a great plant if you are just starting out on your plant journey or if you're looking to deck out an office space.

Along with its other original (and questionable) common name, the Tradescantia zebrina is also called "speedy Henry" for its ability to grow quickly - its vines can easily reach 6ft! Hang yours in a basket or let its glossy leaves trail down from a shelf or windowsill for maximum effect.

To keep your plants leaves vibrant and variegated, make sure it has plenty of light. Watering lightly every week or so will prevent it from drying out and if your Dude is growing a little too wild, it's easy to trim it back with a pair of scissors. You can even repot the off-cuts and create new plants!

Tradescantia zebrinas are incredible air purifiers; clearing their surroundings of dust, pollutants, toxins, and allergens. For a plant which requires such low effort, it certainly gives back generously to its environment.